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Telecommunications Electronics Technician

Telecommunications electronics technicians are expected to obtain knowledge of wired and wireless communications basic concepts, which are then applicable to various types of voice, data and video systems. Telecommunications Electronics Technicians must be knowledgeable and have abilities in the following technical areas: Cables and Cabling, Analog Telephony, Equipment, Telecom Safety and Mathematics, Transmission Service Providers and Protocols, Distribution Methods, Computer, Digital Telephony, Interfacing, Internet, Network Infrastructures and Topologies, Office Wiring, Wireless Telephony, Test Equipment, Optical Wiring, and Troubleshooting.

If you hold a Standalone TCM and later complete the Associate CET (CETa), then you are eligible to upgrade to a Journeyman CET! To apply for the Journeyman CET, you must have two or more years of combined work and electronics training.

Data Cabling Installer

Data Cabling Installers are expected to know the basic concepts of copper cabling installation and service—which are then applicable to all the procedures required to safely and competently install communications cabling. Basic electricity and safety; data communications basics; definitions, symbols and abbreviations; cable construction and types; cable performance characteristics; cabling standards; basic network topologies; basic network architectures; National Electric Code (NEC); cabling system components; DCIC installation tools; connectors and outlets; cabling system design; cabling installation; connector installation; cabling testing and certification; cabling troubleshooting; documentation.

Introduction to Fiber Optics

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PBX / IP PBX Installation and Designs

This course is designed to provide a general overview for strategic or telecom managers, Datacom managers with responsibility for telecom, Call Center designers, consultants, communications professionals, software engineers, system engineers, network professionals, VoIP implementers, Network integrators, Product and service developers, Industry analysts, marketing and sales professional, IT professionals, and others who plan on using, evaluating or working with PBX products, applications and services as well as wholesale markets carriers and CLECs/ICPs/ISPs

DSL Technologies

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VoIP Essentials

The course introduces the concepts of VoIP, explores the drivers for the introduction of this technology and examines some of the current VoIP services. An examination of the architecture, protocols and components of VoIP networks provides a detailed view of how VoIP will be supported and integrated with existing network architectures. The key issues of Quality of Service (QoS) and security are also covered so that the end-to-end scenarios for VoIP implementation can be explained.

Certified Satellite Installer

The Certified Satellite Installer (CSI) covers: Satellite Communications History & Theory, Satellite Dish Reflectors, Cabling, Amplifiers, Satellite Dish Feed—horns – LNBs & LNBFs, Satellite System Installation – Site Surveys, Satellite Receivers – Digital Technology, Interfacing With Other Consumer Electronics Equipment, Transmission – Internet Systems, Troubleshooting, Repairs, Sun Outage, and Safety. Four endorsements are also available. Antenna (CSI—A) – roof top antennas, towers, and rotors. C and Ku Band (CSI—C/Ku) – aiming, installation and troubleshooting of large—dish systems. Commercial (CSI—COM) – VSAT and other commercial satellite systems including Internet two—way units. S—MATV (CSI—SMATV) – satellite antenna signal distribution systems for multiple unit dwellings including cable—type headends.

Broadband Voice Over Internet Protocol

Broadband Voice over IP (B-VoIP) technicians are versed in telephone and Internet communications. They install, maintain and repair/replace voice, data and video over Internet Protocol equipment. They are capable of interconnecting B-VoIP equipment to local and wide area computer network systems. They are familiar with many acronyms used in the telecom industry. They are capable of performing cable installation, replacement/modernization and interconnection between different cable types and wireless equipment. They are knowledgeable in all the protocols being used for the telecommunications industry. They are capable of configuring and provisioning B-VoIP equipment and transmission media.

Broadband HFC Network Measurement and Testing

This course provides the advanced student with a comprehensive understanding of system testing theory and application. The course concentrates on the use and selection of proper test equipment and application necessary for testing and complying with FCC and NCTA testing requirements and recommendations. It also focuses on equipment utilization for observing and locating analog and digital network problems. The student is exposed to the proper use, theory of operation, applications and measurement procedures for test equipment used in the network from the customer premises to the headend. The materials provided are also appropriate as a reference tool for those who need to understand more about testing procedures and terminology.

