Online Course



Operators are upgrading their Headend and access network architectures to keep up with the pace of bandwidth consumption from their commercial and residential customers. Operators use CableLabs DOCSIS 4.0, which allows for increased traffic on the access network. In addition, DOCSIS 4.0 defines how operators can extend their upstream to (5 – 200 MHz) and downstream (200 MHz – 2 GHz). The move to extended spectrum DOCSIS allows operators to fill the extra spectrum with more OFDM and OFDMA channels to increase bandwidth. The 4.0 specification also opens the door to full-duplex communication in the downstream spectrum eliminating the need for a separate upstream. This course provides learners with essential knowledge about the changes in the physical layer, Mac layer, and security changes introduced by the 4.0 specification.

Included in the Course

  • Engaging and Interactive LightningMod™ to prepare learner for training 
  • In-depth interactive eBook modules 
  • Module assessments
  • 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 2 to 3 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 Boot Camp Course: The SCTE VirtuLearn course may be delivered as an onsite boot camp over 2 days.

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

Target Audience

  • Field Operation Teams
  • Network Operation Center and related positions
  • System Technicians and OSP Technicians
  • Headend Technicians and Critical Facilities Technicians

Recommended Prerequisites

SCTE DOCSIS 3.1 Essentials

Upon Successful Completion

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