On this page, you will not only learn how you can do that but also:
Maybe you’ve noticed the shift taking place in the market, maybe you haven’t…
Really it doesn’t matter, the change is happening whether you noticed it or not… Meetings with IT are becoming a requirement and they are an influential voice in whether your projects get approved… IT even has a say on whether your company’s proposal gets selected…
The reality is the BAS industry is woefully unprepared for the onslaught of IP-enabled hardware, cloud-based systems, edge analytics, and micro-services that are going to be unleashed on the market. If you just read the previous sentence and said, “Huh???”
Then you are in the right place.
I’m going to show you how you can massively increase your knowledge of IT. When I say massively increase, I mean that you can bypass years of studying and trial and error, and learn IT in a couple days.
In my new program, Information Technology for BAS Professionals, you can arrive at any skill level, and leave knowing what you need to:
Further down this page, I am going to tell you how you can sign up for this groundbreaking training program.
As BAS professionals we are asked to know a lot. We need to know contracting, HVAC, electrical systems, local codes, project management, and the list goes on. And now with Building Automation Manufacturers releasing new control systems that are dependent on IT… We’ve got to learn IT as well…
Just this year two major manufacturers released IP and wireless-enabled control lines, more manufacturers are gearing up to do the same… yet in the field sales people, engineers, and technicians are struggling to have basic conversations with IT…
There are only two ways this ends… Adapt or perish…
As you sit there reading this, maybe you’re like I was, you know you need to grow in your knowledge of IT but it seems so overwhelming. I mean, where do you even start? Do you grab a book and start reading? Do you go to a community college and take a few classes? Do you attend a certification class?
All of these actions are good, but do they get you to where you need to be? Do they teach you what a BAS Professional needs to know…
And then there is the problem of time, it’s very likely that you are working 40 to 50 hours a week with 2 hours of driving each day as well. All told that’s 60 hours a week. How can you fit in months and for some of you maybe years of studying with that kind of schedule…
The reality is, that if you don’t find a way to fit in the time, to learn IT you will get replaced. I know, I know… They can’t replace all the knowledge you have in your head, the years you’ve spent mastering HVAC, Design Engineering, and Sales… But history say’s your wrong…
There are scores of former pneumatics technicians and old-school designers who at best are getting paid peanuts and at worst are without a job… The same is happening, I see it everyday engineers battling against razor thin margins who realize that learning technology is their only hope… Technicians confronted with IP controls, subnets, routing, NAT, and all sorts of other three letter IT acronyms that must adapt… Salespersons who are being challenged by an emboldened IT organization who have the final say in whether their proposal is accepted…
This is the tip of the iceberg, it’s only going to get more intense. And those of you who don’t adapt, you will perish…
You can change your fate. You can choose to become one of the BAS professionals who embraces the future. You can escape the “IT Knowledge Gap” before it sucks you down.
You can decide right now, that learning IT is vitally important to you career, invest in yourself, future-proof your career, and make IT an ally, not an enemy. I believe you can do this, I believe that you can take the time and learn IT, no matter what your technical skill level is.But what if you don't want to take months and maybe years to learn IT. What if there was a way to rocket to the top, to quickly make quantum leaps in your knowledge of IT?
When most BAS folks set about learning IT they follow a path that looks something like this...
Pick up a couple books, read maybe a quarter of the way through and then get bored. They then move onto watching videos but the person teaching doesn't understand BAS and the challenges we face so there's a disconnect.
Now at their wits end they try to go to a boot camp class only to find that the class teaches 10% of what they need to know and 90% of what they don't (History of the Internet and OSPF Routing Algorithms anyone ....)
So how can you learn IT quickly and only learn what you need? This sounds impossible. But it's not impossible... You just need to make sure that the solution you choose meets these 5 criteria:
My entire career in building automation has been one of learning. That's why I love BAS so much and encourage folks to enter the field. However, I wasn't always the IT expert I am now. You see, when I talk about the path most folks take to learn IT I talk with conviction and experience because I've taken that path before. Just take a look at the picture below.
Yes, that is a "part" of my "journey" towards IT mastery sitting on a shelf in my closet. What you don't see are the over three years and thousands of hours of studying to gain two Master's Degrees in IT and over 6 IT certifications.
The reality is, I didn't need to do any of this. I just needed someone who had been in my shoes, who had made the journey...
To tell me what I needed to learn, to cut out the fluff...
But there wasn't anyone like that... I had to go it alone...
