SCTE Onsite Courses


Expand your expertise with these learning opportunities from SCTE. Save travel dollars by having SCTE bring the course of your choice onsite to your entire team. Plus, tailor any of SCTE's courses to fit your company's specific needs. New courses are under development. If you don’t see the training you need, contact us to see what SCTE can offer for your organization.

To schedule your onsite course, call Susan Parno at 610-594-7320, or send an e-mail to profdev@scte.org.

Many of SCTE's onsite courses are also available online, as noted in the course descriptions. For the complete list of SCTE technical courses – online and onsite –  click here.

Broadband Distribution Training
Broadband Premises Installation and Service
Broadband Transport Training
Broadband TelecomCenter Specialist Training
Business Class Services Specialist
CCDA: Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solution
CCNA1 Boot Camp: Introduction to Networks
CCNA1: Introduction to Networks
CCNA2 Boot Camp: Routing and Switching Essentials
CCNA2 Discovery: Routing and Switching Essentials
CCNA 5-Day Boot Camp
CCDP ARCH: Cisco Network Service Architectures
CCNP-SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
CCNP TSHOOT: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks
Channel Bonding in DOCSIS® 3.0
Coaxial Cable in the HFC Plant
Digital Basics and DOCSIS®Fundamentals
DOCSIS® Engineering Professional (DEP)
DOCSIS® Systems
Ethernet Transport
Fundamentals of IP Networking in Cable Networks
Fundamentals of Optical Fiber Transport
Fundamentals of SDV, Digital Video and MPEG Video
Home Networking Essentials: Wired and Wireless (CompTIA Network+)
Impact of Going All Digital
Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (CCNA Security)
IPv6: Impact on Cable Networks
IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software (CompTIA A+)
Linux Level 1
Linux Level 2
MPEG Video
Overview of IMS and SIP - PacketCableTM 2.0
Red Hat System Administration 1
Return Path
Supervisor 101
Train the Trainer
Troubleshooting Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
Understanding Cable Technology
Understanding Network Technology
Understanding IPv6 Technology
Wireless Level 1 CWTS
Wireless Level 2 CWNA
 

Broadband Distribution Specialist Training
Length: Varies, Based on Experience of Participants

This course focuses on the RF distribution of signals from the optical node to the distribution tap, including:

  • System Architectures—design principles and HFC architectures
  • Distribution Components—actives, passives and coaxial cable
  • Signal Types—analog, modulation schemes, frequency spectrum and impairments
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting—sweeping, FCC Rules, return path, test equipment, status monitoring and troubleshooting techniques
  • Safety and Construction—personal protective equipment, ladders, pole climbing, equipment and vehicle operation

Audience:  The course helps participants prepare to earn the SCTE Broadband Distribution Specialist (BDS) certification, a nationally recognized certification for individuals interested in working in the cable telecommunications industry for a cable provider or contractor.

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: Varies

Detailed Description

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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Broadband Premises Installation and Service Training
Length: Varies, Based on Experience of Participants

The Broadband Premises Installation and Service course covers the knowledge needed to install and troubleshoot triple play services (voice, video, and data) for residential cable telecommunications customers. It includes customer service, troubleshooting, test equipment, measurements and service restoration related to industry-wide standards and practices, as well as instruction in the latest technologies, such as MoCA, IPv6, and digital home technology.  

Audience:  This course helps participants prepare to earn the SCTE Broadband Premises Installer (BPI) and the SCTE Broadband Premises Technician (BPT) certifications, nationally recognized certifications for individuals interested in working in the cable telecommunications industry for a cable provider or contractor.

 # of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: Varies

Detailed Description

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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Broadband Transport Specialist Training
Length: 5 Days

The Broadband Transport Specialist (BTS) course focuses on optical signal distribution in the access network and transport networks, while continuing to reach closer to the FTTx deployment strategy in order to meet the customer’s bandwidth needs.  All aspects of the fiber network from the optical node to the transport network are included in this comprehensive training course that supports SCTE’s BTS certification.

