Welcome to Thinklogical Technology 100 Online Training. Technology 100 is the entry course into Thinklogical Education, and is a prerequisite to all online courses that are and will be available in the Technology Series.

Technology 100 lays down a solid foundation and background in KVM, AV, & Fiber prior our Hand-on class. As the technology world grows and evolves, it is beneficial to remain up to date with latest industry standards. Tech 100 provides a known knowledge degree for a smooth transition into other Technology Courses in our Series. 

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Tech 100 Overview:

  • KVM Extension & Switching
  • Digital Video
  • DDC & EDID
  • Audio
  • Peripherals
  • Fiber

Tech 100 Outline & Learning Objectives


KVM Extension & Switching

  • Traditional Desktop KVM Switches
  • Basic TL KVM Extension Solutions
  • Learning & Understanding Benefits of a Fiber Based KVM Extension System
  • Basic TL Terminology & Understanding TL Fiber Data Flow
  • Recognize TL Matrix Switches & Understanding Multicasting
  • Understanding Blocking vs Non-Blocking Switching
  • Basic Overview of TL Partitioning
  • Basic Overview of TL Restricted Switching


Digital Video

  • Recognize and understand differences between DVI-I & DVI-D
  • Understand HDMI 1.4a vs HDMI 2.0 & each’s limitations 
  • Become familiar with DP and its bandwidth
  • Identify Single Link; Dual Link; 4K Resolutions & bandwidth requirements
  • To Understand Cooper Cable Distance Limitations
  • What is High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection; HDCP
  • How HDCP effects KVM Extension
  • Version 2.x of HDCP vs HDCP v1



  • Defining Display Data Channel Communication
  • Understanding Extended Display Identification Data 
  • Learning TL’s DDC Modes, covering differences & applications 
  • Direction of Edid data flow in a Switched environment.



  • Identify Digital Audio Connector Types; RCA, TOSLINK, BNC, XLR, HDMI, DP
  • Become familiar with Digital Audio Formats; S/PDIF, AES/EBU, Embedded HDMI & DP Audio
  • Audio in a Extension environment.
  • Understanding Embedded Audio thru HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI



  • Describe the differences between USB 2.0 & HID
  • Understand the need to remove USB 2.0 at the User Level
  • CAC Card & Token Readers
  • Understanding Basic needs for isolated Video/Audio/KM



  • Explain the differences between Multimode & Single mode Fiber
  • Know the characteristics of OM1; OM2; OM3; OM4 Fiber & Distance Limitations
  • Identify all Connector Types used by TL, LC, SC, ST, Neutrik 
  • Recognize Different Fiber Cable Types; Zip cord, Distribution, Loose Tube, Breakout
  • Best practices; Cleaning, Connecting, Troubleshooting

Course Locations

Technical Training

John Russell

Welcome! My name is John Russell a Certified Technical Trainer on staff with Thinklogical. Over 8 years with Thinklogical & over 15 years experience in the field. As a seasoned Thinklogical employee I'll be bringing you our latest products and unique KVM solution training. Complete your Tech 100 Online training today to come visit me in Milford, CT to participate in our Tech 200 & 300 classes!Thinklogical desires that their partners become experts in selling and deploying Thinklogical solutions. Given the unique and differentiated aspects of our products, Thinklogical requires partners to attend training, come visit our Headquarters in Milford, CT

What others have been saying about this course:

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Tech 100

Simon Lemire

"I really enjoyed the online training. It was relevant and at a level that was not too deep. Great prep course."

"I really enjoyed the online training. It was relevant and at a level that was not too deep. Great prep course."

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