Broadband Distribution Specialist (BDS) Certification Study Resources

Select the type of study resources (publications, courses) that suits your learning style. Then focus on the topics in the exam curriculum that you need to study the most. You may also use local SCTE chapter technical sessions, vendor training, on-the-job training and other publications/courses to help with exam preparation.


This course focuses on the RF distribution of signals from the optical node to the distribution tap, including: System Architectures, Distribution Components, Signal Types, Maintenance and Troubleshooting, and Safety and Construction.
Broadband Distribution Specialist Training Course

Publications (Covering many of the exam topics for those who do not want to take the BDS course)

Broadband Cable Access Networks: The HFC Plant
Modern Cable Television Technology, Second Edition
SCTE Measurement Recommended Practices for Cable Systems

Recommended Practices for Coaxial Cable Construction and Testing

An individual who uses the suggested study resources is not guaranteed to be exposed to all topics which may appear on a specified SCTE exam but reasonable assurance can be made that a significant number of exam topics are covered throughout the study resources.
Equal opportunity will be provided to all certification candidates regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, color, ancestry, mental or physical disability or handicap, veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable law.