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CONTENTS

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Networking School

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Residential Networking

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Wireless Residential Networking

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Advanced Residential Networking

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About CEDIA

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The Designer

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Training Options

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Designer School

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Career Pathways

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Introduction to CAD

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City & Guilds Training

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Customer Relations & Needs

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Online Courses

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Resources: Books, White Papers & Standards

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CEDIA Certification

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Preparing for an Exam

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Maintaining your Certification & Earning CEUs

Analysis 41

Design Process & Documentation

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The Principles of Project Management

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Sub Systems Design & Integration

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Home Cinema Design Package

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Lighting Package

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Introduction to Lighting

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ECS Cards & Voucher Scheme

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The Technician

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Boot Camp

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Electronic & Science Skills

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Residential Lighting Control

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Cables, Connectivity &

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Business Courses

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Developing a Competitive

Structured Wiring Workshop 23

Testing, Measurement, & Troubleshooting Techniques

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Audio, Video, & RF Systems

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Health & Safety

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Technical School

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Basic Wired & Wireless

Fundamentals

Commercial Strategy 51

Consultative Selling Skills

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Other Technical Courses

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Designing Ethernet & Wireless Networking

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KNX Basic Training

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Members Only Courses

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CEDIA Outreach Instructor

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CEDIA Accredited Presenter

Systems

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Other Training Events

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Project & Business Processes

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CEDIA Tech Summits

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Rack Building & Wiring

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Overseas Events

Fundamentals

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Hire the Training Facility

Networking 28

Home Cinema & HD Video Distribution

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Smart Home Control & Lighting

Version 9 | May 2019 | CEDIA UK Company Registration Number: 3353936 Information correct at time of going to press. CEDIA reserves the right to amend course content and pricing, without prior notification. E&OE.

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TRAINING

Welcome to the CEDIA Training and Curriculum guide. ABOUT CEDIA CEDIA is the leading global authority for the home technology industry, representing over 3,700 member companies worldwide. These members include more than 30,000 professional individuals that manufacture, design and integrate goods and services for the connected home. CEDIA courses are developed by a global council of subject matter experts to give you the knowledge and skills to succeed in the industry. All CEDIA courses are based around science, engineering and real-world experience and are product agnostic. Whether you are looking for a foot in the door into this exciting industry or are a seasoned industry professional, we a have course to suit your needs.

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WHY CEDIA?

By training with CEDIA, you can access industry-leading education, resources and tutors. These are just some of the reasons why you should train with us...

VENUES

CEDIA CERTIFICATIONS

To make education more accessible, CEDIA not only hosts its training at the UK headquarters in St Neots, but also at the AWE Smart Home Academy in Epsom, and Pulse Cinemas showroom in Stansted.

CEDIA’s certification credentials allow industry professionals to demonstrate their expertise at every level and enable businesses to show their commitment to best practices.

TUTORS

CEU ACCREDITATION

CEDIA has a committed number of industry expert tutors who provide CEDIA training. Our tutors are dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of those in the industry, and ensuring that every home technology business stays competitive in an evolving sector.

CEDIA CEU Training Partners offer a wide range of courses that allow attendees to gain CEU points toward their continuing professional development.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES

BESPOKE TRAINING PACKAGES

From boot camps, conferences, and trade show courses, to webinars, online classes, and hands-on workshops, CEDIA gives you extraordinary access to the most comprehensive educational programmes available.

We can create tailor-made training packages to suit the needs of your company and your employees. Save time and money on travel expenses by having one of our experienced tutors come to you.

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WHY CEDIA?

RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS

TRAINING VOUCHERS

Members gain full access to a library of business operations templates as well as white papers that drill down into specific topics. Members also save on CEDIA Reference Books, which provide a framework for the knowledge needed to be successful in the industry.

Members can order training vouchers in bulk and get great discounts on the price of training. A perfect way to get multiple staff through our training at a discounted rate.

STANDARDS AND RECOMMENDED PRACTICES

ASSESSMENT TESTS

Browse in-depth guides on topics such as home cinema video design, smart grid devices, and design documentation symbols.

We offer assessments to help gauge the knowledge and skills of not just current employees, but also prospective new hires.

CEDIA HOSTS VARIOUS EDUCATION EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR THAT ARE NOT LISTED IN THIS GUIDE. KEEP AN EYE ON OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS CEDIA.NET/EVENTS

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TRAINING OPTIONS

There are many different ways to train with us, with the most popular being face-to-face training at our facility in Cambridgeshire. Although we recommend attending one of our practical training courses, there are also a number of other ways in which you can increase your knowledge with us including: Taking an online course Reading our books, white papers or industry standards Watching a webinar Attending a regional Tech Summit event Attending Manufacturer CEU Training Attending ISE or CEDIA Expo For more information on CEDIA events near you, visit cedia.net/events

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Career PathWAYS

I want to become a Technician

I want to become a Designer

If you are just getting started in the home technology industry and are looking to become a technician, we recommend you begin with taking our Boot Camp (page 20) or Smart Home Technician (page 9) Track. These courses will provide you with a great foundation of knowledge for establishing a career in this sector.

If you are already an established installer and are looking to progress into the design side of custom installation, we would recommend taking our Designer School series of courses. Designer School is also for those already in a design role who are looking to further their exsisting knowledge. These courses will explore the process of system design, including drawing and processing as well as managing the project itself.

I want to become CEDIA Certified For those who already have some technical experience and are looking to become a CEDIA Certified Technician, we would recommend taking our Technical School track (page 26). This will provide you with the knowledge and resources to help you prepare for the ESC-T certification exam.

I want to become a Business Owner If you are looking to get up and running as a new business in this sector, we recommend taking our series of business courses. These courses explore the importance of business planning, and provide individuals with the necessary knowledge to manage businesses successfully in this increasingly competitive sector. These courses are also suitable for existing business owners or managers.

