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NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Overview

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Captiva Solutions

NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Overview

The Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) set of standards was developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to ensure the protection of any assets used to operate North America’s Bulk Electric System (BES). Any entity that owns or operates any type of BES in the United States, Canada and Mexico must be compliant with NERC CIP requirements.

Captiva Solutions' NERC CIP Overview course reviews a selection of key topics on the protection of critical infrastructure that is part of the Bulk Electric Systems (BES). This three-day course provides a high-level overview of each NERC CIP reliability standard including an understanding of the present standards and a view of standards subject to future enforcement. Participants are presented with vital cybersecurity concepts, including applicable cyber threats and relevant defense mechanisms; and will understand the concepts behind reliable operation of the bulk power system.

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Who should attend?

Target Audience:

Captiva Solutions NERC CIP training course is essential for professionals dealing with controlling, monitoring, and assessing an organization’s Bulk Power System (BPS) cybersecurity assets and business systems. This includes:

  • Bulk Electrical System (BES) asset owners and operators
  • IT and ICS cybersecurity personnel
  • Auditors, vendors and team leaders
  • Field support personnel and security operators
  • Electric utility personnel involved with NERC CIP standards
  • All individuals who need to understand the CIP concepts
  • Electric utility engineers working in electric industry security
  • Managers, accountants, and executives of the electric industry
  • System operators and individuals in electric utility organizations

Course delivery details

Course Benefits:

Each Captiva Solutions course maximizes your investment and quickly prepares you for the certification exam. Our training programs provide multiple benefits some of which include:

  • CPE Eligible Courses
  • DoD 8140/ 8570.1 Compliant Courses
  • Affordable course fees that provide more value
  • Flexible pricing options using our payment plan
  • Real-Skills-for-Real-jobs™ Training Methodology
  • Seasoned instructors and practicing subject matter experts
  • Recognition of technical expertise leading to increased value
  • Focused, exam-ready content in an easy to follow study guide
  • Convenient class schedules including weekdays and weekends
  • 30-day post-class support for hassle-free real-world application
  • A stash of relevant takeaway tools, guides, resources, and learning material
  • Coaching and mentoring from highly experienced and certified practitioners
  • Certification exam achievement leading to explosive career growth potential
  • Immediate utilization of knowledge and skills in real world settings resulting in a competitive edge
  • Supplementary materials in the form of case studies, practice questions, and industry white papers
  • Role-based interactive sessions and real-world scenarios, including hands-on labs and practical exercises
  • Multiple delivery formats including instructor-led, virtual instructor-led, hybrid, on-demand, and group training to fit your needs

Additional perks we offer include:

  • Retake opportunity
  • Referrals to top recruiters
  • Resume review, update, and building tips
  • Six-month extended access to online classes
  • Bootcamps and exam preparation immersive classes

Certification / Credits


  • Attendees must have a minimum two years of full-time professional work experience in the fields of IT / cybersecurity and industrial control systems (ICS) or the electric utility industry.

Continuing studies

23 CPEs

Why choose Captiva Solutions?

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20785 Landover Maryland

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Since 2010, Captiva Solutions has been providing a strong set of IT and cybersecurity training courses to equip the next generation of cyber-warriors with real-world skills and meet the needs of any organization. Our training services fall within the following...

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