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Quick Start to the Audiovisual Industry

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Course Description
Technicians, managers, and support staff, in their first six months to a year of hire, receive an introduction to the audiovisual industry to help them understand the context of their job and how the industry works.

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Course Purpose
Improves the productivity of new employees, starting with their first day of hire. The online training provides a basic understanding of the audiovisual communications industry and is supplemented by a learner's workbook and manager's guide.

Newly hired members of an organization, in technical or non-technical positions, who are unfamiliar with the audiovisual communications industry.


In this course, students will:

  • Define the role of the AV communications technology in today's environment.
  • Identify the applications of audio reinforcement, reproduction and recording.
  • Describe the typical video equipment that is used in AV applications.
  • Identify applications of computer data display.
  • Discuss applications of AV systems integration.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Industry Overview
Examines industry segments, AV disciplines, and professional relationships

Chapter 2:  Visual Display in the Presentation Environment
Identifies factors that affect a viewing environment and equipment historically associated with visual display

Chapter 3:  Video in AV Applications
Describes types of video signals and typical equipment

Chapter 4:  Computer Data Display
Explores fundamentals of a graphics adapter and typical display technologies

Chapter 5:  Audio in AV Applications
Follows the path of an audio signal through a simple sound system

Chapter 6:  Special Applications
Illustrates the relationship of AV equipment in control systems, networked environments, and videoconferencing

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Delivery Method 
This course is provided online and is supplemented by a learner's workbook and manager's guide providing interactive exercises to reinforce learning on site.  The online portion of the course consists of approximately three hours of learning, plus time spent on activities.

Minimum Hardware, Software and Internet Connection Requirements
This course is composed of numerous Flash files. 
It will work best on a T1 or T3 line, DSL, or cable modem.
If you are using a 28.8 or 56.6k modem, loading some of the longer lessons could take as long at 8 or 9 minutes to download.   Once the lesson is loaded, however, it will run without delay. 

This course also requires:

  • Windows 98 or higher with Pentium 200 MHz (or faster) processor
  • MAC PowerPC with OS 8 or greater
  • 32 MB (or more) RAM
  • Video card set to display in thousands of colors at 800x600 (or greater) resolution
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater connection to the Internet through an Internet Service provider (ISP) or any other means where you can use Microsoft Internet Explorer as your browser. It is also Netscape compatible.
  • Speakers, SVGA monitor, keyboard and mouse

This training program is FREE to InfoComm International members.
This training is free to non-members for a limited time only.


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