With this certificate, an AV technician will be able to:

– Manage the layer concept of the OSI and TCP/IP models
– Get a clear understanding  on how these layers interact between each others
– Get a clear understanding on how Ethernet works
– Manage and select the right network cable type according to the needs
– Manage and select the right fiber optic elements (fiber, transceivers, connectors…) according to the needs 
– Setup a 19″ rack with all network elements (patch panel, switches, pigtails, end-points…)
– Understand the concept of redundancy (power, source, link, destination)
– Understand the concept of IGMP snooping
– Understand the concept of VLANs
– Understand the concept of QoS-CoS
– Understand the challenges of each AV department (Audio, Video, Lighting)
– Configure AV Ethernet switches
– Create a converged and redundant network with AV switches
– Have the methodology to create a complete diagram for your network
– Set a complete IP plan, based on separate VLANs, and apply it over all the devices
– Set up a basic Wifi network
– Understand how to use the layer concept to troubleshoot a system 

Profile: an AVNT II certified technician is able to design, set and configure a complete converged and redundant network with AV switches. This network will be able to carry audio, video and lighting control data. 
The technician will be able to select the right media (copper and fiber) according to the needs of the production. 
The technician will be able to troubleshoot the system by using the layer model methodology. 
The technician will be able to create a complete network diagram with all relevant information. 
The AVNT II technician can be assisted by an AVNT I-A or AVNT I-L technican to set up the end points of the network.  


Please find below the detailed program of this AVNT II module

Day 1 (Network Fundamentals)

• Introduction, presentation of the course, introduction of the students
Assessment of students ‘knowledge and students’ expectations regarding the course.
• TCP / IP and OSI models
• Concept of bandwidth and speed
• Concept of source and destination

Layer I
• Transmission media
• Twisted pair
• Fiber optic
• Wireless
• Connectivity
• Assembly of the first elements of a rack
• Transmission methods
• Physical topologies (2nd part)
• Do’s and Don’ts

Layer II
• The MAC address and its role
• Hardware (transceiver, switch, access point, etc.)
• Addition of layer II elements in the rack

Layer III
• IP addressing (2nd Part: Static, DHCP, ZeroConf, IPV6)
• Test tools
• Equipment
• LAN and WAN

Layer IV
• TCP and UDP
• The notion of socket

How does Ethernet work?
• Unicast and Broadcast communication
• Encapsulation / decapsulation

Day 2 (AV switches)

Managed switches for the AV market
• The different types
• The different accesses to the configuration interface

• The principle
• Redundancy of sources, redundancy of link, redundancy of switch
• Introduction to RSTP

• Explanation and exercise
IGMP Snooping

Day 3 (Converged Network)

• The principle
• Segmentation of a converged sound, video and light network
• Administration of VLANs
• Exercices

Quality of Service (QoS)
• The principle
• PtP v1 and v2
• Application

Link aggregation
• The principle
• Application

PoE (Power over Ethernet) – Part 2
• PoE, PoE +, PoE ++?
• Application

Day 4 (Control, administration and monitoring)

Wifi access point
• Discovery
• Configuration

The diagrams
• The different solutions
• The basic rules
• Practice

• The different solutions
• Practice

Day 5

Final exercise: Create a converged Ethernet network, stage-type (Audio + Video + Light) with audiovisual type switches, including link redundancy, multicast filtering, quality of service and PoE; Participants will first create the diagram, install and configure the racks, then commission the system, and monitor it.