CEDIA Offers Hands-On EST Boot Camp and Business Training in East Coast

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Indianapolis, IN -- Expanding the pool of qualified and trained technicians is imperative to the success of CEDIA member businesses and the electronic systems industry. To support this effort, CEDIA, in partnership with david, llc and Digital Sales Group NY, will deliver eight training events in the new Westbury, New York, training facility beginning in April. Among the events to be offered include CEDIA’s popular Electronic Systems Technician (EST) Basic Residential Boot Camp, business courses, and the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) Certified-EST certification review and exam.

CEDIA’s EST Basic Residential Boot Camp is a comprehensive three-day event designed for technicians with a year or less of experience in the residential electronic systems industry. It combines classroom learning with hands-on exercises that demonstrate the typical tasks and challenges faced during an installation.

Students will have the opportunity to experience the same hands-on training at the Digital Sales Group/david llc facility as they would in CEDIA’s Indianapolis training facility. The Westbury facility will house building structures which are used by students for hands-on activities to learn the basic residential installation skills such as pulling cable, terminating connectors, and installing outlets, boxes, and in-wall speakers. This is the first time since 2002 that electronic systems professionals will have the opportunity to take CEDIA’s EST Basic Residential Boot Camp outside of its Indianapolis Training Facility.

In addition to EST Boot Camp, the Westbury training facility, which is co-located with david at 750 Shames Drive, will provide electronic systems professionals access to extensive product, technical and business management training opportunities. Digital Sales Group/david llc will also host the review and exam for ESPA’s entry-level certification, ESPA Certified-EST®, which helps students understand their level of knowledge and get started on the right career path in the electronic systems industry.

Event and registration information will be available at www.cedia.org/education. Interested individuals may contact CEDIA headquarters at 317.328.4336 for additional information.

About CEDIA Boot Camp

CEDIA’s Electronic Systems Technician (EST) Basic Residential Boot Camp is a comprehensive starting point for entry-level ESTs as well as professionals entering the electronic systems industry from a related discipline.
This three-day hands-on training session takes students through the pre-wire and trim-out phases of new construction, covering the terminology and skills needed by entry-level technicians. Students begin with classroom instruction to get a grasp on the fundamentals then move into hands-on training in the lab area.

2009 Dates:
(Held at CEDIA Training Facility in Indianapolis)
February 9 – 11
March 23 – 25
April 21 – 23
May 18 – 20
June 23 – 25
July 20 – 22
October 19 – 21
November 10 – 12

(Held at Digital Sales Group/david llc in Westbury, N.Y.)
April 29 – May 1
July 8 – 10
December 2 – 4

CEDIA’s EST Advanced Residential Boot Camp is designed for those who have already had a few years on the job and are looking to transition into the role of lead technician.

This course expands on the installation, configuration, testing, calibration, and basic control tasks associated with more advanced subsystems, including flat panel and front projection displays, distributed audio and video, and home theater systems. The lab portion of this course is devoted to the installation, setup and calibration of a typical home theater system.

2009 Dates (Held at CEDIA Training Facility in Indianapolis):
February 12 – 14
March 26 – 28
May 21 – 23
July 23 – 25
October 22 – 24
December 8 – 10

Special: Save 50 percent on registration for the Indianapolis Boot Camps now through June. Learn more at www.cedia.org/education.

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