Online Course

Digital Fundamentals


Digital Fundamentals is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of digital video fundamentals and troubleshooting best practices. Students will gain an understanding of digital video, switched digital video (SDV), digital media theory, signal modulation, demodulation and processing, bandwidth constraints and management, digital carrier measurements, and Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG) video technology.

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.

Format and Schedule

The course is delivered online via the SCTE virtual classroom over 12 weeks or 3 months, during which participants view web based course materials and complete assessments at a time that is convenient for them. Participants can contact the instructor when they have questions.   

Participants spend approximately 2 - 4 hours per week, on average, completing the various course activities in order to maximize the learning benefits. 100% of the schedule is determined by the participant (viewing online materials and completing exams) A live, online orientation is scheduled on the first day of the class.

System Requirements: A high speed Internet connection, Internet browser with flash or HTML5. For tablet access, HTML5 can be used to online content modules.

Target Audience

  • Entry level cable personnel
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Broadband Premises Installers

Recommended Prerequisites

Broadband Distribution Fundamentals

Upon Successful Completion

  • Course Completion Certificate
  • 1 Recertification Units (RUs) toward SCTE certification renewal