SBE awards first CBNE certifications

The Society of Broadcast Engineer’s recognizes fifteen broadcast professionals as Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer after the first round of CBNE certification exams. Webinars by SBE is presenting a live webinar on September 11 to assist those taking the CBNE exam during upcoming exam sessions.

“With this new certification the SBE is able to recognize a more advanced networking skill set that many broadcast engineers possess. We expect a large number of those with the CBNT who have naturally progressed and acquired more skills to take the CBNE in the near future as well as anyone with an advanced knowledge of networking in the broadcast field,” said SBE National Certification Committee Chairman Jim Bernier, CPBE, CBNT.

Those who currently hold the CBNE certification include: Rafael Aguillon, CBTE, CBNE; Terry Baun, CPBE, AMD, CBNE; Paul Claxton, CPBE, CBNE; Ralph Hogan, CPBE, DRB, CBNE; Michael Helke, CBNE; Jesse Janosky, CBTE, CBNE; Paul Jonak, CSTE, 8-VSB, CBRE, CEA, CEV, CBNE; Alan Jurison, CSRE, AMD, DRB, CBNE; Jerry Martin, CSTE, CBNE; Michael Norton, CSTE, CBNE; Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE; Mark Simpson, CPBE, AMD, DRB, CBNE; Chris Tarr, CSRE, DRB, CBNE; Barry Thomas, CPBE, DRB, CBNE; and John Justin Tucker, CSRE, AMD, CBNE.

The CBNE exam is designed for experienced broadcast professionals with significant experience in IP networks and associated storage and playout technologies employed in radio and television operations. The CBNE is an advanced level of certification with exam content that is more complex than the Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist certification also offered by the SBE.

Eligible engineers may apply to take the CBNE exam during the November 2-16 exam session offered through local chapters of the SBE. Applications to take the exam must be received in the SBE National Office by September 14. The CBNE requires a minimum of five-years of broadcast engineering experience in order to qualify for the certification exam. No additional certifications are required to apply.

Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE, is presenting the first in a series of webinars to assist examinees to prepare for the CBNE certification exam. The first webinar, “IP Networking Part 1 – the OSI Model and Layers” takes place Tuesday, September 11 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET. This webinar will introduce concepts of the OSI Model and examine the Physical, Network and Transport layers as applied to IP Networking. The cost of this webinar is $49 for members of the SBE and $75 for non-members. Registration is available on the education section of SBE website.

Broadcast professionals taking the CBNE exam may also download the SBE CertPreview for CBNE on the SBE website or request a CD. The SBE CertPreview study tool, quizzes users on over 50 questions similar to those on the actual exam.

The complete list of certification requirements, exam topics, and applications are available in the certification section of the SBE website at

For additional information contact the SBE National Office at (317) 846-9000 or email SBE Certification Director Megan E. Clappe at

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