Broadband Transport Specialist (BTS)

Certifies proficiency in the transport of signals, including aspects of the network from the headend to the hub and from the hub to the optical node. Specifics include:

  • Fundamentals of Optics—lightwave theory;
  • Transport Systems—SONET, WDM, CWDM and DWDM;
  • Test and Maintenance of Transport Systems—impairments, tests, measurements, restoration and performance metrics;
  • Optical Equipment—transmitters, light sources, receivers, detectors, splicing and connectorization;
  • Construction—practices, considerations and safety.

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Requirements: One (1) proctored 50-question multiple-choice exam, no prerequisites
Exam Time Limit: 2 hours
Exam Cost: SCTE•ISBE members: $120; Non-members: $160

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