#InfoComm19 will be packed with informative courses sponsored by AVIXA. If you are planning to be at InfoComm 2019 early, this will certainly be worth your while. All three-day courses run from Saturday, June 8, through Monday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Provided below are descriptions of just a few of the courses provided! For a complete listing checkout: www.compusystems.com/servlet/EventExplorerServlet?ACTION=LOAD_SA_EVT_EXP&EVT_UID=208&EVT_EXP_IDENT=81ds7
Audio Essentials: Orange County Convention Center – W305AB: Essentials of Audio is a compressive, introduction to the world of sound and the technology used to create audio systems. Audience: Attendees new to the AV industry, sales and marketing professionals who want to strengthen their technical understanding of audio, IT managers who need to better communicate with AV staff, and the audio curious!
CTS Prep: Orange County Convention Center – W314A: CTS Prep can help ease your nerves and boost your confidence before you take the Certified Technology Specialist CTS exam. Through this course, you will hone in on the specific areas where you need to focus your study time.
Who Should Take This Course: Members and non-members who are preparing for AVIXA’s Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) credential. Current CTS holders who want to refresh their knowledge. Prerequisites: It is strongly recommended that students complete Essentials of AV Technology or pass the AVIXA-Recognized AV Technologist Test before taking CTS Prep. Students needing extra preparation in AV math are recommended to take AV Math Online. Course Features:
. Explore the CTS exam format
. Work collaboratively
. Learn test-taking strategies and what to expect the day of the exam
. Study with the help of facilitators
. Review exam content areas including creating, operating, and servicing AV solutions, as well as conducting management activities
Important Notes: Completion of this program in no way guarantees that you will pass the CTS exam, nor will this program cover all the topics listed in the test outline. By registering for this course, you are not signing up for the CTS exam. The CTS exam must be applied for, paid for and then scheduled separately at a Pearson VUE Testing Center. Please refer to www.avixa.org/training-certification/certification/CTS for details. AVIXA CTS Prep classes will earn you 17 CECs each towards your BICSI RCDD credential.
CTS-D Prep: Orange County Convention Center – W304G: CTS-D Prep can help ease your nerves and boost your confidence before you take the Certified Technology Specialist-Design (CTS-D) exam. Through this course, you will hone in on the specific areas where you need to focus your study time.
Who Should Take This Course: CTS-D exam candidates who have mastered the competencies taught in the prerequisite Design courses.
The eligibility requirements for the CTS-D exam include a current CTS credential and two years’ experience with AV design. Also, upon reviewing the CTS-D exam content outline, students may determine that they require in-depth instruction in some areas. Candidates should review the CTS-D Candidate Handbook for a complete list of eligibility requirements for the CTS-D exam before enrolling in this course.
Prerequisites: It is strongly recommended that students take Design 1, 2 and 3; or be experienced designers. CTS-D Prep is intended as a final review of the material covered in these courses before the exam. Course Features:
. Identify CTS-D exam study needs with drills and exercises including concepts, math formulas, vocabulary and diagrams
. Review design terminology and AV design math skills
. Study the processes associated with designing an AV environment and infrastructure
. Review test-taking processes and strategies with relevant assignments and discussions
. Prepare with practice questions and study drills
. Work collaboratively with your peers
Important Notes: Completion of this program in no way guarantees participants will pass the CTS-D exam, nor will this program cover all the topics listed in the exam content outline. The CTS-D exam must be applied for, paid for and then scheduled separately at a testing center. AVIXA CTS-D Prep class will earn you 18 CECs each towards your BICSI RCDD credential.
CTS-I Prep: Orange County Convention Center – W304C: Explore the CTS-I exam format and review critical areas of the exam including pre-installation activities, pulling cable, mounting substructure and installing AV systems. Hone in on the areas you need to develop and discover test-taking strategies to help you create a study plan.
Who Should Take This Course
- Experienced installation professionals
- CTS holders who are preparing for InfoComm’s CTS-I credential
- Current CTS holders
- CTS-I online pre-test
- Explore the CTS-I exam format and review critical areas of the exam.
