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CTS News If you were nervous about taking your CTS exam, you are not alone. It can be intimidating to take an exam, even when you have years of experience. It might ease your nerves to know how your peers are doing on the exams before you tackle your own goals. Periodically, InfoComm International and the Certification Committee provide pass rates for the CTSrelated exams. For 2012 through July 30, the cumulative pass rates and current total certifications in effect are as follows TE CH NO

U.S. Veterans Pursue CTS InfoComm International, in partnership with the United Veterans Learning Centers, created AV Heroes a sixweek training program that ends with the CTS exam to help veterans start careers in the AV industry. Bryant Scott is one of the veterans studying in the inaugural program. He spent nine years and 11 months on active duty in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist. After leaving the military, he worked as a field technician for a compan

12 Months, 3 CTS Designations When E. Karim Wrights company decided to add CTS credentials to its competitive edge, he says that he simply started studying. Like many CTS candidates, Wright, Director of Engineering at Azbell Electronics, got on the InfoComm website, read the Candidate Handbook, took the selfassessment test and created a plan of attack. Make no mistake, though, Wrights story is not like many other CTS candidates. He took on a yearlong quest that ended with earning all three CTS d

CTS Past, Present and Future Part Two By Douglas Dillman, CTSD, CTSI, Certification Committee Chair In the last print CTS newsletter, I provided the history of how CTS exams achieved ANSIISOIEC 17024 accreditation and previewed the yearlong process we were beginning to update those exams. One Step Closer to New Exams Survey Complete Many of you responded to the validation survey we emailed in May and July. In the surveys, we asked all CTS professionals to weigh in on the job task analysis to ha

June 11, 2013 An Important Day for CTSD and CTSI Professionals Whether you attended the inaugural CTSD and CTSI Symposium at InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas, or you missed that VIP event, your opinion matters. Thats why InfoComm staff surveyed all CTSD and CTSI holders to plan for next year. And you answered Shaped by your feedback, heres what is in the works for 2013 Move the symposium from Monday to Tuesday. 81 percent of respondents like having the event at the U.S. Show, but you want to change t

MustTake Networked AV Class Imagine a world where the AV experience is flawlessly delivered on IP networks. InfoComm UniversityTM has training you wont find anywhere else realworld solutions and guidance to help you get an indepth understanding of networks and the way AV applications operate within them. Here are just three of the common problem areas you face that you will explore in Networked AV Systems, a threeday course Everyone who plans to stay in AV needs to take courses like this. A

Its required in job specs. Do you have CTSD after your name Only the Few, the Proud Your peers are exing their design muscles for nine backtoback days of intense training. Could you be the next designer to tackle this handson challenge the famous Design Bootcamp. Whew Thanks for the excellent instruction of AV Design Bootcamp, I was able to pass my CTSD exam. Earning my CTSD made the nine straight days well worth the time for me. Trevor Mansfield, CTSD, Xerox Audio Visual Solutions Next Tour o

11242 Waples Mill Road, Suite 200 Fairfax, VA 22030 TE CH NOLOG Y SP T CER IFIED TE CH NOLOG Y T CER IFIED TE CH NOLO SP T CER IFIED EC EC IALIST IALIST N S IO TA L L AT G L E N E R A N I D E S I G CTS News Issue 2, 2012 TE CH NOLOG Y T CER IFIED TE CH NOLOG Y SP SP T CER IFIED EC EC IALIST IALIST Tested. Trusted. Open this newsletter to discover the official CTS exam pass rates and to get a sneak peek about upcoming exam changes. CA511012

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