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BPI—Broadband Premises Installer
The BPI certification describes the knowledge of an entry-level technician who will install and troubleshoot telecommunications services (video, voice, and data) at the customer’s premises. Successful candidates have the knowledge to carry out a basic "triple-play" installation but are not yet proficient.
BPT—Broadband Premises Technician
The BPT certification describes the knowledge of an experienced field technician who will install and troubleshoot telecommunications services (video, voice, and data) at the customer’s premises. Successful candidates have the knowledge to install and service most "triple-play" installations.
BPE—Broadband Premises Expert
The BPE certification describes the knowledge of an experienced field technician who will install and troubleshoot telecommunications services (video, voice, and data) at the customer’s premises. Successful candidates demonstrate that they have the knowledge to install and troubleshoot a variety of "triple-play" installations, from easy to complex, as well as the knowledge to mentor and coach junior employees.
BCSS—Business Class Services Specialist
The BCSS certification describes the knowledge of an experienced technician who will perform business level installations for small to medium business class customers. Successful candidates have the knowledge to install and troubleshoot as required to repair or restore the customer’s business service.
BDS—Broadband Distribution Specialist
BDS certifies knowledge in the RF distribution of signals over the access network, including all aspects of the access network or outside plant from the node, amplifier and out to the distribution tap.
BTS—Broadband Transport Specialist
BTS certifies knowledge in the transport of optical signals, including aspects of the cable fiber network from the headend to the hub and from the hub to the node.
BTCS—Broadband TelecomCenter Specialist
BTCS certifies knowledge in maintenance and troubleshooting of inside plant facilities to ensure minimal system outages, maximum reliability, and standards compliance for optimal operations. This certification includes knowledge of advanced entertainment, data, and voice networks within the headend.
DEP—DOCSIS® Engineering Professional
DEP certification is offered in partnership with CableLabs® and certifies the knowledge of the interface requirements and operation for the deployment of DOCSIS devices over cable networks.
DVEP—Digital Video Engineering Professional
DVEP certifies knowledge in the engineering aspects of digital media (which includes video, audio, interactive services, and associated data) systems as deployed in the cable telecommunications industry. The scope of this certification includes the design, analysis, testing, integration, deployment considerations and troubleshooting of a variety of digital media systems from headend to customer premises.
IPEP—Internet Protocol Engineering Professional
IPEP certifies knowledge in the engineering aspects of Internet Protocol systems as deployed in the cable telecommunications industry. The scope of this certification includes the design, analysis, testing, integration, deployment considerations, and troubleshooting of a variety of IP systems.