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Networking School

This education pathway provides a strong foundation for technicians who are interested in advancing their professional knowledge through a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of networking.

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Owner 2016 CEDIA Talk: How Millennials Will Reshape the Home Improvement Market Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Emerging Trends 2016 CEDIA Talk: Humanizing the Connected Home Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Business 2016 CEDIA Talk: Expanding Your Referral Opportunities — The Value of Working with a Real Estate Professional Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Owner HOUZZ/CEDIA Consumer Survey Results Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Emerging Trends 2016 CEDIA Talk: How Integrated Smart Home Tech Can Go Mainstream Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Emerging Trends 2016 CEDIA Talk: The Internet of Intelligent Things Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Emerging Trends 2016 CEDIA Talk: Understanding the Opportunities of Bio-Adaptive Lighting Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Designer The Essential Download on AV over IP Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Emerging Trends 2016 CEDIA Talk: Simple, Affordable, Reliable: Is Your Business Ready for this Connected Home Paradigm Shift? Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Network Specialist Cybersecurity and the Connected Home Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Certification Electronic Systems Certified - Technician (ESC-T) Exam Online CEDIA HQ Recertification Exam– Online Proctored
Designer HDCP 2.2 – How it Works Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Designer HDMI 2.0 Mixing Pot & System Design Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Business Opportunities in Golf Simulators Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Compliance Issues for the Internet of Things Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Thinking Different as an Owner: In Business and In Life Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Designer 2017 NEC Updates and The Home Technology Professional Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) presented by Ice Miller Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Designer HDR Today into Tomorrow Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Certification Electronic Systems Certified - Technician (ESC-T) Exam Online CEDIA HQ Certification Exam - Spanish
Certification Electronic Systems Certified- Networking Specialist (ESC-N) Exam Online CEDIA HQ Recertification Exam– Online Proctored
Certification Electronic Systems Certified (ESC) Exam Online CEDIA HQ Certification Exam - Spanish
Certification Electronic Systems Certified - Designer (ESC-D) Exam Online CEDIA HQ Recertification Exam– Online Proctored
Network Specialist Taking the Pain out of Remote Support Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Designer HDCP 2.2 Overview Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Certification Renewal Exam (ESC-T) Online CEDIA HQ Certification Exam - English
Technician Video Display Technologies for Technicians - Spanish Online CEDIA HQ Classroom
Emerging Trends Trends in Virtual and Augmented Reality Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Designer What's the KNX Protocol? Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Designer Connected Luminaires Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Network Specialist Wi-Fi Channel Selection Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Network Specialist Wireless Technologies Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Technician Security System Basics Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Business Influencing Your Buyer Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Certification Electronic Systems Certification (ESC) Pre-Test Assessment Online CEDIA HQ Exam Pre-Test Assessment - English
Certification Electronic Systems Certification (ESC) Pre-Test Assessment Online CEDIA HQ Exam Pre-Test Assessment - Spanish
Certification Electronic Systems Certified - Designer (ESC-D) Exam Online CEDIA HQ Certification Exam - English
Technician Retrofit Installation Scenarios Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Project Manager PM Fundamentals: Monitor and Control Process group Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Certification Electronic Systems Certification - Technician (ESC-T) Pre-Test Assessment Online CEDIA HQ Exam Pre-Test Assessment - English
Certification Electronic Systems Certified- Networking Specialist (ESC-N) Exam Online CEDIA HQ Certification Exam - English
Certification Electronic Systems Certification - Networking Specialist (ESC-N) Pre-Test Assessment Online CEDIA HQ Exam Pre-Test Assessment - English
Certification Electronic Systems Certified (ESC) Exam Online CEDIA HQ Certification Exam - English
Owner Recurring Revenue: Getting Started Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Technician Room Modes Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Technician Retrofit Considerations Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Technician HDMI Initiation/Connection Sequence Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Technician HDMI - HDCP Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Network Specialist MAC Addresses Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Technician Video Calibration Metrics Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Technician Graphic and Parametric EQ Discussion Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Certification Electronic Systems Certified - Technician (ESC-T) Exam Online CEDIA HQ Certification Exam - English