You, my friend, are not in that position... No, you have arrived here at the perfect time. A time when all of the knowledge you need to know has been captured. Now you just need a way to get access to this information and you need to have someone who has been in your shoes...
Someone who has made the journey...
So that you can take the hidden shortcut that I didn't know existed...
I know for a 100% fact that the need for IT knowledge is only increasing. And it will continue to increase. Everyday I get e-mails from my several thousand followers and 50% of those e-mails have something to do with IT. At first I tried to answer the e-mails every night but I couldn't keep up.
Next I tried to teach people through podcasts and blog articles but I could only teach parts and pieces.
I realized that to really serve the BAS community I needed to create a training program. That assumed no previous knowledge.
This program needed to take the student through a very clear and defined process that would teach them what they needed to know and only what they needed to know.
So I did what I normally do. I created a training program and recruited over 70+ BAS professionals from all walks of life (engineers, sales reps, technicians, owners, and integrators). I invited them into the course and together we created the training program you are reading about today.
What lies ahead of you is the culmination of years of field experience, Two Master's Degrees, and 6 IT certifications, tempered by the experience and review of over 70+ BAS Professionals.
This is the ultimate IT training program.
But what is the program...
Module 1: Intro To IT
Learn how IT departments are organized, who you should work within IT to solve BAS problems, and how to get sponsorship from IT to solve your issues.
Module 2: Networking
Duration: 1h 21m
Learn the different networking components, what IP addresses are and how they work, how networks function, and much, much more.
Module 3: Servers And Clients
Learn the different networking components, what IP addresses are and how they work, how networks function, and much, much more.
Module 4: Databases
Learn what a database is, how it is used, how data models work, how to ensure that your data types match up, and how to work with IT to get a database server.
Module 5: Remote Access
Learn how remote access works, the four kinds of remote access, how to setup remote access, and how to handle IT objections around remote access.
Module 6: Cybersecurity
Learn what cybersecurity is, how a hack happens, the truth about the Target and IoT DDoS attacks, how to secure your BAS, and how to convince IT your BAS is secure.
Module 7: Cloud
Learn what the cloud is, how a BAS can function in the cloud and how to address IT concerns about the cloud.
Module 8: Internet Of Things
Learn what the Internet of Things (IoT) is, how IoT works, and how to keep up to date on all things IoT.
Module 9: API's And Programming
Learn what an API is, how an API works, what an SDK and service are, and how all of this comes together in an integrated BAS.
Module 10: Computer Management, Services, And Logs
Learn how to use computer management, services, and logs to troubleshoot and maintain your BAS.
Module 11: Protocols And Ports
Learn what protocols and ports are, the major protocols and ports you need to know, and how to keep your BAS secure while exposing the ports and protocols you need.
Module 12: Advanced Networking (NAT, VLSM, And QoS)
Learn the fundamentals of NAT, VLSM, QoS, and Port Security. This information will help you support BAS installations at the enterprise level.
Module 13: Network Troubleshooting
Learn how to identify the signs of network failures using my step-by-step process to resolve your network issues.
Is it possible to save time and money by learning it?
"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)
Why spend time searching the Internet when it's all in one place?
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)
What if you had a time machine?
I have a message for you from your future self. “Make the sacrifice required to make this happen. If that means paying for this yourself, DO IT! Having this content tailored to your career will save you hundreds of hours. This is not an exaggeration. Further, when required to dig deeper, you will be so much better prepared for the gauntlet in front of you."
Bob DeGroat (Head of Controls Division)
What could you do with thousand's of dollars?
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 (Energy Manager and M&V Specialist)
My new program Information Technology for Building Automation Professionals comes with my No-Fuss, 30-day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee.
By the time you finish this program, you will:
"My goal is to help you to take your knowledge of information technology to the next level. I believe that anyone can learn information technology. You do not need to be an engineer or even a technical person. It is my personal promise that I will teach you information technology, no matter where you are in your learning journey. I believe in my new program so much, I am offering a 30-day money back guarantee. " - Phil Zito
If at any time during your first 30 days of owning this program you feel that I have not provided you the ability to better understand IT, work with IT, and resolve IT issues then simply send an e-mail to Phil@PhilZito.com and I will send you your refund within 3 business days. If you aren't satisfied for any reason, then I do not want to keep your money.
I want to be clear, there are no strings attached to my refund policy. You don't need to fill out a form or answer some questionnaire... and I promise I won't question you or pressure you to try to change your mind. (Just for the record I've had over 1,100+ customers, and have never had a single refund request!)
