• ISA Resources for the Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®) Program

    A list of possible CAP® book resources is provided below, including the CAP Study Guide. The publisher of the book is noted after the title.

    ISA also has a variety of training courses that would be helpful in preparing for CAP®. Visit www.isa.org/CAPtraining for a complete list. For more information about the ISA products listed in this chart, go to www.isa.org/books, e-mail ISA at info@isa.org, call (919) 549-8411, or write to ISA at: 67 Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12277, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    Resources for the Certified Automation Professional® (CAP® ) Program

    Resources Domain
    1 2 3 4 5 6
    Advanced Control Foundation: Tools, Techniques, and Applications
    (ISA, 2013) - www.isa.org/advcontrolfoundation
      X X   X X
    Applying Manufacturing Execution Systems
    (CRC Press, 1997) - www.crcpress.com
    A Guide to the Automation Book of Knowledge, 2nd Edition
    (ISA,2006) - www.isa.org/autobok
    X X X X X X
    Applying S88: Batch Control from a User's Perspective
    (ISA, 2000) - www.isa.org/applyS88
    X   X X    
    Batch Control Systems - Design, Application, and Implementation, Second Edition
    (ISA, 2006) - www.isa.org/batchcontrol
    X X X X    
    CAP Study Guide
    (ISA, 2004) - www.isa.org/capguide  
    X X X X X X
    Control System Design Guide, 3rd Edition
    (Academic Press, 2004) - www.harcourt-international.com
    X   X      
    Control System Safety Evaluation and Reliability, 3rd Edition
    (ISA, 2010) - www.isa.org/safetyevaluation
    Control System Documentation: Applying Symbols and Identification, 2nd Edition
    (ISA, 2004) - www.isa.org/symbolsandID
    Electrical Instruments in Hazardous Locations, 4th Edition
    (ISA, 1998) - www.isa.org/hazardlocations
      X X   X  
    Fieldbuses for Process Control: Engineering, Operation, and Maintenance
    (ISA, 2001) - www.isa.org/fieldbuses
      X X      
    Fundamentals of Process Control Theory, 3rd Edition
    (ISA,2000) - www.isa.org/theoryfundamentals
        X     X
    Fundamentals of Industrial Control, 2nd Edition
    (ISA, 2004) - www.isa.org/fundamentalcontrol
    X X     X  
    GAMP Good Practice Guide: Validation of Process Control Systems
    (ISPE, 2003) - www.ispe.org
      X X     X
    Good Tuning: A Pocket Guide
    (ISA, 2000) - www.isa.org/tuningpocket
    X       X  
    Industrial Control Electronics, 2nd Edition
    (Prentice Hall, 1993) - www.prenhall.com
    X   X   X  
    Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Volume 3 (4th Edition): Process Software and Digital Networks
    (ISA, 2011) - www.isa.org/iehvol3
    X   X X X X
    Industrial Instrumentation Technician Assessment: Review for Certification, Levels III & IV
    (ISA, 1994) - www.isa.org/nicetIIIandIV
    Internetworking with TCP/IP Vol.1: Principles, Protocols, and Architecture, 4th Edition
    (Prentice Hall, 1995) - www.prenhall.com
    Motors & Drives: A Practical Technology Guide
    (ISA, 2003) - www.isa.org/motorsanddrives
        X   X  
    NFPA 79 - Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery
    (NFPA, 2002) - www.nfpa.org
        X   X X
    Practical Project Management - Learning to Manage the Professional, Second Edition
    (ISA, 2012) - www.isa.org/projectmanage
    X X       X
    Practical SCADA for Industry
    (Newnes, 2003) - www.elsevier.com
          X X  
    Preventive Maintenance
    (ISA, 2004) - www.isa.org/preventivemaintenance
      X       X
    Principles and Practices of Automatic Process Control, 2nd Edition
    (Wiley, 1997) - www.wiley.com
    X         X
    Programming Industrial Control Systems Using IEC 1131-3
    (IEE Publishing, 1998) - www.iee.org.uk
        X X    
    Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification, 2nd Edition
    (ISA, 2006) - www.isa.org/SafetyInstrumentedSystems
    X X     X X
    Safety Integrity Level Selection - Systematic Methods Including Layer of Protection Analysis
    (ISA, 2002) - www.isa.org/safetyintegrity
        X   X  
    Successful Instrument and Control System Design, Second Edition
    (ISA, 2012) - www.isa.org/iandcdesignCD
    X X X X X  
    The New Rational Manager
    (Kepner-Tregoe, 1997) - www.kepner-tregoe.com
    X       X  
    Troubleshooting: A Technician's Guide
    (ISA, 2000) - www.isa.org/troubleshoot
    Understanding Distributed Processor Systems for Control
    (ISA, 1999) - www.isa.org/distributedcontrol
    ISA-5.1-2009 Instrumentation Symbols and Identification
    (ISA, 2009) - www.isa.org/standards
        X X    
    ANSI/ISA-84.00.01-2004 Part 1 (IEC 61511-1 Mod), Functional Safety: Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector - Part 1: Framework, Definitions, System, Hardware, and Software Requirements
    (ISA, 2004) - www.isa.org/standards
    ANSI/ISA-84.00.01-2004 Part 2 (IEC 61511-2 Mod), Functional Safety: Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector - Part 2: Guidelines for the Application of ANSI/ISA-84.00.01-2004 Part 1 (IEC-61511-1 Mod): Informative
    (ISA, 2004) - www.isa.org/standards
    ANSI/ISA-84.00.01-2004 Part 3 (IEC 61511-3 Mod), Functional Safety: Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector - Part 3: Guidance for the Determination of the Required Safety Integrity Levels: Informative
    (ISA, 2004) - www.isa.org/standards
    ANSI/ISA-88.00.01-2010 - Batch Control Part 1: Models and Terminology
    (ISA, 2010) - www.isa.org/standards
    ANSI/ISA-88.00.03-2003 - Batch Control Part 3: General and Site Recipe Models and Representation
    (ISA, 2003) - www.isa.org/standards
    ANSI/ISA-95.00.01-2010 (IEC 62264-1 Mod) - Enterprise-Control System Integration Part 1: Models and Terminology
    (ISA, 2010) - www.isa.org/standards
    ANSI/ISA-TR99.00.01-2007 - Security Technologies for Industrial Automation and Control Systems
    (ISA, 2007) - www.isa.org/standards