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Third edition of ISA’s CSE examination study guide significantly updated to improve test preparation

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (04 February 2016) The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the third edition release of its Control Systems Engineering (CSE) study guide, which features more comprehensive coverage of pertinent subject matter and new calculations, sample problems and tables for improved test preparation.

The third edition of ISA’s Control Systems Engineering Exam Reference Manual: A Practical Study Guide has been expanded to 677 pages to incorporate the latest content of The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) exam specifications implemented in 2011. The updated release also meets the most recent CSE content objectives, including the need to include more material on Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), industrial networking and chemical processes.

For more details, read the informative author interview

For greater perspective on the value and significance of the updated edition, read the Q&A feature with book’s author, Bryon Lewis, PE, CMfgE, CCNA. You’ll also gain background on the author and learn how you can purchase a copy of the publication.

About ISA

The International Society of Automation ( is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.

ISA owns, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (, an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute ( and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (