To meet the needs of its members, CEDIA has split the three day Networking School into three distinct, one-day modular courses. This will allow delegates to sit the entire three day school or focus on whichever parts of the School is most relevant to their needs, Residential Networking, Advanced Residential Networking and / or Wireless Residential Networking.

The Residential Networking course covers the IP Networking parts of the curriculum required for the EST2 Exam for installers. The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation for understanding IP. It is appropriate for both beginners and individuals looking to formalise and increase their IP networking knowledge. With the vast majority of subsystems now having the ability to be converged over an IP network, this is arguably the most important topic to make sure that you have a solid foundation in.

Students who have completed the basic Residential Networking course are ideally placed to attend the Advanced Residential Networking course, which builds on the knowledge and skills previously gained. Once the basics of IP Networking are understood, there are many options to extend IP networks and create a truly integrated home environment. Media sharing, remote monitoring and whole-house control are just a few of the possibilities that more advanced networks can deliver.

With residential networks becoming more complex it is vital that home integration engineers fully understand and can confidentially install networks that are robust and secure. This course delivers the knowledge and skills required to start building more complex networks.

The Wireless Residential Networking course goes back to basics to understand the fundamental technology behind wireless and RF transmission as a physical layer in the OSI model. The course compares wireless to other physical layer types and explores the behaviours of RF considering data speed, frequency and coverage. Installers will also learn about wireless security, making sure customer networks are protected and how to expand a wireless network to cover larger areas.

All courses are held at CEDIA’s headquarters in St Neots. For more information, visit www.cediaeducation.com/courses.

Dates to attend the full three day school or one or more of the modular options are as follows:

Residential Networking:
• 1st Oct 2013
• 3rd Dec 2013 

Advanced Residential Networking:
• 2nd Oct 2013
• 4th Dec 2013 

Wireless Residential Networking:
• 5th Dec 2013