Control4, Bedrock to Provide Training to SEN Buying Group

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 Orlando, FL -- Control4, manufacturer of affordable IP-based home control and entertainment systems, and Bedrock Learning, a leader in training and curriculum development, and the buy group, Specialty Electronics Nationwide (SEN) revealed details about the promotion of “Home Networking Made Easy”, which provides incentives for SEN dealer members to participate in Bedrock Learning’s online course, “Home Networking for Technicians.”

Providing the opportunity to learn the principles of computer networking, the Home Networking Made Easy program awards a $150 credit with Control4 for every SEN dealer who passes the Bedrock Learning Home Networking for Technicians online course, a value of $149. One of the requirements of becoming a factory-direct Control4 dealer is being certified to install the Control4 platform. The very best way to prepare for Control4® training is to master home networking skills in advance.

“The most common issues associated with a home automation system come as a result of networking configuration problems,” said Will West, CEO of Control4. “We’re pleased to work with SEN and Bedrock Learning to offer the Home Networking Made Easy Program to empower dealers to efficiently set up networks resulting in a more powerful home control platform.”

Through online instruction designed specifically for residential technology installers, students are exposed to the different elements of a computer network as well as design and how to link home network components together to share information and Internet access. Topics discussed include installation, configuration, programming and troubleshooting of home networks, including both wired and wireless options. Other core topics covered in detail include: wired and wireless routers, PC and Mac operating systems, cabling fundamentals, Internet/residential gateways, and network security. The course is practical in nature, not theoretical, with expertly authored content, detailed diagrams, instructional videos, and animations to teach students what they need to know to successfully install a home network. Special in-depth articles provide deeper background and technical information on critical topics, and project management tips coach installers about how to work with homeowners and builders to successfully complete projects. An online glossary provides easy access to key terms and definitions. The course is divided into 13 training modules, each with a quiz, and a comprehensive test at the end of the course allows students to demonstrate their newfound knowledge of residential networking.

“Control4 is a leading home automation company and we’re excited about partnering with them and SEN to offer the training for the Home Networking Made Easy Program said Helen Heneveld, President of Bedrock Learning. “It is refreshing to work with companies who value training and see the benefits it brings in making their dealer channel more efficient and profitable.”

“Today training needs to be available 24/7 and Bedrock Learning provides that accessibility,” said Jeannette Howe, executive director of SEN. “Whole-home automation embodies the future of the specialty community and we enthusiastically endorse Control 4 and Bedrock Learning for providing such progressive training solutions for SEN members.”

To learn more about the incentive program your company may qualify for, contact SEN, Control4 or Bedrock Learning for information. At SEN, contact Barrie McCorkle, bmnationwide@gmail.com, 970.984.0545. At Control4 contact Bryan Koutsky, bkoutsky@control4.com, 262.957.7428. And, at Bedrock Learning, contact Jennifer Trudell, jen@bedrocklearning.com, 616.355.1418.

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