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Online Course Provides a Thorough Introduction to Residential Technologies
Bedrock Learning BL-OC-INTRO Online Course: Introduction to Residential Technologies
Bedrock Learning Introduction to Residential Technologies Online Training Course
Bedrock Learning Introduction to Residential Technologies Online Training Course
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Overview

  • Course takes 4 hours to complete
  • Learn about residential technologies from the comfort of your living room
  • Course covers structured wiring, networking, and integrated control
  • Course materials include a field guide for use on projects
  • Course Completion Certificate proves your knowledge and expertise
  • Authorized for 3 CEDIA CEUs, 0.4 ESA CEUs, and 60 ETA Contact Hours

Essential Info

Home automation has been all the rage in recent years and is expected to become a more integral component in any small, medium, or large home or business. If your caught up in all the hype but don't know where to begin, then Bedrock Learning's BL-OC-INTRO Introduction to Residential Technologies Online Training Course is what you need to keep up with the tech-savvy Joneses.

This course delivers an interactive and thorough foundation in many aspects of home and business technology integration with detailed overviews of systems including: Structured Wiring, Communications, Entertainment, Home Networking, Lighting Control, Environment and Energy Management, Security (Protection, Health, and Safety), and Integrated Home Control. This course is perfect for beginner, amateur, or expert designers and installers who want to learn or brush up on essential concepts. The course isn't boring either, but informative texts, detailed color diagrams, in-depth articles, and a thorough glossary of terms make learning truly efficient and enjoyable. This course is divided into 12 sections ending with a quiz, and a comprehensive test at the very end to demonstrate and test your knowledge. This 4 hour long course is designed to be taken at whatever pace you find comfortable, and upon completion you are rewarded a Course Completion Certificate and earn up to 3 CEDIA CEUs (Certified Education Units), 0.4 ESA CEUs, and 60 ETA Contact Hours.

What's Included

  • 1x - Printed Course Guide (detailed, visual reference with all course content you'll use for years to come)
  • 1x - Course Completion Certificate (upon successful completion of final test)

  • More Info


    Prerequisites
    There are no recommended prerequisites for this course.

    User ID/Password: Upon registration, students are emailed (within 24 hours) a unique user IS and password along with instructions for accessing the course. The Course Guide will be shipped on the first business day after an order is received.

    Course Outline
    1. Course Information
    2. Introduction to the Digital Home
    • Technological Advances

    • Services to the Home

    • Home Technologies

    • Systems and Solutions

    3. The Industry and Market
    • Advancement and Trends

    • Players and Associations

    • Home Technology Installation Process

    • Roles of the Homeowner, Architect, Designer, Builder, and Integrator

    4. Benefits of Home Technology
    • Convenience, Safety, and Security

    • Financial Benefits

    • Access to New Technologies and Services

    5. Structured Wiring
    • Components

    • Design and Installation

    • A Day in the Life…

    6. Communications
    • Components

    • Design and Installation

    • A Day in the Life…

    7. Entertainment
    • Components

    • Design and Installation

    • A Day in the Life…

    8. Lighting Control
    • Components

    • Design and Installation

    • A Day in the Life…

    9. Environment and Energy Management
    • Components

    • Design and Installation

    • A Day in the Life…

    10. Security, Health, and Safety
    • Components

    • Design and Installation

    • A Day in the Life…

    11. Home Networking
    • Components

    • Design and Installation

    • A Day in the Life…

    12. Integrated Home Control
    • Components

    • Control Interfaces

    • User Interfaces

    • Design and Functionality

    • A Day in the Life…

    13. Course Summary
    14. FINAL TEST

    Specifications

    Specifications
    Manufacturer Bedrock Learning
    Manufacturer Product No. BL-OC-INTRO
    Length4 Hours
    Continuing Education UnitsCEDIA CEUs: 3

    ESA CEUs: 0.4

    ETA Contact Hours: 60

    infoComm International RUs: 0

    Important notes:
    Only merchandise credit for defective items returned within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item.
    Manufacturer contact information: Bedrock Learning Inc, Tel: (616) 355-1418

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    David S. Rose -- new york, NY   8/18/2008
    Very, very weak. This is a rather slap-dash effort, primarily a Powerpoint presentation thrown together from a bunch of different sources. It is written to about the level of a sixth grader sample slide: Home technologies provide many benefits to the homeowner, including: convenience, safety, security, financial gain, access to new services/technology, and feels like the kind of thing you might get in a junior high school shop class. It certainly would be useless to any professional installer, and wouldn't, I believe, provide any new information at all to anyone who is sophisticated enough to have already found the SmartHome web site. I suppose that if you happened wake up some morning with no knowledge whatsoever of anything related to technology, it might provide a quick overview of the field and help you understand the general difference between communications, entertainment, lighting control and environment and energy management seriously! but it certainly isn't worth $149. The course length is listed in the SmartHome description as 2 hours, and the course materials say this course is divided into [14] 30 to 45 minute training sections, but anyone with the very least bit of experience in the field could skim the whole thing in 10-15 minutes...not that there is much to get out of it.

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