Introduction to Outside Plant (Copper Splicing)

This course introduces students to an indepth knowledge of Outside Plant (OSP)  by explaining the importance of outside plant bonding and grounding. It covers the safety aspects and protection of the outside plant and customer equipment. From there it continues with different splicing methods. These would include the module splicing system, scotchloks, amps and any other connector types. Additionally, it covers different closures, both aerial and buried and the correct procedure for the installation. Proper cable opening and bonding and grounding of the shield is explained with hands-on projects to reinforce each stage.

After completion of the various splices, Fault Locating techniques are explained. This section begins with a complete explanation of the local loop and the importance of parameter readings. Students will learn how to analyze a faulted cable pair and select the proper menu to locate the fault.

State of the art test equipment is used such as the DynaTel 965 DSP, Sidekick or any meter they may bring to class can be implemented into the class-labs. All menus of the meter will be covered especially the resistive fault locate, opens and TDR. This course is designed to be a 90 hands-on course so they will not only have knowledge of the testing but be able to put it to field use immediately finishing this course.

Emphasis will be placed on how to effectively use OSP Test Equipment. Most technicians in the field today only utilize about 30 of this test instruments capabilities our goal is to have a 100 of their test instruments capabilities put to use in the field.

Our instructors have the field experience to find the answers to real live scenarios, providing students with a Real-World Experience.

Communication Site Installer

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Line and Antenna Sweep (LAS)

This frequency domain reflectometer (FDR) certification includes a hands-on testing and verification of line and antenna sweeping skills using modern FDR equipment, as well as a written exam. The LAS is a stand-alone certification, but it can be used as a Journeyman CET option when the Associate, or basic electronics, is also passed. The written exam must be passed with a score of 75% or higher.

Passive Inter modulation Testing (PIM)

A Personal Communication Service-Cellular examination will cover a variety of categories. A PCS-C must be familiar with: RF transmit, propagate and receive principles, Technical Procedures, Technical capabilities, Test equipment, Knowledge of Components, Antennas, Frequency bands, Customer Relations, Safety, and Regulations.

Personal Communications Service-Cellular (PCS-C)

A Personal Communication Service-Cellular examination will cover a variety of categories. A PCS-C must be familiar with: RF transmit, propagate and receive principles, Technical Procedures, Technical capabilities, Test equipment, Knowledge of Components, Antennas, Frequency bands, Customer Relations, Safety, and Regulations.

If you hold a Standalone PCS-C and later complete the Associate CET (CETa), then you are eligible to upgrade to a Journeyman CET! To apply for the Journeyman CET, you must have two or more years of combined work and electronics training.

General Communications Technician Level One

The purpose of the GCT is to provide a study guide and training program, along with the appropriate certification testing that covers all of the areas a radio communications technician and engineer will encounter in the public safety communications or business/commercial radio field.

General Communication Technician Level Two

The General Communications Technician Level 2 certification is a program modeled after general industry communication systems encompassing more than the basics along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidelines covering all of the disciplines in the COMT program. The purpose of the GCT2 is to provide a certification program and testing that expands upon the coverage included in the GCT1 competencies. The GCT2 competency comprises more complex areas radio communications engineers and technicians will encounter in the public safety communications or business / commercial radio fields. This GCT2 certification will involve more knowledge of intricate skills and troubleshooting. The GCT program will require re-testing to renew every four years to keep current in the newest technology for all Levels.

Termination and Testing Technician

This certification is directed towards the education to properly, terminate, connect, test and troubleshoot IP-enabled voice/data/video cable and devices to each other. One of the key advantages to using Cat 5e/6/6A and fiber optic cables and connectors for electronic security and voice/video/data installations is that these cable connections can be readily built using the proper tools and techniques, which will be taught in the required course. This part of the training will emphasize the ETA challenge of being vendor-neutral and applying industry standards for terminations and cable performance. The knowledge gained by the examinees will be applicable to any vendor’s products within the scope of the technology studied. One of the primary principles of the network cabling standards is that if a cable is properly terminated and tests satisfactory, that cable can be used to connect any proper device from any manufacturer. There are hundreds of vendors making thousands of different IP network devices, any and all of which can be readily connected to a network if the cable to be used is properly terminated and tested.