Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer™ (CBNE™)
The candidate for Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer™ (CBNE™) must have five (5) years of suitable experience in broadcast engineering or related technology.
Substitution of broadcast engineering, or education in related technologies, for experience may be made as follows:
- A state registered Professional Engineer's license will count as four (4) years experience for all levels of certification.
- A Bachelor Degree will count as four (4) years experience.
- An Associate Degree will count as two (2) years experience.
- Years of related accredited education, i.e., military, correspondence, etc. can be substituted, year for year, up to four (4) years.
- Applicant will not receive dual credit for concurrent years of experience and education.
The Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer exam: Exams are three hours and consist of 50 multiple-choice questions Each exam is computer-selected from a pool of questions, and every exam is unique. Each question is worth two (2) points.
One essay-type question is selected specifically for each applicant, based on their reported background and training. Each essay question is worth 20 points.
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Some of the general areas of emphasis on the CBNE will be:
Audio/Video over IP for Broadcast
- Routing approaches
- IP address management
- UDP and TCP
- Utilizing VPNs
- QOS and Packet Loss and Jitter
- Wireless transmission performance issues
Digital Content Management
- SMPTE/EBU Metadata framework
- General Metadata wrappers
- Process of MAM (Media asset management)
- Content management
- Digital Rights management
Video Systems in an IT World
- Networked Media
- Basics of File-Based Workflows
- Storage and play-out systems as optimized for video
- Large scale backup strategies
- Database connectivity (ODBC)
- High-Availability Design and Architecture
Data Transmission Systems and Practices
- OSI layers
- IP Address Assignment
- DS and OC System data rates and service options
General PC Hardware, interconnection, and backup
- Hard Drive Types and Applications
- MAC Addresses and NICs
- Categories of interconnection wiring
- UTP and STP, Fiber Optic systems
- System Fault Tolerance, RAID, SAN, NAS
- UPS Systems
The suggested reference list for the CBNE certification exam is now available.