A successful candidate will have the knowledge of fiber network troubleshooting, fiber
system preventive maintenance, fiber optic components and equipment; and restoration in the access network.

Recommended Audience:  

  • Broadband Premises Installers /Technicians or equivalent mid to senior level technicians
  • Broadband Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) Technicians or equivalent
  • Broadband Outside Plant (OSP) Technicians or equivalent
  • Broadband Premises Maintenance Technician or equivalent
  • Broadband Headend Technicians, Engineering, Operations and Technical Managers

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 5

Detailed Description

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

Broadband Transport Specialist was developed in partnership with EXFO. 
Exfo
The term "EXFO" and EXFO’s logo are registered trademarks of EXFO Inc. Used under license.

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Broadband TelecomCenter Specialist Training Length: 3 Days

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Broadband TelecomCenter Specialist (BTCS) online course will provide knowledge in maintenance and troubleshooting of the inside plant facilities to ensure minimal system outages, maximum reliability, and standards compliance for optimal operations. This certification includes knowledge of Building Management Systems (BMS) control and monitoring, grounding practices, backup powering, advanced entertainment, data and voice networks within the headend. Course candidates will be eligible to sit for the SCTE Broadband TelecomCenter Specialist (BTCS) certification at the completion of the training program.

Recommended Audience:  

  • Headend Technician or equivalent
  • Broadband Maintenance Technician or equivalent

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification:

Detailed Description

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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Business Class Services Specialist
Length: 3 Days

The Business Class Services Specialist (BCSS) course provides an in-depth discussion of business class services from fundamentals to intermediate knowledge, including how to install and troubleshoot today’s cable operator business services for small-to-medium businesses.

The successful candidate will have the business services knowledge that instills employer confidence, employee value and favorably affects the metrics of the customer experience. The business services training will bridge knowledge gaps between the RF and IP services needed to support larger business networks.

Audience:  This course helps participants prepare to earn the SCTE Business Class Services Specialist (BCSS) certification, nationally recognized certifications for individuals interested in working in the cable telecommunications industry for a cable provider or contractor.

 # of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 3

Detailed Description


This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or
profdev@scte.org for more information.

Business Class Services Specialist was developed in partnership with Sunrise Telecom.

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CCDA: Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions

Length: 5 days

The Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) Cisco training course has been developed to enable cable professionals to understand the internetworking requirements, identify solutions, design the network infrastructure and services to ensure the basic functionality of the proposed solutions. This course will provide cable professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge required to achieve Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) level competency in network design.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 3

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online for individuals; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

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CCNA1 Boot Camp: Introduction to Networks

Length: 2 days

CCNA1: Introduction to Networks for cable professionals is the first of four courses that may be used to prepare for the Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician (CCENT) or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam. CCNA1 introduces SCTE students to fundamental networking concepts and technologies using a hands-on approach.  In addition, the course will assist the student in developing the skills necessary to plan and implement small networks across a range of applications.

Audience: Anyone who desires a practical and technical introduction to the field of networking. This includes headend technicians, network operations center (NOC) staff, network engineers, network administrators, and network help-desk staff.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 3

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online for individuals; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

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CCNA1: Introduction to Networks

 

CCNA1: Introduction to Networks for cable professionals is the first of four courses that may be used to prepare for the Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician (CCENT) or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam. CCNA1 introduces SCTE students to fundamental networking concepts and technologies using a hands-on approach.  In addition, the course will assist the student in developing the skills necessary to plan and implement small networks across a range of applications.Network terminology

Audience: The target audience is anyone who desires a practical and technical introduction to the field of networking. This includes field technicians, headend technicians, network operations center (NOC) staff, network engineers, network administrators, and network help-desk staff.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 3

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online for individuals; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

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CCNA2 Boot Camp: Routing and Switching Essentials

Length: 2 days

CCNA2: Routing and Switching Essentials for cable professionals is the second of four courses that may be used to prepare for the Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician (CCENT) or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam. CCNA2 describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Prerequisite: successful completion of CCNA1: Introduction to Networks.

