• Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®) Exam Review Course (EC00)


    Length: 3 days
    CEU Credits: 2.1
    Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Special Bonus! Take this review course and schedule an electronic CAP exam on the date and at the location of your choosing-at no additional fee! That's a $325 savings! The exam fee will be waived ONLY if you attend the review course AND you meet the CAP qualifications.

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    This course reviews the knowledge and skills areas included on the CAP examination.The intent is to prepare an automation professional who meets the exam criteria to take the exam. The content is based on the Job Analysis Domains, Tasks, Knowledge Areas, and Skill Areas developed as the basis for the CAP certification exam.

    For other training to help prepare for the CAP exam, see Training Resources.

    You will be able to:

    • Define the scope and format of the CAP exam
    • Compare process variable measurements and control valve selections
    • Discuss how the various types of control technologies are used in industrial automation, including process control from basic to advanced control, discrete, batch, motor and, motion control
    • Identify the range of digital communications used in automation and how these are used in system integration
    • Explain when safety instrumented systems (SISs) are needed and how they are specified
    • Recognize the importance of electrical issues that relate to grounding and noise
    • Apply the critical areas of automation opportunity identification and project justification
    • Interpret the best practice methodology for automation project execution

    You will cover:

    • Field Devices: Pressure, Level, Temperature, and Flow Measurement | Analytical Measurement | Discrete Field Devices | Control Valves | Communication Concepts
    • Control and Simulation: Response and Loop Characteristics | PID Control | Advanced Regulatory Control | Multi-variable Control | Distributed Control System | Control Strategy Design Steps | Documentation | Batch Control | Discrete Control | Drive Control | Motion Control
    • Operator Interface and Alarm Management: Human Machine Interface (HMI) | Historical Data 
    • Integration: Communications | Manufacturing Execution System (MES) | Network Security
    • Safety, Reliability, and Electrical: Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) | Hazardous Area Classification | Protection Techniques | Intrinsic Safety | Pressurized Enclosures | Grounding, Shielding, and Interference
    • Maintenance Management: General Maintenance Activities | Maintenance Repair and Improvement | Computerized Maintenance Management | Manitenance Execution Responsibilities 
    • Workflow and Project Leadership: Opportunity Identification and Project Justification | Communications and Team Processes

    Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

    • Practice taking CAP exam-style questions

    Includes ISA Text: Certified Automation Professional Study Guide

    Recommended Resource: A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, 2nd Edition by Vernon Trevathan

    If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.

    Not sure this particular course is for you?
    pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.