System Technician

One of the courses included in NCTI’s Master Technician certifications, the NCTI
System Technician course provides foundational information that can accelerate a
technician’s career path advancement. Foundational lessons include principles of
amplitude, frequency and phase modulation, which remain integral in modern digital
modulation schemes, basic circuits that are found in equipment being serviced in
today’s broadband cable networks, power supply and amplifier circuit information as
applied in RF amplifier operations and the alignment of distribution amplifiers and line
extenders. The course clearly presents the FCC Technical Standards testing requirements
and procedures and the NCTA Recommended Practices for system measurements,
system sweeping and testing, signal leakage analysis and spectrum analyzer basics and
measurements. The course also describes techniques for underground construction.
The value of this foundational information becomes apparent when the technician
successfully troubleshoots and resolves escalated problems.

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The estimated completion time for this course is 42 hours. The maximum allotted time is four months from enrollment.

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