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

CTS-D Certified Technology Specialist-Design Exam Guide, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

ISBN10: 1260136124 | ISBN13: 9781260136128
By Andy Ciddor and NA AVIXA Inc.
© 2023

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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 considerations
  • 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

PART IThe Certified Technology Specialist-Design
CH 1: What is a Certified Technology Specialist-Design?
CH 2: The CTS-D Exam
PART IIEnvironment
CH 3: Communicating Design Intent
CH 4: Ergonomics in AV Design
CH 5: Visual Principles of Design
CH 6: Audio Principles of Deisng
PART IIIInfrastructure
CH 7: Communicating with Allied Trades
CH 8: Lighting Specifications
CH 9: Structural and Mechanical Considerations
CH 10: Specifying Electrical Infrastructure
CH 11: Elements of Acoustics
PART IVApplied Design
CH 12: Digital Signals
CH 13: Digital Video Design
CH 14: Audio Design
CH 15: Control Requirements
CH 16: Networking for AV
CH 17: Streaming Design
CH 18: Security for Networked AV Applications
CH 19: Conducting Project Implementation Activities
PART VAppendices & Glossary
App A: Math Formulas Used in AV Installations
App B: AVIXA Standards
App C: AVIXA AV Standards Clearinghouse
App D: Video References
App E: About the Online Content

About the Author

Andy Ciddor


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.

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