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

Perspectives III: Broadcast Engineers and IT Personnel

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

RF101: Terrestrial Transmission Systems Course webinar series Module 2- Transmission Lines

March 2 , 2017   2:00 pm to 3:15 pm ET

This second module of the RF101 serieswill discuss the following topics: definition and types of transmission lines, impedance and its importance to applications, losses associated with coax, wavelength considerations which impact the broadcast facility, return losses (including VSWR and standing waves), and power considerations of both coax and connectors. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to describe different types of transmission lines, antennas, and their characteristics.

The Fundamentals of IP Networking: Module 1

March 28, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET

This first module focuses on understanding underlying technology, standarads and protocols utilized in a modern Ethernet based IP nework in the broadcast technical plant.  Module 1 serves as an introduction for the remaining five-part series and will focus on understanding IEEE, IETF and OSI standards found today in an Ethernet based IP network.  Physical layer exposure will focus on application and integration of the various Ethernet standards. 

RF101: Terrestrial Transmission Systems Course webinar series

Module 3 - Towers, Antennas, and Transmission Systems

April 13, 2017   2:00 pm to 3:15 pm ET

This module continues the RF101 Series and covers these topics: Transmission systems block diagram; common RF system components; antennas adn terms; isotropic radiator; dipole and polarization; wavelength versus antenna size; variations on the dipole; and antenna gain introduction.  This course is targeted to those with minimal or no background in RF and/or are relatively new to the field.  This eight-part series serves as a refresher for more seasoned engineers.

RF101: Terrestrial Transmission Systems Course webinar series

Module 4 - Antenna Gain - Feed-Line Loss

May 18 , 2017   2:00 pm to 3:15 pm ET

The information learned in Modules 2 and 3 focus into this important discussion highlighting the relationship between gain and loss.  Calculations and examples are discussed in theses topics: coverage requirements, ERP versus TPO; review of directivity and gain; system losses; single radiator, multiple radiators, and other gain/loss calculations.  This webinar continues the eight-part series that is targeted to those with minimal or no background in RF and/or are relatively new to the field.  This multi-module course will present an overview of RF needed to understand the basics and make informed decisions.

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     On-Demand Webinars

Broadcast Technology

IP Network Security, part 1

IP Network Security, part 2

Transmitter Maintenance Checklist

AM Directional Antenna Modeling

BXF: Improving Broadcast Operation Workflow

IP Microwave STLs 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 Networks

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

HD Radio Advancement and Trends

Updated! 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

2016 RF Safety Course

AM Rule Changes   

FCC Enforcement Actions - an Analysis of Broadcast Violations

FCC Self-Inspection Checklist

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.

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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If submitting for an SBE University Course or Webinar, please also include: subject, outline, target audience, paragraph describing how it will benefit SBE Members

If submitting for a presentation for an Ennes Workshop, please also include: presenter, title, abstract. Please note: most Ennes Workshop presentations are about 45 minutes. 

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