02.11.20

Atlona launches AV training certifications for education market

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Atlona is introducing two new training pathways to strengthen AV understanding for instructional technologists and systems designers within educational institutions.

The AV Education Technician certification is aimed at helping those installing modern AV systems in educational environments, while the AV Education Designer certification delivers similar benefits for those tasked with planning and designing AV systems for educational applications.

“Today’s educational institutions frequently handle their own AV planning, design, and deployment, and require training resources that align with their distinct needs,” said Roger Takacs, strategic account manager at Atlona, who is spearheading the company’s initiatives in the education vertical market. “Our new training certifications for educational technologists and designers combine the relevant core components of our existing, proven courseware with new content specifically developed around the needs of universities, colleges, and K-12 schools.”

The new offerings come as AV over IP products blur the lines between AV and IT responsibilities, requiring previously distinct staff to expand their skills and knowledge base.

The AV Education Technician certification combines Atlona’s 100-level Foundational AV, 200-level Circuit-Based Solutions, and 400-level Networking for AV courses. The AV Education Technician certification includes the same material, plus six additional Designing for Education sessions on topics including Classroom as a Studio, Velocity Control Solutions, Touchless Meeting Spaces, Collaboration Solutions, Flipped Classrooms, and Divisible Teaching Spaces. Participants in either program also earn AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) Renewal Unit (RU) credits upon successful completion of the courses.

The new education-focused certifications are available immediately through the Atlona Training Portal (https://atlona.com/training/), which continues to see surging demand for its high-quality AV technology training.