DEFINITIVE RESOURCE BOOK for HOME TECHNOLOGIES INDUSTRY

Prepares Candidates for Industry Standard Certifications in Home Systems Industry

July 16, 2004 - Helen Heneveld, President of HDCI, shares her experience and knowledge and contributes to a new book for the industry. The fast expanding market of integrated home technologies requires a wide base of knowledge and for the first time ever one resource book delivers it all. McGraw -Hill, Osborne has published HTI+ Home Technology Integrator & CEDIA Installer I All -in -One Exam Guide by Ron Gilster with Helen Heneveld. This 870 -page book covers the fundamentals of all of the subsystems in the home and their integration AND prepares the reader for the Home Technology Integrator+ (HTI+) certification offered by CompTIA and the CEDIA Installer Level 1 certification.


"Understanding the many aspects of home technologies is critical and I am excited to help others succeed by sharing my 15+ years of real -world industry experience designing and installing integrated home systems" said Heneveld. Her years of practical hands -on work help explain what technicians need to know to advance in the home technology industry. The book offers detailed instructions for all aspects of home technology installation, products and techniques. Topics discussed in full detail include:

• Planning for home technology in new construction and remodeling projects
• Fundamentals of all of the subsystems in the home
• Designing and installing a home computer network
• Installing and troubleshooting structured wiring and cabling
• Implementing distributed audio and video technologies
• Installing and maintaining a home security system
• Integrating a home control system to the home data network, and much more

The book includes a CD -ROM with practice exams for each of the certifications, HTI+ and the CEDIA Installer Level I exams, with questions and answers. "This book does an excellent job of providing technical insight that usually takes years of experience to acquire - it's a must -have technical resource for anyone working in the home technology industry," says Kristine Stewart, president, Internet Home Alliance, and director, Solutions Partners, Worldwide Commercial Segment Marketing, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Helen Heneveld is founder and president of HDCI - Heneveld Dynamic Consulting, Inc. Focused only on the converging home systems industry, HDCI provides consulting, training and design services utilizing pragmatic business sense with solid solutions. Contact the company in Holland, MI at helen@hheneveld.com or 616.335.6206 for complete details on this and other related materials.

The book is available at major bookstores and online at www.hheneveld.com.

HTI+ Home Technology Integrator & CEDIA Installer I All -in -One Exam
HTI+ Guide
By Ron Gilster with Helen Heneveld
Pages: 870 pp / Price: $69.99 / Publication Date: June 24, 2004 / ISBN: 0 -07 -223132 -7 A McGraw -Hill/Osborne Book

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