Are you preparing to become an ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST)? ISA offers a variety of resources, including books, study guides, online and computer-based courses, self-directed training and instructor-led review courses to help you succeed and achieve your professional goals.
Official ISA CCST Exam Preparation Guides
The ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) certification exam program covers four domains:
- Calibration, Maintenance, Repair, Troubleshooting
- Project Start-up, Commissioning, Loop-check, Project Organization, Planning
- Administration, Supervision, Management
Each domain area includes separate tasks which are noted in the study guides, with practice questions relevant to the tasks that pertain to the particular level for which you are preparing. Relevant formulas and conversion references are also included, as well as answer keys to help identify the areas you may need to apply additional study.
ISA CCST Exam Preparation Books & Guides
This comprehensive review of process instrument calibration provides a foundation for understanding the principles and applications of the most frequent tasks that a technician performs. It also serves as an excellent study guide for the calibration domain in CCST certification.
This is an authoritative and indispensable resource for anyone who is responsible for selecting and implementing measurement and control devices for process automation applications. This clear and concise edition covers: ISA symbology, Instrument and control valve selection criteria, conversion guidelines, maintenance of measurement and control devices,, calibration of measurement and control devices, and c consulting. Whether you are an experienced engineer, technician, salesperson, or project manager, or new to the field, you will better understand how to assess, compare, and select the various methods of measurement and control with this valuable handbook in your library.
This book is an excellent technical reference guide for the control systems professional, as well as a study aid for the Control Systems Engineer (CSE) Professional Engineer (PE) licensure exam. It provides a detailed insightful view into the fields of measurement, final control elements, signals/transmission/networking, automation/control systems, relief devices, codes /standards such as NEC, NFPA 70E, hazardous areas, safety instrumented systems, and basic electrical (motors and UPS topologies). Additionally includes sample problems/solutions for use in preparation for the CSE PE Exam.
Edited by Vernon L. Trevathan, with contributions from more than 35 leading experts from all aspects of automation, this book is a key resource for anyone who is studying for the ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP), ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST), and/or Control Systems Engineering (CSE) Professional Engineer (PE) licensure exams. The book defines the most important automation concepts and processes, while also describing the technical skills required to implement them in today’s industrial environment.
In today’s competitive markets, manufacturers strive to continually improve manufacturing performance to meet their business needs and goals. As process control loops have a major impact on a plant’s financial performance, focusing on loop performance is critical. This technician’s guide defines loop checking in the broader scope of control loop performance in addition to the more traditional terms of the plant startup. It discusses general methods and practices that can be applied across many processes/industries. Featured topics include: loop checking basics, factory acceptance testing, wiring and loop checks, performance benchmarking, and sustaining performance.
Books on project management typically focus on the theory of project management and the role of the project manager or project engineer. This text explores project management from a technician’s perspective and is an excellent resource for preparing for the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) exam.
When new plants or systems go online, control systems technicians face special challenges. The start-up you are involved with may be a newly built or substantially changed facility, or the start-up of a portion of a manufacturing facility. Author Diane R. Barkin explores and explains the crucial role a technician plays in this process. From the first start-up team meeting to the last round of tuning and loop checking, Barkin uses her extensive practical experience in the process control field to walk you through the issues and skills typically required during a start-up.
Troubleshooting loops and systems is something all technicians must do, but that few truly master. This newly revised edition draws on the author’s long experience as an instrument and electrical engineer and his maintenance expertise to provide a detailed look at the skills and knowledge required for troubleshooting.
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CCST Study Library Special Bundle
ISA has assembled an extensive resource collection at a bundled discount price to help you expand your industry knowledge and prepare for professional certification and license exams. The 17 books in the CCST Study Library are excellent resources for day-to-day automation and control tasks, as well as an in-depth study for ISA’s CCST certification program. These books are peer-reviewed and written by industry experts, and they focus on the topics that matter most to your technicians, including: automation and control system design, implementation and maintenance, safety systems; industrial data communications; cybersecurity; instrumentation systems; and much more.
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ISA CCST Exam Preparation Courses
This is a fast-paced review of the knowledge and practical skills necessary to install and maintain standard measurement and control instrumentation. It is intended for practicing technicians preparing for the CCST Level I exam. An explanation of the examination process and practice certification-type exams are provided.
This course is a fast-paced review of the knowledge and practical skills necessary to install and maintain standard measurement and control instrumentation. It is intended for practicing technicians preparing for the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) Level I exam. Practice certification-type exams and an explanation of the examination process are provided.
This is a fast-paced review of the knowledge and skills necessary for technicians with 7+ years of practical experience who are preparing to sit for the CCST Level II exam. An explanation of the requirements, examination process and practice certification-type exams are provided.
This online course is designed for technicians with seven or more years of practical experience who are preparing to sit for the CCST Level II exam. The self-paced course runs for 13 weeks. You will have access to 25 online modules, each taking approximately 60 minutes. Your course syllabus will guide you through the course modules and provide assignments and opportunities to interact with the instructor and other course participants.
This course reviews the knowledge and skills areas included on the Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) Level III 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 CCST certification exam.
This online course reviews the knowledge and skills areas included on the new Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) Level III examination. The intent is to prepare an automation professional who meets the exam criteria to take the exam. The content is based on the latest job analysis domains, tasks, knowledge areas and skill areas developed and regularly reviewed and updated as the basis for the CCST certification exam.