Advanced Technician

The NCTI Advanced Technician course teaches the broadband technician about the operation, set up and application of headend components as the transition is made from analog to digital services. Transmission lines, radio wave propagation, antennas, microwave systems and satellite communications are fundamental topics common to analog and digital communications and are covered in this course. Since many broadband cable operators continue to distribute analog television, analog signal processing is covered as well, along with analog video analysis and FCC proof-of-performance execution. Digital communications and related topics are taught in lessons on digital satellite receivers, digital modulators, digital processors and equipment connection protocols. The Advanced Technician course provides important technical instruction to the successful operation and maintenance of today's sophisticated broadband cable system headend.

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The estimated completion time for this course is 34 hours. The maximum allotted time is four months from enrollment.

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