Information Technology for BAS Professionals

Stress no more! This course will help you confidently work with IT departments during the sales & operational phases of BAS projects.







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Information Technology for BAS Professionals

To those looking to have seamless interactions with IT:

Understanding IT concepts can be challenging as it is. Coordinating with the IT department during the sales and operational phases of BAS projects add many more layers of complexity. Deadlines get missed. Stress levels tend soar. However, many headaches can be avoided by developing a solid foundation of IT skills. You'll navigate projects more easily and feel much more confident in your BAS career after taking SBA's Information Technology for BAS Professionals course.


Mapping IT for BAS Professionals

This 34-hour course focuses on providing the foundational knowledge you need in order to succeed in handling IT technology during BAS sales and operations processes. We will cover  the fundamental concepts of IT as well as how to be comfortably conversational with your IT department. After this course you will be able to:

  • Identify key players within IT organizations and how to handle common IT objections
  • Demonstrate awareness of IT concepts to include, networking, databases, servers, remote access, and cybersecurity
  • Develop mastery of IT concepts through 28 optional hands-on labs
  • And so much more so you can confidently work with your IT department and launch your BAS career



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Access Video Content Anytime, Anywhere

Struggling with something on the job? Get unstuck - You can access the course videos anytime, anywhere!


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 Students Are Saying

Don't feel intimidated by IT. Phil does an amazing job explaining concepts that one might see as difficult. Phil was able to teach hard concepts in a way someone who has no IT experience can understand. If you really want to grasp IT for BAS Systems, this is the class!
What a fantastic spring board into understanding how to use efficient tools to get your networks running!
What I learned in my IT course helped me effectively communicate with customer and internal IT teams.
I am a troglodyte by nature, but after taking this course I will at least be able to understand what people are talking about and apply most of what I learned in the field. Liked the videos and the visual aspect also the downloading of the tools and software.
For the entering BAS professional, this course is gold mine of information. It will help me talk more confidently to IT professionals when I need to request things from them.
This course will make me more valuable as a building automation technician