NBFAA’s National Training School (NTS) announced the first-quarter 2005 schedule for the Security Networking Institute. The institute provides students with experience using live, networked devices, connections, cables and other accessories. Students gain complete and practical training in all aspects of network security devices, including network cameras, access control, video servers, fiber optic networking and Wi-Fi communications.

The course, designed for technicians, salespeople and project managers will be held:

- February 9-10 in Philadelphia, Pa.

- March 10-11 in Greensboro, N.C.

- March 17-18 in Metairie, La.

Networking is a hot topic of interest given all of the changes and advances in IT-based security equipment. The dates for the remainder of the year are filling in rapidly. NTS is planning on scheduling 15 to 20 of these classes across the United States in 2005.

“I expect that the upcoming classes will be sold out in no time,” said NBFAA Education & Standards Director, Dale Eller. “Word about how informative the first class was has spread, and dealers across the country are requesting this course in their area.”

The Security Networking Institute is vendor-independent training, provided by SDM’s contributing technology editor David Engebretson. Detailed course information is available at www.SecurityNetworkingInstitute.com.

The dates listed above are subject to change. Anyone interested in taking one of these classes or scheduling a class in their area should contact NTS at (866)636-1687 or visit http://www.alarm.org/profdev/courses/sni.html.