June: Certification News

CERTIFICATION NEWS
by: Michael Scott, Certification Chairman
Our industry is deeply involved with the transferring, storage, and conversion of data. The time has come that ALL disciplines within our industry must have a working knowledge of the “IT Cloud”. I highly recommend that you consider becoming a ‘Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist’. The process of preparing for the test will be a truly ‘educational experience’.
Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist® (CBNT®)
This certification is designed for persons who wish to demonstrate a basic familiarity with networking hardware as utilized in business and audio/video applications in broadcast facilities. The Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist certification can be obtained by meeting one of the following requirements:
1. By achieving a passing grade on the proficiency examination. There is no experience requirement to be eligible for the examination other than current employment in broadcast engineering or related technology.
The Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist Exam: The exam is three hours and consists of 50 multiple-choice questions relating to radio and television broadcast station internal network installation and operation. The examination is not software-specific and is designed to place an emphasis on the hardware and installation issues common to all platforms. Each exam is computer-selected from a pool of questions, and every exam is unique. Each correct answer will be worth two (2) points. The Broadcast Networking Technologist exam will consist of questions on:
· Network topologies and layouts
· Common network protocols
· Wiring standards and practices
· Maintenance, troubleshooting and connectivity issues
· Challenges unique to broadcast-based networks
Dates to remember:
Apply by:                    Where Taken:             Testing Dates:
June 4, 2010 @Local Chapters Test Date: August 6-16,2010
September 17,2010 @Local Chapters Test Date: November 5-15,2010
CERTIFICATION OBJECTIVES
To raise the professional status of broadcast engineers by providing standards of professional competence in the practice of broadcasting engineering. To recognize those individuals who, by fulfilling the requirements of knowledge, experience, responsibility, and conduct, meet those standards of professional competence. To encourage broadcast engineers to continue their professional development.
For more information and/or application forms please feel free to contact Michael Scott, CPBE.
E-Mail okscott@halcyon.com ; Voice (253) 680-7756 ; FAX (253) 845-5882

CERTIFICATION NEWSby: Michael Scott, Certification Chairman
Our industry is deeply involved with the transferring, storage, and conversion of data. The time has come that ALL disciplines within our industry must have a working knowledge of the “IT Cloud”. I highly recommend that you consider becoming a ‘Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist’. The process of preparing for the test will be a truly ‘educational experience’.
Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist® (CBNT®)This certification is designed for persons who wish to demonstrate a basic familiarity with networking hardware as utilized in business and audio/video applications in broadcast facilities. The Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist certification can be obtained by meeting one of the following requirements:1. By achieving a passing grade on the proficiency examination. There is no experience requirement to be eligible for the examination other than current employment in broadcast engineering or related technology.The Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist Exam: The exam is three hours and consists of 50 multiple-choice questions relating to radio and television broadcast station internal network installation and operation. The examination is not software-specific and is designed to place an emphasis on the hardware and installation issues common to all platforms. Each exam is computer-selected from a pool of questions, and every exam is unique. Each correct answer will be worth two (2) points. The Broadcast Networking Technologist exam will consist of questions on: · Network topologies and layouts· Common network protocols· Wiring standards and practices              · Maintenance, troubleshooting and connectivity issues· Challenges unique to broadcast-based networks
Dates to remember:
Apply by:                    Where Taken:             Testing Dates:June 4, 2010 @Local Chapters Test Date: August 6-16,2010September 17,2010 @Local Chapters Test Date: November 5-15,2010
CERTIFICATION OBJECTIVES   To raise the professional status of broadcast engineers by providing standards of professional competence in the practice of broadcasting engineering. To recognize those individuals who, by fulfilling the requirements of knowledge, experience, responsibility, and conduct, meet those standards of professional competence. To encourage broadcast engineers to continue their professional development.
For more information and/or application forms please feel free to contact Michael Scott, CPBE.E-Mail okscott@halcyon.com ; Voice (253) 680-7756 ; FAX (253) 845-5882