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The Technician

CITY & GUILDS TECHNICIAN

NETWORKING SCHOOL

The DESIGNER

DESIGNER SCHOOL

HOME CINEMA DESIGN PACKAGE

LIGHTING PACKAGE TECHNICAL SCHOOL

CITY & GUILDS DESIGNER

boot camp BUSINESS COURSES

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CITY & GUILDS CEDIA education is accredited by City & Guilds, the governing body for training, both in the UK and internationally.

The external accreditation programme spans 26 countries across the globe, including India, South Africa, and the UAE, and is an instantly recognisable mark of quality and credibility. Students who successfully complete CEDIA’s Smart Home Technician or Smart Home Designer track will receive a joint certification from both CEDIA and City & Guilds; an accepted certification by employers around the world as the benchmark for excellence within the industry. City & Guilds accreditations are awarded to only the highest quality programmes, and acknowledge the delivery of a tailored training programme, so this endorsement is also an important validation of the quality of CEDIA training.

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SMART HOME TECHNICIAN:

THE 12 COURSES IN THIS TRAINING TRACK INCLUDE: Boot Camp • Electronic and Science Skills

Students who successfully complete CEDIA’s Smart Home Technician track will be awarded a CEDIA and City & Guilds Smart Home Technician certificate.

• Cables, Connectivity, and Structured Wiring Workshop • Testing, Measurement, and Troubleshooting Techniques • Audio, Video, and RF Systems • Health and Safety Technical School • Basic Wired & Wireless Networking • Home Cinema & HD Video Distribution • Smart Home Control & Lighting Systems • Project & Business Processes • Rack Building & Wiring Fundamentals Networking School • Wireless Residential Networking • Advanced Residential Networking

£1,999 +VAT Members

Certification Exams

£2,999 +VAT Non-Members

• ESC-N

SMART HOME Designer: Entrants who successfully complete CEDIA’s Smart Home Designer track and pass the ESC-D certification exam will obtain the Smart Home Designer certification. £1,399 +VAT

Members

£1,999 +VAT Non-Members

• ESC-T

THE 9 COURSES IN THIS TRAINING TRACK INCLUDE: Designer School • Introduction to CAD Design • Customer Relations & Needs Analysis • Design Process & Documentation • The Principles of Project Management • Sub Systems Design & Integration Home Cinema Design Package Lighting Package • Introduction to Lighting Fundamentals • Residential Lighting Control Certification Exams • ESC-D

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ONLINE COURSES

While face-to-face training is extremely important to grow your knowledge, an online training portal is useful to those who find it difficult to take time away from their business. CEDIA’s online training portal has introduced a variety of supporting online courses to allow students to further their skills at a time most convenient to them. From cable and connector properties, to project and business processes, you will be able to find an online course that caters to your needs. Visit www.cedia.net/education/training-search to view the full online training catalogue.

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Resources: BOOKS, WHITE PAPERS & STANDARDS Using a select team of industry volunteers, CEDIA has developed an extensive collection of guides, publications, best practice documents and white papers to help with your study and aid your continued professional development. BOOKS Our most popular books include: - Fundamentals of Electronic Systems - Advanced Residential Electronic Systems

WHITE PAPERS Our white papers cover a wide-range of specific topics and some are also available in multiple languages. Some of the most popular topics include; 4K Technology, BioAdaptive Lighting, Audio Design and many more.

STANDARDS CEDIA has worked with the BSI to produce a new Publicly Available Specification (PAS): Design and Installation of Telecommunications and Broadcast Infrastructure within the Home - Code of Practice. This PAS recommends how to design and install domestic wiring which is service-provider-neutral. It aims to give occupants the service availability that they want while making it easy for them to change service provider without the need for additional cabling or upheaval. It applies to single residential dwellings and most homes of multiple occupation.

SMART HOME INFRASTRUCTURE RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES

A guide to Smart Home infrastructure requirements for the modern home

OTHER RESOURCES We also provide many other useful resources including The CEDIA Podcast, webinars, case studies and more. To view all of the resources available to you, visit cedia.net/cedia-training/resources

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CEDIA CERTIFICATION CEDIA Certification is a set of four credentials that reflect defined areas of knowledge in the home technology industry. Earning and retaining certification allows you to demonstrate that you have completed the required study and field experience to master a particular skillset and body of knowledge. Certifications are held by the individual; you earn the certification, and you carry it with you as you continue your career.

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Electronic Systems Certified (ESC) The ESC is a foundational credential for individuals who work in the home technology industry and want to broaden their knowledge in all aspects of the channel. This certification is valid for five years. Electronic Systems Certified Technician (ESC-T) The ESC-T Certification is for individuals who are well versed in first and second fix tasks as well as installation and troubleshooting. This certification covers the technical expertise that forms the foundation of the industry. This certification is valid for three years. Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N) The ESC-N Certification is for an individual who has mastery of designing, installing, and configuring a network in the home. This certification is valid for three years. Electronic Systems Certified Designer (ESC-D) The ESC-D Certification is for an individual well-versed in needs analysis, project design, documentation, and design management. Most professionals who sit the exam have five or more years of experience. This certification is valid for three years.

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CEDIA CERTIFICATION

6-STEP GUIDE TO PREPARING FOR CEDIA CERTIFICATION CEDIA makes it easy for you to prepare for a certification exam and provides a variety of resources to fit your learning style and busy schedule. Each certification has a clearly defined body of knowledge – and a variety of learning options, which are most effective when used together in a blended approach.

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SELECT THE RIGHT CERTIFICATION Find the certification that is right for you.

REVIEW THE JOB TASK ANALYSIS (JTA) The JTA outlines what is covered in the exam. Review the JTA and identify areas where further learning or experience is called for.

EXECUTE A LEARNING PLAN To fill in any knowledge gaps, you can find relevant CEDIA books, online and in-person training, and exam prep resources at cedia.net.

TAKE THE PRE-TEST ASSESSMENT This free online practice test will provide immediate results, allowing you to customise your learning and final review before taking the exam.

FINAL REVIEW AND PREPARATION Plan your final review and preparation based on the results of your Pre-Test Assessment.

REGISTER FOR THE EXAM Schedule an exam online via Kryterion.

