Format: Online, on-demand

Length ~ 22 hours

IP Enabled controls, cloud-based BAS, analytics, cybersecurity, and IoT. These are just a few of the many technologies today's BAS professional needs to understand.

The challenge is how can you learn everything you need to know without taking weeks off of work traveling around the world to IT Boot camps. 

Information Technology for BAS Professionals solves this problem. In this online, self-paced course, veteran BAS professional Phil Zito will teach you exactly what you need to know about IT in order to succeed in your career.

If you want to futureproof your career and learn exactly what you need to know about IT in the shortest time possible then this training course is for you!

IT for BAS Pro will help you to:


  • Be fearless in meetings with my strategies that help you handle IT Objections around IP addresses and network access
  • Know the exact questions you need to be prepared to answer before asking IT for remote access, so you can get remote access without the hassle
  • Be cloud-ready by discovering the three different ways a BAS could be hosted in the cloud and when you would want to use them
  • How to increase the security of your BAS with my step-by-step BAS Hardening process
  • Avoid cost overruns by learning the limitations of integration and how data models will make or break your integration projects
  • Solve any IT problem with the 7 step model that defines how a BAS system works
  • Become independent from IT, by using the tools that exist in Windows to maintain your server
  • Fix 99.9% of network issues with my 5-step troubleshooting process
  • And much more...

Who's This Program For:

This program is for new building automation technicians, managers, and salespersons who are looking to gain a solid foundation of building automation. This course is also perfect for building operators, specifying engineers, project managers, and any other professional who wants's to grow in their understanding of building automation.

Your Instructor:

Hi, my name is Phil Zito and I'm your instructor for this course. I've got an extensive background in BAS and IT, but my real superpower is taking complex topics and turning making those topics easy to understand.

A little about myself, I've been in the BAS world for over a decade. Prior teaching fulltime I was responsible for managing the Technical Integration Program for Johnson Controls where I worked on some of the most complex integration projects in the world. Over my career, I've been in a variety of roles to include:  field install and service, operations management, sales, and program management. 

I've got a variety of certifications and education in BAS, Energy Management, Sales, and IT. 

But what is most important is that I have over 1,000+ students who are doing amazing things after going through my training. I will help you master IT and be massively successful in your career.


You can learn IT from the comfort of your home or office for just $997 per person. This single-user license grants lifetime access to 22 hours of online content, plus the course materials and follow-up bonus content outlined below.

Program Format and Bonuses:


  • Lifetime access to the video and audio recordings of the 22 hours of online IT training
  • Access to the special live office hours, where you can ask any questions you have about the course (Value $1,200)
  • The course workbook designed to guide you through each individual lesson in the course.
  • A Certificate of Completion (awarded at training completion)
  • Access to the Wireshark Mini-Course (Value $499)
  • Access to Secure your BAS Mini-Course (Value $499)
  • Access to the BAS for IT Video Overview (Value $299)

Here’s how it will work…

  • Easy-to-view modules. I came from the field, I know how things are. This online course was recorded with you in mind. You will be able to access each lesson via the course site. And to make things even better you can download the audio and video of each course so you can learn whether your sitting in traffic or on the bucket!
  • Lifetime Access to Online/On-demand training. Students can experience the program at any desired pace. For example, students might view the course all in one sitting or one lesson each night. Since the course is self-paced your learning can fit your lifestyle. Just try to find this flexibility anywhere else, trust me you won't.
  • Exactly What You Need to Know, No More, No Less. I've spent over 300+ hours crafting this course to teach you exactly what you need to know about IT. There is zero-fluff, zero-wasted time, and 100% learning.
  • Certificate of Completion. Students who complete all 14 modules of the training course will receive a Certificate of Completion. Our Online Learning Management System allows students to easily track their progress, and resume right where they left off, to facilitate an effective and enjoyable online learning experience.
  • Ongoing “live” office hours. You will have full access to live office hours where you and fellow students can pop in and ask any questions you want. You'll also be able to access the recordings of all the past office hour sessions.
  • Cost-effective as well as time-efficient. The tuition for this online course is just $997 per person which includes all the benefits outlined above. If you tried to learn everything you learn in IT for BAS you would spend 10's of thousands traveling to different classes and would miss weeks of work.
  • Terms.Registrants for this course are purchasing an individual, single-user, license to view the online course. Multiple individuals may view the online course in a group setting provided that each person in the group has properly registered and paid for an individual license to view this course.


How to design a network for IP BAS controls

Information Technology for BAS Professionals is unlike any course you've ever attended...

There are plenty of "IT bootcamps" out there but the reality is they are made for IT folks and taught by IT folks. How can these instructors possibly know what to teach you when they've never been in your shoes. Most of these instructors couldn't explain what a BAS was to save their lives.

That's where IT for BAS Pros is different. I've been in your shoes. I've set a wireless access point so I could program a central plant from my truck in the middle of the summer. I've tried to play the guess a subnet game because the IT guy was to busy to answer my call. And I've had the join of installing a BAS only to realize nothing would work because the I didn't have admin rights to change the firewall...

I get what you need to know because I've been in your shoes! That's why my programs have a 100% would recommend rating from my students. When you leave IT for BAS Pros you will know what you need to succeed.