Audience: The target audience is anyone who desires a practical and technical introduction to the field of networking. This includes headend technicians, network operations center (NOC) staff, network engineers, network administrators, and network help-desk staff.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 3

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online for individuals; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

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CCNA2 Discovery: Routing and Switching Essentials

 

CCNA2: Routing and Switching Essentials for cable professionals is the second of four courses that may be used to prepare for the Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician (CCENT) or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam. CCNA2 describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Audience: The target audience is anyone who desires a practical and technical introduction to the field of networking. This includes headend technicians, network operations center (NOC) staff, network engineers, network administrators, and network help-desk staff.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 3

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online for individuals; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

CCNA 5-Day Boot Camp

Length: 5 Days

Based on the Cisco curriculum, this course provides foundational networking knowledge, practical experience, and soft-skill development for entry-level IT and networking functions, and CCENT and CCNA exam preparation. This course covers CCNA1-4 using an on-site blended learning approach and includes required pre-and post-course work, self-study, and onsite instructor.

Cisco-Academy Courses covered include:    
• CCNA1: Introduction to Networks
• CCNA2: Routing and Switching Essentials
• CCNA3: Scaling Networks
• CCNA4: Connecting Networks

Audience: Experienced networking associates who desire a practical and technical introduction to the field of networking. This includes headend technicians, network operations center (NOC) staff, network engineers, network administrators, and network help-desk staff.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 6

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online for individuals; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

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CCDP ARCH: Cisco Network Service Architectures
Length: 5 days

CCDP ARCH: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (ARCH) is designed to help cable professionals prepare for Cisco CCDP® certification. The ARCH course is a component of the CCDP curriculum. The ARCH course is designed to allow cable professionals to perform the conceptual, intermediate and detailed design of infrastructure of a network which supports any desired network solutions over intelligent network services, in order to achieve efficient performance, scalability, and availability. The course enables cable professionals to apply solid network solution models and recommended design practices to provide viable, stable enterprise internetworking solutions. The course presents concepts and examples necessary to design converged enterprise networks. Advanced network infrastructure technologies, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and wireless communications are also covered.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 6

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

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CCNP-SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
Length: 5 days

CCNP SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks is designed to help cable professionals prepare for Cisco CCNP® certification. The SWITCH course is one of three classes of the CCNP curriculum. The SWITCH course is designed for cable network engineers with prior IP switch experience and those who are ready to advance their skills using modern switch techniques. Cable professionals learn to plan, configure and verify the implementation of; secure enterprise VLANs, advanced Spanning Tree Protocols (PVRST+ & MST), advanced network services (VoIP, video & wireless) and high availability designs in telecommunication networks.on

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 6

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

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CCNP TSHOOT: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks
Length: 5 days

CCNP TSHOOT:Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) is designed to help cable professionals prepare for Cisco CCNP® certification. The TSHOOT course is a component of the CCNP curriculum. The TSHOOT course is designed for cable network engineers with at least one year of professional work experience, who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. Cable professionals will learn to plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks and use technology-based practices and a systematic information technology infrastructure compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting. The course also provides labs for hands-on learning and reinforcement of the troubleshooting skills.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 6

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

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Channel Bonding in DOCSIS®3.0
Length: 2 days

The seminar provides details on the capabilities of Channel Bonding within the framework of DOCSIS 3.0 and how it will be incorporated into the cable networks. There will be detailed presentations addressing US and DS Channel Bonding, traffic engineering, bandwidth management processes, the potential impact of Channel Bonding implementation with respect to network configuration modifications, and service provisioning. We will have in-depth discussions about Channel Bonding and the implementation of this portion of the DOCSIS 3.0 specification. The breadth and depth of the course will be beneficial for those responsible for integrating DOCSIS 3.0, specifically targeting Channel Bonding functionality.

