Advanced Technician

The NCTI Advanced Technician course teaches the broadband technician about the
application of elements and principals that support operation of most broadband
cable headends. Transmission lines, radio wave propagation, antennas, microwave
systems and satellite communications are fundamental topics that technicians
working in the headend must understand. While digital TV signals have become
commonplace, there remains the need to understand analog TV signal processing,
analog video analysis and FCC proof-of-performance execution. Digital TV related
elements and topics are covered in lessons on digital satellite receivers, digital
modulators, digital processors and equipment connection protocols. The Advanced
Technician course prepares the technician that has previously worked only in the field
for the transition to working inside today’s sophisticated broadband cable 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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