Technician Amplifier Specifications Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Technician Digital Audio Signals Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Project Manager Increasing Profits: How to Best Utilize Subcontractors Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Business Increasing Profits: How to Incorporate Recurring Revenue into Jobs from Day 1 Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Increasing Profits: How to Minimize Waste Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Financial Statements Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Technician Surround Sound Speaker Configuration Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Network Specialist Hacking Home Automation Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Designer The Future of Design Documents Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Technician HDMI Introduction Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Designer HDBaseT and Ultra HD/4K Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Recurring Revenue: Designing Service Contracts Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Recurring Revenue: Creating a Service Fulfillment Structure Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Recurring Revenue: Making Necessary Back-Office Changes Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Recurring Revenue: Selling Service Contracts Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Recurring Revenue: Gaining Client Acceptance of Service Contracts Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Technician Aspect Ratios Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Technician Basic Audio Calibration Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Technician Video Display Technologies Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Technician Basic Video Calibration (How to Calibrate Video Displays) Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Technician HDMI - EDID Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Technician Career in Audio/Video - Stop Dreaming About It and Make It Happen! Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Project Manager Increasing Profits: How to Create Job Cost Reports to Stay on Track Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Increasing Profits: How to Measure And Track Employee Productivity Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Increasing Profits: How to Keep the Money You Earn by Implementing Internal Control Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Markup vs. Margin Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Creating a Breakeven Analysis Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Project Manager Pricing Time & Materials (T&M) Jobs Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Project Manager Inventory Tracking Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Technician Gigabit + Infrastructure: Building the Future with Fiber Optic and CAT6a Cabling Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Project Manager Increasing Profits: How to Get Paid for What You Do by Managing Change Work Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Understanding and Tracking True Labor Costs Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Increasing Profits: How to Create Attractive and Motivational Pay and Bonus Structures Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Want Greater Profitability? Find the Answers In Your Financials Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Managing Cash Flow Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Business Job Costing & Overhead Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner Tracking True Profitability Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Owner GDPR: The Road to May 2018 Archived Webinar Online CEDIA HQ Webinar
Technician Home Control vs. Home Automation Online CEDIA HQ Lesson
Network Specialist Network Security Basics 10/1/2018 CEDIA HQ Lesson
Technician CEDIA New Hire Training Track 10/4/2018 CEDIA HQ eCourse
Certification Electronic Systems Certification - Designer (ESC-D) Pre-Test Assessment 7/20/2020 CEDIA HQ Exam Pre-Test Assessment - English
Technical Excellence ISF Level 1 Online 3/24/2021 CEDIA HQ eCourse
Technical Excellence Advanced Video Calibration School with ISF Levels I-III Certification Package 5/3/2021 CEDIA HQ Hybrid
Technical Excellence Home Cinema Audio Calibration School with HAA Levels I-III Certification Package 5/5/2021 CEDIA HQ Classroom
Technician CIT Technical School 5/10/2021 CEDIA EMEA Classroom
Technician Hybrid KNX Basic Course 5/25/2021 CEDIA EMEA Hybrid
CEDIA Outreach Instructor EMEA CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) 5/27/2021 CEDIA EMEA eCourse
Technician IST Technical School 6/14/2021 CEDIA EMEA Hybrid
Designer EMEA Home Cinema Design Workshop 6/21/2021 CEDIA EMEA Classroom
Technician Hybrid KNX Basic Course 6/21/2021 CEDIA EMEA Hybrid
Forging Alliances AUS CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) 6/30/2021 CEDIA Asia Pacific eCourse
Technician EMEA ESC-N Networking School 7/5/2021 CEDIA EMEA Classroom
Technician CIT Technical School 7/14/2021 CEDIA HQ Classroom
Technician IST Technical School 7/19/2021 CEDIA HQ Hybrid
Network Specialist Residential Networking Specialist School 8/4/2021 CEDIA HQ Classroom
CEDIA Outreach Instructor EMEA CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) 9/6/2021 CEDIA EMEA Classroom
Designer EMEA Home Cinema Design Workshop 9/13/2021 CEDIA HQ Classroom
Technician CIT Technical School 9/20/2021 CEDIA EMEA Classroom
Technician CIT Technical School 10/4/2021 CEDIA EMEA Hybrid
Technician Hybrid KNX Basic Course 10/11/2021 CEDIA EMEA Hybrid
Technician CIT Technical School 10/13/2021 CEDIA HQ Classroom
Technician IST Technical School 10/18/2021 CEDIA HQ Hybrid
Technician IST Technical School 10/18/2021 CEDIA EMEA Classroom
CEDIA Outreach Instructor EMEA CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) 10/25/2021 CEDIA EMEA Classroom
Technician IST Technical School 11/1/2021 CEDIA EMEA Hybrid
Technician EMEA ESC-N Networking School 11/15/2021 CEDIA EMEA Classroom
CEDIA Outreach Instructor EMEA CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) 11/22/2021 CEDIA EMEA Classroom
Designer EMEA Home Cinema Design Workshop 12/6/2021 CEDIA HQ Classroom
Technician Hybrid KNX Basic Course 12/13/2021 CEDIA EMEA Hybrid