Audience: Anyone involved in engineering, operational management and implementation of DOCSIS 3.0, the migration plan from DOCSIS 1.x/2.0, the services that utilize Channel Bonding and the challenges that may be faced during integration, as well as network planners designing the architecture, network operations managers, data center personnel and systems engineering staff responsible for preparing the multitude of systems enhancements for DOCSIS 3.0 integration

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

DOCSIS 3.0 Channel Bonding was developed in partnership with Arris.
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Coaxial Cable in the HFC Plant
Length: 2 days

Learn the concepts for comprehensive technical and basic system design theories as well as practical applications for broadband test equipment. This course covers math and measurements, amplifier systems, powering, coaxial cable, common cable system faults, Cumulative Leakage Index (CLI) tests, system operation and maintenance, spectrum analysis, system signal level meters, and more.
Audience:  Service, maintenance, and chief technicians serving the broadband industry

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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Digital Basics and DOCSIS® Fundamentals
Length: 2 days

Discover the models at work in deploying data over telecommunications networks throughout this two-day seminar. Attendees learn the principles of digital signals and data transmission, for a better understanding of data transport protocols over local and wide area networks. Learners discuss the benefits of digital vs. analog, calculate analog-to-digital-conversion and examine digital modulation techniques. High-speed data over cable networks using DOCSIS® cable modems is also covered.

Audience: Service, maintenance and chief technicians

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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DOCSIS® Engineering Professional (DEP)
Length: Varies, Based on Experience of Participants

DOCSIS® Engineering Professional (DEP) Course helps broadband professionals better understand the elements and implementations of DOCSIS 1.0 through DOCSIS 3.0 specification. This course teaches operators how to quickly and easily build, deploy, manage and troubleshoot versions of DOCSIS networks. It also details: DOCSIS system design architecture, signals and protocol layering; DOCSIS operations; upstream-downstream corrective measures; Cable Modem (CM) configuration / Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTS). In addition, participants will discover important operating requirements, security parameters and troubleshooting tips for each version.

Audience:Mid- to senior- level data technicians; maintenance and headend technicians; and engineering managers should enroll. The course helps participants prepare to earn SCTE's DOCSIS(r) Engineering Professional Certification (DEP) which is offered in partnership with CableLabs(r) and certifies the knowledge of the interface requirements and operation for the deployment of DOCSIS devices over cable networks.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: Varies

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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DOCSIS® Systems
Length: 2 days

This seminar is recommended for both independent cable and MSO technical professionals, including mid- to senior- level data technicians; maintenance and headend technicians; and engineering managers. DOCSIS® Systems helps broadband professionals better understand the elements and implementations of DOCSIS 1.0 through DOCSIS 3.0 as well as the benefits of future DOCSIS specifications. This two-day seminar teaches operators how to quickly and easily build, deploy, manage and troubleshoot versions of DOCSIS networks. It also details: spectrum, signals and protocols; DOCSIS cable modem self-provisioning; upstream-downstream corrective measures; DOCSIS system design architecture and Cable Modem (CM) configuration; and Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTS). In addition, participants will discover important operating requirements, security parameters and troubleshooting tips for each version.

Audience: Mid- to senior- level data technicians; maintenance and headend technicians; and engineering managers

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

DOCSIS®Systems was developed in partnership with Cisco Systems.
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Ethernet Transport
Length: 2 days

This course teaches the basic functionality of Ethernet, as well as the standards, types of equipment, the provisioning process and various network architectures.

Having knowledge of Ethernet and GigE will help broadband professionals better understand the components and implementations of Ethernet technology from 10BaseT through 10GigE as well as the benefits of future enhancements. This course teaches participants to quickly and easily build, deploy, manage and troubleshoot Ethernet networks. It also explains: network architectures, protocols, frame formats, configuration and provisioning parameters. In addition, participants will discover important operating requirements and troubleshooting techniques.

