ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Releases CAP Learning System Demo
Research Triangle Park, NC (15 March 2006) - ISA has recently released a fully operational free online demo of its Certified Automation Professional(r) (CAP) Learning System. The system is a comprehensive CAP exam preparation and professional development tool.
The program combines printed textbooks with online review and testing tools to provide automation training. The CAP Learning System includes comprehensive print materials, including seven textbooks covering the entire CAP body of knowledge and the seven technical topics on the exam.
Textbooks are formatted to facilitate efficient learning and review.
A second component of the Learning System is a complete online learning module. This part of the Learning System focuses on review and testing, with a test bank of 500 multiple choice questions and a pre-test to help applicants determine strengths and weaknesses. Individuals can then create a customized study plan based on their needs. Tests at the end of each module give immediate feedback, answer rationales, and reference to the relevant sections in the text. A timed post-test, designed to emulate the computer-based CAP exam, increases the comfort level of individuals regarding exam format and helps determine readiness. The system also features eFlashcards to test knowledge of relevant terms and definitions. An online progress report gives updates on completed exercises and scores, and the program has an online glossary for quick reference of terms.
"The CAP Learning System is based on comprehensive content developed by ISA experts, and it focuses on efficient preparation for the CAP exam,"
said Dale Lee, ISA Director of Certification Services. "It's convenient for busy automation professionals, because they can study on their own terms instead of having to travel to attend several classes."
ISA's CAP Learning System offers a self-directed option, meant for individuals, and a corporate group option, where multiple employees can train at a discounted price.
For more information or to try the demo, visit www.isa.org/CAPLearn.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).
WBF provides an open forum for the exchange of information related to the management, operation, and automation of manufacturing processes. Created in 1994, members of the non-profit, professional organization include end-users, vendors, consultants and academics. WBF provides organization, management, and structure to facilitate networking among its members and sharing of knowledge and information related to manufacturing processes. WBF documents best practices and guidelines for implementation of standards that apply to batch control and the exchange of batch data, as well as conducting technical conferences and technical training programs. WBF is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.
OMAC–The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users’ Group (www.omac.org) is an affiliate organization of ISA- The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society- and works to collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control (OMAC) technologies, and to facilitate the accelerated development and convergence of industry and government developed OMAC technology guidelines to one set that satisfies common use requirements. OMAC has about 500 member representatives from end-user companies, OEM's, and technology providers and integrator companies. OMAC currently operates three Work Groups: Packaging Machinery, Manufacturing Infrastructure, and Machine Tool. OMAC is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).