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Boot Camps at Expo SCTE•ISBE is Training the Workforce of Tomorrow.

Looking To The Future.

Through technological leadership and innovation, SCTE•ISBE and is leading the industry into the future. SCTE•ISBE is part of the industry ecosystem driving 10G forward through the acceleration and deployment of technology.  

SCTE•ISBE is bringing their instructor led boot camps to Denver, pre- Cable-Tec Expo® to maximize your learning opportunities to drive business results for your company.

The DOCSIS® of Today and Tomorrow

Sunday, October 11 – Monday, October 12, 2020
8:00am – 5:30pm

The DOCSIS® boot camp was designed to provide the essential knowledge in advanced versions of DOCSIS® and their benefits to operators with an HFC or DAA architecture. The boot camp will start with a solid understanding of DOCSIS® 3.1 to prepare learners for the new DOCSIS® 4.0 specifications that will follow in the second half of the training.

In the DOCSIS® 3.1 portion of the course, the physical (PHY) layer changes of the specification around OFDM/OFDMA, higher QAM orders, key sub carrier types and error correction will be discussed. In addition, how DOCSIS® 3.1 initializes, purpose of profiles, probe/ranging messages will be covered, along with the MAC layer updates, MULPI/OSSI, security and troubleshooting tools used in DOCSIS® 3.1.

In the DOCSIS® 4.0 portion of the course, the physical (PHY) layer changes of the specification around full duplex DOCSIS® (FDD) and extended spectrum DOCSIS® (ESD) will be discussed. A portion of the topics will be dedicated to understanding FDX spectrum plans, echo cancellation and ESD options available to operators. Deployment of DOCSIS® 4.0 will be discussed, along with recognizing the MAC layer updates, MULPI/OSSI, security and troubleshooting tools used in DOCSIS® 4.0.

Attendees that complete the boot camp will have a solid understanding of the new DOCSIS® specifications.

Practicals:
Testing Tools, CCAP Core Demo (CommScope), Ethernet Switch/Router

Distributed Access Architectures

Sunday, October 11 – Monday, October 12, 2020
8:00am – 5:30pm

The 10G distributed access architecture (DAA) boot camp was designed to provide the essential knowledge of modular headend architecture version 2 (MHAv2), the remote physical (R-PHY) architecture and the remote media access control / physical (R-MACPHY) architecture. Learn the benefits that DAA brings to an HFC, and why operators are deploying this architecture to deliver future services.

The boot camp will describe the evolution of components from a CMTS / edge QAM to a converged cable access platform (CCAP), then to the MHAv2 specification to a virtualized environment. Learners will compare and contrast the differences between an analog HFC, R-PHY, R-MACPHY, flexible MAC architecture (FMA) and a virtualized DAA network environment. Also, how a DAA digital R-PHY device (RPD) differs from an HFC analog optical node.

Attendees will be able to identify new service offerings available via SCTE GAP like full duplex DOCSIS® (FDD), extended spectrum DOCSIS® (ESD), virtualization of the control/management plane, fiber to the x (FTTx), network function virtualization (NFV), software defined networks (SDN). Finally, upgrades at the optical node, modifications in the headend, security, testing and backhaul will be examined as well.

Practicals:
Testing Tools, RPD display (CommScope, Ethernet connection)

Sharpening the Fiber Skills for FTTH

Sunday, October 11 – Monday, October 12, 2020
8:00am – 5:30pm

The 10G fiber skills boot camp was designed to support fiber to the home (FTTH) deployments, providing essential knowledge of the standard organizations, passive optical network (PON) technologies, fiber density best practices (e.g., microfiber, construction, etc.) and the architectures used by telecommunication operators. This boot camp allows learners to recognize the essentials of fiber optics required to support FTTH/PON, in particular best practices. Learners will be required to read a fiber matrix, work with optical bands and identify optical wavelengths. 

Learners will then compare and contrast an HFC architecture with a FTTH optical distribution network (ODN) architecture. The ODN is the distribution network for GPON, XGS-PON, EPON and 10G EPON. In addition, learners will determine optical power budgets, splicing requirements, following cut sheets and interact with FTTH test equipment.

Practicals:
Testing Tools, Fiber Tools (Greenlee), Fiber Matrix Case Study, Cut Sheet Case Study (Channel Peds), Slicing, Optical Power Budget Case Study

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