Introduction to NERC CIP

In this learning path, we will explore the creation of NERC, the regional entities, key terms and a brief introduction to the CIP standards.

Course description

Welcome to NERC CIP. Have you ever wondered how cybersecurity plays a role in protecting our grid critical infrastructure? How did the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) standards come into existence? What are the controlling families under NERC CIP and who enforces the standards? Let’s find out.


Course 1 study guide solutions

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Course Overview

Video — 00:01:46

Introduces the instructor and gives an overview of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) set of standards that are covered in the learning path..

History of NERC CIP

Video — 00:05:35

The historical events that led to creation of NERC CIP and a brief introduction to CIP standards.

Regional entities and interconnects

Video — 00:04:13

Introduction of the Regional Entities and Interconnects and why you need to be aware who your regional entity will be.

NERC CIP basic key terms

Video — 00:10:21

Introduction to CIP standards

Video — 00:10:59

Introduction to the 13 controlling CIP families that govern NERC standards.

NERC CIP summary

Video — 00:00:43

A brief review of what we’ve learned about NERC CIP so far.

NERC CIP Course 1 skill assessment

Assessment — 6 questions — 00:03:00

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