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Professional Certified Network Administrator


Specialized Network Training for Custom Integrators

PCNA, 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.

The Six PCNA Courses

Course 1: Essentials - Build Your Network
Course 2: Switches
Course 3: Routers

Course 4: Wireless Access Points
Course 5: Remote Monitoring and Management
Course 6: Network Design

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Equipment You Get To Keep

PCNA is taken using Araknis equipment, though the certification's curriculum covers IEEE networking standards and practices that apply no matter which networking equipment you use. 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.

Araknis products stacked together

The PCNA Kit includes:

  • 1 Router: Araknis AN-310-RT-4L2W (includes OvrC Pro)
  • 1 Switch: Araknis AN-210-SW-R-8-POE
  • 2 Access Points: Araknis AN-510-AP-I-AC
  • 1 PDU: WattBox WB-250
  • Cat 6 Termination Tools

PCNA is Good for Your Business

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
  • Fewer truck-rolls
  • Reliable, high-performing systems
  • Happier customers

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


Awards

Stellar Service Medal

PCNA Wins Gold For Stellar Service

Awarded 2019 Residential Systems Stellar Service Award for Best Training Program

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PCNA Awarded Mark Of Excellence At Ces

Wins Best Education Program from Consumer Technology Association at CES 2018

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PCNA Wins Best Training Programme

Awarded the Best Training Programme at CEDIA EMEA 2021

Best Learning Solution Medal

PCNA Awarded Best Blended Learning Solution

Wins the 2019 Learning Solutions Conference and Expo Best Blended Learning Solution in DemoFest.