May 2010

ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) program

Certified Automation Professionals (CAPs) are responsible for the direction, design, and deployment of systems and equipment for manufacturing and control systems.

CAP question

According to the ISA95 activity hierarchy, manufacturing operations management activities occur primarily at which level?

A. Level 1.

B. Level 2.

C. Level 3.

D. Level 4.

CAP answer

The correct answer is C, Level 3.  This is the level for manufacturing operations management activities.

Level 1 is the sensing and manipulation of the physical process. Level 2 is the automation and control of the process. Level 4 is the business planning and logistics activities.

References: ANSI/ISA-95.00.03-2005 Enterprise-Control System Integration Part 3: Activity Models of Manufacturing Operations Management, ISA, 2005