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Crestron hosts Cert. Prep course at its New Jersey HQ
By InfoComm International®   -   May 19, 2006
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ROCKLEIGH, N.J. -- Crestron Electronics hosted InfoComm Academy’s Certification Prep course at its state-of-the-art Crestron Training Institute, located at the company’s headquarters in Rockleigh, N.J., on May 9-11, 2006.

The Certification Prep course was the first InfoComm Academy course to be conducted at the new Crestron Training Institute -- a technically advanced training and meeting center -- since it recently celebrated its grand opening. The event marks the first offsite venue for the Certification Prep course in the United States, which to date has been held at InfoComm International’s Fairfax, Va. headquarters and in countries throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Tom Kehr, CTS-D, a Staff Instructor for InfoComm International, led the three-day, open-enrollment course at Crestron with support for the event provided by Laura Ascolese, Corporate Training Manager for Crestron.

The course was well attended with 22 students including executives, consultants, programmers, managers, technicians, engineers and installers from throughout the region, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and as far away as California and Minnesota.

As part of the course, Kehr presented a series of exercises clarifying key concepts from InfoComm's Essentials of the AV Industry online course, which prepared students to take the general Certified Technology Specialist exam. By passing the CTS exam, AV professionals earn the CTS designation, which indicates they have demonstrated knowledge of the science and technology used in AV communications including audio, video, display and systems.

According to Kehr, the course was well received by its students, who were actively engaged in learning the technology-oriented curriculum. He said, “I thought this class was a real quality group of industry professionals. They took their study very seriously, in class and out.”

Nearly 5,000 professionals around the world have achieved the designation of Certified Technology Specialist from InfoComm International. The CTS program is the only professional AV certification program recognized by the National Certification Commission.

For more information about InfoComm’s Certification program, visit www.infocomm.org, e-mail support@infocomm.org or call 800.659.7469 to speak with an InfoComm International representative.


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