CTS-D Certified Technology Specialist-Design Exam Guide, Second Edition

  • 11h 30m
  • AVIXA Inc., Andy Ciddor
  • McGraw-Hill/Osborne
  • 2023

The most up to date CTS-D exam study system—available exclusively from McGraw Hill and AVIXA Press

Published with AVIXA®, CTS-D® Certified Technology Specialist-Design Exam Guide, Second Edition provides comprehensive coverage of all exam objectives on the leading internationally recognized certification for audiovisual design professionals. Each chapter features learning objectives, best practices, diagrams, photos, and chapter review questions with in-depth explanations. Designed to help you prepare for the CTS-D exam, this authoritative resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

Online content includes:

  • New CTS-D sample questions from AVIXA
  • Link to a library of design, installation, and AV math videos
  • Link to AVIXA standards
  • Link to AVIXA’s AV standards Clearing House

Covers all CTS-D exam objectives, including:

  • Communicating design intent
  • Ergonomics in AV design
  • Audio and visual principles of design
  • Communicating with allied trades
  • Lighting specifications
  • Structural and mechanical considerationss
  • Specifying electrical infrastructure
  • Elements of acoustics
  • Digital signals
  • Audio and digital video design
  • Control requirements
  • Networking for AV
  • Streaming design
  • Security for networked AV applications
  • Project implementation activities

About the Author

Andy Ciddor is a technical writer, consultant, educator, and systems technician. In addition to contributing to publications around the world, he edited CTS® Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide, Third Edition, and CTS-I® Certified Technology Specialist-Installation Exam Guide, Second Edition.

AVIXA® is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry.

InfoComm International is the trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries worldwide. From offices around the world, InfoComm serves its members and the industry through: Education, including technical and business courses, in the classroom and online, resources, such as AV standards, thought pieces and market research, and through events, including local roundtables and international trade shows. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • What is a Certified Technology Specialist-Design?
  • The CTS-D Exam
  • Communicating Design Intent
  • Ergonomics in AV Design
  • Visual Principles of Design
  • Audio Principles of Design
  • Communicating with Allied Trades
  • Lighting Specifications
  • Structural and Mechanical Considerations
  • Specifying Electrical Infrastructure
  • Elements of Acoustics
  • Digital Signals
  • Digital Video Design
  • Audio Design
  • Control Requirements
  • Networking for AV
  • Streaming Design
  • Security for Networked AV Applications
  • Conducting Project Implementation Activities
  • Glossary