Audience: Technical operations managers, advanced technical support personnel that work in the NOC, headend and field services, mid- to senior-level data technicians and engineering managers

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

Ethernet Transport was developed in partnership with JDSU.
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Fundamentals of IP Networking in Cable Networks
Length: 2 days

As the cable industry continues to move towards an IP infrastructure for video, voice and data it is critical to have the knowledge to support the Internet Protocol (IP).  This course is designed to provide cable operator personnel the practical knowledge, application and problem solving of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addressing in cable networks.  Participants will explore the white papers, standards, components and topologies that are the building blocks of IPv4.  Participants will describe the role of decimal and binary as it relates to IPv4 along with the addressing types and functions IPv4 plays in the operator’s network. A practical demonstration of subnetting, variable length subnet masks (VLSM), summarization and wild card masking will allow participants to solve real world IPv4 network scenarios.  At the end of the training session the cable operator personnel will be able to explain the importance of white papers, operation, components and real world scenarios as it relates to IPv4.

Audience:  Anyone who desires a practical and technical introduction to IPv4. This includes headend technicians, network support desk and NOCs, network engineers, network administrators, IT professionals, field support and front line technicians.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2 RUs

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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Fundamentals of Optical Fiber Transport
Length: 2 Days

This seminar provides a comprehensive presentation of basic optical fiber, fiber equipment, fiber design and construction, test equipment, optical splicing and restoration, and system management. It also covers fiber-optic systems with a focus on current applications such as Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM), Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and 1310 or 1550 nm.
Audience:  Telecommunications technicians and engineers

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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Fundamentals of SDV, Digital Video and MPEG Video Length: 2 days

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive technical understanding of Digital Video fundamentals and troubleshooting best practices. Participants will gain a solid understanding of Digital Video (DV), Switched Digital Video (SDV) and Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG) video technology, network architectures as well as common provisioning parameters and maintenance concerns in a digital video network. Beginning with an overview of digital video technology, we will then explore the components that make up a digital video network, how it works, how it is being integrated within the HFC network, trouble isolation and resolution and the benefits of deploying a switched digital video solution.

Audience:  
Advanced technical and operational personnel that will be responsible for design, integration, implementation and management of  Digital Video (DV), Switched Digital Video (SDV) and Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG) video components such as network architects, system engineers, technical operations managers, engineering managers, NOC managers and mid to senior level technicians.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2 RUs

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or
profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

Fundamentals of SDV, Digital Video and MPEG Video was developed in partnership with
BigBand, IneoQuest and RGB Networks.
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Home Networking Essentials: Wired and Wireless
(CompTIA Network+)

Length: 3 Days

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Home Networking Essentials: Wired and Wireless (CompTia Network+) online course provides foundational knowledge, success with implementation, understanding of the industry standards, and grasp of core technologies needed to respond to the market. The course brings value to the cable operator by saving on training investments and providing a productive workforce to support Home Network/Premises Networks. The content addresses both the wireless and wired home networks.

Audience:
Broadband Premises Installer/Technician, Commercial Installer or equivalent
Broadband Premises Maintenance Technician or equivalent

Includes:

  • Network+ textbook CompTIA Network+ Study Guide Authorized Courseware: Exam N10-005
  • Network+ Practice Exams

Certification: This course helps participants prepare for the CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-005 certification exam. CompTIA testing is available through Pearson VUE testing centers and is not part of the SCTE training.

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 3

Detailed Description

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or
profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

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IPv6: Impact on Cable Networks
Length: 2 days

This course will provide details on the capabilities of IPv6 and DOCSIS® 3.0 as well as the roles they play in the cable network management processes, the rollout aspects of phase 1 for IPv6 implementation, DOCSIS 3.0 integration, configuration, provisioning and troubleshooting the network components and the impact on the cable networks. An in-depth discussion surrounding how to operate IPv6 in tandem with IPv4 as well as the operational issues involved in configuring and managing parallel IP addressing systems is thoroughly covered in this course. The breadth and depth of the course will be beneficial for those responsible for integrating the IPv6 protocol.

