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Training Opportunities at ESX

Posted By Jason Unger, Friday, April 20, 2012

The leading event for security integration and monitoring companies, the Electronic Security Expo (ESX), is right around the corner -- June 25-29 in Nashville, TN.

As you can expect, ESX - which is owned and sponsored by the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) - provides a number of opportunities for education, networking and training.

At ESX, you'll have the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs), attend ESA's Education Committee meeting, and sit in on seminars from some of NTS's senior instructors.

Let's check out some quick highlights about ESX 2012:

    • Every seminar in the ESX conference program provides 0.1 NTS CEU credits. Be sure to get your paperwork approved during the session to ensure your participation is counted.
    • The ESA Education Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 26 from 1:45 pm to 4:15 pm at the Nashville Convention Center.
    • A number of exhibitors will be offering free training on their products and services during ESX. Visit for the full list of opportunities.

Members of the ESA Education Committee and NTS instructors are also participating in the ESX Conference Program. Here are some opportunities to connect and learn from them.

Industry Training and Certification (Tuesday, June 26 at 4:45 pm)

The top integration and monitoring companies in the industry are able to sell their services based on their expertise and qualifications, and the best way to build up those credentials is with the right training and education program. In this session, we discuss how to build a training and certification program that works for your company and hear from an executive who's seen their business grow thanks to having the right training.

Presenter: Howard Sanders, ESA VP of Education

Hiring and Firing for Success (Tuesday, June 26 at 4:45 pm)

The process of hiring, retaining and firing employees is not easy, but with preparation and practice, these skills can be mastered. In today's competitive world, these skills are not merely tangential to your business, but absolutely essential to its success. In this session, you'll learn the four stages of hiring and firing, which will assist employers, hiring managers, and HR professionals with the most difficult personnel decisions.

Presenters: NTS Instructor Don Childers, Alarm South and Cathy McBride, Alarm South

Best Practices for Installation Managers (Wednesday, June 27 at 9:30 am)

This session will help Installation Managers adopt innovative best practices in order to consistently achieve and maximize on customer service excellence for their companies’ installations. At the same time, it will help companies minimize liability. Case studies will be presented.

Presenters: NTS Instructor Joel Kent, FBN Security Co and Jeffrey Zwirn, IDS Research and Development

Have you registered for ESX yet? If not, go to and register now!

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