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Integrated Systems Technician Book - Digital or Print

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 systems.

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
  • Distributed Audio
  • Video Imaging, Signals, and Displays
  • Home Cinema Design and Installation
  • Equipment Installation
  • Networking
  • 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
  • Retrofit Installation
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Your Career Systems Integration Industry

Click here to view the detailed table of contents and book introduction pages.

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.

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.

If you would prefer to purchase the digital version of this book click below.


CEDIA Member Price: $110/£80
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