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Broadband Courses from CommScope

HICKORY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Broadband courses from CommScope’s Infrastructure Academy now satisfy requirements for the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) recertification units.

SCTE members may now utilize the CommScope Infrastructure Academy’s broadband courses as a means to earn SCTE recertification units toward SCTE credential recertification. These Infrastructure Academy broadband courses have also been approved by Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) for their continuing education credits.

“CommScope takes great pride in its Infrastructure Academy, which offers 10 broadband courses that are designed to assist installers with successfully deploying state-of-the-art subscriber networks,” said Mark Alrutz, director, Worldwide Technical Sales and Service, CommScope. “The recognition of our Infrastructure Academy by the SCTE is truly an honor, as well as an indication of the outstanding training we offer the industry.”

The Infrastructure Academy courses covers a wide range of products and installation techniques for coaxial and fiber cables in trunk, distribution and drop environments. The 10 courses now meeting the SCTE standards for recertification units are:

  • SP1010—CommScope Drop Solutions
  • SP1020—CommScope OSP Fiber Solutions
  • SP1030—CommScope FTTX Solutions
  • SP1040—CommScope Trunk and Distribution Solutions
  • SP1050—CommScope ConQuest Solutions
  • SP1100—Broadband Drop Solution Fundamentals
  • SP4400U—CommScope Fiber Solutions
  • SP4410—CommScope OSP Fiber Design & Engineer
  • SPCCCS—CommScope Coax Introduction
  • SPUMDU—Residential/MDU Design and Engineer

According to Pam Nobles, director of education and certification, SCTE, CommScope’s courses are applicable to maintaining SCTE certification—one technical training day equaling one recertification unit.

“The CommScope courses offered via its Infrastructure Academy are focusing on topics and issues that installers are dealing with on a daily basis,” Nobles said. “Through the Infrastructure Academy and other programs, CommScope has been in the forefront of showing how vendors and SCTE can work together to provide expertise, instructors and courses that can benefit the entire industry.”

Individuals taking CommScope courses must document their training and the associated recertification units. One day of technical training equals one recertification unit; however, if an installer takes an online course, the time involved must be tracked or documented. Someone certified in one of the SCTE specialist programs needs 12 units over a three-year period to recertify, and engineering professional level needs 21 units over a three-year period.

About CommScope

CommScope ( has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create, innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at work, and on the go.

This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently expected. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.