Anixter Launches Platform to Offer Educational Coursework at No Cost
Curriculum offered through Anixter University will cover several categories with varying technical levels.
GLENVIEW, Ill. — Anixter has launched an educational platform called Anixter University to provide technical and standards-based information to installing security contractors, end users and consultants. The program organizes curriculum-based subject matter into specific categories with varying technical levels.
Courses are provided at no cost and most are certified for BICSI Continuing Education Credits. The coursework is said to be tailored to suit customers’ learning requirements and delivered in a straightforward, unbiased manner in on-demand courses and live webinars.
Anixter’s Solution Support team conducts training and technical Q&A sessions for larger groups via webinars. Customers may request group training through their Anixter sales representative. All the courses address real-world problem solving in the markets that Anixter serves, according to the company. Following are category titles and descriptions:
Data Center College — Attendees will understand the various types of solutions available for current and future data center infrastructure issues. The various courses are taught from a non-sales, non-product-specific curriculum.
Physical Security College — Designed to help attendees gain an understanding of the various types of solutions available for corporate physical security systems, including video surveillance and access control systems. The courses aid in the development of comprehensive systems for a variety of corporate environments and applications by using the most recent hardware and software technologies.
Building Technologies — Educates attendees on the various types of building technology solutions they should consider when planning to renovate or build a new corporate facility or campus. The courses cover subjects such as in-building wireless (IBW) systems (indoor extension of RF, cell and Wi-Fi coverage), copper and fiber cabling for IP/Ethernet data communications networks, passive optical LAN (POL), intelligent building management systems and unified communications systems.
Industrial Infrastructure — Subject matter focuses on various types of industrial infrastructure technology solutions to consider when planning to renovate or build a new industrial facility or campus. These courses aid in the development of comprehensive systems for a variety of industrial communications environments and applications using the most recent hardware and software technologies. They cover the basic principles of IP/Ethernet networking with a focus on the manner in which the new control protocols are best deployed in the industrial environments and applications.
Each category is labeled with a level number indicating the degree of technical information contained in the course. The Level 100 courses are considered prerequisites to be completed prior to higher-level courses. Most of the courses offered are accredited with Continuing Education Credits (CECs) from BICSI and other professional organizations that can be used to aid attendees in maintaining their professional certifications. Course descriptions list the associated CEC information for which the course is qualified.
Classes are approximately one hour and contain knowledge check questions to reinforce the concepts discussed. At the end of each course, the student is required to complete a quiz with an 80% correct score in order to be issued a completion certificate. This certificate may be submitted by the student to request that the CECs be applied to the student’s transcript.
To view additional course details or to register, go here.
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