Online Course

RF System Theory


This interactive course is designed to ensure learners record proper RF signal levels and verify RF quality within the various upstream and downstream portions of the cable network. Learners will be able distinguish between key attributes, assignments and the technologies that use RF. Learners will differentiate between the time and frequency domain to identify how transmission lines affect RF. Finally, learners will identify how to use power splitters, filters, directional couplers and other RF passive devices correctly in the cable network.

Format and Schedule

The course is delivered online via the SCTE virtual classroom.

Online learners interact with web based course materials and complete assessments (quizzes) at a time that is convenient for them. Learners may also contact the instructor when they have questions.

Learners spend approximately 2 - 3 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 learners (interacting with online materials, completing quizzes and a final exam).

Target Audience

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

Recommended Prerequisites

Upon Successful Completion

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