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CEDIA CERTIFICATION

TAKING YOUR CERTIFICATION EXAM CEDIA has partnered with Kryterion Global Testing Solutions to enable students to take Certification exams all over the globe. Kryterion has more than 1,000 testing centres worldwide, it has never been easier to take your CEDIA Certification exam. To find a test centre near you visit www.kryteriononline.com

EXAMINATION COSTS ONLY Members

ÂŁ175 +VAT

Non-Members

ÂŁ300 +VAT

BadgeCert CEDIA provides a set of tools to help integrators market their certifications to both homeowners and to their fellow industry professionals. This includes access to digital badges through BadgeCert. BadgeCert allows digital certification badges to be added to email signatures, LinkedIn accounts, websites, and other social media platforms. Clicking on a digital badge allows clients to verify the current status and expiration date of an individual certification and see what knowledge and skills it represents. For more information, visit cedia.net

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CEDIA CERTIFICATION

Maintaining Your Certification ESC certification is valid for five years. Once this has expired, you can choose to take the exam again if you wish to renew your certification. ESC-T, ESC-N, and ESC-D certifications are valid for three years and may be maintained by earning 30 continuing education units (CEUs) over the three year period. If you do not achieve 30 CEUs in this time, you have the option to take a renewal exam.

Earning CEUs You can earn points in many ways including attending CEDIA training, attending shows such as EXPO or ISE, or by attending training from CEU-accredited Trade Suppliers/Manufacturers. You can even earn points by listening to the CEDIA podcast! To see all up-coming CEU training events, visit cediaeducation.com/ceu-events

Why are CEUs important? By earning CEUs, it shows that you are dedicated to continuing education and progressing your career within the industry. Companies looking to earn CEDIA Advanced Member or Member of Excellence status must also submit CEUs as part of the Continuing Education section of the application process.

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ECS CArds

CEDIA has collaborated with the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) to bring you the only Home Technology Integrator ECS related discipline card in the industry. To qualify for this card, you must have completed an ECS Health and Safety exam, and hold a current CEDIA ESC-T Certification. If you’re looking to apply for an ECS card, you can book the ESC-T exam, ECS assessment, and ECS card production fee for a package price of £199 + VAT. For more information, contact education@cedia.co.uk

VOUCHERS

CEDIA offers a voucher scheme to help discount training to those looking to attend multiple courses, or companies who have several members of staff who require training. Each voucher is valid for one day of face-to-face training at any of our UK training venues. Vouchers can be bought in multiples of 5, 10, 20 or 30 vouchers. For full details and T&Cs, visit cediaeducation.com/vouchers

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THE TECHNICIAN

A Technician is the person who installs, configures, and maintains electronic systems in the field. This includes installing the infrastructure (cabling etc.), the equipment, the control systems, and user interfaces. Many Technicians do their work based strictly on a work order, which is created by someone else. But in a smaller company the same person may specify the equipmemt and design the system, and then install it themselves. A good technician has an understanding of how signals and electricity work, allowing them to solve problems and troubleshoot issues in the field when necessary. Some people who love working with their hands, and the satisfaction of seeing their work through to completion, work their entire career in the field as a technician. They continue to learn and expand their skillset over the years and become more and more valuable as they become adept at system calibration, programming, troubleshooting etc. They may become a Lead Technician or crew leader, supervising the work of other technicians and mentoring them as they learn new skills.

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BOOT CAMP

BOOT CAMP PACKAGE • Member: £799 (+VAT) • Non-Member: £1,199 (+VAT)

Get started in the home technology industry with the City & Guilds accredited Smart Home Technician track. Clarifying the engineering and technical foundations necessary to progress onto CEDIA’s one week Technical School and ESC-T certification exam, Boot Camp will provide the skills required to build a foundation for a successful career as a technician, designer, or even business owner within the industry. Including five comprehensive sessions of both theory and hands-on training, all courses are presented by CEDIA certified instructors. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COURSES: • Electronic & Science Skills (page 21) • Cables, Connectivity, & Structure Wiring Workshop (page 22) • Testing, Measurement, & Troubleshooting Techniques (page 23) • Audio, Video, & RF Systems (page 24) • Health & Safety (page 25) WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE? • New employees to the home technology industry looking to acquire the fundamental skills to become a useful member of an installation team • Anyone considering ESC and ESC-T Certifications • Anyone seeking to become a City & Guilds Smart Home Technician RECOMMENDED READINGS: • CEDIA’s Fundamentals of Residential Electronic Systems • CEDIA White Paper: Smart Home Infrastructure Recommended Guidelines

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BOOT CAMP

ELECTRONIC & SCIENCE skills

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

This course will provide attendees with the essential training in the typical maths, science and electronics installers will have to utilise within the home technology industry. Attendees will explore the key techniques for audio, video and network calculations, and will also be understand the electrical theory that is included.

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Students will discuss on-site behaviours and best practices; subjects such as personal conduct, attire, transportation and tools are explored in detail. Tools, techniques and general site workings will be clearly illustrated too.

Understanding and manipulating formulae Working with triangles, percentages and ratios Waves, frequency and wavelength Electricity and electrical theory Planning a day on site Tools, PPE and other equipment needed Behaviour in clients’ homes Avoiding client problems through effective communication

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Junior technicians with some/little industry experience. Employees that are new to the workforce. Those looking to transition into the smart home industry.

COSTS Members

£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT

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BOOT CAMP

Cables, connectivity, & structured wiring workSHOP

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

The need for a proper cabling infrastructure is essential in any custom installation project. Most homes provide little of the wiring needed for true system integration.

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This workshop will show attendees the various cables and connectors used in integrated residential systems, and demonstrate how to build a future-ready wiring environment. Attendees will learn how to terminate, test and certify the wiring installation. This is an interactive workshop with practical exercises using a range of tools, test and certification equipment, giving attendees the vital hands on experience required to advance their skill set and industry knowledge.

