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Basic NMEA 2000® Network Course

What is the Basic NMEA 2000® Network Course?

The NMEA 2000® Network course is primarily targeted for the beginner or those who have been installing NMEA 2000® but would like more information, more clarity and an opportunity to share ideas with others who have installed NMEA 2000® networks. The course provides information beyond the NMEA 0400 Installation Standard or the MEI and Advanced MEI Training.

Basic NMEA 2000® Network Course

Topics include: cables, connectors, specifications, physical planning and documentation, power sources and distribution, voltage drop calculations, data messages (parameter group numbers), connecting to other data sources, network setup and troubleshooting.

You will take from this class the near-term and long-term benefits of NMEA 2000® certified equipment, accepted installation practices for NMEA 2000® backbone cable and products, including selection of cable, power application point, and alternatives that make it work best. You will also have sufficient working knowledge of NMEA 2000® so you can successfully troubleshoot problems when they arise and correctly identify/repair/replace the faulty device(s) or network cabling problems. This course is not intended to teach programming nor to be training for manufacturing developers.

Course Materials Included with Registration: Basic NMEA 2000® course materials and excerpt from 0400 Installation Standards.
Pre-requisite: None.
Cost: $450 Member, $650 Non-member

NMEA Training Classes Cancellation Policy:
NMEA understands that circumstances may arise that cause you to cancel your training class registration. A request for refund must be made in writing with an explanation included.
The student has the following options:
Apply the funds paid towards a future training class within the same calendar year.
Request a refund (a cancellation fee of $50 will apply).

NMEA reserves the right to cancel a class based on minimum enrollment, instructor availability, or extreme weather circumstances. 
If NMEA cancels the class, you will be issued a full refund (no cancellation fee will be applied)

*A 20% discount per class will be offered to those who register three or more employees at any one training event.

Please submit registration form and fee to:

NMEA
Education Department
692 Ritchie Highway, Suite 104
Severna Park, MD 21146
PH:  (410) 975-9425
Fax: (410) 975-9450

info@nmea.org

On-line Basic NMEA 2000® Network Course

This extensive training class usually takes students 4 to 6 hours to complete

  • This is the same training material that is taught in our classroom session
  • There are roughly 140 PowerPoint slides which you can download and keep for reference. You can save your progress and exit, then come back to complete if needed
  • Skipping sections is not allowed
  • There is a 50 question test at the end of the course
  • A downloadable certificate will be awarded for passing grades of 80% or higher
  • This training is primarily targeted for the beginner or those who have been installing NMEA 2000® but would like more information, more clarity and an opportunity to share ideas with others who have installed NMEA 2000® networks. The course provides information beyond the NMEA 0400 Installation Standard or the MEI and Advanced MEI Training.

Topics include: cables, connectors, specifications, physical planning and documentation, power sources and distribution, voltage drop calculations, data messages (parameter group numbers), connecting to other data sources, network setup and troubleshooting.  You will take from this class the near-term and long-term benefits of NMEA 2000® certified equipment, accepted installation practices for NMEA 2000® backbone cablend products, including selection of cable, power application point, and alternatives that make it work best. You will also have sufficient working knowledge of NMEA 2000® so you can successfully troubleshoot problems when they arise and correctly identify/repair/replace the faulty device(s) or network cabling problems. This is not intended to teach programming nor to be training for manufacturing developers.

Course Training Registration Form

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RENEWAL

•    All renewals are $50 for members and $100 for non-members
•    All renewal applicants will receive a 25 question renewal exam link via email
•    After payment is received, the link to take the renewal exam will be emailed
•    Renewals no longer require proctoring

Basic NMEA 2000® Renewals
•    A 25 question renewal test is required every 2 years.
•    A minimum 80% passing score is required.
•    Certificate is good for two years.

2017 Basic NMEA 2000® Renewal Form