Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System: Definition & Components

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SCADA is an abbreviation for _____.

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1. What part of the SCADA system do humans use to monitor their equipment?

2. PLCs and actuators are types of _____ devices.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Discover what you already know about SCADA. With this quiz and worksheet you'll answer questions on a part of the SCADA system, device types and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this tool to review:

  • How commands based on conditions or alerts can be issued via the RTU
  • The unabbreviated form of SCADA
  • Types of companies that can use the SCADA system
  • A part of the SCADA system that humans use to monitor equipment
  • The types of device that PLCs and actuators are considered

Skills Practiced

You can use this resource to practice using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how commands issued via the RTU can be issued and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding company types that can use the SCADA system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a part of the SCADA system that is used to monitor equipment

Additional Learning

Alongside the quiz and worksheet you can review Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System: Definition & Components the companion lesson. Discover more about SCADA systems and these areas:

  • The relationship between the different SCADA system components
  • Two examples of SCADA systems and how they work
  • Meaning of HMIs
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