HTI+ Home Home Technology Integration and Cedia Installer I

ISBN-10: 0072231327

ISBN-13: 9780072231328

Edition: 2004

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* The most comprehensive guide to HTI+ Certification and an indispensable on-the-job resource for professional installers of home automation technology * The CompTIA Home Technology Integrator (HTI+) certification exam is the leading vendor-neutral certification for technicians servicing the automated home industry * Covers all the official exam objectives, includes end-of-chapter practice questions, real-world examples, and technical discussion sidebars * CD-ROM includes four full practice exams -- two for each of the HTI+ exams
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List price: $69.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Publication date: 6/22/2004
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 792
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Ron Gilster (College Place, WA) is the author of A+ Certification for Dummies and Network+ Certification for Dummies. He is A+, Network+, and I-Net certified and has been upgrading, repairing, and programming PCs for 30 years.

Home Technology Installation Basics
Wire and Cable Basics
Electrical Wiring and Cable
Twisted-Pair Cable
Coaxial Cable
Fiber Optic Cable
Audio and Video Wire and Cable
Wire and Cable Characteristics
Control Wiring
Bundled Cable
Common Home Automation Wire Types
Test the Wiring
Chapter Review
Connector Types and Uses
Connector Terminology
Power Connectors
Electrical Plugs
Coaxial Cable Connectors
TP Cable Connectors
Fiber Optic Connectors
Computer Data and Cable Connectors
Audio/Video Cable Connectors
Chapter Review
Wiring Installation Practices
Pre-Wire Planning
The Pre-Wire Process
Trim Out
Chapter Review
Codes, Standards, and Safety Practices
Residential Standards Organizations
Residential Systems Standards
Chapter Review
Structured Wiring
Infrastructure Wiring Basics
Structured Wiring
Structured Wiring Components
Future-proofing the System
Chapter Review
Planning a Structured Wiring Installation
What Is Structured Wiring?
Planning for Structured Wiring
Cable Planning
Planning for Electrical Protection
Chapter Review
Rough-In Installation
Rough-in Preparation
Cable Rough-In
Chapter Review
Trim-Out Installation
Cable Termination
Testing Network Wiring
Distribution Panel Trim-Out
Chapter Review
Troubleshooting Structured Wiring
Diagnosing a Cable Problem
Cable Testing
Chapter Review
Home Computer Networks
Computer Network Basics
Computer Networks in the Home
Network Topologies
Networking Technologies
Chapter Review
Computer Network Hardware
Basic Network Components
Chapter Review
Computer Network Software
Software and the Network
Network Addressing
Chapter Review
Designing and Installing a Computer Network
Planning a Home Network
Communication Services
Network Cabling
Configuring Network Clients
Chapter Review
Troubleshooting a Home Network
Troubleshooting Network Connections
Testing Network Wiring
Configuring Network Computers
Chapter Review
Audio/Video Systems
Distributed Audio System Basics
Audio Systems Basics
Distributed Audio Systems
Audio System Components
Chapter Review
Designing and Installing Distributed Audio Systems
Planning for a Distributed Audio System
Audio System Rough-In
Audio System Trim-Out
Audio System Setup and Testing
Chapter Review
Distributed Video Basics
Transmitting Video Signals
Video Signal Formats
Internet Media
Video Receivers, Televisions, and Monitors
Personal Video Recorders
Media Servers
Chapter Review
Designing and Installing Distributed Video Systems
Designing a Distributed Video System
Installing Video Cable
Chapter Review
Troubleshooting Audio Systems
Diagnosing Audio System Problems
Chapter Review
Troubleshooting Video Systems
Diagnosing Distributed Video Problems
Cable Testing
Troubleshooting Video Problems
Chapter Review
Home Lighting Management Systems
Home Lighting Basics
Lighting Characteristics
Light Sources
Lighting Load
Lighting Types
Lighting Fixtures
Chapter Review
Home Lighting Devices
Lighting Fixtures
Lighting Controls
Chapter Review
Designing a Home Lighting Control System
Designing a Home Lighting System
Lighting Loads
Designing Room Lighting
Lighting Controls
Exterior Lighting
Chapter Review
Installing a Home Lighting Control System
Power Line Control System Devices
Wired Lighting Control System Devices
Lighting System Standards and Guidelines
Chapter Review
Troubleshooting and Maintaining Lighting Control Systems
Maintaining a Lighting Control System
Troubleshooting Lighting Control Systems
AC Power and Phase Shifts
Chapter Review
Home Communication System Basics
Telecommunications Basics
Intercom Systems
Chapter Review
Designing and Installing a Home Telephone System
Residential Telephone Systems Design
Standard Phone Line Installation
Installing a KSU Telephone System
Installing an Intercom
Chapter Review
Troubleshooting a Home Communication System
Wiring Issues
Chapter Review
HVAC and Water Management
HVAC Controls
Residential HVAC
HVAC Controls
HVAC Zones
Chapter Review
Water Management Systems
Residential Water Management Systems
Chapter Review
Security System Basics
Security System Basics
Residential Security Systems
Security System Components
Security System Connections
External Security Services
Chapter Review
Designing a Home Security System
Design Considerations for a Home Security System
Security Systems and Structured Wiring
Lighting Interfaced to the Security System
Chapter Review
Installing a Home Security System
Installing a Home Security System
Configuring the Security System Control Panel
Home Security System Testing
Chapter Review
Troubleshooting and Maintaining a Home Security System
False Alarms
Troubleshooting a Home Security System
Preventive Maintenance
Chapter Review
Home Security Surveillance Systems
Surveillance System Basics
Surveillance System Design Considerations
Chapter Review
Home Access Control Systems
Access Control Systems
Access Control System Components
Driveway Entry Detection Systems
Access Control System Installation Considerations
Chapter Review
Home Technology Integration
Defining Users Needs and Desires
Identify the Client's Needs
Preparing a Proposal
Chapter Review
User Interfaces
Types of User Interfaces
Control Characteristics
Remote Control Technologies
Chapter Review
Home Automation Controllers
Controller Features and Characteristics
Controller Setup
Chapter Review
Programming Methods
Documentation and Preventive Action
Chapter Review
Integrating the Connected Home
Interfaced Is Not Always Integrated
Interconnecting the Networks
Interfacing the Networks
The Future of the Connected Home
Chapter Review
Other Home Technology Integration Devices
Automated Audio/Video Cabinetry
Automated Screens and Projector Lifts
Motorized Screens
Automated Fans
Automated Skylights and Windows
Odds and Ends
Home Technology Project Management
Project Planning
Project Management
Post-Project Management
Home Technology Integration Glossary
Home Technology Industry Associations and Organizations
CompTIA HTI+ Exam Objectives
CompTIA HTI+ Exam Objectives
CEDIA Installer Level I Classification System
About the CD
Installing and Running MasterExam
Removing Installation(s)
Technical Support
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