Recognising the various cables and connectors How various cables and connectors are used Recommended connector termination methods Practical exercises with various cables and connectors The basics of structured cabling systems Using patch panels and wall-plate modules Basic testing methods for structured cabling

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is suitable for beginners, however prior knowledge of cabling or custom installation would be useful. RECOMMENDED READINGS: CEDIA’s Fundamentals of Residential Electronic Systems Book

COSTS Members

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£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT


BOOT CAMP

Testing, Measurement, & Troubleshooting Techniques

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

With a wide range of technologies, equipment and signal types in play, it’s normal to expect a few hiccups during installation time. With so many connected systems and a myriad of reasons why things just don’t play ball, it is imperative that smart home installers know how to test, locate problems, and rectify faults in an efficient manner. This course prepares installers for these situations and teaches a wide variety of test techniques and troubleshooting methodologies.

- Identifying the correct test equipment for a range of electrical and data related systems - Using test equipment to measure a variety of electrical parameters within AC and DC circuits - Using a data cable qualification tool to test data infrastructure - Processes for finding, fixing, and verifying various smart home systems - Common stages of the test and commissioning phase in a smart home project WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is designed for people working on, or near electrical equipment and systems, it can also refresh practicing electricians’ knowledge and understanding of testing procedures. RECOMMENDED READINGS: CEDIA White Paper: Troubleshooting for the Home Technology Professional

COSTS Members

£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT

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BOOT CAMP

audio, video, & rf systems

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

For many installers audio and video represent a large percentage of each project. RF systems can be used to deliver a wide range of content into the home including broadcast TV, satellite TV and radio. This course brings together these fascinating topics to deliver the ideal grounding for installers of up-to-date home entertainment.

- Installation practices - Basic home cinema set-up - Calibration basics - Display functions and technologies - Interlaced vs. progressive pictures - Video scaling - Dynamic range considerations - Loudspeaker varieties - Sound processing and amplification - Frequency and wavelength relationships - RF system components and distribution methods

Attendees will explore the vital technical information, basic design principles and the installation practices required to install a successful project to high industry standards.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is ideal for new AV technicians and experienced installers from other electronic industries. It is also suitable to those who are new to the custom installation industry.

COSTS Members

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ÂŁ179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

ÂŁ249 +VAT


BOOT CAMP

HEALTH & SAFETY

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

If you or an employee has an accident at work and has not received the appropriate competency training, it could be disastrous for your company. Health and Safety on site is not a desirable requirement, it is essential. Read your legal requirement as an employer or employee with regards to Health and Safety at work.

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CEDIA is an accredited ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) Health and Safety assessment centre, and this one-day course is designed to help attendees understand the necessary site competency skills needed within the industry. Attendees who successfully pass the ECS Health Assessment will be entitled to apply for the appropriate ECS Card allowing you access to a building site.

General health and safety at work Manual handling operations Reporting accidents Personal protective equipment at work Health and hygiene Noise Fire and emergency Work at height Work equipment Special site hazards Electrotechnical

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is aimed at new entrants and installation engineers who are entering the custom installation industry. RECOMMENDED READINGS: CEDIA White Paper: Safety Tips and Regulations for Electronic Systems Professionals Please note, in order to obtain an ECS Home Technology Integrator card, candidates must also hold a valid ESC-T certification.

COSTS Members

ÂŁ179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

ÂŁ249 +VAT

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TECHNICAL SCHOOL TECHNICAL SCHOOL PACKAGE • Member: £999 (+VAT) • Non-Member: £1,499 (+VAT) Prices include the ESC-T examination and a copy of CEDIA’s Advanced Residential Electronic Systems book.

CEDIA’s Technical School is the second part of the City & Guilds Smart Home Technician accredited programme, and is essential for the ESC-T certification exam. These courses build on the knowledge and skills obtained during Boot Camp, and develop them to the level of a senior technician. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COURSES: • Basic Wired & Wireless Networking (see page 27) • Home Cinema & HD Video Distribution (see page 28) • Smart Home Control & Lighting (see page 29) • Project & Business Processes (see page 30) • Rack Building & Wiring Fundamentals (see page 31) WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE? • Junior technicians with some industry experience • Technicians looking to enhance their skills • Anyone seeking to become a City & Guilds Smart Home Technician • Anyone looking to take the ESC-T Certification RECOMMENDED READINGS: • CEDIA’s Advanced Residential Electronic Systems

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TECHNICAL SCHOOL

basic wired & wireless networking

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

IP networking is arguably the most important topic in the home technology industry. This course provides an introduction to the Internet Protocol (IP) and it’s place in residential networks.

- Layers 1-3 of the 7 layer OSI Model and how they relate to networks - Applying the OSI model in network troubleshooting - Recognising and understanding basic network hardware - IP Addressing - using the right addresses for the right job - The difference between server, client and infrastructure devices - Star, bus and mesh networks - Common network terms such as IP address, MAC address, DHCP and DNS - Configuring a consumer router for LAN devices and WAN access - Setting up a basic Wi-Fi network with a single access point - Configuring host devices with dynamic, reserved dynamic and static IP addresses WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who are looking to increase their existing IP networking knowledge.

COSTS Members

£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT

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TECHNICAL SCHOOL

Home Cinema & HD Video Distribution

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

Home Cinema and media room technology are among the most commonly requested systems for new smart home installations. Integrating audio, video and control system together into a home cinema environment, is a common task for smart home designers and installers.

- The role of the AV receiver in a home cinema room - Configuring common sources of AV content - Video display technologies and setup - Speaker system technologies and setup - Basic audio and video calibration - HD video distribution methods - The basic components of a home cinema system

This course will explore the essential skills and requirements necessary for bringing audio, video and control systems together into a home cinema environment.

This course is suitable for new and developing installers. Experience in custom installation or home cinema would be beneficial.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

RECOMMENDED READINGS: CEDIA White Paper: An Integrator’s Guide to Video Resolution CEDIA White Paper: An Integrator’s Guide to HDR Video

COSTS Members

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£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT


TECHNICAL SCHOOL

smart home control & Lighting systems

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

Lighting systems and controlling the technology of a smart home is essential to bringing an installation alive, and is pivotal to the end user experience. Control of home technology systems by smart phones and tablets is now commonplace. These and other remote control devices serve to increase convenience, efficiency and ease of use.

