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DIRECTV COM1000

The objective of this course is to educate students on the DIRECTV COM1000 HD system designed for MDU applications.  The course covers the entire process of system equipment, design, installation, and troubleshooting.  Upon completion of this course students should be able to:
  • Know proper COM24 card setup procedures
  • Know proper setup procedures for the Harmonic Edge QAM controller in relation to the COM1000 system
  • Know ramifications of improperly installed outside plant equipment
  • Understand troubleshooting steps to solve basic issues
  • Have demonstrated skill sets through hands on lab sessions
  • Be able to set up a laptop to provision a COM1000 system
  • Recognize spectrum limitations and QAM channel limitations
  • Define what PRO:IDIOM encryption is and its use in this application
 
It is recommended that technicians attempting this certification already hold SBCA certifications at the Satellite Fundamentals and MDU/SMATV Essentials levels.  Additionally techs should have:
  • Thorough understanding of RF Distribution
  • Ability to calculate specific equations regarding signal loss
  • Understand the principles of OHM's Law
  • Understand the principle of Watt's Law
  • Understand the principles of Volt's Law
  • Ability to perform BTU calculation
  • Understanding of the current NEC code
  • Knowledge of all relevant SCTE symbols
  • Understanding of cable attenuation
  • Knowledge of frequency guides

Check with your local distributor for their COM1000/2000 class schedule.

1
Perfect 10 Class Schedule
2
(800) 242-1606
PDI Class Schedule
3

 
  • 1 Day Course, with the test given at the end of the day
  • An 85% or better is needed to pass
  • 1 Free retake of the test is available should the tech not pass.

The SBCA National Standards & Testing Program certifies that installers have passed standardized testing developed by the SBCA and industry leaders.  The SBCA does not guarantee the quality of nor assume any liability for the work performed by the certified installer.

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