The Broadband TelecomCenter Specialist (BTCS) certifies knowledge in maintenance and troubleshooting of the inside plant facilities to ensure minimal system outages, maximum reliability, and standards compliance for optimal operations. This certification includes knowledge of advanced entertainment, data and voice networks within the headend. Topic categories include:
- Baseband Signaling
- Digital Telephony over Cable
- RF/Photonic Signals
- Tests and Measurements
BTCS Certification Study Resources
Focus on the topics in the exam curriculum that you need to study the most. You may rely upon local technical sessions and certification study groups at SCTE chapters to build your knowledge. In addition, national SCTE onsite and online training courses, vendor training, books and archived webinars as well as education at SCTE events, on-the-job training, publications and other technical resources may help prepare candidates for certification.
- Broadband TelecomCenter Specialist Course (most effective resource)
- Network Specialist (CompTIA Network+)
- Modern Cable Television Technology, Second Edition
- Newton’s Telecom Dictionary
- SCTE 79 DOCSIS
- DOCSIS Specifications
- PacketCable Specifications
- Advanced Television Systems Committee Standards
- Oscilloscope Basics
If you would like a list of all the competencies that will be tested on during the certification, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
An individual who uses the suggested study resources has reasonable assurance that a significant number of exam topics are covered throughout the study resources.
Equal opportunity will be provided to all certification candidates regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, color, ancestry, mental or physical disability or handicap, veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable law.