- Lighting dimming protocols - LED control - DIY lighting controls - Part L compliance - Basic heating and cooling - The DIY market place - LED tapes and colour changing systems

This course will aid professionals learn more about integrating lighting control into their projects, and explore the topics of lighting specific control, in the context of a smart home installation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is suitable for new and developing installers and technicians.

COSTS Members

ÂŁ179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

ÂŁ249 +VAT

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TECHNICAL SCHOOL

PROJECT & business Processes

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

Every installation requires planning as part of a wider project. An installation engineer should clearly understand their role in the wider aspects of the projects they are involved in. This allows engineers to plan their time, work with other team members and communicate in the most efficient way possible.

- Project phases - Working onsite and the builder’s project phases - Stakeholders and the engineer - Being part of the business - Maintenance and warranty WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is suitable for both new and developing installers and technicians. Any prior knowledge of custom installation would be useful.

This course will explore all of the project and business processes that a Home Technology Professional can expect to be involved in.

COSTS Members

30

£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT


TECHNICAL SCHOOL

RACK BUILDING & WIRING FUNDAMENTALS

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

Racks are now an integral element of many custom installations. Pre planning and standardisation can ensure every rack is given the time and attention required to result in a tidy, and serviceable solution.

- Rack elevations, kit spacing and ventilation - Best practices for loading and kit spacing including ventilation of racks - Cable tray, rear rack strip and lacing bars - Tails, rear panels and hardwiring - Cable and signal paths - Service loops and cable lay - Cable ties - tightness, flush cut, spacing and flow - Lacing pre-made cables - Recognising cable colours and different signals - How to connect rack wiring to site wiring

This course will provide clear, structural methodology for rack building from planning through to future servicing. Incorporating best practices, the importance of wiring choices and standardisations which can be applied to projects of all sizes. Attendees can expect to gain a deeper understanding into the different types of racks and how to apply the correct knowledge for overcoming issues with equipment placement, wiring, connectivity and rack build as a whole.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is suitable for both new and developing installers and technicians. Any prior knowledge of custom installation would be useful.

COSTS Members

ÂŁ179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

ÂŁ249 +VAT

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NETWORKING SCHOOL NETWORKING PACKAGE • Member: £649 (+VAT) • Non-Member: £975 (+VAT) Prices include ESC-N examination

TCP/IP has become the dominant communications and media transmission protocol within the home technology industry. It is essential to understand both the theory and practice of IP in order to design and implement reliably. To meet these demands, CEDIA has created a suite of IP Networking courses leading to our ESC-N certification. Incorporating a combination of classroom teaching and hands-on workshop sessions, the courses will introduce, explain and provide you with the vital hands-on experience required, with a range of networking products. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COURSES: • Residential Networking (see page 33) • Wireless Residential Networking (see page 34) • Advanced Residential Networking (see page 35) WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE? • Ideal for junior and senior technicians to improve their networking skills RECOMMENDED READINGS: • CEDIA’s Advanced Residential Electronic Systems • CEDIA White Paper: Securing the Residential Network

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OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

Most subsystems now have the ability to be converged over an IP network, making this an essential topic for installers to develop a solid foundation for understanding Internet Protocol.

- Understanding the 7 layer OSI Model and how it relates to networking - Applying the OSI model to residential network structure and setup - Recognising and understanding basic network hardware - IP Addressing - Basic network troubleshooting - Common network protocols including: TCP, UDP, IP, DHCP, DNS, and NAT - Selecting and configuring consumer routers - Creating system documentation for IP networks

This course will increase attendees’ IP networking knowledge, and clarify the common network protocols. Attendees will also learn to understand the functions of a consumer router in a wired environment and begin basic troubleshooting in a consumer level IP network.

NETWORKING SCHOOL

residential networking

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is appropriate for junior technicians, as well as anyone looking to formalise and increase their existing IP networking knowledge.

COSTS Members

£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT

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NETWORKING SCHOOL

wireless residential networking

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

WiFi connectivity is a key communication method for much of the personal technology we use today. The increasingly crowded WiFi spectrum is busy delivering media, email, VoIP and other services to home owners and their neighbours. With this in mind, it’s essential that AV engineers fully understand wireless technology to ensure fast and reliable service to their customers.

- Understanding wireless as a physical media - Radio Frequency transmission as part of the Electromagnetic spectrum - Controlling and maximising wireless coverage using different Antenna types - Protecting wireless networks with wireless security - Expanding wireless networks with additional access points - Controlling wireless networks with management systems

This course goes back to basics to understand the fundamental technology behind wireless and RF (Radio Frequency) transmission as a physical layer in the OSI model. The course will compare wireless to other physical layer types and explores the behaviours of RF considering data speed, frequency and coverage. Attendees will learn the benefits and opportunities of wireless security, explore how to ensure secure networks, and how to expand a wireless network to cover larger areas.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is appropriate for attendees with existing knowledge of IP networks that have a firm understanding of the wired network environment. Having previously completed CEDIA’s Residential Networking course would be ideal.

COSTS Members

34

£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT


OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

Students who have completed the basic Residential Networking course are now ideally placed to study this more advanced course which builds upon existing knowledge and skills.

- File sharing between IP connected devices - Remote access with Dynamic DNS - The client-server model - Ports and services - Access to LAN devices from the WAN via Port Forwarding - Securing external access using VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) - Understanding basic subnets - Dividing networks using vLANs (Virtual LANs) - Configuring network segmentation - Multicasting/Broadcasting, flooding and storm control, and RSTP - The roles for hardware, software, and wetware

With residential networks becoming more complex, it is vital that home integration engineers can understand and confidently install networks that are robust and secure.

NETWORKING SCHOOL

advanced residential networking

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This is an advanced course aimed at those with prior networking knowledge or those who have already attended the CEDIA Residential Networking course. Experience as a technician would be useful.

