"The Computer Networking for Broadcast Engineers interactive course offered through SBE is a high value course that seeks, if anything, to reinforce what the broadcast engineer should know and helps identify weaknesses in our personal knowledge base. I know in my case it did. I look forward to other challenging material offered by SBE University."
-Todd Creamer, SBE Member, Marion, Illinois
This course was written for SBE by Paul Claxton, CPBE, CBNE. Mr. Claxton is a retired US Navy Master Chief Petty Officer and has been an SBE member for more than ten years. He is active in the Society as current and past SBE chapter 131 chairperson and certification chairperson for his chapter. He holds certifications from Novell, Microsoft, CompTIA, and SANS in various computer networking, security, and administration areas and has presented IT subject papers at the NAB's engineering sessions. Currently, Mr. Claxton is employed at the American Forces Network Broadcast Center in Riverside, California as an IT management specialist and project engineer.
The purpose of this course is to give the student an introduction to the fundamental concepts of computer networking. The course will cover computer topologies (both physical and logical), media types, the OSI model, and local area networking. It will cover some legacy material but is primarily about Ethernet, TCP/IP and other current computer networking protocols. Hardware such as switches and routers will be covered and software such as VLAN, VPN, and NAT as well. Some basic troubleshooting, security, and administrative procedures will also be reviewed. The course is meant as an introduction, covering many subjects at a high level in order to assist the broadcaster in passing the Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist exam. There are several quiz questions at the end of each chapter to help the student ensure he/she understands the material.
The completion of a course through SBE University qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications.
To register for the course, click on the link below. You may register using VISA, MasterCard or American Express.
SBE Member Price: $99
Non-Member Price: $169