Jones/NCTI puts installer course online
Jones/NCTI has developed an online version of its course for cable installers. The new Installer Online Course is a preparation course for the company’s Broadband Digital Installer and Installer Technician courses.
The Installer Online Course provides new installers with the skills necessary to build a solid foundation of installation techniques and offers experienced technicians a chance to update their skills on the very latest technology.
The newly updated course has been redesigned to feature video-rich content, interactive simulations and video animations. All learning, lesson and final exams are delivered and taken online.
|Installer course has interactive simulations. Source: Jones/NCTI|
“Our customers in the cable and broadband industry are increasingly asking for programs that are either completely online or have more online components,” said Robyn McVicker, president of Jones/NCTI. “This new online format provides our students with the flexibility they need to complete the course while still maintaining a full-time job and other outside commitments.”
Beginning with a comprehensive overview of a broadband cable system, the new Installer Online course provides the student with a working knowledge of the system, from the signal sources to the customer premises equipment, while teaching the necessary fundamentals of a skilled installer. The “why,” as well as the “how,” of performing installations are taught throughout the course, educating the student in proper installation, as well as basic troubleshooting techniques, the company said.
Upon completion of the program, students will: know all of the necessary processes, techniques and equipment to function as a tap-to-customer premises video installer; effectively troubleshoot commonly occurring broadband analog and digital drop problems; understand safe installation practices; be able to explain the differences in programming services to customers; and be prepared for the video portion of the SCTE’s BPI (Broadband Premises Installer) certification.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and CommScope recently announced that they are partnering for the first time on a training program for broadband installation and troubleshooting. The new course is titled “Drop Installation Fundamentals: The Core to Network Reliability.”
CommScope instructors, working through the SCTE’s professional development program, will conduct training sessions on reliable installations. Successful completion of the single four-hour course will count toward achieving the SCTE BPI certification.