Audience: Those involved in engineering the adoption of IPv6, including network planners designing the deployment of IPv6 devices such as DOCSIS® cable modems in the network, network operations managers and data center personnel, as well as systems engineering staff responsible for preparing the multitude of systems to support IPv6

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

IPv6: Impact on Cable Networks was developed in partnership with Cisco.
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Impact of Going All Digital

An exponential growth of bandwidth will be required to support the ever growing buffet of services provided for our cable subscribers.  Cable networks are migrating toward an all digital spectrum with digital architectures at the headend/hub site.

The Impact of Going All Digital course will provide participants with an understanding of analog reclamation, QAM migration, service narrowcasting, encoding of services and digital hookups required for new customer premises equipment.  Participants will explore ways to improve system performance as they learn about the impact of going all digital with digital troubleshooting of services.  Best practices in digital will be discussed, along with an explanation of the FCC proof of performance tests.  Finally participants will be able to describe the ANSI/SCTE-40 standard.

Audience: Those involved in residential or commercial service installation; customer support personal; plant maintenance or headend / hub support will benefit from this course.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2 RUs

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (CCNA Security)

 

CCNA Security introduces the core security concepts and skills needed to install, troubleshoot, and monitor a network to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. This course is a career-oriented e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop specialized security skills, along with critical thinking and complex problem solving skills. Students develop an in-depth, theoretical understanding of network security principles as well as the tools and configurations available. The course emphasizes the practical application of skills needed to design, implement, and support network security. Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities promote the exploration of networking security concepts and allow students to experiment with network behavior and ask "what if" questions. Innovative assessments provide immediate feedback to support the evaluation of knowledge and acquired skills.

Prerequisites: Students who enroll in CCNA Security are expected to have CCNA-level networking concepts knowledge and skills, along with basic PC and Internet navigation skills. While there are no required course prerequisites, students are encouraged to complete the CCNA Discovery curricula offered online by SCTE -- www.scte.org under Professional Development/Virtual Classroom --  and in local schools to acquire the fundamental CCNA-level routing and switching skills needed for success in this course. CCNA Security provides a next step for CCNA Discovery or CCNA Exploration students who want to expand their CCNA-level skill set to prepare for a career in network security.

Audience:

Current CCNA certification holders who wish to build on their CCNA knowledge base
IT professionals wishing to broaden or add specialized skills to their technology expertise
College and university-level students seeking career-oriented, entry-level security specialist skills

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 6

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information. This course is also offered online for individuals; view the schedule for all SCTE Virtual Classroom Courses.

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IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software (CompTIA A+)

This course offers an in-depth understanding of computer hardware and operating systems with an emphasis on practical experience to help participants develop fundamental computer skills, along with essential career skills. Participants learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance, diagnosis, troubleshooting and safety issues. Through hands on activities and labs, students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. In addition, an introduction to networking is included. This e-course helps participants prepare to earn CompTIA's A+ certification.

Audience:

  • Entry level cable personnel
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Broadband Premises Installers
  • Headend Technicians
  • IT personnel

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 6 RUs

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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Linux Level 1 (CompTIA LX0-101 and LPIC-1 Exam 101)

Length: 3 days

Linux Level 1 provides detailed, fundamental information on the use and system administration of a Linux distribution. The seminar provides hands-on training to effectively use, customize, and to perform file and disk management using command-line utilities. It also covers installation, package management, and disk systems.

Audience: Beginning Linux system administrators who are interested in learning essential administration skills for a Linux operating system.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 3 RUs

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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Linux Level 2 (CompTIA LX0-102 and LPIC-1 Exam 102)

Length: 3 days

Linux Level 2 provides detailed, more in-depth information on shell scripting and data management in a Linux environment. The seminar provides hands-on training to effectively configure user interfaces and desktops; perform administrative tasks; and manage essential system services. In addition the course will cover Linux networking and security fundamentals.

Audience: Beginning Linux system administrators who are interested in learning essential administration skills for a Linux operating system.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 3 RUs

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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MPEG Video
Length: 2 days

MPEG Video provides a thorough background in MPEG technology and digital video encoding formats. It begins with baseband digital media theory and moves on to the fundamentals of encoding/multiplexing, the characteristics and purpose of MPEG, MPEG4/AVC, and artifacts and their sources, and the IP based transmission of video.

