With the publication of the “Broadband Premises Installation and Service Guidebook,” the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has taken the first step towards offering a self-study e-learning program designed to prepare aspiring and experienced cable industry professionals for the SCTE Broadband Premises Installer (BPI) and Broadband Premises Technician (BPT) certification examinations.

“As cable’s role in the communications landscape has grown, so has the need to ensure zero-defect installations for customers,” Daniel Howard, senior vice president of engineering and CTO of SCTE, stated in a press release. “Working closely with representatives of the cable system operator community, SCTE’s Broadband Premises Installation and Service Guidebook and subsequent e-learning course will increase the technical knowledge and best-practices skills that today’s broadband professionals require.”

The guide covers:

  • Technology
  • Systems and Requirements
  • Customer Service
  • Planning
  • Aerial and Underground Installations
  • Bonding and Grounding
  • Cable Entry to the Premises
  • Terminal Devices
  • Connecting Customer Equipment
  • Test Equipment
  • Troubleshooting and Repairs
  • Reducing Signal Impairments
  • Safe Work Practices

The SCTE is accepting orders for the “Broadband Premises Installation and Service Guidebook” online, by email at dbeck@scte.org and by phone at 610-594-7312.

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