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  1. SCTE Certification Tutorial Updated January 21, 2010

  2. Presentation Goals • Overview SCTE Certification • Highlight Certification Program Enhancements • Answer the question "why certify?" • Getting Started in SCTE Certification • Prepare • Getting Certified • Staying Certified • Benefits • Promoting Certification

  3. HFC Network Segments Hub Hub Hub Premises Distribution Transport TelecomCenter

  4. Broadband Premises(BPI, BPT, BPE) • Technology, Systems, Requirements • Premises Devices • Installation • Troubleshooting and Maintenance • Standards • Safety These Certifications include 3 Lines of Business:Video – Voice – Data Broadband Premises Installer (BPI) and Technician (BPT) Broadband Premises Expert (BPE)

  5. Broadband Distribution Specialist (BDS) • System Architectures • Distribution Components • Signal Types • Troubleshooting and Maintenance • Construction • Safety

  6. Hub Hub Hub Broadband Transport Specialist (BTS) • Fiber Optic Theory • Optical Transport Systems • Link Performance • Troubleshooting and Maintenance • Alternative Transport Systems

  7. Broadband TelecomCenter Specialist (BTCS) • Facilities • Baseband Signals • Digital Telephony over Cable • RF/Photonic Signals • Tests and Measurements

  8. HFC Network Segments Hub Hub Hub Broadband Premises Installer (BPI) Broadband Premises Technician (BPT) Broadband Premises Expert (BPE) Broadband Distribution Specialist (BDS) Broadband Transport Specialist (BTS) Broadband Telecomm Center Specialist (BTCS) • BCT/E Certification (will be retired)

  9. Engineering Professional

  10. BCT/E • BCT/E certifications will retire 12/31/10 • BCT/E designation will continue to be recognized! • If certified, no action required (Renew, as usual) • Options for those in progress: • Complete • Convert BCT (see www.scte.org for details) • Consider taking other SCTE certifications

  11. Certification Platform

  12. Questions?

  13. Why Certify? SCTE Certification Benefits… • Individuals • Our industry • Operators

  14. Why Certify? What SCTE certification does for an individual • Professional certification demonstrates solid knowledge • Demonstrates drive, self-discipline, professionalism • Career advancement • Consistency - transportable

  15. Why Certify? What SCTE certification does for our industry • SCTE certifications raise the bar on technical knowledge • Certification provides a competitive advantage • Certification inspires the confidence of your customers

  16. Why Certify? What SCTE certification does for Operators • Used in conjunction with career path, improves performance • Lowers service call rates • Reduces repeat calls • Reduces customer churn

  17. Getting Started • Preparing to Certify • Getting Certified • Staying Certified

  18. Preparing to Certify • Study Guides – Exam Topics • Books, Manuals, andPersonalized Prep Guides • Jones/NCTI Courses • Corporate Universities • SCTE Bookstore • Study Groups • Individual Mentors

  19. What About Jones/NCTI? • Jones/NCTI • Helps prepare individuals for certification • SCTE Certification Programs • Industry-recognized • Criteria are established by industry members • Recertification component

  20. Getting Certified • Online • 50 question multiple-choice exams • Immediate feedback • Fee per exam • Example Exam Page (next slide)

  21. Tiered Pricing

  22. Staying Certified • Certification Valid for Three Years • To Maintain Certification Status: • Retake exam • Earn Recertifications Units (RUs) • SCTE membership • Company-sponsored training • Seminars • Speaking or presenting • Other activities

  23. Staying Certified, continued • Recertification Window • Apply 6 months before or 12 months after expiration date • Failure to apply within time period will result in loss of current certification status • RUs needed (total within 3 years) • Specialist & BCT: need total 12 RUs • BCE and the Engineering Professional exams: need total 21 RUs

  24. Staying Certified, continued • Complete SCTE Recertification Form • Form on www.scte.org • Use “Recertification Unit” Table as a Guide • Document Your RUs • Keep track of all your RUs! • Record your events on “Members Only Homepage – Submit Certification Units (RUs)”

  25. Special Certification Status • Emeritus Certification Status • Continuously certification 21 years • SCTE Retired Certification Status • Retired SCTE Member

  26. How do we promote? • Whether supporting SCTE or company certifications, continue to prepare candidates: • Partner with local operators and contractors • Provide mentoring and study groups • Maintain the “link” to SCTE certification • Provide technical training prep sessions • Encourage chapter members to certify

  27. Learn From other Chapters! Incentive / Scholarship Programs • Southern California Chapter: http://telecomlawfirm.com/scte/challenge.php • Central California Chapter: http://home.comcast.net/~centralcalscte/certifications/certifications_page.htm

  28. Learn From other Chapters! Incentive / Scholarship Programs • Rocky Mountain Chapter http://chapters.scte.org/rockymtn/RMCScholarship.htm • Gateway Chapter • http://www.gatewayscte.org/certification.html Study Groups – Red Rocks Chapter

  29. Chapter Leader’s Role Communication - Share the News! • Certification News: • Go to www.scte.org > Certification > Certification News • Questions???

  30. The Value of SCTE: Professional Development • Virtual Classroom • On Demand Courses • Topic examples: • CCNA • Channel Bonding in DOCSIS® 3.0 • IPv6 • Member Discounts Apply on all SCTE Pd Programs • New & Improved Benefits: • SCTE Live Learning • Tech Tips • Implication Papers

  31. The Value of SCTE • Over 13,000 members throughout North America • 40 year history of technical leadership • Increase your Technical Proficiency • Take advantage of SCTE membership! • Certifications • Grants and Scholarships • SCTE Cable College @ RIT • InfoScope® • SCTE Professional Development • SCTE Penn-Ohio Chapter