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KNX National Group Australia introduces new KNX Hybrid Basic Training

Same certification – less time offsite

For those interested in KNX training, the new KNX Hybrid Basic Training from CEDIA and Ivory Egg offers an easier way for you to get certified, with less time out of your business. The KNX Hybrid Basic Training is affordable and designed to increase accessibility by halving the amount of time required off-site. There is no compromise on quality though, as the training is still approved by the KNX Association.

The KNX Basic Certification is ideal for anyone seeking to learn more about the KNX standard and its various applications. This is the most solid foundation you can get for your business when it comes to KNX.

The six self-paced modules, completed online via the dedicated CEDIA portal, are key. You can complete what would normally be two classroom days in your own time, at your own pace, in a location to suit you. Less time off site means less burden is placed on you being out of your business and less cost is incurred. This is followed up with a two-day practical session and exam at the Ivory Egg HQ, where you’ll also have the opportunity to speak to the experts about any upcoming projects, explore the showroom and collect resources to continue your KNX Journey.

Membership discount

KNX National Group Australia is continuing to offer participants who successfully complete its four-day KNX Accreditation training 50% off Associate Membership of the KNX Australia National Group until 31 December 2021. The offer is also open to those who have successfully completed the training since January 2019.

By joining KNX National Group Australia, you become part of a vibrant community of hundreds of organisations worldwide and will have the opportunity to have your say in the future of our industry. You will also benefit from membership marketing and promotional opportunities, including via the KNX National Group Australia website and social media pages, webinars and events.

To be eligible to receive the discount, new members must successfully complete the KNX Basic Certification course (or have done so since January 2019). Course participants will gain the understanding and skills to work on KNX-based equipment and become a basic level accredited KNX building automation technician. To attain certification, the participant must pass a local practical exam and an online theory exam, hosted by the KNX association in Brussels.

Please note that the online modules must be completed prior to attending the in-person training. In-person training is available at various locations to suit registrants. Upon successful completion of both theory and practical certification exams, you will be registered as a KNX Certified Partner.

What is covered in the course?

The course explores all aspects of the principles of the KNX protocol and includes both theoretical learning, and hands-on programming exercises to build your understanding and confidence with the KNX system configuration tool, ETS.

The self-paced modules will cover the history of KNX, how to design the KNX Topology to ensure reliable systems, installation of the system and how KNX bus devices operate. You’ll arrive fully prepared for the 2-day practical and assessment.

While on site you’ll cover how to use ETS to program KNX using lighting and shading examples, how to run diagnostics with ETS, and finish with the Theory and Practical Certification exams.

Why invest your time in KNX?

Automation doesn’t have to be difficult. It simply requires a system that avoids the problems of isolated devices. By ensuring that all components communicate in one common language, the kind of device you want to use doesn’t matter anymore. Automating a building has far-reaching benefits for integrators and occupants. With KNX, functions like lighting and AV control, security, energy management, and HVAC can work as a uniform system, which is the essence of interworking and interoperability.

The KNX Standard provides a unique platform to integrators to deliver a modular and scalable solution that works in all types of buildings, saves energy, and improves health and well-being. It also fully complies with the Australian and New Zealand Technical Specification SA/SNZ TS ISO/IEC 14543.3.

To sign up for training, contact: training@ivoryegg.com.au. To enquire about KNX Australia membership, contact: info@knx.org.au.