SH - Home Entertainment Systems

30 Hours / Access Length: 3 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The SH (Smart Home) - Home Entertainment Systems course discusses the implementation of distributed audio and video systems in a residential location. The course introduces the basic concepts of audio and video signals and discusses the devices and components of home entertainment systems. It also discusses the current industry standards, rules, and regulations that govern home audio-video system installation and implementation. Students learn how to plan, design, install, and troubleshoot the home entertainment systems, based on client requirements and other technical considerations. The installation of entertainment systems is discussed for new and retrofit constructions.

Course Outline:

Module 1:
  • Lesson 1: Audio Fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: Audio System Fundamentals¬†
  • Lesson 3: Audio System Design
  • Lesson 4: Setting Up a System
  • Lesson 5: Postinstallation Activities
Module 2:
  • Lesson 1: Video Fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: Video System Design
  • Lesson 3: Setting Up an AV System
  • Lesson 4: Postinstallation Activities
Module 3:
  • Lesson 1: Home Theater Basics
  • Lesson 2: Control Systems
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Fundamentals
  • Lesson 4: Best Practices

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.