Home Networking Fundamentals

As consumer electronics are becoming more integrated into home networks, understanding how to properly install, service, and educate consumers is critical to ensure a successful customer experience.  SBCA has created an online course designed to provide sales and installation professionals with the foundational knowledge of home networking. By taking this course individuals will further their understanding of the numerous products they are installing and integrating.


Note: This course is separate from the DIRECTV Contractor Networking 101 Course.

  • 30 questions, 1 hour
  • 85% or better to pass, 1 free retake
  • Non-member Price: $75
  • Member Price:  $50

Module 1 – Understanding the Basics

  • Understand how a home network works (Home -> Router -> Computer/Device)
  • Types of Networks
    • Local Area Networks (LANs)
    • Wired
      • Ethernet Cable (CAT-5)

Module 2 – Making it Work:  Device and Peripheral Integration

  • Important concepts to understand in getting devices to talk to one another
  • Devices and gadgets that integrate or enhance a home

Module 3 – Integrating Devices

  • Integrating Video
  • Integrating Music
  • File Sharing
  • Remote Access

Module 4 – Beyond the Basics

  • Security Threats
  • Backup Solutions
  • Advanced Topics
  • Networks Servicing

Membership status is determined by whether the technician pays annual dues or is directly employed by a company that pays annual dues to the SBCA (the company name must be provided with the order form).

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