melville, ny—ADI has expanded its training initiatives for 2010 to help dealers uncover new opportunities and remain competitive in the lowvoltage market. This year, ADI has added a variety of new courses in IP, residential, and commercial AV, intrusion, and more.
ADI’s training program consists of a wide variety of education opportunities available at branches across North America. ADI is teaming up with industry associations and vendors to provide dealers with training courses to match all skill levels. The program includes Expo seminars, IP Electronic Systems Networking Technicians (ESNT) Certification Training, AXIS Communications IP training courses, CEDIA Business Operations Makeover, CEDIA Electronic Systems Technician Workshop, CEDIA Lead-Based Paint Removal Training, Electronic Security Association (ESA) training classes through the National Training School (NTS) including Level 1 Certification, Burglar Alarm, Fire Alarm, CCTV, Access Control and Troubleshooting, NICET Fire Alarm Training, and FireLite Systems Training courses.
In addition, ADI will offer an assortment of online training courses including the IP 101 Webinar for Technicians, Fiber Optic System Planning Webinar, Webinar Training for IP Tools and Testing, and residential and commercial AV webinars. ADI also offers the convenience of training on demand through the National Training Center’s (NTC) Training Department.
At 39 Expos across North America, dealers will have a chance to spend time with some of the industry’s leading manufacturers and participate in an extensive range of training seminars including product, marketing, and business management. This year, ADI has incorporated 13 new Extreme Expos in addition to the Full Expo training days that will offer an added focus on IP technologies. ADI Full Expos will offer an enhanced platform and continue to center on core security and AV solutions.
In 2009, ADI trained over 11,000 dealers through its IP, AV, Fire, and Business Management course offerings. With its 39 Expos in 2009, ADI and its contributing vendors provided more than 12,000 dealers with the opportunity to demo the latest products, meet with leading manufacturers, and participate in training seminars.