As part of its ongoing commitment to raising standards for home networks across the industry, CEDIA has introduced a new Networking Certification and a three-day Networking Training School to support the programme.

The new Networking credential will identify those industry professionals who have proven they possess the knowledge needed to successfully implement a robust network in the home. It is based on the body of knowledge found in CEDIA's IP and Networking track of learning. It is ideally suited to: those ESTs who install and configure residential systems, IT professionals who want to enhance their credibility within the consumer electronics industry, system designers who need to know they are specifying the right design and hardware, and control system programmers who are now interacting with the network daily.

“Virtually all technologies in the home are becoming part of the home network,” says CEDIA’s Education Director, Matt Dodd. “To provide network systems that meet increasing speed and reliability requirements, the Home Technology Professional of today and tomorrow must be able to design, install, configure, and maintain a high quality, complex network. CEDIA's Networking School, and Residential Networking Specialist Credential, both seek to raise the standard for home networks across the industry.”

The three-day Networking School comprises modules looking at IP Theory and Practice, Network Security, Segmentation and Remote Access, and a Wireless Networking Workshop. Also covered will be all the IP and Wireless Networking content necessary to attain the CEDIA EST2, EST3 and Designer Level One Certification Exams, and much of the groundwork for the Residential Networking Specialist Exam.

By the end of the school, attendees should be able to implement TCP/IP connected hardware in 95% of the situations encountered in a residential environment.

Course dates and locations are as follows:

25th June 2013, CEDIA HQ, St. Neots
16th Jul 2013 at CEDIA HQ, St. Neots
20th Aug 2013 at CEDIA HQ, St. Neots
8th Oct 2013 at Birmingham City University, Birmingham

The CEDIA website has further details, including early bird discount deal, at www.cediaeducation.com/networking-school.