COSTS Members

ÂŁ179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

ÂŁ249 +VAT

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THE DESIGNER

The role of a designer ranges from interviewing the client and evaluating their needs, to specifying the functionality and performance of a system, and designing wiring schemes and user interfaces. Every designer should be up-to-date with emerging technologies and new products which can be used to solve unique challenges for the client. When it comes to installation time, it is important that the designer has solid understanding of every sub system, how it works, how it’s controlled, and how it fits within the larger project.

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DESIGNER SCHOOL DESIGNER SCHOOL PACKAGE • Member: £999 (+VAT) • Non-Member: £1,499 (+VAT)

CEDIA’s Designer School is an essential part of the City & Guilds Smart Home Designer track. This package will formalise attendees’ existing knowledge and focus on developing a structured, scalable and profitable design methodology. THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COURSES: • Introduction to CAD (see page 39) • Customer Relations & Needs Analysis (see page 40) • Design Process & Documentation (see page 41) • The Principles of Project Management (see page 42) • Sub Systems Design & Integration (see page 43) • ESC-D Certification Exam WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE? • Individuals who are already ESC-T certified that wish to prepare for the CEDIA ESC-D exam • Individuals with at least three years industry experience looking to take their first steps into structured integrated systems design RECOMMENDED READINGS: • CEDIA’s Advanced Residential Electronic Systems

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OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

This course has been designed to give attendees a basic understanding of many of the essential Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD) drawing commands and skills necessary to use the software in business.

- Introduction to CAD, the concept, and what it’s used for - Lines, arcs, and circles - Layers and limits - Drawing-up the survey plan - WBlocks, symbol libraries and setting out - 3D Models (x, y and z points in space) - Printing

AutoCAD is the industry standard for Architects and Engineers and is widely used in residential, industrial, commercial, and retail design. Custom Installation businesses use CAD to overlay their own wiring schematics onto architects’ drawings as well as producing bespoke designs relating to equipment housing or location. During the course, attendees will learn some of the most widely used features of AutoCAD. The course will also cover how to draw a room from a survey sketch, and add a basic AV layout and turn this into a basic 3D model.

DESIGNER SCHOOL

INTRODUCTIOn TO CAD

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is aimed beginners who have not used AutoCAD software before, as well as those who are looking to refresh their existing knowledge. RECOMMENDED READINGS: ANSI STANDARD J-STD-710 Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols

COSTS Members

£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT

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DESIGNER SCHOOL

customer relations & needs analysis

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

The starting point for any successful project is first being able to take an accurate brief from the client.

- How to understand the client’s brief - How to collate needs analysis information - Writing up and delivering quotes and scope documents - Understanding the customer relations interface

This course will explore your role as a designer in the initial client meeting and how to work well with the customer to meet their needs. Students will learn the needs analysis process in order to accurately produce scope documents and the bill of materials.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is best suited to experienced individuals, or those with a CEDIA ESC-T Certification, who are looking to take their first steps into structured integrated systems design.

During the course, attendees will have to opportunity to write up their own quote and design scope based on working examples of client briefs.

COSTS Members

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£179 +VAT

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1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT


OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

This course will explore and explain the documents that make up a successful project; from architectural plans, schematics, and wiring schedules, to specifications and final client sign off.

- How to create a design documentation package - Designing and drawing a simple audio visual headend - Project process documentation - Project scope documents - The designer’s toolkit - 3D modelling documentation

Attendees will learn how to read and understand documents issued by others during the project process and how to prepare, draw, and write their own.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

DESIGNER SCHOOL

design process & documentation

This course is best suited to experienced individuals, or those with a CEDIA ESC-T Certification, who are looking to take their first steps into structured integrated systems design.

Along with detailed drawing and documentation packs, the course will examine power requirements, heat output for racks and spatial considerations amongst others.

COSTS Members

£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT

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DESIGNER SCHOOL

the principles of project management

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

Project management is the application of processes, methods, knowledge, skills, and experience to achieve the project objectives.

- Project management requirements - Cost, time, and quality constraints on a project - Role of the project manager on a CI project - The key elements to delivering a project on time - Working within a budget

Focusing on the essential skills every project manager should have, this course will explore the time, cost, and quality triangle within the context of the home technology industry.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is ideal for those who are new to project management. Experience in custom installation is recommended.

COSTS Members

42

ÂŁ179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

ÂŁ249 +VAT


OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

This course will take an in-depth look at all of the sub systems that make up a typical CI project.

- Individual sub systems - User interface design - Inter system communications protocols - The principles of third party integration - Design fundamentals by sub system - Best practices and regulations

Understanding each system’s components, communications, and demarcation points will enable the attendees to design, install, and programme jobs successfully to practical completion. The day will consist of design fundamentals by sub system, communications protocols, user interface design as well as third party integration, best practice policies, and regulations.

DESIGNER SCHOOL

sub systems design & integration

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is best suited to experienced individuals, or those with a CEDIA ESC-T Certification, who are looking to take their first steps into structured integrated systems design.

COSTS Members

£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT

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HOME CINEMA DESIGN PACKAGE HOME CINEMA DESIGN PACKAGE • Member: £299 (+VAT) • Non-Member: £449 (+VAT) Prices include ESC-D examination.

Home cinema is a now a huge part of the home technology industry, with more and more clients wanting a truly immersive cinematic experience in the comfort of their homes. The technical design of a high performance home cinema is not a just about a series of subjective decisions. For every parameter, there is a standard that should be achieved in order to offer a truly immersive and secure home entertainment experience. WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE? • This programme is best suited to engineers that have existing industry experience and are looking to extend their skills into home cinema design. RECOMMENDED READINGS: • CEA/CEDIA’s Home Theater Recommended Practices: Audio Design • CEA/CEDIA’s Home Theater Recommended Practices: Video Design • CEDIA White Paper: Colorimetry and Video Reproduction - An Introductory Guide to Video Color

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Home Cinema Design PACKAGE

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

This two-day course will introduce and explore the formal skills required to design dedicated home cinemas and media rooms.

