“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” (Aristotle; 384 – 322 BC)
Why is training so important?
The essence of success in business is training, since its most positive benefit is better employees as well as a further development of own skills and techniques. Fostered by an unprecedented growing complexity and dynamic in the world, as well as an incomparable technological developments, it has never been more important to stay updated in order not to victim of the economical “survival of the fittest”- Staying on top requires to be updated about current developments and always think ahead about the future customer’s needs.
Many training opportunities – Which one is the right one?
Especially in the world of technologies, the future belongs to open technologies. First-hand experiences by most of the world’s population have been made with Google’s Android®, which is currently dominating the worldwide market of smartphones. Same applies to the world of residential and commercial building control. For more than 25 years, the open KNX technology is dominating the worldwide market for automation for all application, such as lighting, HVAC, home appliances, etc. Being available as an open source, approved as US Standard (ANSI/ASHREA Standard 135) and accessible for all kinds of manufacturers, the market is currently supplied with more than 7.000 products by more than 400 manufacturers, which have been certified by KNX Association. Giving the possibility to develop tailor-made solutions for the worldwide market, the first and most sustainable choice should be the open technology.
How to get started with KNX Training?
Being the KNX Association’s mission to spread KNX all over the world, various KNX training opportunities have been de
veloped, which make this open technology more accessible to the worldwide community. Based on the longstanding experience of KNX in the worldwide field of residential and commercial building control as well as the unique certification scheme for KNX Training Centers and trainees, high quality training in more than 100 countries is guaranteed.
In order to dive in, extend knowledge or becoming a high-professional with the technology, literature, webinars and online training has been made available by KNX Association:
1. Online Webinars
Free of charge webinars, organised by KNX Association, are an extremely efficient way to acquire first knowledge on KNX via short online live presentations. Already attended by thousands of participants worldwide, KNX webinars cover a wide range of different topics related to residential and commercial building control. ‘KNX Basics’ is a perfect session for those new to KNX, helping them getting their first information on the system and the Engineering Tool Software (ETS), the commissioning tool for KNX.
2. KNX Brochures
Another great resource for KNX newcomers are KNX brochures which are free to download from the KNX Download section:
3. KNX Literature
Used by certified KNX Training Centres and provided to developers, installers and users all around the globe, literature about KNX gives a very deep insight to the various aspects of KNX. Due to the worldwide usage of KNX, numerous books in various languages are available, explaining the essence of KNX residential and commercial automation, written by independent authors as well as by KNX Association.
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