SDVoE Design Partner Training and Certification Program Now Approved for AVIXA CTS Renewal Units
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Free online course teaches AV architects to leverage the scalability of AV over IP while offering the performance of the best matrix switches
MONTREAL — Feb. 27, 2019 — The SDVoE™ Alliance today announced it is an official AVIXA™ Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) Renewal Unit (RU) Provider. The online SDVoE Design Partner Program now offers AVIXA CTS RUs along with SDVoE certification. This first-of-its-kind online program, available through the SDVoE Academy, publicly recognizes experts in the creation of SDVoE systems that take advantage of AV-over-IP scalability, yet offer matrix-switch-like performance.
As a service to the industry, the growing list of more than 300 Certified SDVoE Design Partners is published on the SDVoE Alliance website. End users interested in leveraging SDVoE technology to meet their business needs can tap into the expertise of this specialist community.
“With the future of AV being network centric, the importance of the right training, backed by AVIXA’s high standards for education, is paramount,” said Justin Kennington, President of the SDVoE Alliance. “The SDVoE Academy provides entrée into designing with products from all 41 members in the growing SDVoE ecosystem as we work together to support the alliance’s mission of transforming the matrix.”
“Organizations like the SDVoE Alliance who invest in education resources enable AV professionals to continue to grow their expertise, and in turn, propel the entire industry forward,” said Amanda Beckner, CTS, Vice President of Learning. “We’re thrilled that the SDVoE Alliance recognizes the value of AVIXA’s CTS program and has made this commitment.”
For more than 30 years, AVIXA has administered the CTS program, which is recognized as the leading AV professional credential. There are three CTS credentials: general (CTS), design (CTS-D), and installation (CTS-I). There are currently more than 12,000 CTS holders and over 2,000 of those are CTS-D or CTS-I holders.
To obtain approval, RU programs must feature experienced instructors with clear evidence of qualifications in the session topic. Each class must contain at least one relevant learning objective or industry-related purpose; relate to a specific exam topic area and exam level and conclude with an assessment tool to demonstrate participants have grasped the objectives. These criteria are vigorously reviewed by AVIXA’s Certification Renewal Committee.
About the Certified Technology Specialist Credential
AVIXA’s Certified Technology Specialist, Certified Technology Specialist –Design and Certified Technology Specialist – Installation are the only audiovisual certifications accredited by the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) United States representative, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Accepted by the U.S. Veterans Administration for reimbursement under the Montgomery G.I. Bill, AVIXA certification programs are designed to establish and maintain widespread credibility for the audiovisual industry and the professionals who perform the work. AVIXA’s CTS, CTS-D, and CTS-I holders renew their credential every three years through continuing education. Each certification holder is required to attain 30 renewal units (RUs). To learn more about AVIXA and the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) certifications, visit www.avixa.org/certification.
About the SDVoE Alliance
SDVoE is an initialism for “Software Defined Video over Ethernet”. The SDVoE Alliance is a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology allowing software to define AV applications. The alliance participates in tradeshows and conferences, publishes white papers and case studies and promotes SDVoE technology, and solutions based on the technology, to system integrators, designers and consultants. Training and installer certification are also part of the mandate. The SDVoE Alliance founding members are Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Semtech, Sony and ZeeVee. All interested parties are invited to join the alliance and work toward its goals. For more information, visit sdvoe.org and follow us on Twitter @SDVoE.
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