ISA releases study guide for certifying automation professionals

The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA) has released the study guide for its new Certified Automation Professional (CAP) program.


The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA) has released the study guide for its new Certified Automation Professional (CAP) program. The guide provides practice questions and answers for the upcoming CAP examinations, which will start at ISA Expo 2004 on Oct. 7 in Houston, TX.

The CAP exam will focus on six performance domains that demonstrate an automation professional’s ability to identify, design, and integrate appropriate automation technology in a manufacturing facility: feasibility study, definition, system design, development, deployment, and operation and maintenance.

ISA says that, over the past five years, "non-traditional" computing technology has changed the automation professional's skill set. The organization adds that its CAP program reflects and addresses this fundamental trend in new automation technology.

ISA adds that CAP is the first certification program specifically designed to test automation professionals for competency in their field.

Copies of the exam study guide can be ordered through the CAP website . The website also features detailed information about the program, including exam dates, key knowledge and skills, and a detailed program handbook.

Besides offering CAP, ISA serves the professional development and certification needs of industry professionals and practitioners with its Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST), Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (CIMM) programs, and the Control Systems Engineers (CSE) license.

Click here to order the guide .

—James Montague, news editor, Control Engineering,

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