The SCTE (the Society for Broadband Professionals) has launched the official course books for its broadband training series. Aimed at broadband installation technicians, service technicians and network technicians, the courses are suitable for home-study or instructor-led use. The three courses, Installation Technicians, Service Technicians and Network Technicians, follow in sequence and are designed to build up knowledge in a logical manner.
All the courses have been revised and updated by the SCTE and are available in a variety of formats, with customised versions for different markets and geographical regions. The course books are available either as reference text books or as a complete training package. The latter includes integrated assessment papers, which are completed by the student at the end of each module and marked by the SCTE. Students completing the course successfully become accredited SCTE Technicians and are issued with SCTE Certificates.
Installation Technician (Module 1) Course Content: Introduction and Overview; Communication Theory; Signal Processing; Signal Distribution; Installers and Their Tools; Survey of the Installation; Installation; Inside the Home; Troubleshooting; Safety Manual
Service Technician (Modules 2-6) Course Content: Responding to Service Call and Fault-Finding; Communication Principles for Analogue and Digital Networks; Return Channels for DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS; Video and Audio Services; Network Services; Transmission Lines, Coaxial and Optical Fibre Cables; Downstream and Upstream Networks; Wi-Fi and Test Equipment and Measurements.
Network Technician (Modules 7-11) Course Content: Service and Maintenance including Set-Up and Restoration of Service; Telephony Measurements; Hybrid Fibre Commissioning Procedures; Passive Optical Network Commissioning; Measurements and Test Equipment; QAM Modulation Measurements; Ingress and Egress measurements; Optical Fibre Measurements and Testing and Comprehensive Appendices on Electrical Theory.
Network Architecture and Design: Network Architecture for Forward and Reverse Paths; The design of Optical and Wireless Networks; Network Components; Optical Transmitters and Receivers; Computing Levels and Distortion Products in the Network; DOCSIS and EURODOCSIS; Optical Network Theory; Telephony Networks;
LTE and WiMAX and Comprehensive Appendices.
Fibre Optic Transmission for Technicians. A comprehensive theoretical and practical three-day fibre optic course for technicians in the CATV industry.