Program Details:

Core Modules

Module 1: Intro to IT
  • Lesson 1: What is IT
  • Lesson 2: How an IT Group works
Module 2: Networking
  • Lesson 1: Networking Components
  • Lesson 2: The IP Address
  • Lesson 3: Local Area Networks
  • Lesson 4: Wide Area Networks
  • Lesson 5: Wireless Networks
  • Lesson 6: Asking for IP addresses
  • Lesson 7: Why do you need static IP Addresses?
  • Lesson 8: Challenge- Why do you need to be on my network ?
Module 3: Clients and Servers
  • Lesson 1: Parts and Pieces of Pc's
  • Lesson 2: What are Clients and Servers
  • Lesson 3: What are Virtual Machines
  • Lesson 4: Virtual Machine or Physical?
  • Lesson 5: Why do you need a VM?
Module 4: Databases
  • Lesson 1: What is a Database
  • Lesson 2: How a Database works
  • Lesson 3: Shared or Non-Shared Databases
  • Lesson 4: Why do you need a database?
Module 5: Remote Access
  • Lesson 1: What is Remote Access?
  • Lesson 2: Methods
  • Lesson 3: Setting up Remote Access
  • Lesson 4: Why do you need a VPN?
Module 6: Cyber Security
  • Lesson 1: What is cyber security
  • Lesson 2: The anatomy of a Hack
  • Lesson 3: Scenario- Hardening your BAS
  • Lesson 4: Challenge- Is your system Secure?
  • Bonus: Cybersecurity Fundamentals Course
Module 7: Cloud Fundamentals
  • Lesson 1: What is the cloud?
  • Lesson 2: Hosting BAS Components in the Cloud
  • Lesson 3: Is the Cloud Secure
Module 8: Internet of Things
  • Lesson 1: What is IoT?
  • Lesson 2: Common IoT Platforms
  • Lesson 3: Evaluating IoT applications
Module 9: API's and Programming
  • Lesson 1: What is an API?
  • Lesson 2: The fundamentals of Programming
  • Lesson 3: Software Development Kits (SDK's) and Libraries
  • Lesson 4: Working with API's (an example)
Module 10: Computer Management, Services, and Logs
  • Lesson 1: An overview of windows computer management
  • Lesson 2: A look into system tools
  • Lesson 3: Services and Applications
Module 11: Protocols and Ports
  • Lesson 1: What are Protocols and Ports
  • Lesson 2: Common IT protocols and ports
  • Lesson 3: The OSI Model
  • Lesson 4: TCP and UDP
Module 12: Advanced Networking (NAT, VLSM, QoS, and More)
  • Lesson 1: NAT and remote access
  • Lesson 2: VLSM and VLAN segmentation
  • Lesson 3: Port security and QoS
Module 13: Network Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 1: When Networks go Bad
  • Lesson 2: Common Network Troubleshooting Commands
  • Lesson 3: Common network troubleshooting tools
  • Lesson 4: The Network Troubleshooting Process

Bonus Modules

Module 14: Exercises
  • Exercise 1: Assigning a static IP Address
  • Exercise 2: Subnetting a network diagram
  • Exercise 3: Tracing a route
  • Exercise 4: Laying out a network
  • Exercise 5: Downloading and installing Virtual Box
  • Exercise 6: Downloading and installing an operating system
  • Exercise 7: Downloading and installing a server OS
  • Exercise 8: Installing a database
  • Exercise 9: Logging into a database
  • Exercise 10: Querying a database
  • Exercise 11: Installing Teamviewer and connecting to a PC
  • Exercise 12: Installing a VPN and connecting to a VPN
  • Exercise 13: Setting up remote access
  • Exercise 14: Creating a firewall rule
  • Exercise 15: Changing password requirements
  • Exercise 16: Installing antivirus software
  • Exercise 17: Creating a VM in the cloud
  • Exercise 18: Creating a basic program
  • Exercise 19: Consuming an API
  • Exercise 20: Analyzing system performance
  • Exercise 21: Scheduling a service
  • Exercise 22: Using Netstat to scan ports
  • Exercise 23: Browsing a TCP stream in wireshark
  • Exercise 24: Setting up NAT on a home router
  • Exercise 25: Locating your public IP address
  • Exercise 26: Creating a VLSM subnet
  • Exercise 27: Using ping, pathping, and tracert
  • Exercise 28: Using Wireshark to trace a packet
Advanced Lessons
  • Bonus 1: Wireshark Mini Course
  • Bonus 2: Secure your BAS Mini Course
  • Bonus 3: Looking at messages through wireshark
  • Bonus 4: How to secure your GUI
  • Bonus 5: What does IT need to know about BAS
  • Bonus 6: How to Design A BAS IP Network
  • Bonus 7: BBMD OVerview
  • Bonus 8: SNMP Overview
  • Bonus 9: A deeper dive into API's

Terms of Use: 

Registrations for this training are single-user only. For assistance registering a group, contact us at (262) 342-6172 or

Student Testimonials

Just had a 6 router job that I had to work with their IT for IPs, routing, and remote access(multi-billion dollar company). It all went off without a hitch. The confidence in knowing how to appropriately convey my needs to the dept head was great.

Rob Folger

HVAC Controls Technician, Campbell Inc

This course will pay for itself in half a day. What I've learned in this course has enabled me to do in minutes what used to take hours. This course has paid for itself many times over... 

Todd Cleghorn

Controls Manager, Dunbar Mechanical Inc

If you want to understand fully how IT and IT staff operate within BAS environment, you NEED to purchase this course. Everything you need to know is all in one place, so you don't have to waste time on areas of IT that aren't relevant to your job.

Simon Hopkins

Sales Account Manager, Trend Control Systems

Phil’s course has saved me thousands of dollars. If people working for you are involved with Building Automation Systems, you need to make this course part of their professional development plan.

Denis O’Connor

Certified Energy Manager and Certified Measurement & Verification Professional, Advanced Energy Intelligence

It is both practical and applicable and perfectly fits the knowledge/skill gap commonly seen in our industry. To quote my boss  "A great value" - (my boss is comparing to the cost of this course to the several  2 or 3 thousand courses he would have to send me to as well as time off  work, airfare and per diem.)

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