- What's Included
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.
Bedrock Product No.: BL-oc-INTRO ISBN: 0-9766039-7-7 Course Length: 2 hours
- Review of 93201 Review by David S. Rose
Review of 93201
David S. Rose
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  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.
Posted on 8/17/2008
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