Specialized Network Training for Custom Integrators
PCNA, which now stands for Professional Certified Network Administrator, is the only AV and automation-centric networking certification that combines guided, hands-on learning with expertly-developed, award-winning curriculum that can be completed entirely from home. It focuses on the networking knowledge and experience that custom integrators need to deploy better, more robust networks —particularly networks that support AV and automation systems—which ultimately leads to a more effective team of technicians and happier customers both of which are ultimately good for business.
Interactive, Hands-On Training at Home
Most online network training programs are boring multiple-choice exams that are largely theoretical. PCNA is an entertaining, highly interactive, hands-on certification experience that can be done from home or the office, eliminating the need for costly travel. PCNA provides comprehensive and engaging course material that must also be applied practically using the equipment provided. Trainees are sent their very own network to build as they follow along with comprehensive online course work, giving pros the opportunity to participate in high-quality courses from home while also providing guided hands-on training.
PCNA can be taken using either Pakedge or Araknis equipment, though the certification's curriculum covers IEEE networking standards and practices that apply no matter which networking equipment you use. Select either the Araknis or Pakedge equipment to complete the hands-on portion of the course work and then keep the equipment so you can live with it and practice with it as needed.
Designed specifically for custom AV and automation professionals, PCNA arms technicians with the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to design and install solid networks in connected homes and businesses. Your business benefits from improved networking competency among your technicians and system designers.
Having PCNA-certified technicians means:
A more effective and efficient team
Reduced support calls
Reliable, high-performing systems
Reviews from Pros Like You
“I wish PCNA had been around before I took my CEDIA ESC-N. I give the PCNA training 10/10 stars.” WILL D., NEBRASKA, U.S.A.
“PCNA finds the right balance by offering entertaining and well-paced curriculum that provides the necessary knowledge that AV and home automation techs need to be efficient and successful. Perhaps the best part of the training is that each tech gets their own hardware to work on, but also to live with, so they can continue learning even after the class is over.” JOHN SCIACCA, SOUTH CAROLINA, U.S.A.
“We believe strongly in providing our clients with the best possible network for their home. When we heard about PCNA at CEDIA Expo we knew it was a great opportunity to ensure our engineers remain amongst the best in the industry. ” ANDY BELL, NOTTINGHAM, UK
PCNA Wins Gold For Stellar Service
Awarded 2019 Residential Systems Stellar Service Award for Best Training Program
PCNA Awarded Mark Of Excellence At Ces
Wins Best Education Program from Consumer Technology Association at CES 2018
PCNA Awarded Top New Technology Award
Considered best new program to improve business operations at ISE 2018
PCNA Awarded Best Blended Learning Solution
Wins the 2019 Learning Solutions Conference and Expo Best Blended Learning Solution in DemoFest.