SIAcademy LIVE!

SIAcademy LIVE!

NEW! Instructor-Led Virtual Courses to Help You Grow Your Business and Technical Know-How

SIAcademy LIVE! e-learning programs are presented as tracks with 4-7 hours of training each. These live virtual courses are designed to accelerate your business growth, covering topics like how to do business with the government, how to optimize challenging parts of your integration business and cybersecurity for physical security pros and even technical training on video and access control systems.

The Basics

  • Instructor-led live online programming: Just like SIA’s popular Security Project Management courses, our SIAcademy LIVE! programs are all led by SIA-selected expert instructors in a small-group type format (maximum class size is 25 students). Expect lots of interaction; come ready to ask questions, bring your problems and share collaboratively with other students.
  • 4+ hours of training per course: You'll attend weekly classes covering important topics with each series.
  • 100% virtual! Our e-learning format makes it convenient to fit this into your busy schedule.
  • Missed a class? Don’t worry; all sessions will be recorded for your on-demand access.
  • Certificate of Completion: Once you complete a series, you will receive an official SIA Certificate of Completion, attesting your knowledge in this area.
  • SIA Center of Excellence quality content: Each SIAcademy LIVE! learning series is approved as SIA Center of Excellence content, ensuring it is thorough, vendor-neutral and highly informative.

Upcoming SIAcademy LIVE! Courses

March 5-21, 2024 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Expand your knowledge on identity, credential issuance, mobile access and how to select the right modality for your needs or that of your clients!


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Course Description

Modalities in access control systems (ACS) encompass various technologies, systems and authentication methods which are quickly evolving. For this series, SIA has teamed up with Access Control Executive Brief to explore various types of ACS and their practical applications. Join moderator Lee Odess in this interactive learning series to further your understanding of multiple ACS modalities including mobile credentials. This series will provide you and your team with valuable ACS insights on applications and use cases for enhanced security and improved user experience.

Our goal is to provide a dynamic learning experience for busy professionals seeking continuous learning opportunities. We highly encourage participants to attend the live webinar sessions, engage in moderated discussions and ask questions to gain a deeper understanding of key concepts and real-world applications. Each instructor-led session in this series is recorded, and participants will receive on-demand access for 90 days.

This series is ideal for:

  • Security integrators
  • End users/security practitioners
  • Security consultants and specifiers
  • Project managers
  • Technicians and installers
  • Sales and marketing professionals who need to be knowledgeable on access control systems

Course Schedule

Session 1: The Current Landscape of Credentials and Modalities in Identity Verification (Tuesday, March 5, 3-4 p.m. EST)

Instructor: Troy Johnson, Director and Head of Mobile Strategic Alliances, HID Physical Access Control Systems Americas

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the history of credentials and modalities
  • Explore the various credentials and modalities currently in use
  • Discuss the implications of these modalities on security and user experience

Session 2: The Process and Issuance of Modalities (Thursday, March 7, 3-4 p.m. EST)

Instructor: Lindsay Martin-Nez, CEO, BadgePass

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the process involved in the issuance of various modalities
  • Learn about the benefits and challenges associated with the issuance of different modalities
  • Discuss different vertical and application use cases

Session 3: The Evolution and Impact of Mobile as a Modality in Access Control (Tuesday, March 12, 3-4 p.m. EDT)

Instructor: Ben Brydges, Executive Vice President, Market North America, dormakaba

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the current state and future trends of mobile as a modality
  • Evaluate and compare the advantages and challenges of mobile modality in access control
  • Learn about the implications of mobile modality on security, user experience and technological innovation

Session 4: Mobile Modalities: Applications and Use Cases (Thursday, March 14, 3-4 p.m. EDT)

Instructor: Eric Brinks, Director of Business Development, Wavelynx

Learning Objectives:

  • Uncover the diversified applications of mobile modalities in various sectors
  • Analyze real-world use cases of mobile modalities in identity verification
  • Discuss the impacts and potential challenges of mobile modalities in enhancing security measures

Session 5: Scaling Mobile Credential Implementations (Tuesday, March 19, 3-4 p.m. EDT)

Instructor: Brandon Arcement, Chief Commercial Officer, SwiftConnect

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the challenges and opportunities in scaling mobile implementations
  • Learn about the best practices for successful large-scale implementation of mobile modalities
  • Explore real-world case studies of scaled mobile implementations and their impact on security measures

Session 6: The Future of Identity, Credentialing and Modalities: A Glimpse Into Tomorrow's Authentication (Thursday March 21, 3-4 p.m. EDT)

Instructor: Kabir Maiga, CEO, Passive Bolt

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore emerging trends and future direction of identity, credentialing and modalities
  • Explain the technological advancements driving changes in the field of identity, credentialing and modalities
  • Discuss the potential challenges and opportunities presented by these future modalities

Next SIAcademy LIVE! Series:

SIAcademy LIVE! Access Control Modalities Deep Dive

March 5-21, 2024

Purchase Access to SIAcademy LIVE! Learning Programs

  • Individual Access: Purchase your access to a SIAcademy LIVE! series for just $199 ($199 for SIA members; non-member rate is $249). Your ticket includes access to all sessions/dates within that course.
  • Corporate Access Package: Purchase access to any SIAcademy LIVE! series for any 5 employees for just $699 ($699 for SIA members; non-member corporate package is $899 for 5 employees).

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