Construction Inspector Specialist

Description:

The access network goes through four primary cycles in its lifespan. The first cycle is the design process, then there is the construction of the access network. The next two periods are maintenance and upgrade. The maintenance cycle is the longest-running cycle of an access network. The work being performed during maintenance and upgrades must be up to national and local standards. It will be up to the construction inspector Specialist to scrutinize ongoing changes to the access network and confirm the system complies with requirements and standards. The construction inspector specialist course will introduce inspectors to construction techniques used in the aerial an underground access network. The course will provide learners the knowledge of national and local compliant standards.

 

Recommended Prerequisite:

  • SCTE·ISBE Broadband Premises Installation and Services
  • SCTE·ISBE Broadband Distribution Fundamentals or equivalent (i.e., SCTE·ISBE BDS)

Target Audience:

  •  Field Operation Teams
  • Construction Teams
  • Network Operation Center and related positions
  • System Technicians and OSP Technicians
  • Headend Technicians and Critical Facilities Technicians

 

 Included in the Course:

  •  In-depth interactive eBook modules 
  • CORTEX™ mobile app to access eBook modules in the field 
  • Module assessments
  • Course final exam
  • SCTE·ISBE course completion certificate
  • 2 recertification units (RUs) towards SCTE·ISBE certification renewal

 

Requirements for Successful Course Completion:

  • Module quizzes 70% or higher
  • Course final test 70% or higher

You may take the course final test up to 3 times.


Format
:

Self-paced interactive Online Course: Learners start the SCTE·ISBE VirtuLearn™ course at any time, study at their own pace, and have access to dynamic online content after they register.  On average, learners will spend approximately 2 to 3 hours per week over 12 weeks completing course activities.  SCTE·ISBE provides access to the course for 1 year from date of purchase.

System Requirements: A high speed Internet (HSI) connection, Internet browser with HTML 5 support. For tablet or smartphone access, HTML 5 may be used for online eBook content.

Instructor-Led Onsite Boot Camp Course: The SCTE·ISBE VirtuLearn™ course may be delivered as an onsite boot camp over 8 days

Course access information will be emailed when the course is purchased.

Course Modules:

 

Module 01: Vehicle Safety

Module 02: Work Site Safety

Module 03: Network Architecture

Module 04: Access Network Design

Module 05: Access Network Passive Devices

Module 06: Access Network Active Devices

Module 07: Powering Access Networks

Module 08: Coax Cable Connectorization

Module 09: Coax Cable

Module 10: Aerial Construction

Module 11: Underground Construction

Module 12: Optical Cable Construction

Module 13: Disaster Recovery

Module 14: Fire Safety

 

Course Learning Objectives:

 

Module 01: Vehicle Safety  

  • Explore Accident Reporting
  • Identify Traffic Control
  • Examine Vehicle Appearance

 Module 02: Work Site Safety

  • Explore Aerial Environment
  • Examine Electrical Safety
  • Explore using Ladders
  • Identify Work Zone Safety
  • Explore pole inspections
  • Examine aerial lifts

 Module 03: Network Architecture

  • Examine CATV networks
  • Explore CATV signals
  • Identify long-distance network types

Module 04: Access Network Design

  • Explore system design
  • Examine design principles

Module 05: Access Network Passive Devices

  • Identify splitters and directional couplers
  • Examine taps
  • Identify additional passive devices

Module 06: Access Network Active Devices

  • Explore optical nodes
  • Examine amplifiers
  • Identify active plug-in modules

Module 07: Powering Access Networks

  • Explore powering equipment
  • Examine powering schemes
  • Explore 60 V or 90 V

Module 08: Coax Cable Connectorization

  • Identify hardline tools
  • Examine preparing hard-line cable
  • Explore coaxial connectors

Module 09: Coax Cable

  • Examine cable construction
  • Explore impedance
  • Examine attenuation

Module 10: Aerial Construction

  • Examine cable handling
  • Identify aerial construction equipment
  • Examine aerial construction practices
  • Explore strand insulation Examine aerial construction
  • Understand grounding subsystems

Module 11: Underground Construction

  • Examine underground construction
  • Explore underground cable installation

Module 12: Optical Cable Construction

  • Examine Optical Outside Plant Construction
  • Explore Aerial Optical Construction
  • Examine Underground Optical Construction

Module 13: Disaster Recovery

  • Explore Preparedness
  • Examine National Preparedness
  • Identify Business Continuity
  • Explore Protection
  • Examine Emergency Planning
  • Identify Resource Management
  • Examine Goals & Objectives
  • Explore Hazard Analysis
  • Examine Plan Preparation & Development
  • Explore State & Federal
  • Examine GO 166 rules

Module 14: Fire Safety

  • Explore the different inspection cycles between North and southern California
  • Define the role of the California Public Utilities Commission 
  • Explain the various level of utility pole inspections 
  • Explain the Fire Threat Districts Define the required inspection cycles
  • Define the priority levels

 


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