Just how big is the IPv6 address space?

340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 addresses to be exact.  Hear more about IPv6 during the Webinar by SBE on IP Networking, part 4 – IPv6, taking place February 21, 2013.

Just as IPv4 addressing can be challenging when managing limited IP address space, IPv6 brings new challenges when working with enormous IP address space. A new mindset is required to effectively understand and implement IPv6 in your network. New IPv6 features and capabilities also bring challenges to the broadcast network engineer.

Follow us on Twitter @SBEorg, #webinarsbysbe and post your questions for the webinar presenter, Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-vSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE. You can also post your questions on our Facebook page.

This webinar is the fourth in a series that aids in the self-study for the SBE Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer™ (CBNE™) certification exam.

IP Networking Webinar Series continues with the Fundamentals of IPv6

Just as IPv4 addressing can be challenging when managing limited IP address space, IPv6 brings new challenges when working with enormous IP address space. This webinar, which takes place on February 21, 2013, builds upon the brief introduction to IPv6 terminology presented in the third webinar of the series held in January 2013. A new mindset is required to effectively understand and implement IPv6 in your network. New IPv6 features and capabilities also bring challenges to the broadcast network engineer.

This webinar is the fourth in a series that aids in the self-study for the SBE Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer™ (CBNE™) certification exam.   More Info

Take an exam during NAB

Are you attending the 2013 NAB Show? Have you been putting off taking a certification exam? SBE will hold one exam session in Las Vegas during the NAB show on Tuesday, April 9th from 9AM to noon. Get your application into the national office by March 22nd, to take advantage of this opportunity.

What certification is right for you? Check out this chart.

SBE Certification exam sessions are also planned for June, August and November 2013.

IP Networking Webinar Series – live and on-demand webinars on IP address management, IPv6, routing and much more

IP-Webinars_Box_WebsiteLooking for a convenient and affordable way to learn more about IP networking? The SBE has a series of webinars, tackling subjects such as the OSI model and layers, routing and switching, IP address management, and IPv6.  Two of the webinars are available on-demand, and two of the webinars take place later this month and in February.  Click here to find out more about any of these webinars.

Interested in learning how to reverse engineer an unknown IP address?

The SBE, in conjunction with Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE, is offering a webinar on January 31, 2013 on IP Address Management.  This webinar will help attendees understand IP address principals and practices to properly design, manage, and support IP networks. This webinar will provide a realistic tutorial in IPv4 addressing principals, addressing schemes, and subnet design using private and public addressing. Also included are practical exercises to reverse engineer an unknown IP address and steps to designing an IP addressing scheme focused on a small broadcast facility. In addition, IPv6 addressing concepts will be introduced. The cost for members of the SBE is $49.  Non-members can register for $75.  Click here for more information.

SBE Certification celebrates 37 years

On November 13, 1975 the concept of the SBE Program of Certification was adopted by the Board of Directors. It was officially launched in 1977. The Program of Certification was established to recognize and raise the professional status of broadcast engineers by providing standards of professional competence. Through the years, it has become recognized in the industry as the primary method of verifying the attainment of educational standards.

The program currently offers 15 certifications ranging from entry-level with no experience requirement to an advanced level with 20 years of broadcast engineering experience required.

The program would not be possible if not for the volunteer efforts of the National Certification Committee and the local Chapter Certification Chairmen throughout the country both past and present.

Visit the SBE website for more information on the certifications offered.

Miss the SBE Membership Meeting? Watch a recording now!

You’re in luck if you missed the fall membership meeting of the SBE in Denver. You can watch it online, now! Thanks to, Advanced Broadcast SolutionsComrexDVEO and Orban for sponsoring the meeting. They made it possibly to view, for those of you who were unable to be in Denver. A big thanks to SBE Immediate Past President Vinny Lopez, CEV, CBNT and SBE Chapter 48 Chairman Tony Roccanova, along with their team, for their great work on the live stream and recording.

Take an in-depth look at IP Networking on your own time

The next Webinar by SBE focuses on the OSI model, as well as the physical, network and transport layers related to IP networking.  This webinar is the first in a series that focuses on various aspects of IP Networking.  Subjects explored in this webinar include how network models related to the development of standards and practices; the physical layer of implementation of Ethernet technology in wired and wireless environments; physical network addressing and role of the network layer in Ethernet networks; TCP & UDP and the role of the transport layer in IP networks; and why UDP is utilized in the broadcast network environment.

This webinar, which takes place next Tuesday, September 11, is one of many geared toward helping broadcast engineers prepare for the SBE Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer™ (CBNE) certification exam. Presenting this webinar is Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE, who frequently presents for the SBE. Visit the SBE website for more information and to register.