CEDIA View: The Info You Need to Succeed
We have the unique privilege of working in an ever-changing environment. Sure, teachers have new curriculum and accountants have new laws to follow, but we get to learn the new technology. And not just learn the new technology, but become the bona-fide experts. At least that is what’s expected of us. CEDIA Expo alone saw the launch of over 80 new products; each one won’t necessarily affect your business, but each is one to consider.
The onslaught of new products, standards, and processes can be daunting to say the least. Where to begin? How do you get the information you need to stay relevant and succeed in this industry? The answer is different for everyone, so let’s break it down here:
Maybe you’re only a few years into this career path. Maybe you just graduated from school. As a newbie, there is one all-encompassing resource that will get you more than started—The CEDIA Technical Reference Manual. (Think of it as your survival guide.)
The CEDIA Technical Reference Manual is the single most comprehensive guide to the world of residential electronic systems. Each chapter addresses a specific area of the industry such as cabling, documentation and networking—and presents the information in a clear, concise manner. The second edition includes important revisions and updates, as well as all-new material on HDMI and troubleshooting.
It is fully aligned with the most recent recommended practice and white paper documents. This book is a must-have for all technicians and designers, and every company involved in the industry should have one on the shelf for reference. It’s a great resource for anyone pursuing CEDIA certification, and can be used as a textbook for training that leads to a career selling, designing, or installing technology in the home.
We all have those friends who are the trend setters—who are always on the lookout for the next best thing, and who are thinking way ahead of the curve, or maybe just one crucial step ahead of us.
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