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Introduction to the Digital Home

$149.00

Online Course Length: 4 hours | Course Price: $149.00
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Gain knowledge on today's digital home in this non-technical course.

This non-technical course delivers an engaging explanation about the systems, capabilities and benefits of connected living. Designed for anyone new to the industry, come learn about the products and services delivering connectivity today and the possibilities coming tomorrow.

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


Prerequisites

There are no recommended prerequisites for this course

Course Learning Objectives

  • Provide a definition of home technologies
  • Identify typical home technology subsystems
  • Identify the players in the home technology industry
  • Explain the home technology installation process
  • Identify the different stakeholders in the process
  • Describe each of the technology subsystems in a connected home and the benefits they each provide

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. Course Information

2. Introduction to the Digital Home

  • Technological Advances
  • Services to the Home
  • Home Technologies
  • Systems and Solutions

3. The Industry and Market

  • Advancements and Trends
  • Players and Associations
  • Home Technology Installation Process
  • Roles of the Homeowner, Architect, Designer, Builder, and Integrator

4. Benefits of Home Technology

  • Convenience, Safety, and Security
  • Financial Benefits
  • Access to New Technologies and Services

5. Structured Wiring

  • Components
  • Design and Installation
  • A Day in the Life . . .

6. Communications

  • Components
  • Design and Installation
  • A Day in the Life . . .

7. Entertainment

  • Components
  • Design and Installation
  • A Day in the Life . . .

8. Lighting Control

  • Components
  • Design and Installation
  • A Day in the Life . . .

9. Environment and Energy Management

  • Components
  • Design and Installation
  • A Day in the Life . . .

10. Security, Health, and Safety

  • Components
  • Design and Installation
  • A Day in the Life . . .

11. Home Networking

  • Components
  • Design and Installation
  • A Day in the Life . . .

12. Integrated Home Control

  • Components
  • Control Interfaces
  • User Interfaces
  • Design and Functionality
  • A Day in the Life . . .

13. Course Summary

14. FINAL TEST