A new guide for those wanting to reach the highest level of car audio technical certification has been issued by the The Mobile Electronics Certified Professionals (MECP) program.
The new study guide helps installers reach the “Master” level in expertise.
Master status is “…an elite and growing sector of the MECP program, the ‘Top Guns’ of our industry,” said Ron Freeman, CEO of AAMP of America and chair of the automotive division of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) which runs the MECP program.
The new Master Installation Technician Study Guide, Second Edition now includes new sections on topics such as:
- Electric vehicle recommended installation practices;
- Troubleshooting remote starters and data interfaces;
- Application-specific oscilloscope measurements; and
- Driver safety systems (i.e., lane departure, forward collision and blind spot warnings).
The guide also now has a section on Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST), 50 over copper, deep enhancements in mobile audio systems design and tuning content.
“Becoming an MECP master installation technician exhibits dedication to professional development through education and skill building on the part of the recipient,” said the CEA. Since MECP’s launch in 1991, thousands of installation technicians have been certified with many reaching MECP advanced and master level certifications and helping to train new technicians.
The new MECP Master Installation Technician Study Guide may be ordered for $75.00 online at the CEA store or by calling (866) 858-1555. The updated master exam will be available mid-February 2015. Until then, the current MECP master exam will apply to the previous (first edition) MECP Master Installation Technician Study Guide, originally published.