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Continuing Education

Certificate Program:
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 

Program Overview:

Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Executive Education Center at Hamad Bin Khalifa University are once again pleased to announce the offering of the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity certificate program.

The program will cover topics related to essential and central concepts of modern cryptographic systems and how they can be employed to secure data and private communications. It will also introduce attendees to the collection and analysis of open-source and publicly available information, white hacking techniques for stealth collection, methodologies for the evaluation and validation of sources of open and publicly available information, as well as OSINT best practices.

In addition, this program will demonstrate how to conduct penetration testing and forensic investigations, allowing users and administrators to configure computers to stop cyber-attacks, or at least minimize their negative impact. Furthermore, it will also cover the basics of wireless networks and show principal attacks on a wireless network involving the three components of the confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility (CIA) triads. The understanding of this material will allow the user or administrator to build countermeasures to protect the wireless network.

Participants will receive a certificate in Fundamentals of Cybersecurity after the completion of all four modules, and a Certificate of Completion will also be presented to attendees at the end of each individual module.

Click here to register for the four modules now and receive a 10 percent discount. Special rates apply to companies that register more than three employees, as well as Texas A&M at Qatar and Hamad bin Khalifa University alumni.

Module 1: Open Source Intelligence in Cyberspace

                     31 March- 2 April 2019 ($1200)
                     7:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
                     This module is located in Doha, Qatar at the Education City 

Module 2Mobile and Wireless Security

                      7-9 April 2019 ($1,200)
                      7:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
                      This module is located in Doha, Qatar at the Education City 

Module 3Penetration Testing and Forensics

                      15-17 April 2019 ($1,200)
                      7:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
                      This module is located in Doha, Qatar at the Education City 

Module 4: Applied Cryptography and Data Privacy

                     21-23 April 2019 ($1200)
                     7:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
                     This module is located in Doha, Qatar at the Education City

Upcoming Courses

Hazard Analysis and Emergency Response for LNG Facilities

10-13 March 2019 ($3,000)

Course Overview

In spite of all our best efforts, accidents and incidents occasionally occur. These unplanned or undesired events can adversely affect a company’s work operations and may include work-related injuries, occupational illnesses, property damage, spills and fires. Accident investigations are necessary to identify accident causation and ensure the effective implementation of corrective actions. A minor incident or near-miss incident also requires a thorough investigation as this may reveal significant potential for a serious future incident should the conditions be left uncorrected.

The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Extension in Qatar and GEXCON present this 4-day course on “Hazard Analysis and Emergency Response” particularly for LNG Facilities. This course will provide the attendees with an analysis of explosion and other hazards for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities. In addition, this course will address multiple hazards associated with onshore and offshore LNG facilities including LNG release and dispersion, explosion modeling, cryogenic spills, prevention and mitigation, probabilistic risk assessments, legislation, accidents and selected case studies. The course will prove helpful to experienced engineers, safety supervisors, and operating managers who are committed to safe workplaces. 

Who Should Attend

The course has been designed for managers and supervisors with responsibility for reporting and investigating accidents within their work areas.

Introduction to Project Management

17-18 March 2019 ($1,250)

Course Overview

The objective of this course is to expose technically trained individuals with 2 or more year's industrial- governmental experience to the basic principles of managing within a technical organization and to better prepare individuals with technical backgrounds for progressions upwards into management and or project management positions. The course will point out the distinct differences between general management and management of technical functions. As will be shown, the management and direction of scientists and engineers involved in technical functions is quite different and challenging with respect to general management functions. While the two types of management (general vs. technical) share some common features it is the objective to focus on the specifics of the management of technical activities ranging from research and development to the analysis of industrial projects and leading technical based teams to achieve the goals of the overall organization.

Who Should Attend

This course will be highly beneficial for plant managers, senior executives, directors, engineers, project coordinators, project sponsors, business executive, operations managers, and construction managers.

Programmable Logic Controllers: Basic and Advanced Applications

21-25 April 2019 ($2,500)

Course Overview

The objective of this course is to teach engineers and technicians how to use and program programmable logic controllers (PLCs). The course introduces participants to the Ladder Logic progressively and provide opportunities for the participants to practice on real systems from automated factories to robotic systems. After completing this course, the participants will be able to program any PLC effectively to control a given process.

After the completion of the course, participants will be able to: Program in ladder logic, Control automated processes using PLCs, and Automate manufacturing and production processes.

