SH - Home Technology Tools, Products, and Services

30 Hours / 3 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The Digital Home Technology: Tools, Products, and Services course presents the major commercial participants, common practices, and prevalent consumer perception of DHTI benefits. The course discusses the concept of an Integrated Home Network (IHN) and the tools, equipment, and expertise required to build it. The course also describes the historical events that have led the industry to its current state as well as the working principles, design approach, and technical and marketing concepts.

Students learn how to use industry information to better qualify sales prospects for DHTI products, systems, and services and to better support customers. They develop a broad understanding of the various products and systems for meeting customer requirements.

Course Outline:

Module 1:
  • Lesson 1: The History of Digital Home Technology
  • Lesson 2: The Integrated Home Network(IHN) System
  • Lesson 3: Subsystems of an IHN System
Module 2:
  • Lesson 1: The DHTI Work Overview
  • Lesson 2: The Home Technology Market
  • Lesson 3: DHTI Associations and Participants
Module 3:
  • Lesson 1: Entering the DHTI Industry
  • Lesson 2: DHTI Tools and Testing Equipment
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Fundamentals
  • Lesson 4: Key Concerns in a DHTI Project

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.**