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2021 Networking Specialist Job Task Analysis Survey

CEDIA is committed to ensuring the ongoing accuracy and relevance of each certification and education pathway. The knowledge and skills needed to design, configure, secure and troubleshoot wired and wireless networks are as essential as ever for residential technology integrators.

In partnership with Kryterion Global Testing Solutions, CEDIA is conducting a Job Task Analysis to produce an updated and comprehensive outline of these knowledge and skills. This process began in February 2021 with the Networking Job Analysis Task Force and is now ready for input from the wider industry

Survey Details

The survey link will be posted here and will be open from August 2 – September 30, 2021. The survey will take about 20-30 minutes to complete.

Participants who complete the survey are eligible to be entered into a random drawing for one of two $200 Visa Gift cards. Read the official contest rules. Individuals with a current CEDIA Certification will earn 1 CEU for completing the survey.

Who Should Participate?

CEDIA is looking for individuals with at least two years of experience with residential networking. In addition to understanding the technical concepts, participants should be familiar with the daily activities of a technician working in a residence and be able to identify which tasks are most frequently conducted and critical for competent performance.

Survey Results

CEDIA will use the information gathered on this survey to produce an updated networking certification exam and corresponding educational resources. The job task analysis framework will be finalized and published in late September after the survey results have been collected, analyzed and approved by a committee of qualified and representative subject matters. Individuals interested in participating on this committee should contact CEDIA Certification at certification@cedia.org

Networking Job Analysis Task Force 

From February to July 2021, this committee has worked with test development experts from Kryterion Global Testing Solutions to update the existing document and prepare the survey. CEDIA would like to thank the task force members and additional SMEs who have volunteered significant amounts of time on this project.

  • Joe Whitaker (Chairman) - The Thoughtful Home, USA
  • Jared Edwards - Luxul, USA
  • Bjorn Jensen – WhyReboot, USA
  • Daniel Adams – Bluestream, UK
  • Steve Rissi – CEDIA, USA
  • Matt Manalis – eXperience ONE, Australia
  • Brian Gerk – Sonos, USA
  • Greg Rex – Lutron, USA
  • Dennis Erskine – Erskine Group, USA
  • Pete Trauth – Nirvana Home Entertainment, USA
  • Mike Ranpura – Smart Life AV, UK
  • Amanda Wildman, TruMedia, USA
  • Joel Crane – MetaGeek, USA
  • Frank Padikkala – Panasonic, USA
  • Rob Krug – Avast, USA
  • Nathan Holmes – Access Networks

Certification Exam Update

Upon completion of the new blueprint, the exam and certification policies will undergo revision starting Fall 2021. A new version of the exam is expected to be released in early 2022 following a beta exam. CEDIA is currently recruiting individuals to join Networking Specialist Exam Development Task Force to complete this revision. Volunteers participating on the Task Force will earn the new certification.

The CEDIA Networking Specialist certification is targeted towards for individuals with several years of experience. This certification is the next step beyond the fundamental networking concepts at the CEDIA Integrated Systems Technician (IST) level.

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