Who Should Attend

This course is highly beneficial for technicians and engineers working in the manufacturing industry and in the oil and gas industry.

Financial and Economic Decision Making for Engineers and Managers

28-29 April 2019 ($1,250) 

Course Overview

The engineering infrastructure projects such modern highways, railroads, and waterways world-wide need sound systematic and well-grounded financial methodologies to predict, estimate, and analysis their initial capital investment, financial implications, and life cycle costs. When economic decisions are made, the decision makers typically generate reliable data on variety of envisioned projects including their life cycle costs, priority and importance to the end users, and financial constraints associated with these projects.

Selection of an optimal alternative requires consideration of both technical performance and long-term and short-term costs to ensure its optimum return on the invested capital. Often there are other competing needs for funds, so engineers and managers must be able advance their case appropriately.

Financial and Economic Decision Making deals with objective methods that enable decision-makers to evaluate and compare alternatives using sound analytical methods.

This two day course is intended for industry and government personnel who assist management with decision-making relating to technical alternatives. Tools and techniques presented in this course could also be used for making cost-effective choices in personal lives as well, such as building and structural (e.g. fuel efficiency of hybrid vehicles, purchase of homes, renting versus purchasing, etc.) Members of the general public with an interest in accounting can also benefit from this extremely practical course. 

Who Should Attend

This course will be highly beneficial for Plant and General Managers, Supply and Logistics Managers, Facility Managers, Directors and Associate Directors of divisions or units in organizations, and Technical and Information Systems Managers.

Introduction to HAZOP: Becoming an Active Participant

29-30 April 2019 ($1,500)

Course Overview

Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) studies can be one of the most powerful tools your facility has for identifying process hazards within the operating facility. Do you understand your role in the HAZOP process? Are you contributing to your fullest extent? This course will provide an understanding of why we do HAZOP, the objectives of a HAZOP review, what is expected from a participant in a HAZOP and how to be an active participant in the HAZOP process. In addition, the course will also teach participants how to read a HAZOP report and what the HAZOP report can teach us about the process hazards and safety systems in place to minimize the risk of catastrophic events.

The course will provide a brief overview of the role of HAZOP in Process Safety Management and Risk Assessment process and will go into detail on HAZOP terminology, guidewords and the HAZOP process.

Who Should Attend

The class is intended to be an introductory course for technical and operating staff who regularly attend HAZOP reviews or who expect to / plan to attend HAZOP reviews in the future. In addition this class will also benefit operations staff as it will provide valuable instruction on how to read HAZOP reports and use the information within a HAZOP report to improve the safe operation of their process plants.

Gas and Dust Explosion Hazards and Best Practices for Prevention and Mitigation

17-20 June 2019 ($3,000)

Course Overview

The emphasis of this course is the technical understanding of gas and dust explosion phenomena. It enables attendees to better understand gas and dust hazards, to recognize potentially serious events, and to implement effective safeguards. The course will prove helpful to experienced engineers, safety supervisors, and operating managers who are committed to safe workplaces. The course will provide an unique opportunity to attend a dust explosion demonstration in MKOPSC Process Safety Laboratory.

The course will provide the knowledge and skills required to identify, mitigate and prevent gas and dust explosion hazards. 

Who Should Attend

The course has been designed for PSM manager, HSE managers, engineers and operations personnel employed by industries where the presence of hazard zones created by gas and dust is very likely.

Continuing Education at Texas A&M at Qatar

In today’s global economy it’s more important than ever that you and your workforce are prepared to meet the demands of increased international competition. From advanced leadership concepts and practices to emerging engineering technologies and equipment, it is critical those in your organization have the knowledge and skills to ensure an economic advantage and sustainable growth. Texas A&M University at Qatar can help you achieve this. Both our distinguished faculty and top-notch research facilities are at the forefront of innovation in the engineering field. Through our commitment to educating the engineering leaders of the future, our continuing education opportunities allow us to pass this knowledge on to the workforce in the State of Qatar, the region and the world. We’re sure you will find training solutions to suit you and your employees. We also welcome the opportunity to visit with individual organizations to discuss how to best meet their training needs through custom-designed courses.

Please click here to be added to our mailing list or email us at continuingeducation@qatar.tamu.edu. Thank you for your interest in Texas A&M University at Qatar Continuing Education Services and we look forward to seeing you in our classes very soon.