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Education Programs

The Society of Broadcast Engineers is raising the bar by providing more and more relevant, affordable education to its members using various instructional methods. These programs are designed to help broadcast engineers keep up with the ever-changing demands of the job and the industry, help prepare for SBE Certification and qualify for SBE recertification. Click on any of the links below to learn more about these programs. 

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Click here for a slide show of the latest offerings by the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

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Here is a list of courses, including live, recorded, Internet-based or otherwise, available through SBE:

   

SBE University                                 

Online, on-demand courses

Click here for a .pdf file which provides a high-level overview of all the courses on SBE University.

Perspectives I: Broadcast Engineers and Station Management

Perspectives II: Broadcast Engineers and Program Directors

8-VSB

Adaptive Media Systems Engineering                                                    

AM Antenna Systems

Broadcast Audio Processing                

Computer Networking for Broadcast Engineers

ENG Truck Operations

FM Transmission Systems

Matching Networks and Phasing

Television Video and Audio - a Ready Reference for Engineers

The New Lifecycle of Media - IP and File Based Architecture and Workflows

Use of the Simple Network Management Protocol in Broadcast Monitoring and Control Systems

Voice Telco Networks and Studio Interface Systems

SBE University Frequently Asked Questions

Webinars by SBE

 

Online seminars, typically 60-120 minutes in length

Click here for a .pdf file which provides a high-level overview of all the

webinars and courses available through SBE.

   

Upcoming Live Webinars

    

2014 RF Safety Course

June 24- 1-4:30 p.m. ET

Presenter: Richard Strickland , RF Safety Solutions

SBE Members $95 Non-Members $150

The course is designed for broadcast station personnel, including chief and assistant chief engineers, transmitter site engineers, ENG and SNG maintenance personnel and management that need to have an understanding of RF safety issues and regulations.

       

     On-Demand Webinars

Broadcast Technology

AM Directional Antenna Modeling

BXF: Improving Broadcast Operation Workflow

IP Microwave STL's Free to SBE Members, thanks to

Deploying Artist Experience (Album Art) via HD Radio

IP Networking, part 1 - the OSI Model and Layers

IP Networking, part 2 - Routing and Switching

IP Networking, part 3 - IP Address Management

IP Networking, part 4 - the Fundamentals of IPv6

IP Networking, part 5 - Building the KSBE Network

IP Networking, part 6 - an Introduction to IP Multicast

IPv6 for Broadcasters

Advanced IP Networking: The Network of Netowrks

Advanced IP Networking: Routing the Network of Networks

Advanced IP Networking: Securing the Network of Networks

Networking Technology for Broadcast Engineers -

Webinar 1 - TCP/IP & UDP Fundamentals, IP Addressing - IPv4 focused

Webinar 2 - IPv6 Fundamentals, Switching and Routing, QoS Basics, Controlling Traffic and Security Concerns

 

Broadcast Operations

Chief Operator Responsibilities - What should I be doing?

Creative Strategies for Translators and Boosters

KREX - the Real World of Disaster Recovery Free to SBE Members, thanks to

Leadership Development Series

1) The Function and Nature of Leadership

2) Communication

3) Motivation

Managing a Project and Outside Contractors for Success

Mathematics of Reliability     

Springtime Maintenance to Keep You on the Air Free to SBE Members, thanks to

Streaming Radio: a Tutorial for Broadcasters

FCC Rules and Regulations

AM Rule Changes   

FCC Enforcement Actions - an Analysis of Broadcast Violations

FCC Self-Inspection Checklist

RF Safety Course

The Nuts and Bolts of the FCC FM Allocation Procedures

TV White Space Devices & Wireless Microphones Free to SBE Members, thanks to

SBE Leadership Development Course               

This three-day course challenges you to refine your leadership skills as you better understand and improve how you interact with others.

Ennes Workshops

These one-day workshops were created in 1991 through the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust in an effort to bring affordable education to members locally.

2014 Ennes Workshops

Ennes Program at the NAB Show - April 5th

El Paso Ennes Workshop - May 30th

Web-based Audio Training Courses through Synergetic Audio Concepts (SynAudCon)
 

SynAudCon is the business of teaching the technical principles of audio.


Our web-based training courses are designed to give you the information that you need in a way that you can understand it. You will learn the principles to all audio products. You will not just learn "how" but "why". You can spend the lifetime pouring through textbooks learning audio and acoustics but we have done that for you.


We deliver the concepts in a visual and interactive way. We don't just show you the picture, we make the picture move by combining animations, graphics and sound into multimedia demonstrations. We explain highly technical concepts by relating them to principles in everyday life. When math is needed, we use visual interactive calculators.

We have courses for audio practitioners of all experience levels. SynAudCon courses are recognized by most organizations and approved for continuing education units.
 

SBE members save 10% off any of their courses.
  

Online Project Management Courses from the Project Management Institute®

The SBE offers online project management courses from the Project Management Institute® at a discount to members of the SBE.

Each course integrates text, graphics, interactive exercises, videos, practice exams, web references, readings and more to help learners quickly retain lessons. An “Ask the Expert” feature also provides on-going support, allowing you to ask questions about course content and receive an answer from a subject matter expert within 24 hours.


Participants successfully completing the PMP Exam Prep course earn 35 Professional Development Units and are well prepared for the PMP® certification exam. Or, if you already have your PMP® certification, select from many other online courses and simulations to earn 3.5-25 PDU’s to maintain your certification. Click here for a full listing of available courses.

SBE Technical Presenters Group

The Society of Broadcast Engineers works with select industry professionals to participate in the 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 presenters in their engineering conferences, 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 the current presenters and programs being offered.

Career Advancement Newsletter

The Certification and Education departments produce a monthly career advancement newsletter. Check out archived issues, where you can find information on SBE Certification, upcoming educational opportunities and more.

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