IPEP Resources

The following preliminary list of resources for the IPEP certification exam will be revised periodically so check back to ensure you have the most current list.


SCTE CCNA Virtual Classroom courses: CCNA1, CCNA2, CCNA3, CCNA4

IPv6: Impact on Cable Networks

Channel Bonding in DOCSIS 3.0


Modern Cable Television Technology Second Edition, by Walter Ciciora, James Farmer, David Large, and Michael Adams

Newton’s Telecom Dictionary by Harry Newton

4 CCNA Discovery Textbooks (Included with SCTE’s CCNA Discovery courses)

CCNA1: Networking for Home and Small Business, CCNA Discovery Learning Guide

CCNA2: Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP, CCNA Discovery Learning Guide

CCNA3: Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise, CCNA Discovery Learning Guide

CCNA4: Designing and Supporting Computer Networks, CCNA Discovery Learning Guide

Or  you can purchase the following CCNA book:  CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide: Exam 640-802 by Todd Lammie

Online Resources


SCTE-30 - Digital Program Insertion Splicing API

SCTE-35- Digital Program Insertion Cueing Message for Cable

SCTE 142 - Recommended Practice for Transport Stream Verification

SCTE 128 - AVC Video Systems and Transport Constraints for Cable Television


Digital Video Standards





IP and ARP over ATM

DOCSIS 3.0 Specifications

DOCSIS 3.0 Physical Layer Specification, CM-SP-PHYv3.0-I07-080522

DOCSIS 3.0 MAC and Upper Layer Protocols Interface Specification, CM-SP-MULPIv3.0-I08-080522

DOCSIS 3.0 Security Specification, CM-SP-SECv3.0-I08-080522

DOCSIS 3.0 Operations Support System Interface Specification, CM-SP-OSSIv3.0-I07-080522

DOCSIS 2.0 Specifications

DOCSIS 2.0 Radio Frequency Interface Specification, CM-SP-RFIv2.0-I13-080215

Downstream RFI

6.1 Downstream RF Interface Specification CM-SP-DRFI-I06-080215