This course is intended for software developers, implementers of DER networking solutions, and others involved in DER manufacturing, operations, and support. Those seeking employment in this field, as well as those seeking to increase their knowledge, will benefit from this course. Students with prior knowledge of data communication, industrial networking, and software development will benefit most. In addition to credit from UC San Diego Extension, those seeking NABCEP certification will receive NABCEP credit. Military Veterans and other matriculants qualify to participate in a job placement program that is run by the SunSpec Alliance and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.