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Fundamentals of Structured Wiring

$149.00

Online Course Length: 6 hours | Course Price: $149
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This course delivers a comprehensive discussion about the foundation of technologies in the home

Technical principles, including tools, wiring, components and outlets, are presented and explained. Detailed step-by-step design and installation procedures, testing and troubleshooting methods and much more are covered. Packed with information and wisdom that usually takes years to learn, this course is the definitive starting point for new electronic systems technicians. Informative text, detailed color diagrams, and instructional videos teach precisely what students need to know to successfully install structured wiring systems. Special In-Depth articles provide deeper background and technical information on critical topics, and Project Management Tips coach installers on good management practices. An online Glossary provides ready access to definitions of key terms.

*This course requires a PC with Flash Player
it is NOT iPad compatible


Prerequisites

Students should have a basic understanding of what residential technologies are and the benefits they provide, but no prior technical knowledge is required.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Define a structured wiring system
  • Understand the components of a structured wiring system
  • Explain the benefits of a structured wiring system
  • Design and document a structured wiring system
  • Describe how to pre-wire a structured wiring system
  • Understand key safety issues and practices related to installing a structured wiring system
  • List concepts and methods needed to test a structured wiring system

Learning Process and Evaluation

Each student receives a user name and password that provides private and monitored access to the online course.
Progression through the course is managed through an LMS (Learning Management System).
Each course is divided into 10 to 14 sections and at the end of each section the student is given a Quiz consisting of 5 to 10 questions randomly selected from a pool of questions. A score of 100% is required to progress to the next section. The student is notified which questions are correct or incorrect. The student can then review the materials and answer the questions again. There are unlimited attempts at each Quiz.
Upon completion of all the course material and section Quizzes, the student is required to take a 25 to 40 question Final Test randomly selected from a pool of questions. A score of 80% or better is considered a passing grade and the student will receive notification of his score. A Certificate of Completion will be available for the student to print when the Final Test is successfully completed.

Course Outline

1. Introduction

This module reviews the system requirements for the course. It also covers how to navigate the course and the course learning objectives.

2. Introducing Structured Wiring

  • Define structured wiring
  • List the three components of structured wiring
  • Explain the many services supported by structured wiring
  • List the subsystems that receive and transmit signals to provide benefits to homeowners
  • Explain how structured wiring fits into the home construction and remodeling processes

3. Benefits of Structured Wiring

  • Explain how homeowners benefit from structured wiring
  • Explain how builders can benefit from structured wiring
  • Explain how technology integrators can benefit from installing structured wiring

4. Safety, Tools, and Standards

  • Discuss common jobsite hazards to avoid
  • Explain basic jobsite safety rules to follow
  • List essential planning tools
  • List common rough-in tools
  • List typical trim-out tools
  • List essential testing tools

5. Components of Structured Wiring

  • Explain the basic physical and performance characteristics of wire used in structured wiring
  • Identify different low voltage cable types and their attributes
  • Discuss the types and purpose of distribution panels and distribution modules
  • List the types and purpose of wall outlets and access points

6. Layout of Structured Wiring

  • Describe the pros and cons of daisy chain and home run structured wiring layouts
  • Identify industry standards for recommended wire runs
  • List recommended locations of outlets and audio speakers
  • Discuss the importance of surge protection for home technology systems

7. Installing Structured Wiring

  • Describe the pros and cons of daisy chain and home run structured wiring layouts
  • Identify industry standards for recommended wire runs
  • List recommended locations of outlets and audio speakers
  • Discuss the importance of surge protection for home technology systems

8. Terminating Structured Wiring

  • List the basics steps to take to terminate wire
  • Define TIA 568A and 568B standards for wire termination
  • Explain how to terminate Cat 5, audio, and Coax wires
  • List the tools to use for terminating different wire types
  • Identify how to terminate wire at the distribution panel
  • Explain how to install distribution modules into the distribution panel

9. Testing Structured Wiring

  • Explain why testing structured wiring systems is important
  • Identify when structured wiring testing should occur
  • Discuss symptoms and causes of common wiring problems
  • List common testing tools and their functions

10. Course Summary

This section summarizes all of the courses content. This section is followed by the courses’ final test.