• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This course introduces participants to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) concept, the Reliability Standards developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the NERC Compliance Monitoring Enforcement Program (CMEP). It's a live, 5-day comprehensive overview of the NERC CIP standards as required by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that helps you understand how to prepare or perform a NERC CIP audit. During the course, participants learn about the structure, processes and available resources that pertain to the monitoring of registered entities™ compliance with NERC standards. We explain the NERC compliance audit process and how to structure a compliance hierarchy that includes standards, requirements, controls, and assets. Participants will learn how to configure workflows for managing both internal and external standards, mapping regulations, developing controls, performing compliance audits, preparing and implementing action plans, utilizing audit worksheets (RSAWs), identifying and remedying issues, and more. Participants will also learn to recognize the NERC CIP requirements that address physical security and cybersecurity of the critical Bulk Electric System (BES) electricity infrastructure of North America.

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