CTS Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2013-06-11
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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The Most Complete, Up-to-Date CTS Exam Study System

Published with InfoComm International, CTS Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide, Second Edition provides comprehensive coverage of all objectives on the latest release of the InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist exam—the leading internationally recognized audiovisual (AV) certification. You’ll get learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, best practices, checklists, diagrams, photos, chapter review questions with in-depth explanations, and a full-color insert. Designed to help you prepare for the CTS exam, this authoritative resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

Electronic content includes:

  • One all-new CTS practice exam
  • PDF eBook

Covers all current CTS exam objectives, including how to:

  • Conduct a site survey
  • Gather customer information
  • Evaluate and recommend changes to a site environment
  • Develop a functional AV scope
  • Design, provide, and sell AV solutions
  • Conduct a vendor selection process
  • Operate AV solutions
  • Conduct maintenance activities
  • Manage AV solutions and operations
  • Project manage AV projects
  • Perform AV finance and job costing activities
  • Troubleshoot and repair AV solutions

Table of Contents

PART I: The Certified Technology Specialist and the CTS Exam
Chapter 1: What Is a Certified Technology Specialist?
Chapter 2: The CTS Exam
PART II: Essentials of AV Technology
Chapter 3: Analog and Digital Signals
Chapter 4: Audio Systems
Chapter 5: Video Systems
Chapter 6: Networks
Chapter 7: Signal-Management Systems
Chapter 8: Control Systems
Chapter 9: Electrical Systems
Chapter 10: Radio Waves
PART III: Preparing for AV Solutions
Chapter 11: Gathering Customer Information
Chapter 12: Conducting a Site Survey
Chapter 13: Evaluating a Site Environment
Chapter 14: Maintaining Awareness of Changes to the Site Environment
Chapter 15: Developing a Functional AV Scope
PART IV: Designing and Building an AV Solution
Chapter 16: Designing an AV Solution
Chapter 17: Conducting a Vendor-Selection Process
Chapter 18: Performing AV Finance and Job-Costing Activities
Chapter 19: Building AV Solutions
Chapter 20: Managing an AV Project
PART V: After the AV Installation
Chapter 21: Operating an AV Solution
Chapter 22: Conducting Maintenance Activities
Chapter 23: Troubleshooting and Repairing AV Systems
PART VI The Business of Professional AV
Chapter 24: Managing AV Business Operations
Chapter 25: Marketing and Selling AV Solutions
Chapter 26: Managing AV Personnel
PART VII Appendixes
Appendix A: Future Trends in Professional AV
Appendix B: InfoComm Standards
Appendix C: AV Math

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