- Engineering principles of home cinema - Calculations for audio and video - Consideration of other factors (HVAC, lighting, seating, safety etc.) - Making intelligent decisions in difficult rooms - Creating standard quotation documents - Understanding client requirements - Best practices and industry standards

Using engineering calculations, the course teaches the use of world-recognised standards and recommended practices. Students will cover the engineering principles involved in highperformance design, as well as the science and calculations required to create a complete design.

HOME CINEMA COURSES

12

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? There are no formal entry requirements to attend this course, however this is a challenging course so prior knowledge in custom installation and home cinema is recommended.

Attendees will study the theory of cinema in detail, and undertake a design exercise for both audio, video, and other associated factors including data, heat, and lighting. During day two of the course, students will take part in an interactive workshop to design a cinema from a real client brief.

COSTS Members

ÂŁ299 +VAT

or

2 VOUCHERS

Non-Members

ÂŁ449 +VAT

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LIGHTING PACKAGE

LIGHTING DESIGN PACKAGE • Member: £299 (+VAT) • Non-Member: £449 (+VAT)

If your business is looking at lighting as a new service then this package is the ideal introduction to this interesting and profitable sector. This package is a great way to get a complete understanding of how lighting fits into a connected home. THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COURSES: • Introduction to Lighting Fundamentals (see page 47) • Residential Lighting Control (see page 48) WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE? • These courses are suitable for engineers that are new to lighting control. We do recommend that attendees have basic understanding of the subject before attending the Residential Lighting Control course. RECOMMENDED READINGS: • CEDIA’s Advanced Residential Electronic Systems Book • CEDIA White Paper: Quality of Light in the Home • CEDIA White Paper: Bio-Adaptive, Human Centred Lighting

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OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

This course starts by exploring lamp types, their characteristics, and capabilities. A strong emphasis is placed upon the science behind the ‘art’ of lighting. All technical discussions reference the BS7671 electrical standards.

- Lamp types - Colour temperature - Power law - Series vs. parallel wiring - Voltage drop - Cable sizing - Transformer and ballast types - Dimming control methods - Residential lighting control - BS7671 electrical standards

After discussing the theory of lighting, the course moves on to a practical session where attendees will test different dimming control types.

LIGHTING COURSES

Introduction to Lighting Fundamentals

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This is a technically focused course aimed at engineers and designers that are new to lighting control.

COSTS Members

£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT

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LIGHTING COURSES

Residential Lighting Control

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

Following on from CEDIA’s Introduction to Lighting Fundamentals course, this course provides a more in-depth understanding of the subject, focussing on the practical application of lighting control in the residential market.

- Lighting control system regulations - Complex lighting control solutions - Ancillary devices and their wiring requirements - Energy and eco considerations - Emergency lighting - Blinds, awnings and weather stations - Common pitfalls and best practice - Types of dimming

The day will include a handson session and will focus on regulation and safety, looking at BS7671 and Part L compliance. Students will also learn about energy consumption and other ecological considerations.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Aimed at developing installation engineers and designers who have a basic understanding of lighting control, or those who have already completed the Introduction to Lighting Fundamentals course.

COSTS Members

48

£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT


BUSINESS COURSES Are you a business owner or have an element of responsibly for the profitability of the business? We have a series of business courses that will aid in improving daily processes and longterm revenue. With CEDIA’s business courses, attendees will cover everything from documentation to business strategy, and marketing techniques. These courses will provide the essential skills required to ensure your business is managed successfully, and are maximising the opportunities available in the home technology industry. COURSES IN THIS SECTION INCLUDE: • Developing a Competitive Commercial Strategy (see page 50) • Consultative Selling Skills (see page 51) RECOMMENDED READINGS: • CEDIA White Paper: Tracking True Profitability • CEDIA White Paper: How to Incorporate Recurring Revenue into Jobs

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BUSINESS COURSES

Developing A Competitive Commercial Strategy

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

For businesses to survive, grow and remain competitive in today’s difficult commercial landscape it is imperative that robust business strategies are competently developed and implemented by the company’s management.

- Reviewing the commercial strategy of your business - Defining achievable growth targets and business goals - Developing a business model designed to achieve growth and profit - Achieving a sustainable, competitive advantage for their business - Identifying the factors of a powerful strategy - Analysing your internal business structure - Refining your marketing and selling strategies - Coping with sudden economic change - Looking at profit and value

By setting a clear strategy in place, you are more likely to succeed and acheive your goals both financially and professionally.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is suitable for business owners from both start-ups as well as more established businesses from any market.

COSTS Members

50

£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT


OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

This course will show attendees the key stages of the consultative sales process. It will discuss how to install a professional mindset and how to best approach selling premium solutions to discerning, intelligent customers.

- Analysing the customer journey - The difference between retail sales and solution selling - Objection management techniques - Perfecting closing strategies - Selling value - Making a profit - Inspiring customer loyalty

By the end of the course attendees will have the skills to confidently drive profitability through sales and increase conversion rates by taking ownership of their sales performance.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is appropriate for sales personnel and managers who are required to sell premium services and solutions.

BUSINESS COURSES

Consultative Selling Skills

COSTS Members

ÂŁ179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

ÂŁ249 +VAT

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Other Technical Courses If you are looking to further your technical knowledge, these courses are ideal for those who have already completed Technical School, or those that wish to develop their skills in different areas.

OTHER TECHNICAL COURSES IN THIS SECTION INCLUDE: • Designing Ethernet & Wireless Networks (see page 53) • KNX Basic Training (see page 54)

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Designing Ethernet and Wireless Networks

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

The IP network is the backbone of every modern custom installation and the number of connected devices is ever growing. With this in mind, it is now crucial that the fundamental design of any home network is robust and well conceived. It is no longer good enough to just ‘plug it in to any available socket’ come install time!

