By: Geary S. Morrill, CPBE-CBNT
SBE Chapter 91 Certification Chairman
As you may have heard, we have a unique opportunity presented at the upcoming GLBC.
Wayne Pecena, CPBE-CBNE, is the Assistant Director of Educational Broadcast Services in the Office of Information Technology at Texas A&M University. He will be presenting an in-depth Advanced IP Networking & CBNE Study Topics tutorial on Monday, May 2nd, and will proctor the CBNE exam at GLBC the following morning.
Because the Certified Broadcast Network Engineer (CBNE) exam has a five-year service requirement, it is important that all applications to take the exam be sent to the National SBE office by Friday, April 1.
The candidate for Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer (CBNE) must have five (5) years of suitable experience in broadcast engineering or related technology and must achieve a passing grade on the proficiency examination.
Some of the general areas of emphasis on the CBNE will be:
- Audio/Video over IP for Broadcast
- Digital Content Management
- Video Systems in an IT World
- Data Transmission Systems and Practices
- General PC Hardware, interconnection, and backup
There is also the opportunity to write the Certified Broadcast Newtork Technologist (CBNT) exam for those not having that certification.
This certification is designed for persons who wish to demonstrate a basic familiarity with networking hardware as utilized in business and audio/video applications in broadcast facilities. People who have passed the CBNT® exam were tested on subjects related to:
- Network topologies and layouts
- Common network protocols
- Wiring standards and practices
- Maintenance, troubleshooting and connectivity issues
- Challenges unique to broadcast-based networks
Both exams are of the “open book” variety, with the exception of one essay question on the CBNE exam. There is a discounted price for the exams for current SBE members, and Certification is good for 5 years. Non-members can also take the exam, and their fee includes a one year membership in the SBE.
Applications for the exam are here:
Additionally, there is more information on the exam process here:
Find out about the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference at bit.ly/GLBConference.