This book serves as a comprehensive
body of knowledge covering the tasks and responsibilities of an Integrated
Systems Technician (IST). Built around the IST job task
analysis as defined by subject matter experts, this book covers essential methods regarding the pre-wire (First Fix)
and trim-out (Second Fix) phases of projects. Topics covered include:
troubleshooting and verifying system functionality, following best mounting and
installation practices, understanding the basic concepts of how audio, video,
and communication and control devices work, and performing the basic
configuration of various integrated systems and equipment. Topics such as these are just a few of the critical knowledge areas and
skill sets addressed which are necessary to succeed in the rapidly growing
technology integration industry. This book is designed to help individuals
prepare for the CEDIA Certified Integrated
Systems Technician exam and is also an ideal reference to accompany
on-the-job training or more formal education programs.
Mastery of the IST body of knowledge and related skills is
essential for progressing into a variety of careers related to systems
integration and is a step towards achieving the CEDIA Integrated Systems
Technician(IST) certification and further specialties. This
book is preceded by the CEDIA Cabling and Infrastructure Technician
book(released October 2020) which covers foundational knowledge of essential tools,
equipment, principles, and best practices required to successfully install,
terminate, and test the infrastructure required to support integrated technology
This book is intended to help prepare you to earn CEDIA’s
Integrated Systems Technician (IST) certification. This credential will
demonstrate to your employer that you are ready to go to work with limited
supervision, successfully executing a variety of tasks in the field. You can
then continue your professional development through additional education as well
as on the job experience and progress through advancement opportunities as a
lead technician, systems programmer, project manager or systems design engineer.
Eventually, you may even choose to embark on a business venture and launch your
own integration company.
The Integrated Systems Technician book provides a
foundation on which to base more advanced study, real world experience, or
higher industry certifications.
Table of Contents:
The Project Lifecycle
Fundamentals of Sound and Audio
Video Imaging, Signals, and Displays
Home Cinema Design and Installation
Security Alarm Surveillance and Access Control
Lighting and Lighting Control
Motorization in the Home
Energy Monitoring and Management
Power Quality and Conditioning
Control Systems and User Interface
Final Phase and System Commissioning
Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Your Career Systems Integration Industry
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The Integrated Systems Technician book
is a soft-cover book with that includes color graphics, a full glossary,
and practice questions at the end of each chapter. Published August 2021.
Use the Integrated Systems Technician book to get
you or your team up-to-speed quickly – saving time and gaining the know-how they
need to succeed.
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