- Review the full IST exam blueprint and assess your familiarity with the content. Pay attention to which sections are weighted more heavily on the exam. Are there areas where you are more experienced or have received training? Be honest with your experience
and this self-assessment to guide your focus for further study.
- Pursue additional learning as needed. There are many ways to build your knowledge and skills including self-study, job experience, and courses delivered online or in-person. Choose a method of study that fits your learning style and is suited to your
Reference Materials – Candidates are encouraged to review the following list of references:
Practice Test – CEDIA has created a free test with sample IST questions that candidates can use to simulate an exam environment.
NOTE: This practice test in no way guarantees success on the official IST exam. Individuals typically rate the practice test as easier than the exam. It includes questions from each of the various exam domains but is not comprehensive. No questions from this practice test are used on the official exam and encountering a question on this practice test does not guarantee a similar question on the exam.
To guide your preparation, please use your Practice Test results in tandem with the IST Exam Blueprint which includes the complete list of topics found on the IST Exam. You may also reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance.
- IST Practice Test – Results are displayed by domain and emailed to candidate.
- IST Practice Test + Answers – Results are displayed by domain and answers are provided for each question at the end of the exam. Results cannot be emailed.
NOTE: You are not required to take any courses before taking your exam. The list of references and study materials is not intended to be comprehensive, and CEDIA does not guarantee success on exams if a candidate studies using CEDIA resources
or training materials. View the Certification Commission’s statement of Impartiality regarding Training here.