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42 INTECH JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 WWW.ISA.ORG association news | Certification Review New CAPs and CCSTs Q ualifying for and passing one of ISA's certification exams is a noteworthy accomplishment. The exams are rigorous and require a solid command of various disciplines in automation and control. Below is a list of individuals who have recently passed either our Certified Automation Professional (CAP) or one of the three levels of our Certified Control System Technician (CCST) exam. Congratula- tions to our new certification holders! For more information about the ISA CAP and CCST certification programs, please visit certifications/isa-certification. Certified Control System Technicians Name Company Location Level 1 Daniel G. Williams TAI Engineering U.S. Michael M. Doogah Polk County Utilities U.S. Everett H. Smith Federal Reserve U.S. John D. Knott None U.S. Thomas M. Anderson North Davis Sewer District U.S. Kylee G. Nelson North Davis Sewer District U.S. Joshua G. Cox Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals U.S. Michael A. Genovese None U.S. Kevin D. Howard None U.S. Michael D. Milbut None U.S. Nathan V. Hutchins None U.S. John G. Hermes The Coca-Cola Company U.S. Matthew R. Carney Duke Energy U.S. Level 2 Lee P. Griswold Newmont U.S. Austin David Carley None U.S. Marlo P. Esparza None U.S. Gary Mike Waters United Water Idaho U.S. Timothy C. Secrest None U.S. Joshua A. Smith None U.S. Matt A. Hayes None U.S. Justin M. Kovalski None U.S. Jason W. Gerard None U.S. R ick M. Mirolla None U.S. Edward V. Keen None U.S. ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) program Certified Automation Professionals (CAPs) are responsible for the direction, design, and deployment of systems and equipment for manufacturing and control systems. CAP question After attending operator training, participants are asked to evaluate the training session by filling out a questionnaire. Which statement best describes the importance of evaluating operator training sessions? A. It indicates how well participants liked the training. B. It helps to measure program effectiveness and areas for improvement. C. It provides records of who participated for ongoing monitoring. D. It provides compliance records for training mandated by federal, state, and local regulations. CAP answer The correct answer is B, "It helps to measure program effectiveness and areas for improve- ment." The intent of training is to have all participants apply the knowledge and skills they learn from training to their jobs. Evaluation helps to determine what final outcomes occurred because of attendance and participation in the training. It also helps to determine how to improve the training when the learning experience has fallen short. Reference: Trevathan, Vernon L., A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, Second Edition, ISA, 2006. ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program Certified Control System Technicians (CCSTs) calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. CCST question All of the following instrumentation bus networks can be implemented with a single pair of wires, except for? A. Foundation Fieldbus B. DeviceNet C. AS-i D. HART CCST answer The answer is B , "DeviceNet." Foundation Fieldbus (FFB), Actuator-Sensor Interface (AS-i), and Highway-Addressable Remote Transducer (HART) instrument bus networks all operate over a single pair of wires. The power for the transmitter and the communi- cation signal are both carried over that single pair of wires. DeviceNet requires a separate pair of wires for power and signal, with an additional shield/ground wire. DeviceNet, then, typically requires five conductors (two pairs and a shield/ground). Reference: Goettsche, L. D. (Editor), Maintenance of Instruments and Systems, Second Edition, ISA, 2005.

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