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IP Networking for Broadcast Engineers

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Date: Friday, August 30, 2013, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. local time

Location: Los Angeles, California


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SBE Recertification Credit

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Course Level: Intermediate with Advanced Topics Introduced

Information technology has become an integral part of the modern broadcast technical plant. IT knowledge and proficiency is essential for the broadcast engineer to survive and prosper in today's marketplace. Information technology spans a wide range of specializations; however IP Networking is the fundamental baseline technology essential to all areas of informational technology and the IT broadcast professional.

This full-day intensive class will focus on TCP/IP based networking fundamentals in an Ethernet environment. Topics covered will include understanding RFC's, TCP and UDP fundamentals, IP addressing, IPv4 subnetting, an introduction to IPv6, switching fundamentals, VLAN use, routing fundamentals, quality of services (QoS) Basics, and networking security concerns.

Emphasis will be placed upon understanding and applying IP subnetting techniques, understanding when to switch, and understanding when to route in an IP network. Where appropriate, the application focus and practical use cases will be oriented towards a broadcast technical plant. Theoretical principals will be reinforced through practical exercises, network use cases, and a design practical to close out the day.

Course Topics

  • Introduction and Review of Networking Standards
  • The OSI Reference Model
  • The TCP Reference Model
  • Understanding Layers 1-4
  • TCP/IP Protocol Overview
  • TCP and UDP Fundamentals
  • IP Addressing (IPv4)
  • IP Subnetting
  • Introduction to IPv6
  • Switching & Routing Fundamentals
  • QoS in the Broadcast Plant
  • Layered Network Design for Security & Performance
  • Network Design Practical (Broadcast Focused)


Goals and Deliverables

At the conclusion of this intensive full-day class, attendees will have:

  • An awareness of IP networking technology and terminology (broadcast focused)
  • Ability to apply knowledge in the design of an layered IP network
  • An understanding of network security and performance practices
  • A foundation of IP networking topic areas in preparation for the SBE CBNT or CBNE certification exams

About Your Instructor - Wayne M. Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE

Wayne Pecena is the Assistant Director of Educational Broadcast Services in the Office of Information Technology at Texas A&M University. He serves as the Director of Engineering of the Enterprise Video and Data Network serving the Texas A&M University System and for Public Broadcast stations KAMU-TV and KAMU-FM.

Pecena has over 40 years of broadcast, telecommunications, and IP networking experience and holds BS and MS degrees from Texas A&M University. He serves on the Public Broadcast Service Engineering Technology Advisory Committee and the SBE Board of Directors where he chairs the SBE Education Committee. Pecena was named the SBE Educator of the Year in 2012.


NBC Universal                                                            Directions and Parking

5750 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Lunch options

For lunches, there is a sandwich man in the break room ($5-$6), and there is a deli in the lobby, also very reasonable.

Directly across Wilshire from the building is Marie Callendar's, Baja Fresh, Johnny's Italian, Starbucks and a salad place. Walking distance to the east on Wilshire there are more lunch places including 5 Guys hamburgers, a Hawaiian grill, IHOP, Ralph's market, Black Dog Cafe, Chipotle, Einstein Brothers, Yuko japanese Cafe, frozen yogurt and sushi places.

SBE Recertification Credit

Attending this class qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category G of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. 

Registration and Pricing   

Thank you to SBE Chapter 47 and NBC Universal for making this program possible.

SBE Members: $49

Non-Members: $75

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Bring this Presenter to Your Area

The Society of Broadcast Engineers is working with select industry professionals, including Wayne Pecena, to be a part of the new SBE Technical Presenters Group. For a reasonable fee and travel expenses, groups such as state broadcasters associations, broadcasting companies, SBE chapters and others have the opportunity to include one of these speakers in their next engineering conference, or as a trainer for their engineering staff. Speakers from the SBE Technical Presenters Group are generally available to speak across the country. Click here for details on how to confirm Wayne Pecena at your program.


If you have questions regarding this webinar, contact Kimberly Kissel via email or by phone at (317) 846-9000.


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