New technical training from ihiji will run the length of August thru September, including special dates during CEDIA EXPO. Ihiji's multi-platform technical training program seeks to address the scheduling needs of busy integrators interested in network management education. It will include cross-country live and collaborative training sessions, tradeshow educational opportunities, and intensive webinars.
The company's VP of technology, Michael Maniscalco, will serve as an expert panelist for an upcoming CEDIA webinar on recurring revenue streams on August 27. The webinars include real-world examples, and live classroom training will be held at the upcoming CEDIA EXPO 2014 in Denver for in-depth hands-on instruction. Three different CEDIA CEU educational courses will be hosted by ihiji, and ihiji is also offering two stand-alone manufacturer training sessions. Additional training dates will be announced for the fourth quarter of 2014 and into 2015.
“Coming from the integration world ourselves, we know how incredibly busy systems integrators are. That is, in fact, a primary reason ihiji remote network management tools are so important and why they provide such a tangible benefit. That’s also why we don’t presume that those in the field can always take time away from the office or job sites to attend training sessions,” said Maniscalco. “Hence, we’ve structured our Multi-Platform Technical Training Program to provide integrators with a variety of educational opportunities that can be scheduled at a time that’s most convenient.”
In addition to the special Network Essentials webinars, ihiji will continue to conduct monthly technical training webinars, which are free of charge and open to dealers and other trade professionals looking to further their network management and/or ihiji invision skills.
Building on the several dozen ihiji educational opportunities that have already been conducted this year, integrators have access to the following ihiji training opportunities:
ihiji Networking Essentials Webinar Series
The intensive training push continues with ihiji’s Network Essentials Webinar series, which began in May. The Network Essentials series has been carefully constructed by ihiji to encourage best practices and provide a greater understanding and deeper knowledge of networking.
August 20 (12 p.m. ET) – “The Future of Home Networks”
With the right tools, integrators can stay one step ahead of the competition and grow with the network, as well as with the client demand. Ihiji will show integrators how its "invision" system can simplify the complex and comprehensive network growth that is approaching quickly so they can stay ahead of the game. Register here.
August 28 (10 a.m. ET) – invision Dealer Portal Training
Whether you're new to ihiji invision or just need a refresher on all of its powerful features, this basic technical training webinar (held monthly) includes an in-depth walk-through of the ihiji invision tool. ihiji helps integrators get the most out of invision with a techninja certification. Register here.
August 27 (12-1 p.m. ET) – “Recurring Revenue: Gaining Client Acceptance of Service Contracts” CEDIA CEU Course (1.0 credits)
One of the top challenges home technology professionals have with offering service contracts is getting their clients to see the value. In this Business Toolkit Series webinar conducted by CEDIA, integrators can learn from peers on how they handle the most common client objections to a service contracts—specifically the idea that clients will pay as needed for any additional support. The discussion will also address how to identify the best clients for service contracts and what benefits are most attractive to them. ihiji VP of technology will provide his expert opinion. Register here.
ihiji Manufacturer Training Sessions at CEDIA Expo 2014
September 13, 2014 (11 a.m. MT) – ihiji Technical Training
September 13, 2014 (2 p.m. MT) – ihiji Technical Training
These two manufacturer training sessions will be held at the Colorado Convention Center and will cover all aspects of using ihiji’s powerful suite of tools to more effectively manage remote networks.
ihiji Continuing Education Courses, CEDIA Expo 2014
Finally, ihiji will be in Denver September 10-13, 2014 for CEDIA EXPO 2014 with three exclusive continuing education credit CEDIA courses (each offers 0.25 CEU credits for CEDIA members). The schedule is as follows:
September 10, 2014 (1-2 p.m. MT)
ESCR094B-1: Why Client Care Programs (Service Contracts) are Important for Recurring Revenue
September 11, 2014 (1:30–3 p.m. MT)
ESCR095B-1: Implementing & Creating Client Care Programs: The Service 2.0 Model
September 12, 2014 (1:30–5:30 p.m. MT)
EST423LL-10: Remote System Access: Methods, Security & Best Practices
These courses offer all CEDIA members the opportunity to get up to speed on the latest in network management technology, including remote access, client care programs for recurring revenue streams, and more.
“Anyone in the industry will benefit from learning more about networking best practices, techniques, and more,” said Maniscalco. “After participating in these training courses, whether online or at a trade show, most integrators are surprised by how much they didn’t know about networking. We look forward to making the end of 2014 both productive and educational.”