BAS Protocol Bootcamp



Learn everything you need to know to effectively design, install, and support systems based on BACnet, Lon, and Modbus protocols.







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BAS Protocol Bootcamp

For BAS technicians, operators, designers, programmers, and service personnel who want to learn how BACnet, Lon, and Modbus work so that they can better support their company and customers.


Gain a solid understanding of the 3 most common BAS protocols that exist in the field today.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Improve your ability to execute projects with BACnet, Lon, and Modbus
  • Develop the ability to easily troubleshoot BACnet, Lon, and Modbus
  • Understand BACnet objects, services, and properties
  • Learn BACnet/IP settings
  • Learn BBMD functionality and how to scale BACnet networks
  • Be able to define Lon nodes, network variables, and configuration parameters
  • Understand Lon network services, database, and plugins
  • Learn about Lon FT-10 and EIA-852 design and topology reviews
  • Understand Modbus objects, messaging, function codes, and error codes
  • Discover Modbus TCP and RTU fundamentals
  • Understand Modbus registers, coils, and discrete inputs



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Meet Your Instructor

Phil Zito, CEO Smart Buildings Academy


I'm Phil Zito. I created Smart Buildings Academy, formerly Building Automation Monthly, in 2012 to share knowledge with fellow BAS professionals. I saw a gap in training was being done across the industry. I held various BAS roles at Johnson Controls including:

► Technical Integration Program Manager
► Technology Ecosystem Manager
► Project Development Engineer- Analytics
► Operations Manager
► Service Technician

Look, I know what it feels like to come home, completely zapped after spending all day working on a 140-degree roof. You feel drained, you know you need to do something to get ahead, but you just can’t summon the energy. I understand how challenging it can be to become the highly efficient and effective BAS professionals you know you can be while juggling your responsibilities. That's why I created SBA to make it as easy as possible for you. Our courses run at YOUR pace, but we also offer biweekly office hours in case you need some help with the material so you can stay on track through completion. You've got this! And we're here to help you succeed.





What Our Students Are Saying

Phil, sorry forgot to submit questionary at the beginning of this course. But anyhow, wanted to tell that this is one of the best training courses that I've had. Even though I have had worked with BACNet and Modbus protocols a lot, you answered some of the questions that I always had in my head. Deffenetely enriched my knowledge about standards, rules and configuration of the protocols that we use now on our industry.

What Students Are Saying

Well simply put I've been in the BAS Field for 10 years and wanted to move into higher role which the next open opportunity was an BAS Estimator. Took this course and landed an interview and was given the position as what I learned in this course had given me the skills to start working in the position right away.
Alfred H.
BAS Estimator
Well put together. I definitely learned somethings and it opened my eyes to other things I still need to learn.
I am a Project Manager, with an engineering background and just starting into the BAS field. This is a valuable course for anyone entering the BAS field. Highly recommend this course for anyone just starting out. Thank you!!
Dave B.
Project Manager
Great for newbies! Great course to take when you are new to this field of work, gives you the necessary fundamentals that you need to do your everyday job.
Rogelio C.