Exclusively from McGraw-Hill and AVIXA;, The guide covers all current CTS exam objectives, including how to conduct a site survey, develop an AV project scope, troubleshoot and repair AV solutions, and much more. Each chapter includes best practices, checklists, diagrams, photos, and review questions with in-depth explanation that will help increase your confidence.
To deliver an enhanced educational resource for AV professionals, the new edition features several updates. The guide has been streamlined to better reflect the day-to-day work of a CTS holder. It also incorporates designated sections on AVIXA’s Display Image Size for 2D Content in Audiovisual Systems standard and Audio, Video, and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols standard.
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Not only is this an exam guide, it’s also a must-have for your AV office. Remember the popular Essentials of AV Technology? The most-up-to-date version of Essentials is in this book. Keep in mind that this book is an exam preparation tool, not a technical, how-to AV guide.
Remember, though, you are not required to purchase any courses or resources to prepare for the exam. Here is how some of your colleagues report they are studying — including a free practice exam.
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CTS®-D Certified Technology Specialist™ Design Exam Guide is a complete study system for the leading internationally recognized audiovisual (AV) certification from AVIXA; the audiovisual association.
“It is a good guide to prepare for the exam and I’d recommend it to my peers with a little bit of experience under their belt. I also frequently use it as a design reference at work.”
— Chris Thephachanhm, CTS-D Project Engineer, ME Engineers
This exam guide covers AV systems design and important exam topics including:
assessing the client’s needs
preparing AV design documents
coordinating with other professionals to ensure AV systems satisfy client requirements
Each chapter contains exam objective call-outs, exam tips, and end-of-chapter practice questions with in-depth answer explanations. This new publication covers the 2014 exam update, which includes updated IT security design-related content, more networking coverage, and additional business content.
Plus, with complete coverage of all exam objectives, an official CTS-D practice exam, a digital PDF of the book, and more than 150 photos and illustrations to reinforce key AV design concepts, you’ll find this book to be both a preparation tool and an essential reference.
CTS®-I Certified Technology Specialist™ Installation Exam Guide is a complete study system for the leading internationally recognized audiovisual (AV) certification from AVIXA the audiovisual association.
This exam guide covers AV systems installation and important exam topics including:
Following specifications, schematics, codes, and safety protocols
Administering installation process logistics; troubleshooting and problem-solving systems
Maintaining tools and equipment
Communicating with clients, designers, others to deliver solutions on time and within budget
Each chapter contains exam objective call-outs, exam tips, and end-of-chapter practice questions with in-depth answer explanations.
Plus, with complete coverage of all exam objectives, an official CTS-I practice exam, a digital PDF of the book, and more than 150 photos and illustrations to reinforce key AV design concepts, you’ll find this book to be both a preparation tool and an essential installation reference.
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— Joao Perez, NCR Corporation
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