SH - Home System Automation and Integration

30 Hours / 3 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The SH (Smart Home) - Home System Automation and Integration course discusses how to bring all the home subsystems together and create a fully integrated home. The course describes the process of setting up and programming automation controllers for complete home automation. Students learn to troubleshoot and identify technical problems with system user interfaces or control processors. They also identify integration standards and learn about the organizations responsible for defining these standards.

Course Outline:

Module 1:
  • Lesson 1: Core Subsystems
  • Lesson 2: Complementary Subsystems
  • Lesson 3: Automated Lift Systems
Module 2:
  • Lesson 1: Home Integration Basics
  • Lesson 2: Home Automation Controllers
  • Lesson 3: User Interfaces
Module 3:
  • Lesson 1: Proposing the Home Integration Plan
  • Lesson 2: Integrating the Subsystems
  • Lesson 3: Integrating Subsystem Controls
  • Lesson 4: Documentation, Testing, and Maintenance

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **