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
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