▷ SCTE introduces two revised certifications for broadband connections

08.04.2021 – 01:10

Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)

Exton, Pennsylvania (ots/PRNewswire)

Changes prepare cable professionals to install and troubleshoot the latest consumer services

SCTE, the leading applied science organization in the cable telecommunications industry, today announced significant updates to its nationally recognized Broadband Premise Installer (BPI) and Broadband Premises Technician (BPT) certifications.

“The new SCTE learning modules for broadband premises incorporate the latest developments in home services in a more interactive learning system. As our world becomes more connected, investing in a well-trained workforce is a key factor in maintaining consistency and quality across the industry “said Robin Fenton, vice president, Membership and Learning Operations, SCTE. “In addition, every technician will take a competency-based certification exam to improve the in-house customer experience and get more employees on their way to supporting the smart home of the future.”

Aimed at entry-level professionals looking to work for a cable operator, construction company, or vendor, the BPI certification demonstrates the ability to install basic home telecommunications services (video, voice, and data). The corresponding BPI training series consists of three courses that focus on safety, customer service, and installation basics. The Spanish version should appear later this year.

BPT certification shows that a skilled technician is able to troubleshoot common problems in the field. The three courses that make up the BPI series also serve as the basis for the four-part BPT series. The BPT training series culminates in a fourth, interactive course that covers the fundamentals of troubleshooting the hybrid fiber-coax and passive optical networks that are the foundation of private services, including Wi-Fi, home networks, MoCA, and unbound devices. After successfully completing the courses in the BPI or BPT series, learners are prepared to take the associated certification test.

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SCTE’s BPI and BPT series are available via instructor-led on-site bootcamps or online self-paced courses via a new learning management system (LMS) launched in September 2020. The new LMS offers improved analysis, optimized navigation, a leaderboard in gamification style and more. Both series use CORTEX NetworkSims (TM) 3D technology to simulate hands-on training and demonstrate eBook concepts in real-life scenarios, as well as VirtuGame (TM) mobile challenges to engage learners and increase knowledge retention.

“Innovation and implementation should go hand in hand. Cable’s greatest strength is its people, and SCTE prides itself on equipping our peers in the industry with the skills they need to move forward as individuals and help our industry, delivering the promise of advanced connectivity, “continued Fenton.

The SCTE’s learning and development program (L&D) is aimed at cable professionals at all levels. It includes more than 1,000 learning modules, 12 industry certifications, live and on-demand webinars, and leadership institutes run in partnership with Dartmouth College and the Georgia Institute of Technology. It will take place in Atlanta from October 11-14, 2021 SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo® will again offer an L&D track exploring innovative strategies for training adult learners, as well as the annual Fall Technical Forum, where workshops are presented by leading experts in the industry.

Information on SCTE

SCTE envisions the future of connectivity, today. Through technological leadership and innovation, SCTE has been a leader in applied science for the cable telecommunications industry for more than five decades. As a non-profit member organization, the SCTE advances its member companies through continuous training for the workforce of tomorrow and by placing managers in the talks that matter. SCTE is the driving force behind the annual SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®, the largest trade fair for cable telecommunications and technology in America. SCTE is a subsidiary of CableLabs®. More on www.scte.org.

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