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Advanced Networking Boot Camp

A home network: the heartbeat of the home. As essential as it is to maintain the health of the heart, so too is it essential to understand and maintain the foundation of your client’s integrated system. CEDIA understands how important proper setup and configuration is — for years we we have offered hands-on networking training to ensure that your business has the necessary and proper tools.

To complement our ongoing training, CEDIA offers a multi-day compilation boot camp providing all of the skills and knowledge necessary to install and manage an integrated home through a high performance, residential IP network. During this three-day boot camp, networking concepts such as virtual local area networks (VLANs) and virtual private networks (VPNs) will be discussed, conceptualized and implemented. You can look forward to classroom lectures, demonstrations and more than eight in-depth, hands-on lab exercises.

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Starts 7/19/2017
Ends 7/21/2017
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Here is an overview of each day’s content:

Day One

Before beginning the boot camp, learners will take the CEDIA ESC-N networking certification pretest to assess their networking strengths and weaknesses. Once complete, learners will dive into intermediate networking concepts on the first day such as accessing a network from the internet, documenting your client’s network, security, performance and protocols. After demonstrating an understanding of these concepts through lab exercises, learners will transition to advanced wireless concepts including types of hardware, designing and planning a wireless network and working with quality of service in a wireless environment. Demonstrations and lab exercises will reinforce the wireless discussion.

Day Two

The advanced wireless networking discussion continues on day two with a lecture and multiple learning labs on roaming, spectrum analysis, and troubleshooting. After wrapping up the wireless networking discussion, learners will transition to remote access, including concepts such as port forwarding and VPNs. Attendees will participate in lab exercises related to these concepts.

Day Three

Learners will wrap up remote access concepts on day three, and transition to the most advanced, concepts this boot camp has to offer: VLANs and QoS. Two types of VLANs will be discussed, and will include lab exercises. Discussion will then move to Quality of Service, as well as how to implement a VLAN with QoS successfully. To cap off the three-day boot camp, learners have the option to put their knowledge to the test by taking the CEDIA ESC-N networking certification exam.

This boot camp is not for beginners; it is imperative that learners have a fundamental understanding of networking and IP before registering for this class – it is recommended that participants have several months of experience as well. CEDIA offers this supporting, fundamental training in the online courses Network Cabling Infrastructure, IP for Technicians, and Wireless Network Technologies . Additionally, attendees should also have some experience successfully configuring a basic residential router and access point.

The advanced networking material presented during the boot camp supports the CEDIA Electronic System Certified - Networking Specialist credential. During the boot camp, students will sit for the certification exam. The exam fee is included in the boot camp registration fee.

Regular Price: $1,200
CEDIA Member Price: $950

Save $100 when you register by June 18, 2017.
Save if two or more individuals from the same company attend the same session! Call CEDIA Registration at 800.669.5329 ext. 123 for more information.
Cost includes three days of training, participant guides, CEDIA ESC-N exam fee, and refreshements, including lunch. Tools are provided during the lab portion of the curriculum.

Computer Required
Students must bring a PC (or Mac with Boot Camp or parallels) on XP, Win7, or later to be able to complete all of the activities during class.

Boot camp is held from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day. Please schedule your departing flights from Indianapolis on the third day to leave no earlier than 7:00 p.m.

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Express
Indianapolis Park 100
7220 Woodland Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278
(317) 290-1212
Rate: $95.95 per night – ask for the CEDIA rate
The Holiday Inn Express is close to the CEDIA Training Facility - shuttle not available

Hilton Garden Inn Northwest
Intech Business Park
6930 Intech Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46278
(317) 288-6060
Rate: $119 per night - ask for the CEDIA rate
Shuttle available to CEDIA upon availability

Cancellation Policy
Requests for cancellation must be made to CEDIA Registration at 800-669-5329 or No refunds will be provided if the cancellation request is received less than seven (7) days prior to the training start date.


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