The number of security professionals choosing to study online in order to acquire career-enhancing qualifications has grown dramatically over the last twelve months, according to Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group.
“There are an increasing number of students who wish to acquire new skill sets or fill gaps in their knowledge and wish to do so within the context of their busy working lives,” said Paul Tennent, Group Sales Director, “Whilst our classroom courses continue to be extremely popular, the eLearning option, such as that offered by our CCTV over IP Networkingonline course,is proving to be an attractive option to students who want to take advantage of the opportunity to learn at their own pace and in their own time, without disrupting their daily routine.
“The key to success, and what has made the CCTV over IP Networkingcourseso attractive to large numbers of students, is that we have invested in the latest software platform and recruited specialists with superb graphic design, software development and computer programming skills. They have made the course truly intuitive, easy to navigate and enjoyable by the use of engaging graphics, audio, video and interactive content.
BTEC Level 3 Certificate
The recently updated tutor-supported CCTV over IP NetworkingeLearning course, which leads to an internationally recognised BTEC level 3 certificate, is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge to design, install and maintain IP and CCTV networking systems. The wide range of topics covered include cameras, lenses, lighting, IP addresses, Local Area Networks (LANS), bandwidth and security, with students learning about all the component parts to make a successful networked CCTV system and importantly, the pitfalls to avoid.
Peter Mason, who has been the lead IP tutor for Tavcom Training for over 10 years and who has developed a number of eLearning programmes, provides tutor support to students should they have queries as they progress through the various course modules. "For busy people who do not have the time to attend classroom courses, eLearning is an ideal alternative,” said Peter “Since launching the CCTV over IP Networking course, I have had the pleasure of interacting with students from all over the world including from, for example, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Angola and New Zealand, as well as many from the UK.
“As a Tavcom tutor, I provide on-line support, suggestions, comments and feedback on the Assessments and Projects, and so far we have a 100% pass rate! It's always satisfying to watch students develop their knowledge, and the BTEC Level 3 award is an internationally recognised mark of their professional abilities."
Feedback from students who have completed the course has been highly complimentary and from far afield as Bermuda. “Participating in the course via the eLearning method was highly cost-effective, bearing in mind where we are located, as it negated the need to incur what would have been prohibitively expensive travel costs,” said Rossini Lawrence, Client Support Officer for Bermuda based security installation specialists G.E.T. Ltd.
Marc Cook, Head of Engineering for Kent based, Sunstone IP Systems said: “I have previously done a few online courses and I must say this was one of the best when it came to interactivity and the video. The main reason for choosing this online course instead of a classroom based course, was to have the option of studying around my day-to-day job. Being head of engineering means it’s hard to take a week out to sit in a classroom whilst at the same time, trying to manage a team of engineers.”
Full details of the CCTV over IP Networking course can be found at CCTV over IP