ICS cyber security training becomes exciting

Now ICS cyber security training has become more exciting than ever. Abhisam has added an assignment module in the Industrial Cybersecurity training program, where enrolled learners take part in an exciting thriller. Background As you know this training program leads to industrial control systems security certifications that you must have, in today’s industrial automation world. Plant Owners, process licensors, utility companies, engineering design consulting companies, EPC contractors and even regulatory authorities have started insisting on plant industrial automation and control systems, as well as safety instrumented systems to be designed in such a manner as to ensure cybersecurity. Cyber attacks on plants and facilities are growing and because these control and automation systems control physical assets (cyber-physical systems), it is all the more critical to ensure that the bad guys cannot break into them and cause havoc. Many of these organizations therefore insist that engineers and specialists, including IT professionals …

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ICS Security training course gets advanced module

Abhisam is pleased to announce that the popular ICS security training course, which is available as an e-course online, will now have an advanced module that can be accessed by all current learners and GOLD members. This will have many sub modules such as concepts of Kill Chains, the MITRE ATT&CK framework for ICS, Honeypots for Industrial Automation and Control systems and more. Cybersecurity is a growing concern for all companies and organizations worldwide. However not many people are aware that IT security and OT Security are two different disciplines. IT security is what is done to make business IT systems secure (think banks, credit card unions or travel portals). OT stands for Operations Technology. Hence OT security refers to those systems that are used in manufacturing plants, storage terminals and similar to control processes and keep them safe. OT systems are primarily Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS for …

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COVID 19 Response from Abhisam – Stay Safe

March 13, 2020– COVID 19 has become a talking point everywhere, all around the world. As a company, Abhisam has always encouraged remote working, work from home and telecommuting from Day One of our company’s formation.  Hence this is not just a temporary remote working covid 19 measure for us. Also, most of our learners prefer online e-learning courses, rather than the traditional classroom training format. All of our courses have always been available as online courses, or downloadable programs that you can install on your own PCs and learn at your own pace. This allows you remote learning, whenever you get time off from remote working. All of our certification exams and mock tests can be taken online as usual. We are a modern company and believe that work from anywhere, as well as learn from anywhere is going to be the future mantra everywhere in the world. Advances …

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Learn HAZOP and CHAZOP. Get Certified.

Update: Please take the online self paced, HAZOP online  course in e-learning format now, instead of the workshop, as we have suspended the physical presence workshops in view of the pandemic. If you have already completed the training, then you can upgrade yourself to the next level by qualifying as a HAZOP Leader here. Feb 24, 2020– Abhisam is pleased to announce that the next batch of its popular HAZOP and CHAZOP Training workshop will be conducted on 13th and 14th March 2020 at Thane (near Mumbai), India. This is the latest version of this training workshop and will be led by experts with over two decades of experience in industry and conducting as well as auditing many safety studies. This is the only training workshop on HAZOP and CHAZOP that incorporates several actual cases, so that the participants get an intensive hands on experience of participating in real life …

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Process Safety Training Workshops

Update: These process safety workshops have been replaced by self paced, e-learning courses at our online learning portal. Please check it out for free and premium online certification courses. Dec 24th,  2019– As the year 2019 draws to a close, Abhisam is pleased to announce a series of Process Safety related workshops in various cities in January and February 2020. Start the new year by attending these workshops and give your career a boost! Here is the upcoming schedule of these traditional format, classroom style training workshops. Note that however these are not comparable to workshops conducted by others because these are part of our blended learning portfolio-which means that not only do you get to attend the classroom part but you also get 24/7 access to additional online content (this is different from the e-learning XPRTU content) that helps you refresh the concepts that you learnt in the workshop, …

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Hazardous Areas & ATEX Workshop Conducted in Thane

Update: ATEX e-learning – Now understand regulations for hazardous area instrumentation in our self paced online learning courses. Mumbai/Thane, Aug 27, 2019 -Abhisam recently conducted an intensive workshop on Hazardous Areas and ATEX in Thane for  a major multinational engineering services company. The workshop covered all aspects of Hazardous Areas including concepts of Fire & Explosion protection, determination of area classification for flammable gases, vapors and dusts, methods of protection for equipment that is used in hazardous areas, the latest updates to the IEC 60079 series of standards, understanding ATEX Directives for workplaces as well as equipment (including ATEX non-electrical equipment), installation guidelines and creation of maintenance and inspection checklists. What is ATEX? It is short for “Atmosphere-Explosives”. These directives are mandatory for all countries in the European Union. Hence any plants or locations situated in the EU have to follow these.  There are two directives, one for the employers …

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Confined Space Safety Training from Abhisam launched

Abhisam is pleased to announce the launch of its new Confined Space Safety training, in the popular XPRTU (e-learning) format. This software based training course is essential if you intend to work in a confined space, or you have employees or contractors that work in confined spaces. Every year hundreds of workers die every year due to lack of training in working in confined spaces. Most people do not realize that they are in any kind of danger until it is too late. Confined Spaces are all around us, not only in industries. If you are an employer who has employees or contractors that have to work in confined spaces (even if it is just once a year), then it is mandatory by law to train  them and also to maintain certain safety systems and records. In the US alone, authorities like OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has fined …

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Cyber Security Training Online

The best way to get Cyber Security Training online for Industrial Control Systems (ICS), is via Abhisam’s new Industrial Cybersecurity e-learning course. If you are an engineer or technical professional who is working in areas of Instrumentation, Control Systems, Automation or Safety in any kind of industry, then you must understand and be competent in ICS Security. Industrial Control Systems (ICS for short) are used extensively in all kinds of industries and sectors today, not just in manufacturing. You can find these kind of control and automation systems in oil fields, power generation plants, water distribution networks, gas distribution pipelines, waste water treatment plants, building automation systems and more. These systems may be DCS (Distributed Control Systems), PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems), SIS (Safety Instrumented Systems) or PC based control systems. These could also be specialized systems such as HIPPS (High Integrity Pressure Protection …

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Abhisam’s New Learning Portal-PrettyGoodCourses

Abhisam is super excited to announce the launch of their new e-learning portal, PrettyGoodCourses. The portal is now live at https://prettygoodcourses.com and it can be accessed by anybody, via any device be it a PC or laptop or Mobile or Tablet. There are a variety of paid off the shelf courses as well as free learning courses available in our XPRTU format. Simply register on the portal and start learning new skills today! You can also get certified if you take our online exam that is associated with every paid course. You not only get an electronic pdf certificate, but also a badge that is issued via Credly and can be shared online on places such as LinkedIn and Facebook. This is a great way to announce and showcase your newly acquired skills to your colleagues & co-workers, or present and future bosses and clients. If you are an employee …

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Abhisam Industrial Cybersecurity Course Released!

Abhisam is delighted to announce that its much awaited  e-learning course (XPRTU) on Industrial Cybersecurity is now released and available for purchase on the Abhisam website! This ICS Cybersecurity course covers all that you need to know about Industrial Control System Cybersecurity. Available in three options as Online (for individuals), Enterprise (for companies and other organizations) and Enterprise SCORM (in case a company/organization would like this to be accessible on your organizations LMS). Every option has the same content, but delivery and access time is different. There is a special offer for existing Abhisam customers! Also an Early Bird discount Code for those of you who had registered for it before the launch. This XPRTU has the following modules. These modules have text with full voiceover, animation, videos and examples to make it a complete learning experience. At the end of the course, you can take the exam and get …

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