Internet of Things and Smart Home
IT, Finance, Business Management and Administration
State Qualifying Event:
Skilled and Technical
The competition tests each competitor’s preparation for employment and recognizes outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the field of home technology integration. The competitors will complete both a written test and hands on demonstration of the installation of “smart home” residential products including bulbs, thermostats, locks, alarms, sensors, cameras, speakers, home theater systems, computer networking, and video security equipment. Construction of the various interconnecting cables such as cat 6/networking cables, coax cables, and low and high voltage residential wiring will also be necessary. The competition will challenge competitors to configure and secure networks, update firmware/software, and configure operating system settings. Troubleshooting skills will also be tested. Finally, the competition requires a demonstration of all hardware software set up completed in an easy to understand manner fit for the typical customer.
The career competitions of the SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA Technical Standards. These are available to professional members (advisors and teachers) as a membership benefit following their submission of membership.