Audience:  Technical personnel, system engineers, network operation center engineers, headend technicians, division / regional support teams that will be responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, designing, implementing and managing video signals and equipment.

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.
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Overview of IMS and SIP - PacketCableTM 2.0

A comprehensive introductory course for the key elements of PacketCable 2.0 -- this course is designed to provide an overview of IMS and SIP as they relate to PacketCable 2.0 so the participant will have a solid foundation for planning implementation and deployment. The focus of this program will be the individual servers and functions necessary for complete PacketCable 2.0-based services.

PacketCable 2.0 is designed to support the customer's desire for any service, anytime, anywhere. The complexity of the platform must be understood if successful deployments are to be realized.

Audience:  The target audience is system technical personnel responsible for design, integration, implementation and management of the PacketCable platform such as network architects, back-office system managers, system engineers, technical operations managers, IP network administrators, wireless network planners, NOC managers and mid- to senior-level technicians, and engineering managers.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.
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Red Hat System Administration 1
 

Red Hat® System Administration I (RH124) is designed for IT professionals who are new to Linux® and require core Red Hat Enterprise Linux skills. This course focuses on essential administration tasks that will be encountered in the workplace, including installing the operating system, establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage, and performing basic security administration.
Early in the course, GUI-based tools will be featured to build upon the students' existing technical knowledge. As the course progresses, key command-line concepts will be introduced to provide a foundation for students planning to become full-time Linux system administrators.

Audience:This course is designed for beginning Linux system administrators who are interested in learning essential administration skills for a Linux operating system.

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 3

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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Return Path
Length: 2 days

The Return Path seminar zeroes in on design, set-up, certification and troubleshooting for the reverse system. It is presented in three sections: design and set up, maintenance and troubleshooting, and application, for a more detailed understanding of reverse spectrum characterization, monitoring, testing, and repairing. Attendees learn how to calculate return path losses and determine optimum levels for both distribution and fiber networks.

Audience: Telecommunications technicians and engineers

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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Supervisor 101
Length: 1-3 Days

Field operations supervisors are typically promoted to supervisor from the field technician ranks because they are good technicians. Often, these supervisors have had little training or experience in supervising and coaching others. In addition, these supervisors find they are challenged when learning to set priorities for their many tasks, managing their time, and maintaining their technical knowledge. Supervisor 101 addresses these concerns.

Supervisors will gain an understanding of their role as related to business metrics, customer service, and safety. They will refresh their knowledge on basic installation practices and procedures and will be prepared to take the SCTE BPI certification. In addition, they will gain the skills and confidence to provide the necessary coaching to their direct reports. Leadership attributes include goal setting, time management, project management, and adult learning principles. Building coaching and time management skills will be emphasized. Supervisors will have the opportunity to develop better coaching skills by practicing in a safe environment.

Audience:

  •  Technical front line supervisors (contractors and cable operators) existing and who are new to a supervisory position, and
  •  Technicians who are preparing for promotion to supervisor

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 1-3

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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Train the Trainer
Length: 3 days

This unique seminar teaches telecommunications industry supervisors, lead technicians and trainers how to better facilitate learning in a work or classroom environment. It focuses on developing attendees' teaching skills, with multiple opportunities for practice and feedback. Train the Trainer participants discover the most effective methods for adult instruction and how to help students apply new knowledge. It features materials from SCTE's training programs.

Audience: Telecommunications industry supervisors, lead technicians and trainers

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 3

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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Troubleshooting Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
Length: 2 days

The Troubleshooting Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) seminar is designed to introduce participants to the practical aspects of troubleshooting IP voice service as delivered over a broadband HFC network at both the IP Layer and the DOCSIS layer. The goal of the Troubleshooting Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) workshop is to reinforce participants' existing knowledge of VoIP and develop new knowledge and skills relating to the isolation and resolution of real-world VoIP technical problems

Audience: Technical operations managers, plant managers, technical supervisors, project managers, senior technicians and engineers who have responsibility for operating and maintaining VoIP systems.

