SCTE rolls out IP certification, increases Expo attendance
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers  (SCTE) rolled out a new certification program at Cable-Tec Expo last week - Internet Protocol Engineering Professional (IPEP).
The new credential certifies a candidate’s knowledge of the engineering aspects of IP networks, as deployed in the cable and telecommunications industries, and the scope includes theory, design, performance analysis, testing, integration, troubleshooting, deployment and operation of IP networks.
IPEP is the second in a new line of SCTE engineering-level certification programs, following the debut of the Digital Video Engineering Professional (DVEP) program at last year’s Cable-Tec Expo.
About 10,700 people attended this year’s event, a six percent increase compared with last year’s Expo in Denver.
The winner of the show’s coveted International Cable-Tec Games was Scott Snody of Comcast Corp. Snody represented the SCTE’s Great Lakes Chapter. Ken Verducci and Ron Poole, both of Comcast and the SCTE’s Golden Gate Chapter, placed second and third overall, respectively.
Meanwhile, SCTE already has set its sights on next year’s Expo, to be conducted June 24–27, 2008, in Philadelphia.
Marwan Fawaz, CTO and executive vice president of Charter Communications, has agreed to serve as chair of the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2008 Program Subcommittee.