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

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

  • course description:

    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.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants 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.

  • Course outlines:

    - 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 | Maintenance Execution Responsibilities.
    - Workflow and Project Leadership: Opportunity Identification and Project Justification | Communications and Team Processes.

  • practical aspects of the course:

    Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:
    - Practice taking CAP exam-style questions.
    A hand-held calculator should be brought to class.
    Includes ISA Text:
    - Certified Automation Professional Study Guide.
    Recommended Resource:
    - A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, 2nd Edition by Vernon Trevathan.

  • who should attend?

    - The intent is to prepare an automation professional who meets the exam criteria to take the exam.

  • duration:

    3 Days


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