Mountain View, Califorina – (The Hosting News) – April 3, 2006 – A SumTotal Systems
enterprise learning management suite with an e-commerce application has been deployed by The Custom Electronic
Design and Installation Association (CEDIA).
According to CEDIA, the system was developed to
give electronics professionals an online means to obtain their industry’s gold standard: electronic systems design certification. Rich Green, Certification Council Chairman for CEDIA University explained, ”This solution gives our 3,000 member companies an online, easy-to-find path to professional certifications that proves people are experts in all aspects of designing and installing residential electronic systems. Access to the solution is clearly one of the reasons our membership is growing.”
Since implementing the SumTotal enterprise software platform — which delivers education and measures workers’ proficiencies, CEDIA says it has seen a 200 percent rise in the number of professionals looking for certification as an electronic systems technician.
According to SumTotal, which is the largest provider of learning and business performance technologies and services, CEDIA’s integrated solution will make it possible for electronics professionals to go online and take charge of their careers in a way they never could before.
Margaret Sheehan, Senior Director of Professional Development at CEDIA, explained that the learning management platform offers the technology that is enabling members to tap into rigorous courses in design, project management and customer service as well as electronic systems design certification.
Mr. Green continued, ”When installed correctly, these systems can add tens of thousands of dollars or more to the value of a home. And CEDIA members are the only group uniquely qualified to do this sort of work.” He also reiterated that the home electronics industry is growing at a phenomenal pace; homeowners are looking to put in place everything from elaborate security systems to smart controls to distributed networks.
Mr. Green concluded, ”Electronics design and installation is not the sort of work a homeowner would want to trust to an IT value-added reseller or cable technician; it’s simply gotten too complex.”
Ken Erdman, Chairman of CEDIA University’s education council commented, ”Before installing the learning management platform, our members found it difficult to know exactly what was available in the way of education through CEDIA University.”The solution is now in place for our membership to map out the exact steps toward gaining accreditation as a designer, project manager or any number of other specialties.”
Don Fowler, CEO of SumTotal says, ”We believe the SumTotal LMS is the lever for lifting the level of professionalism, competency and know-how of CEDIA’s thousands of members. Numerous associations have chosen our solution because its ease-of-use, certifications and integrated products are an ideal choice for developing members’ performance and increasing participation.”
To learn more, please visit: www.cedia.com.