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

  • 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

Essential Info

Making the trek down to the local community college isn't necessary in these modern times. Designed for anyone new to the residential technology industry, Introduction to Residential Technologies is an online course that provides an engaging and thorough review of the capabilities, benefits, and technical infrastructure of today's residential technologies. Whether you're an aspiring installer, developer, contractor, or real estate professional, or just a homeowner interested in learning about this exciting industry, Introduction to Residential Technologies is the ideal orientation to the current state of the industry, market, and technology.

What's Included

  • Course guide
  • Quick reference
  • Course completion certificate
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    By taking an online class, you'll be able to learn from the comfort of your home office. When you sign up for Introduction to Residential Technologies, you'll receive a printed course guide and a quick-reference guide, a field guide covering technical terms and definitions. You'll be able to access the online course for three months by using your assigned user ID and password.

    Introduction to Residential Technologies is an 11-part training session on the integration of products and services, including structured wiring, communications, entertainment, networking, lighting control, energy management, security, health and safety, and integrated control. Special in-depth articles provide deeper background and technical information on critical topics, and project management tips coach installers on good management practices. The course includes informative text, detailed color diagrams, and video vignettes. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the online course.

    When you're ready to continue your education, online classes are also available in structured wiring, networking for installers, whole-house audio, residential lighting and residential communication.

    Specifications

    Specifications

    Bedrock Product No.:BL-oc-INTRO
    ISBN:0-9766039-7-7
    Course Length:2 hours



    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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