This advanced, three-day course explores the impacts of audiovisual systems on networks. Gain an in-depth understanding of network architecture, components, protocols, security, and important considerations to implement AV over the network.

Who Should Take This Course

  • Integrators
  • Design consultants
  • AV and IT managers
  • IT professionals who are responsible for designing, implementing, or maintaining networked AV systems


Students should have at least a CTS® certification.You can also take the 40-question NAVS Pretest to see if you're ready for Networked AV Systems.

Course Features

This three-day course is eight hours per day. Additional evening work may be required. Students are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop computer. During this course, you will:

  • Discover client needs for networked systems, beginning with a robust introduction to IT networks and terminology
  • Intercept, filter, and read network conversations between AV and IT devices through interactive Wireshark network analyzer demonstrations
  • Discuss streaming, digital signage, conferencing, security, service level agreements, remote monitoring and management, and more
  • Explore trade-offs between quality and bandwidth, and how to navigate conflicts between network policies and customer demands
  • Cross the AV/IT cultural divide by specifying devices for enterprise networks, while navigating conflicts between network policies and customer demands
  • Learn how to agree upon, document, and stick to shared expectations for networked systems

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2111 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 9812

Pricing and Availability

List/Basic: $1,199 (USD)
Premium: $1,019 (USD)
Elite: $899 (USD)

*Prices will increase after January 27. View registration for pricing.

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Certification Renewal Units

CTS: 24 CTS-D: 24 CTS-I: 24 Max: 24

Related Resources

Premium and Elite Members can download Recommended Practices for Security in Networked AV Systems FREE. This Recommended Practice provides guidance and current best practices for securing networked AV systems and complements what you'll be learning in this course.



marc_yarboroughMarcus Yarborough, CTS-I
Marcus Yarborough, CTS-I, is a Staff Instructor for AVIXA. Marcus' first introduction to AV was in the US Army, where he was assigned to operate a Video Conferencing System in Bosnia in 1996. He has been working in the audiovisual industry full-time since 2001. Marcus began as an entry level technician, moved up to a lead installation technician, and then transitioned into service repair as a lead technician and programmer. Finally, he challenged himself to become a design engineer. He had been designing for three years prior to joining AVIXA as a Staff Instructor. Currently, he is working with AVIXA’s Learning Department to expand the knowledge base within the industry. Marcus also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology: Computer Networking.


Important Note

  • Completion of this program in no way guarantees that you will pass the CTS exam, nor will this program cover all the topics listed in the test outline.
  • By registering for this course, you are not signing up for the CTS exam. The CTS exam must be applied for, paid for and then scheduled separately at a Pearson VUE Testing Center.
  • Please refer to the CTS Candidate Handbook or for details.

Event Information

06 October 2020-08 October 2020

Live Training