Indianapolis - CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) published the first edition of its Electronic Systems Technical Reference Manual, which incorporates a broad array of technical information needed to design and install custom residential systems.
For the manual, a team of technical writers consolidated the information developed for the core courses in CEDIA University's Electronic Systems Technician and Electronic Systems Designer college. Subject-matter experts expanded on each topic.
The manual is available through the online CEDIA Marketplace and at September's CEDIA EXPO at an introductory $89.
The manual was developed "to fill the need for a single body of knowledge that references the breadth of technical information relevant to the industry," said Paul Eisenhauer, chairman of CEDIA's certification council. "It consolidates the information found to be most pertinent to the work of residential technicians and designers."
CEDIA recommends the manual be used to supplement CEDIA University classes, as an in-house reference guide, or as a preparation tool for CEDIA certification exams.
Chapters are broken out by discipline, and concepts in each chapter progress from simple to complex, the association said. Review questions are included. The appendix includes content outlines for CEDIA's EST III (Advanced Electronics Systems Technician) and Designer certification exams, plus sample exam questions and a summary of the certification development process.