Boot Camp

Next date: 9th Apr 2018 - 5 day course
Location: CEDIA Training Centre, St Neots
Spaces available: 15

New to the industry? Acquire the vital knowledge and skills necessary to get started in the residential electronic systems industry with CEDIA’s Boot Camp. This comprehensive five-day session is delivered by CEDIA Certified Instructors, and includes both classroom instruction and hands-on training.

The course will provide attendees with the skills required to build a foundation for a successful career as a technician, designer, or even business owner within the home technology industry.

As a business owner, this is the ideal first course for new employees. The courses will provide the knowledge and skillset required to be a useful member of the installation team from day one. The course will also teach the engineering and technical foundations necessary for an individual to go on to CEDIAʼs five-day technical school, and the ESC-T certification exam.

The course is split into five days as follows:

Day 1 – Cables, Connectivity and Structured Wiring Workshop

The need for a proper cabling infrastructure is essential in any custom installation project. This workshop will show attendees the various cables and connectors used in integrated residential systems, and demonstrate how to build a future-ready wiring environment.

Topics covered include:

  • Recognising the various cables and connectors
  • How various cables and connectors are used
  • Recommended connector termination methods
  • Practical exercises with various cables and connectors
  • The basics of structured cabling systems
  • Using patch panels and wall-plate modules
  • Basic testing methods for structured cabling

Day 2 - Essential Technical and Personal Skills for Installers

Ideal for new installation technicians, this course will provide attendees with the essential training in the typical maths, science and electronics installers will have to utilise within the home technology industry.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding and manipulating formulae
  • Working with triangles, percentages and ratios
  • Waves, frequency and wavelength
  • Electricity and electrical theory
  • Tools, PPE and other equipment needed
  • Avoiding client problems through effective communication

Day 3 - Health & Safety

CEDIA is now an accredited ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) Health and Safety assessment centre, and this one-day course is designed to help attendees understand the necessary site competency skills needed within the industry.

Topics covered include:

  • Ladders and Steps, rooftop safety and harness use
  • Practical scenarios on Working At Heights elements
  • Manual Handling practical session
  • Asbestos Awareness specifics & questionnaire

Day 4 - Safe Isolation

This workshop will provide individuals or organisations that are required to demonstrate they can comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act and Electricity at Work Regulations with a certificate of achievement covering the Safe Isolation of an electrical system.

Topics covered include:

  • The Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Voltage testing
  • Equipment types and compliance
  • Safe isolation procedure explained and demonstrated 
  • Practical safe isolation techniques explained and demonstrated

Day 5 - Audio, Video and RF Systems for Installers

For many installers audio and video represent a large percentage of each project. This course brings together these fascinating topics to deliver the ideal grounding for installers of up-to-date home entertainment.

Topics covered include:

  • Display functions and technologies
  • Interlaced vs. progressive pictures
  • Video scaling
  • Dynamic range considerations
  • Loudspeaker varieties
  • Sound processing and amplification
  • The RF spectrum
  • Frequency and wavelength relationships
  • RF system components
  • RF distribution methods
  • Basic RF system design

There will be opportunities during the course for individual questions and topic reviews. There are a maximum of 12 places available on this course. Hours will be from 09.30 to 17.30.

Full logistics details will be sent out one week before the course by E-Mail.

Included in the cost of the course are:

  • A Course Workbook
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day

Next dates for this course:

9th Apr 2018 at CEDIA Training Centre, St Neots >>> Book Course Now

25th Jun 2018 at CEDIA Training Centre, St Neots >>> Book Course Now

17th Sep 2018 at CEDIA Training Centre, St Neots >>> Book Course Now

5th Nov 2018 at CEDIA Training Centre, St Neots >>> Book Course Now

Booking Options

Costs are inclusive of daytime refreshments.

Member Cost: £958.80

Non-member Cost: £1,438.80


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