$20 off Computer Networking online course for SBE members through December 31

Looking for a way to use your time wisely over the holidays? The SBE is offering a $20 discount on its most popular online course from SBE University – Computer Networking for Broadcast Engineers.  Purchase this course before the end of the year, and you will have unlimited access to it, including any updates made to the course. The discounted cost is $79 for members of the SBE.  Click here for more information on the course and to register.

The purpose of this on-demand course is to give the student an introduction to the fundamental concepts of computer networking. The course will cover computer topologies (both physical and logical), media types, the OSI model, and local area networking. It will cover some legacy material but is primarily about Ethernet, TCP/IP and other current computer networking protocols. Hardware such as switches and routers will be covered and software such as VLAN, VPN, and NAT as well. Some basic troubleshooting, security, and administrative procedures will also be reviewed. The course is meant as an introduction, covering many subjects at a high level in order to assist the broadcaster in passing the Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist exam. There are several quiz questions at the end of each chapter to help the student ensure he/she understands the material.

Three Ennes Workshops confirmed for 2013

If you live near Sacramento, or in South Florida or the New England area, consider attending an Ennes Workshop.These one-day affordable workshops are jam packed with the latest information in broadcast and media technology. The Sacramento Ennes Workshop takes place February 23.  The South Florida Ennes Workshop is on March 8, and the New England Ennes Workshop is on November 7. Click here for the latest details on each workshop.

Cleveland Ennes Workshop attendees - June 13, 2012

Cleveland Ennes Workshop attendees – June 13, 2012

Louis Johnson IV, CPBE, attended the Cleveland Ennes Workshop earlier this year.  He said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the Cleveland Ennes Workshop! I appreciated the diversity of information and the people in attendance from different areas of broadcast technology. It is always nice to congregate with your peers in technology. Sometimes the individual personal experiences shared in person can be just as educational as the program that brought you together!”

Subjects of this year’s workshops include social media, EAS, radio automation, ENG technology, TV master control, spurs, lightning protection and more.

Thank you to the hosts of each of these workshops! SBE Chapter 43 – Sacramento; KVIE; SBE Chapter 53 – South Florida; Clear Channel; SBE Chapter 11 – Southern New England;and the New England Broadcast and Cable Expo.

If your chapter is interested in bringing an Ennes Workshop to its members, contact Kimberly Kissel, and read this for details on what it takes to host an Ennes Workshop.