Atlona Academy

We train dealers, distributors, employees, and end-users on Atlona product lines but also the general aspects of the audio-video industry. We walk you through the basic elements of audio, video, networking, cabling, and control as well as understanding your laptop as a tool. Whether you are new to Atlona or new to the industry we will help you better understand the elements of your industry without wasting time but helping you do your job better and faster.

Who is the training for?

Dealers and Integrators

If you have new technicians or want to help them grow within the company, Atlona Academy offers a multidisciplinary and multitiered training program to help your team gain the industry skills and experience to be successful.

Sales and End-Users

You need to understand the industry elements and language to be successful at choosing the right partners. Atlona Academy will provide an overview of the AV industry to give you a solid foundation and offers the opportunity to increase your skills as far as you are willing to go.

Designers

You will learn what questions to ask, how to create the best solution, and how to document the solution for easier installation, maintenance, and client sign-off. We also help you understand how to break down a complex integration into smaller parts and create a design that provides a great user experience regardless of where you are on the campus.

Programmers

If you’ve used other control systems and want to get a deeper understanding of Velocity™, we give you tools to be successful with our versatile control solution. Velocity can help you get a system started so that you can test the connections, but it also has the ability to be customized without the need for a computer science degree.

Testimonials

“I really enjoyed the course and gained a better understanding of the product and how it is deployed. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable with the product and made the class enjoyable. She did an amazing job and glad I came to training.”

“Learning the nuances of Velocity were invaluable as I would have spent lots of time troubleshooting had Caroline not covered them.”

“Your training was extremely beneficial and will certainly help us sell Atlona much better in the field. The work you’ve done with the online training thus far in contrast to all the other competitors out there is hands down the best I’ve seen and experienced to date.”

“The trainer Timo and (assistant) Mathias were really great. I’ve learned a lot and I’m very thankful for that. Timo really knows how to get people enthusiastic for the brand Atlona. Some things might be changed to the European region and less American, but that’s a little thing. Again, very thankful for this great training. The two made this a success! So the trainer Timo should have 6 stars!!!”

“The training will certainly help me to speak more intelligently as well as help me put together better product demos for the dealers. It was well worth the trip. Thank you.”

Upcoming Global Training Sessions

Level 501

March 5-6, 2024

April 10-11, 2024

May 15-16, 2024

June 25-26, 2024

Level 302

March 7-8, 2024

June 27-28, 2024

Reach out to your RSMs If you’d like to attend 302

Level 501

March 12-13, 2024

April 9-10, 2024

Level 302

April 16-17, 2024

Atlona’s Learning Levels

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Coursework

Level 101: Foundations

2 CTS, 2 CTS-I/.75 CEU

This is a survey-type course that walks you through the language and basic understanding of six primary elements within the AV industry. We cover computers and the basics you need to know to make it your most important tool, then we add cabling, audio, video, networking, and control. Each of these topics has a language and overlaps with each other to create a complete AV system.

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Level 201: Fundamentals

1 CTS/.5 CEU

Now that you know the elements, we build the solutions from a simple point-to-point through to a full distributed system. Understanding how the connections work separately to send the signal from one location to another. Then we overlay the Atlona product lines and how we solve these issues with Atlona.

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Level 301: Programming

3.5 CTS, 3.5 CTS-I/3.5 CEU

Our Velocity control system allows you to use a plug-and-play template to create a control system with our Atlona products and many third-party products. At this level, we take it a step further and help you understand our custom graphical user interface and custom drivers for deeper control.

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Level 302: Advanced Programming

In this class we dive deeper into the Custom UI and create an entire room in the Custom UI. We look at timers, pin codes, page flips, and other common touch panel design elements that cannot be done in the Velocity template. On day two, we dive deeper into the driver creation and two-day parsing in drivers. This class is for those whose primary job is programming, and they need to understand how to create custom touch panels.

Available in-person. Reach out to your Regional Sales Manager for in-person options in your area.

Level 401: Design and Implementation

2 CTS, 2CTS-D, 2CTS-I / 2 CEU

With the understanding of the industry and the basics of our Atlona product families, you are now ready to learn how to put it together in both simple and complex designs. This level helps you understand the design elements for AV and how Atlona has created products to solve challenges in the AV industry. Plus we add in the general understanding needed to set up and configure the products.

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Now Available In North America and EMEA: 
Level 501: Installation

6 CTS, 6 CTS-D, 6 CTS-I / 6 CEU

Installers need to be able to read the design schematics, understand the solutions to be able to articulate them to the user when getting sign-off, configure and deploy the solution, and train and maintain the documentation. Technicians are the front line, so we help them understand the gotchas that can eat up time on site, and what Atlona considers best practices for solid installations.

Available in-person in most regions. Reach out to your Regional Sales Manager for in-person options in your area.

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Certification pathways

Certificate of Design and Implementation

This is required for all new dealers who sell Atlona and want to sell our OmniStream AV over IP platform

  • Complete Level 101: Foundations
  • Complete Level 201: Fundamentals
  • Complete Level 401: Design and Implementation

Certificate of Programming

This is required for the dealers who sell our Velocity Control Systems

  • Complete Level 101: Foundations
  • Complete Level 201: Fundamentals
  • Complete Level 301: Programming

Certificate of Integration

This is required for dealers who want to be part of the Certified Atlona Advantage Program*

  • Complete Level 101: Foundations
  • Complete Level 201: Fundamentals
  • Complete Level 301: Programming
  • Complete Level 401: Design and Implementation
  • Complete Level 501: Installation

All training courses must be completed in a 12-month period.
Certifications of 101-401 are valid for 1 year. Certification of 501 is valid for 2 years.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where and when are the training sessions available in my region?
We have one facility in the United States and one facility in Germany. This facility teaches the Level 501 Installer class. We are not equipped to do regional trainings at this time.

What are the training costs for the in-person sessions?
We do not charge for training; however, you do have to pay to get to the training city and pay for a hotel. Atlona pays for lunches and one dinner, and most hotels have a discount code and include breakfast.

How long do these in-person modules take to complete?
In-person is 2 full days. Online prerequisites, Level 101-401, can be tested out, but if you need to watch the videos the entire time is about 14 hours, plus the Level 301 Velocity project which adds about 2-3 hours depending on the level of the students.

When does the training expire?
The Level 101-401 will be updated each year online with the latest Atlona products and industry information. Level 501 (In-Person) will not require a renewal for 24 months.

Can I reserve a spot in an upcoming training?
Due to the limited availability, we do not allow for the reservation of spots. Students must complete the Level 101 – 401 tests online before signing up for Level 501 of their choice.

Meet Our Trainers

Caroline Bjorkquist
Training Manager

caroline.bjorkquist@atlona.com

Dan Williams
Regional Technical Specialist/Trainer, Eastern US and Canada

dan.williams@atlona.com

Mathias Mueglich
Training Engineer, EMEA

mathias.mueglich@atlona.com

KOBI LEVY
Director of Technical Services, EMEA

kobi.levy@atlona.com

Timo Schoenmeier
SALES ENGINEER, EMEA

timo.schoenmeier@atlona.com

Training Curriculum

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