Detailed Syllabus

 

Introduction to Networking

Fundamentals of IT/Networking

Introduction to Networking

Fundamentals of IT/Networking

The topic of network design, installation, and configuration is broad and complex. Networking has become the primary communication system for the integration of technologies. This module provides an introduction to the fundamental components and principles involved in network communication.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Describe the structure of a typical domestic network
  • Explain the differences between the various network types: Bus, Ring (Loop), Star (hub and spoke), and Mesh
  • Identify the characteristics of a WAN and LAN

The OSI Model

Fundamentals of IT/Networking

The OSI Model

Fundamentals of IT/Networking

There are two primary models used to describe communications within a network — the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, which breaks down the various stages of communication within a network using seven layers of communication processes, and the TCP/IP model, which is similar, but uses only four layers. While either can be used to describe an IP network, this module employs the full seven-layer model since it can also be used to describe other networks such as Bluetooth, ZigBee, and Z-Wave. Developing a full understanding of the OSI model will be useful when working with other networks in the future.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Recall the OSI seven-layer model
  • Explain in detail the bottom three layers of the OSI model

Network Hardware

Fundamentals of IT/Networking

Network Hardware

Fundamentals of IT/Networking

A home network commonly requires a number of hardware devices to be present to support data transmissions between connected equipment. This module provides an overview of common types of network hardware available and the role each plays. Familiarity with the common network communication protocols and features available in different types of network hardware enables proper installation and configuration of network devices.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Recall the basic functionality of network hardware
  • Explain DHCP, MAC, and IP Addresses
  • Recommend hardware based on the network configuration

Network Configuration

Fundamentals of IT/Networking

Network Configuration

Fundamentals of IT/Networking

Proper configuration is necessary to connect devices to the internet. This module provides instruction on the basic connection and configuration of common network devices. Typical configurations include designation of static and dynamic IP addresses, creation of an IP addressing plan, and implementation of best practices for SSIDs and guest networks.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Test WAN configuration connection speed
  • Explain the differences between static and dynamic addresses 
  • Build a plan to document the network IP addresses

Wireless Residential Networking

Face to face class

Wireless Residential Networking

Face to face class

This course compare wireless to other physical layer types and explores the behaviours of RF considering data speed, frequency, and coverage. Attendees will learn the importance and opportunities of wireless security, making sure customer networks are protected, and how to expand a wireless network to cover larger areas.

Topics covered include:

  • 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

Advanced Residential Networking

Face to face class

Advanced Residential Networking

Face to face class

Attendees who have completed the Residential Networking course are now ideally placed to study this more advanced course which builds upon the knowledge and skills previously gained.

Once the basics of IP Networking are understood (hint: Can you confidently explain layers 1-3 of the OSI model?), this course will deliver attendees the knowledge and skills required to start building more complex networks.

Topics covered include:

  • 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)

Designing Networks

Face to face class

Designing Networks

Face to face class

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.

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.

Topics Included

  • 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

In This Section

Who should attend?

  • Technicians with some/little networking experience
  • Technicians who have already completed the CEDIA Technical School
  • Anyone seeking to become a City & Guilds Smart Home Technician
  • Those looking to become CEDIA ESC-N Certified
 

What's included?

  • All course workbooks
  • The CEDIA ESC-N certification exam
  • Lunch and refreshments

ESC-N Certification

Prepare for the ESC-N examination by viewing the requirements here

Costs

  • CEDIA Members: £649 + VAT
  • Non-members: £975 + VAT