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Guide to Diagnostic Product Certification – Transportation, 1st Edition

  • Matthew Janisin
  • ISBN-10: 1435483790
  • ISBN-13: 9781435483798
  • 528 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

The Guide to Diagnostic Product Certification – Transportation is intended to give your students the knowledge they need to more effectively use their Snap-On diagnostic tools. As vehicles have become more complex so have the tools used to diagnose them. While many automotive programs do a great job teaching the vehicle systems, few take the time to explain in detail the sophisticated diagnostic tools needed to diagnosis them. Current market research indicates that most technicians only use about 15% of their diagnostic tools' capabilities:, this manual, designed to accompany the Snap-On Diagnostic Certification Program, will aims to boost usage to 90%. The manual begins with a physical overview of each of the tools and explains the various ports, connectors, buttons and controls. In separate sections each tool's utility menu is fully explained and all customizable features are discussed so the user will have full control to make the tool their own. Finally, every aspect of the tool including the Scanner, Lab Scope, Component Test Meter, Troubleshooter, and all other options are explained in detail. This manual will greatly increase a student's employability and a technician's productivity when either is faced with a complex diagnostic situation.


  • Clear and distinct sections make finding the most relevant information quick and easy.

  • In depth analysis and training on all level of diagnostic tools including Ethos, Solus Pro, Vantage Pro, and MODIS.

  • Your students will get more value out of the tools they already own and increase their employability and productivity.

  • Review questions to help your students pass the Snap-On Diagnostic Certification Tests.

  • Actual repair situations are discussed in relation to incorporating the various diagnostic tools and techniques.

  • Your students will become a Power User of the diagnostic tool, utilizing over 90% of its features and benefits.

About the Author

Matthew Janisin

Matthew Janisin teaches technology classes (including automotive tech) at Elkhorn HS in Elkhorn, WI. He is also an adjunct instructor at Gateway Technical College where he teaches in the Snap-on Diagnostic Certification Program. Janisin holds a BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout Polytechnic. He graduated from UW-Stout Summa Cum Laude and received the Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence. In pursuing his MS degree in Industrial and Technology Education, he maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average. In the automotive field, he holds the following certifications: ASE Certified Master Technician,L1 Engine Performance Specialist, NATEF ETL Training Certificate, along with Snap-on's certifications. He comes to Delmar/Cengage Learning with the strong backing of the faculty of Gateway Technical College, where the Snap-on program was initially developed.

Table of Contents

1. Snap-On Diagnostic Certification Program.
2. Ethos.
3. Solus Pro.
4. Vantage Pro.
6. Data Management.
7. Scanner Introduction.
8. Global OBD verse VIN Specific.
9. Codes Menu.
10. Viewing & Interpreting Scanner Data.
11. Functional Tests.
12. Fast-Track Troubleshooter.
13. Component Testing.
14. Multimeter Functions.
15. Lab Scope Operation.