Pakedge Certified Network Administrator (PCNA) curriculum was designed to verify that smart-home professionals have the tools, knowledge, and hands-on skills needed to design, implement, and manage the network needs of today’s connected home.
Whether they have been in business for two years or ten, all Control4 dealerships are required to participate in an interactive six-part curriculum that combines hands-on training with online instructional courses. Upon completion, they must pass a proctored, online certification exam to ensure networking competency.
What is the PCNA certification process like?
Hands-on practice and best-practice review
Before taking a comprehensive exam, PCNA candidates must finish six courses that review the fundamental theories and best practices of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), as well as network installation and design. The curriculum also includes the physical building—and use of—a network to ensure that all PCNA graduates understand the practical application of the concepts.
Comprehensive and proctored examination
After completing the coursework, technicians must pass a comprehensive examination that tests their skills and ensures they retained the curriculum. The test is proctored, which means their testing is observed by an independent party to verify their identity, the test environment, and to uphold testing standards.