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

Troubleshooting Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) was developed in partnership with ARRIS, Cedar Point Communications, JDSU and Sunrise Telecom.

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Understanding Cable Technology
Length: 1 day

Understanding the technologies supporting today’s cable telecommunications architecture is critical to making informed business decisions, thus maximizing an organization’s potential. In addition to learning about the core hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) architecture, participants will learn about the technologies used to deliver high-speed data, video, IP telephony, as well as networking at the subscriber’s premises.  The course will then explore how to hold it all together with operation and business support systems.  In the conclusion learners will get a glimpse of the future.

Audience:  This workshop is for nontechnical managers, including:

  • executives
  • marketing managers
  • public and government affairs managers
  • customer service managers, or anyone in a nontechnical management role who needs on-demand access to high-level knowledge of the technologies used in a typical HFC network

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 1.5

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 orprofdev@scte.org for more information.

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Understanding IPv6 Technology
Length: 1 day

Understanding IPv6 Technology is the ultimate introductory course designed to provide participants with the fundamentals of IPv6 in cable networks. This course explores the support needed and the benefits of transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6. It also provides an overview of IPv6 features and covers the many technologies behind the deployment and implementation of IPv6 from the core of the cable network to the subscriber’s premises. 

Audience: This course is designed for technical staff new to IP technology and nontechnical sales, customer service and management staff supporting Internet-based services, including:

  • Customer Account Executives
  • Broadband Premises Installers
  • Broadband Premises Technicians
  • Outside Plant Technicians
  • Headend and Field Engineers
  • Information Technology and Network Support Staff
  • Anyone in a nontechnical management role who needs knowledge of IPv6 technologies used in cable networks

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 1.5

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 orprofdev@scte.org for more information.

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Understanding Network Technology
Length: 1 day

Understanding Network Technology is the ultimate introductory course designed to provide participants with the fundamentals of networking.  The course covers the concepts for LAN and WAN networks, their architecture and network components.  In addition to learning the core concepts, participants will learn the purpose of protocols, networking addressing and overview of digital media.

Audience: This course is for nontechnical managers, including:

  • Executives
  • Marketing managers
  • Public and government affairs managers
  • Customer service managers
  • Anyone in a nontechnical management role who needs high-level knowledge of the technologies used in networks

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 1.5

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 orprofdev@scte.org for more information.

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Wireless Level 1 CWTS Length: 2 days

Wireless Level 1 CWTS provides a foundation of knowledge for entering into or advancing within the wireless networking industry. From basic RF theory and regulatory requirements to implementation of WLAN devices, this seminar focuses on bringing Wi-Fi technical professionals up-to-speed on the latest in 802.11 technologies in a practical way.
This course prepares participants to earn the CWTS® – Certified Wireless Technology Specialist certification. CWTS testing is available through Pearson VUE testing centers and is not part of the onsite training.

Audience: Customer facing technicians, sales engineers, project managers, and networkers new to Wi-Fi

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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Wireless Level 2 CWNA Length: 2 days

Wireless Level 2 CWNA introduces the fundamentals of RF behavior and covers the features and functions of WLAN components.  Participants will gain the skills to successfully survey, install, and administer enterprise Wi-Fi networks.

This course prepares participants to earn the CWNA® Certified Wireless Network Administrator certification. CWNA testing is available through Pearson VUE testing centers and is not part of the onsite training.

Audience:

  • Network administrators and network engineers who are interested in furthering their knowledge of wireless technologies
  • Individuals who are interested in obtaining the CWNA Certification

Detailed Description

# of Recertification Units awarded toward SCTE Recertification: 2

This seminar can be presented onsite at your company or chapter at a time that is convenient for you. Contact Susan Parno at 610-594-7320 or profdev@scte.org for more information.

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