AVAD to Host CEDIA Boot Camps
Distributor AVAD said it will host a series of two-day CEDIA Designer Boot Camps in its classrooms at several locations around the country from August through November. The $995 boot camps are intended for technicians who design home integration systems and “are looking to take the next step in their careers,” said the company.
CEDIA Certified Instructor Todd B. Adams will lead the workshops, in which students will learn how to “design their own complex residential electronics systems to maximize performance.” Topics include how to develop an engineering design philosophy, how to create a cable specification plan, how to generate a system design using block diagrams, how to lay out a system design on floor plans, how to create programming specifications and how to perform a project-needs analysis. Adams is a veteran speaker and systems designer, president of DIpartner.com and author of three books on residential electronics system design.
The dates are August 9 and 10 in Tampa, Fla.; August 16 and 17 in Gaithersburg, Md.; October 16 and 17 in Austin, Texas; October 23 and 24 in San Jose, Calif.; November 7 and 8 in Raleigh, N.C.; and November 13 and 14 in Avon, Ohio. The camps will also be held September 16 and 17 at CEDIA EXPO in Denver and October 3 and 4 at the CEDIA Training Facility in Indianapolis.
Attendees will receive 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which go toward maintaining CEDIA Certification. To register for a Designer Boot Camp, interested parties should contact Erin Reynolds at (800) 669-5329, ext. 159 or firstname.lastname@example.org; registration is also available at www.cedia.org/education.