And you won't have to wait weeks for a refund. I will issue your refund within 3 business days.
What Is This Program Worth
This program will pay for itself and here's why:
This course is the culmination of my decade worth of experience. I've spent over $110,000 dollars acquiring this knowledge and I've spent over 200+ hours creating this course. The cost of my time and knowledge easily exceeds $170,000 dollars.
If the course accomplished just one of the things below:
Each one of those benefits would easily be worth the $3,000+ that traditional IT training costs. And the good news is that my program Information Technology for Building Automation Professionals will deliver all THREE of those benefits and more!
For those who order the Platinum Package today, I have three special bonuses.
Office Hours = biweekly live group video calls (value $2,400)
Biweekly office hours to discuss any questions related to the course
Over a Dozen Bonus Lessons and growing! ((value $1,999)
You can stay up to date with the changes happening in the industry to ensure that you are always IT ready!
28+ Hands on Exercises (value $1,400)
It's one thing to learn IT, it's another thing to learn how to "do" IT. I am constantly adding hands on exercises to help you with your common IT tasks!
What lies before you is the best information technology training for Building Automation System Professionals on the market. This training will give you all of the tools to work with IT, solve IT problems, and future-proof your career.
But it's up to you. Only you can make the choice to invest in yourself. I can't make you click the button below. I've done my best to provide you the best training program on the market for the best value. I've shown you what will happen if you do not grow in your knowledge of IT.
It's up to you now to decide which path you follow.
The path most people take is to continue along, ignorant of the change that is happening around them until it's too late and they've been passed by.
The other path, the one less traveled, is to choose to invest in yourself and grow in your knowledge of IT.
Which one do you choose....
Yes, Phil, I choose to invest in myself by purchasing the Platinum Package of your program to grow my knowledge of IT. I understand that when I reserve my spot today, I'm getting:
The Total ACTUAL Retail Value Of This Program Is $9,399!
But when I purchase the Platinum Package today my investment is only one payment of $1299 or 12 payments of $129
Here are some of the most common questions my students ask prior to enrolling in the course.
I've created three different packages because I realize some of my students have to fund their training themselves. By breaking up the course into three packages I'm able to serve the most students.
Yes, this program is designed for all skill levels. The first 6 modules form the base level of understanding that all BAS professionals should have including salespersons and managers. If you decide to increase your knowledge further there are 7 advanced modules to enable you to take your knowledge to the next level.
I have extensive real-world experience with both Building Automation Systems and Information Technology. I led the integration program for Johnson Controls prior to owning Building Automation Monthly. I have designed networks and application architectures for dozens of projects.
In addition to this I have two Master's Degrees (Information Systems and Cyber Security) and several IT certifications (CCNA, CCDA, CISSP, MCSD Web Apps, TOGAF Certified)
The course platform supports comments, which I encourage you to use for your questions.
In addition to this, there will be a Facebook group for interaction with your peers and sharing information. One of the things I can point most of my success to is developing a robust network of professionals who I can share ideas and questions with.
I do provide group discounts for the Platinum Package. The discount is based on the size of the group. Please e-mail me at Phil@philzito.com for further details.
No, as soon as the course opens you will have full access to all of the modules. There will be a series of e-mails I send out with suggested timelines but if you want to consume the entire course over a couple of days you are more than welcome to do so.
The most common misconception about this course is that it is only for techs. While the exercises are definitely geared towards technicians the rest of the course is focused on BAS professionals. This is information you need to know whether you are in sales, engineering, or operations.
The time will come, and for many of you it has already come, where you will be asked to explain the cloud, IP controls, analytics, remote access, virtual servers, and the list goes on and on....
After this course you will be able to CRUSH those conversations and stand head and shoulders above your peers and competition!
This course was designed to be completed over 30 days. Each day will take on average 15 minutes. However, I unlock the entire course immediately so you could conceivably consume the information faster. I recommend that you follow the e-mail sequence I send out that way you are on pace with the rest of the class.
All of my videos are available on my course website which is supported by the best-in-class online training platform Thinkific. You will be able to watch the course videos online or download the course videos/audio to consume the content offline.
Prior to each call I will send out a form that you can complete in order to ask any questions you may have. I will answer submitted questions first and then will answer live questions with the time remaining.
These calls will be recorded so that you can watch them later.
The class is online and self-paced. As soon as you enroll you will have life long access to the course!
If you've followed me for any amount of time you'll know that I'm pretty transparent. If you have a question I haven't answered here please send me an e-mail at Phil@philzito.com with your question, I'd love to answer it.
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