Online Course

Broadband Wireless Specialist (BWS)


The Broadband Wireless Specialist (BWS) course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of wireless networks in homes and small businesses. Learners will gain an understanding of: wireless, Wi-Fi standards, Wi-Fi network devices, planning and implementation; security, RF basics, antenna theory, installation and Wi-Fi troubleshooting.

Included in the Course

  • Engaging and Interactive LightningMod™ to prepare learner for training  
  • In-depth interactive eBook modules
  • Apply eBook knowledge with real life experiences in a simulated environment; 4 NetworkSim® modules included 
  • Module assessments and course final exam
  • Fun VirtuGame® to improve absorption and retention of competencies  

Requirements for Successful Course Completion

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

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


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

System Requirements: A high speed Internet (HSI) connection, Internet browser with HTML5 support. For tablet or smartphone access, HTML5 may be used for online eBook content.

Instructor-Led Onsite or Virtual Boot Camp Course: the SCTE VirtuLearn course may be delivered as an onsite or virtual boot camp 

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

Target Audience

  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Customer Facing Installers or Technicians
  • Service Technicians
  • Field Operation Teams
  • Network Operation Center and related positions

Recommended Prerequisites

SCTE Broadband Premises Installation Fundamentals


Upon completion learners will be prepared to earn the nationally recognized SCTE Broadband Wireless Specialist (BWS) certification. The certification is designed for individuals interested in working in the cable telecommunications industry for a cable provider, contractor or vendor.

Our course also prepares learners for two industry certifications from the CWNP. SCTE is a CWNP Authorized Learning Center with certified wireless network trainers (CWNT).

The Certified Wireless Specialist (CWS) and the Certified Wireless Technician (CWT) certifications are highly regarded foundational certifications.

Upon Successful Completion

  • SCTE course completion certificate
  • 2 recertification units (RUs) towards SCTE certification renewal