- Relevant network topologies and their applications in an IP network - How to evaluate network need by analysing occupant behaviours - Predicting likely bandwidth needs for individual and groups of host devices - Designing a wired network that meets the present and probable future needs of specific client - Proposing a wireless network that meets the needs of likely host devices WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Developing network installers and designers should consider this an essential course for future development. Technicians with existing knowledge of IP and networks.

Both wired and wireless networks will be considered with consideration for retro-fit and new build properties. Additional subject matter includes; power planning, equipment location and rack design, testing strategies, and upgradability.

OTHER TECHNICAL COURSES

This course explores all aspects of modern network topology including traffic flow, infrastructure planning, connectivity options and planned redundancy. During the session, students will be work in groups to develop a robust network that will be stable for an initial and developing list of connected host devices. Wired and wireless connectivity will be included as well as host devices from the AV, computing and mobile world.

COSTS Members

£179 +VAT

or

1 VOUCHER

Non-Members

£249 +VAT

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KNX BASIC TRAINING

OTHER TECHNICAL COURSES

15

OVERVIEW

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

This five-day course explores all aspects of the principles of the KNX protocol and includes both theoretical learning, and hands-on programming exercises to build the attendees’ understanding of and confidence with the KNX system configuration tool, ETS.

- KNX Project Design ETS Professional: Basic - KNX Project Design ETS Professional: Advanced (only for informative purposes) - KNX Commissioning ETS - KNX Diagnostics & Troubleshooting ETS - KNX System arguments - KNX System overview - KNX TP Topology - KNX TP Telegram - KNX Bus devices - KNX TP Installation - KNX Powerline - KNX RF

The course concludes with an examination to test the knowledge gained which, if passed, will qualify the candidate as a KNX Partner. By the end of the course, attendees will understand the principles of the KNX Communication protocol and how to build, configure, diagnose, and examine a KNX system.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The course is for anyone looking to gain a fundamental knowledge of the KNX ecosystem, and aiming to become a certified KNX partner. Book this course and get a FREE CEDIA Residential Networking Course.

COSTS Members

54

£649 +VAT

Non-Members

£799 +VAT


MEMBERS ONLy

CEDIA is continually expanding and improving its course selection, adding value to the industry by encouraging its members to strive for excellence. The following two courses are exclusive to CEDIA members, and offer opportunities for members to differentiate themselves from others installers in the home technology industry. MEMBERS ONLY COURSES INCLUDE: • CEDIA Outreach Instructor (see page 56) • CEDIA Accredited Presenter (see page 57)

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OUTREACH INSTRUCTOR

OVERVIEW

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The CEDIA Outreach Instructor programme gives CEDIA members the tools they need to engage with the design and build community.

This course is exclusively for CEDIA members.

MEMBER ONLY COURSES

Exclusive to CEDIA members, this one-day course is a requirement for any individual wanting to access and deliver CEDIA CPD presentations. These presentations are accredited with internationally recognised design bodies including RIBA, and the BIID. The COI course focuses on presentation skills, and will help attendees to deliver an effective and inspiring presentation. It gives attendees the tools to directly engage with design professionals and to inspire them about the potential of integrated technology in people’s lives.

COSTS Members

56

FREE

AVAILABLE CPDs: - Designing Integrated Future-Ready Homes - Smart Home Cabling Requirements for the Modern Home - Designing Home Cinemas and Media Rooms TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: - Basic presentation skills - The characteristics of a good presenter and what makes them successful - How to address an audience and keep them engaged - How to feel confident speaking to a crowd WHAT’S INCLUDED: - Access to accredited CPD course material - Access to CPD Toolkit and Community - Speaker notes and presentation tips - Course workbooks - Lunch and refreshments


ACCREDITED PRESENTER

OVERVIEW

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The member-exclusive CEDIA Accredited Presenter (CAP) course provides the skills for attendees to deliver presentations to different audiences at a variety of events across the globe, from seminar sessions to roadshows and trade shows.

This course is exclusively for CEDIA members who have already attended the CEDIA Outreach Instructor course. Attendees must also have presented at least four CPDs in the past 12 months.

All CEDIA material should be presented with the utmost professionalism and in a delivery style that is both informative and engaging. The CAP course is a pass or fail assessment.

MEMBER ONLY COURSES

This one-day presentation skills class will further develop attendees’ presentation and classroom management skills. The course explores different learning environments, explains how their audiences learn and develops the practical techniques needed to engage those learners.

COSTS Members

FREE

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OTHER TRAINING EVENTS CEDIA offers a number of ways in which to help students continue their professional development. From third-party training, to overseas events, there are always ways in which you can maintain your CEU points and grow your knowledge within the industry.

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CEDIA Tech SUMMIT

The CEDIA Tech Summits are free, regional events that feature presentations on the latest technology in the industry. As well as attending these informative seminars, attendees also have the chance to visit product displays from top trade suppliers and manufacturers, allowing valuable one-on-one time with the brand representatives. Aimed at home technology professionals, the Tech Summits also provide a great opportunity to network with industry peers and build strong business relationships. To see upcoming Tech Summit events, visit www.cedia.net/events

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OVERSEAS EVENTS

ISE RAI Convention Centre Amsterdam, Netherlands

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) is the world’s largest AV systems integration show. ISE showcases the latest cutting-edge technology, products, and solutions being produced around the globe. CEDIA provides a jam-packed education programme at ISE every year and is the place to be to if you are looking to increase your knowledge and skills as well as meet other industry professionals. For more information on ISE, visit www.iseurope.org CEDIA EXPO Denver USA

Every year, more than 20,000 home tech pros convene in the USA for the leading event in connected technology. At CEDIA Expo you can get certified, access innovative new products, learn from industry experts, and attend world-class education sessions from CEDIA instructors. For more information, visit www.cediaexpo.com

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Hire the CEDIA training facilty The CEDIA Training Facility, based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, is available to hire. Consisting of a meeting room, a classroom, a practical workshop and a breakout area, the training facility has the ability to hold mulitple training sessions to many delegates. CEDIA members can take advantage of two days hire of the training facility for free per year. To book the facility, email education@cedia.co.uk

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