Online Course

RF System Theory


The SCTE RF System Theory course is designed to provide course participants with a fundamental understanding of the radio frequency (RF) signals used in cable networks. Participants will learn how RF characteristics, media, the environment, and other factors impact the signals. Participants will be able to differentiate between the time and frequency domains. Participants will understand how different modulation and multiplexing technologies are used to deliver services. Finally, participants will learn about the test equipment used to test and troubleshoot RF signals.

Format and Schedule

Self-paced interactive Online Course: Learners start the SCTE VirtuLearn® course at any time, study at

their own pace, and have access to dynamic online content after they register. On average, learners will

spend approximately 1 to 2 hours per week over 12 weeks completing course activities.

System Requirements: A high-speed Internet (HSI) connection, Internet browser with HTML 5 support.

For tablet or smartphone access, HTML5 may be used for online eBook content.

Instructor-Led Onsite Boot Camp Course: The SCTE VirtuLearn course may be delivered as an onsite

boot camp over 2 days.

SCTE provides access to the course for 1 year from the date of purchase.

Course access information will be emailed when the course is purchased.

Included in Course

Engaging and Interactive LightningMod™ to prepare learners for training

  • In-depth interactive eBook modules
  • Module assessments
  • Apply eBook knowledge with real-life experiences in a simulated environment.
    • 2 NetworkSims® included in course
  • Fun VirtuGame® to improve absorption and retention of competencies
  • Course final exam

Recommended Prerequisites

Upon Successful Completion

  • SCTE course completion certificate
  • 1 recertification unit (RUs) towards SCTE certification renewal

Requirements for Successful Course Completion

  • Module quizzes 70% or higher
  • Course final test 70% or higher

You may take the course final exam up to 3 times.