LonMark Americas (LMA), the North American affiliate of LonMark International (LMI) whose purpose is to promote the integration of open, multi-vendor control systems utilizing ANSI/CEA 709.1 and related standards, announced that the first LonMark® Certified Professional test designed to establish core competency and proficiency standards for the LON community were to be held January 31, 2007, at the AHR Expo in Dallas.
The LonMark Certification Testing Program is a natural extension
of the multiple requests from the industry to establish a competent, qualified
team of professionals worldwide with the same standards of excellence. The test
is open to any industry professional involved in the design, specification,
integration, or installation of LON control networks.
Those passing the test will be designated as a LonMark Certified
Professional and be recognized as having the credentials associated with
comprehensive LON technology knowledge. The test is designed for network
integrators such as HVAC, lighting, security, building automation and controls
engineers, consulting engineers, specifiers, and facility managers.
“There are many companies claiming to be experts in LON systems,
but until now there was no practical way of establishing proficiency,” Ron
Bernstein, executive director of LonMark International, said. “Specifying
LonMark Certified products and LonMark Certified personnel to install them will
ensure you get the best possible system and most highly qualified people
working on the project.”
The LonMark Certified Professional exam is comprehensive covering
12 distinct subject areas, including: LonWorks® history and terminology,
physical and logical network structuring, installation, communication, LonWorks
and IP, and user interfaces. The Professional test is the first of several
levels of certification that will be offered by LonMark. In the works are an
installer level certification and an integrator certification for integration
Test candidates must register online for the LonMark Certified
Professional exam atwww.lonmark.org/testing.
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