Design School level 3: Systems Design, will be held at Imperial College, running from 17 to 19 April, and is the fourth of four courses in the InfoComm Academy Design School. The focus will be on how to analyse, select and plan for seamless equipment interoperation to deliver a desired outcome. The class is three days long, eight hours per day, plus three hours of evening work. Students should be prepared to work in the evenings of the first two days of class. The opportunity to take the CTS-D Certification Test is offered, comprising a 90 minutes' written test on 19 April, and a all-day practical examination on 20 April at Imperial College.
Specialised certification rewards career veterans and those with higher skills. To be eligible, you must first have a general CTS and two years' industry work experience. If you're a designer in consulting, dealer systems, engineering, or if you are a sales professional or manager involved in AV systems design, this designation is for you, and will gain you the CTS-D designation after your name.
Also on offer at Imperial College is the Installation Technician Essentials class, being held from 21 to 23 April. In this class, the student is exposed to all phases of the audiovisual integration process. Using a project scope as a model, the student will learn the importance of project management, integration skills and system verification.
The three-day course covers hardware issues such as cable termination, equipment rack construction and site preparation; system measurement and adjustments for audio, video and control and system troubleshooting, overall quality, and working with other trades.
For more information or to register on any of the courses, go to: www.infocomm.org