The International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.
ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org).
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ISA CAP certification provides a non-biased, third-party, objective assessment and confirmation of an automation professional's skills – specifically, the CAP exam is focused on direction, definition, design, development/application, deployment, documentation, and support of systems, software, and equipment used in control systems, manufacturing information systems, systems integration, and operational consulting. The CAP certification exam reflects the documented knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for competent job performance.
ISA's CAP® program:
Who are ISA CAPs?Working in process automation and manufacturing automation
industries around the globe, CAPs are responsible for the direction,
definition, design, development/application, deployment, documentation, and
support of systems, software, and equipment used in control systems,
manufacturing information systems, systems integration, and operational
consulting. CAPs are an elite group of automation professionals that have
proven they possess an extensive knowledge of automation and controls. CAPs
have documented evidence that they possess the expertise and qualifications to
excel in their fields.
How was the ISA CAP® Examination created?Questions on the exam were derived from the actual practice
of automation professionals as outlined in the CAP Role Delineation Study and
job task analysis. Using interviews, surveys, observation, and group
discussions, ISA worked with automation professionals to delineate critical job
components to develop test specifications to determine the number of questions
related to each domain and task tested. This rigorous program development and
ongoing maintenance process ensures that CAP certification accurately reflects
the skills and knowledge needed to excel as an automation professional.
What topics or areas of study are covered in the CAP® exam? The following list will give you the highlights of topics covered in the CAP exam, and ISA also offers an online, easy-to-access review of the full CAP Body of Knowledge.
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Process Instrumentation • Analytical Instrumentation • Continuous Control • Control Valves • Analog Communications • Control System Documentation • Control Equipment
Process Modeling • Advanced Process Control • Control of Batch Processes • Environmental • Environmental Monitoring • Building Automation
Alarm Management • Reliability • Process Safety and Safety Instrumented Systems • Electrical Installations • Safe Use and Application of Electrical Apparatus
Digital Communications • Industrial Networks • Manufacturing Execution Systems
and Business Integration • System and Network Security • Operator Interface • Data
Management • Software • Custom Software
Automation Benefits and Project Justifications • Project Management and Execution • Interpersonal Skills