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EPEC DATACOM & VIDEO

Built from the knowledge of industry experts, EPEC Datacom & Video provides the knowledge of voice, data and video products you need to better recommend products that are appropriate for the needs of customers.

If you or your team members are ready to begin EPEC complete the registration form. After each student submits a registration form you can purchase EPEC from the eStore.

REGISTER FOR EPEC DATACOM & VIDEO

Need help? Contact EPEC@naed.org.

Recommended Student/Audience: Inside and outside reps in the data communications field.

Project Types: A series of five online modules combine text, photos, drawings, specifications, and videos for a hands-on experience.

Resources:

Course Outline [PDF]

EPEC Forum [NAED login required]

Begin Your Journey into Fiber Optics and Communications!

This course covers copper communications, fiber optics, cable management and video security. A series of five online modules combine text, photos, drawings, specifications, and videos for a hands-on experience. Course exercises use your own manufacturer's catalogs to provide real-world examples. Industry expert reviewers evaluate the students' work to ensure mastery of material.

 

EPEC

EPEC DATACOM & VIDEO: INTRODUCTION

 

This course introduction module explains the processes, training materials and other resources you will need to successfully complete EPEC.

MODULE 1: COPPER COMMUNICATIONS

 

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: attain a basic understanding of copper cabling applications in Voice Data Video applications; identify the types and applications of various copper cables, connectors, and hardware; recognize the tools and installation procedures of copper cabling; and identify copper cable test equipment and procedures.

 

MODULE 2: FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATIONS

 

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: recognize how fiber optics is used in VDV applications and compare its advantages with copper; identify the great variety of fiber optic components and where they are used;  explain how fiber is installed and terminated and what tools are needed; and recognize fiber optic test equipment and procedures.

 

MODULE 3: CABLE PATHWAYS

 

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: define communications pathways and spaces; identify communications administration standards; identify telecom room standards; and identify products, their applications and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

MODULE 4: ELECTRONICS, TELEPHONY & SOUND

 

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: identify electronic components of a network; identify components of a telephone system; identify components of a sound system; and identify components of a video system.

CAPSTONE: DATACOM & VIDEO

 

This final assignment brings your learning to a focal point, as you apply your ability to apply your knowledge of data communications.

FINAL EXAM

 

Students must score a 75% or higher to demonstrate a solid understanding of the concepts taught throughout the program.

CERTIFICATION