- Examine content areas and aspects of the CTS-I exam content outline.
- Review pre-installation activities, pulling cable, mounting substructure and installing AV systems.
- Prepare with question drills.
- Discover test-taking strategies to help you create a study plan.
- Work collaboratively with your peers
- Completion of this program in no way guarantees that you will pass the CTS-I exam, nor will this program cover all the topics listed in the test outline.
- By registering for this course, you are not signing up for the CTS-I exam. The CTS-I exam must be applied for, paid for and then scheduled separately at a Pearson VUE Testing Center. Please refer to the CTS-I Candidate Handbook or infocomm.org/cert for details.
- InfoComm CTS-I Prep class will earn you 22 CECs each towards your BICSI RCDD credential.
Design Thinking for AV: Orange County Convention Center – W309AB: You’ve heard about Design Thinking: the solution-focused methodology that combines logic with design principles like imagination and intuition to solve business challenges. But how does Design Thinking work in the “real” world-especially in our industry? This experiential course, created especially for AV professionals and led by AV professionals, will demonstrate how thinking like a designer leads to better ideas and more innovative outcomes for you and your customer. On day one, after learning the fundamentals of Design Thinking, you’ll visit one of Orlando’s hotels to examine how guests use the public space. Then, over the next two days, you’ll deep dive into the Design Thinking concepts and work to re-imagine those hospitality experiences. Be prepared to have fun while you’re taken out of your comfort zone! At the end of this course, you will be able to apply five Design Thinking principles – empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test – and come away with a fresh perspective on how to approach your next AV project.
Effectively Managing AV Staff: Orange County Convention Center – W303AB:
Calling all technology managers: Do you struggle to efficiently manage your AV/IT, stakeholders and staff? Is your time monopolized by putting out AV/IT fires, one after another? It doesn’t have to be this hard. Develop the skills you need to create efficiencies when managing AV/IT resources with this three-day, hands-on course.
Who Should Take this Course: Technology Managers
Course Features: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
. Create SOPs that allow staff and end users to effectively and consistently perform AV/IT tasks
. Develop orientation tools and procedures to efficiently onboard direct reports
. Train and develop direct reports on how to achieve your vision of success
. Identify key relationships across your organization that are foundational to your success
. Establish and develop end user relationships through communication
. Develop efficient procedures for service recovery when managing incidents to limit future AV/IT failures
This three-day course employs workshop style collaboration and hands-on application of skills. Students will collaborate with other professionals to create, critique and refine documents and practice skills to use on the job; hear from experts on how they efficiently manage AV/IT resources, and practice training methods and apply concepts with peers. They will walk away with job aids and fresh ideas for a more efficient system of managing human and physical AV resources back at their workplace. This is a management course, not a technical course.
Project Management for AV: Orange County Convention Center – W315B: Deliver more successful projects with less pain. You will get an overview of high-level PM principles as well as useful tips. Course Details:
* Define and understand the typical AV industry project life cycle(s).
* Create scope statement and work breakdown structure describing applicable project deliverables.
* Create a network schedule with activities, durations, and interdependencies.
* Delineate and assign resources and budget associated costs to the project(s).
* Identify, assess, and plan for the mitigation of and response to the project’s risks.
* Identify the important project metrics to be captured, measured and analyzed within the typical AV industry methodology.
* Define key project stakeholders, determine requirements and validate assumptions.
* Establish guidelines for team communication and initiate.
* Project managers who are seeking to improve their PM skills
* AV technicians promoted to a position that requires project management skills
* CTS holders who need continuing education renewal units (RUs)
* Candidates preparing for the CTS exams
* Sales personnel who sell integrated, on-time, projects to their clients.
Remember it’s not too late to register for any of the 3-Day Class offerings! To start a new registration go here: www.avixa.org/infocommshow/login?entityid=compusystems&isFrom=ATT&company_code=&PromoCode=
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