D2 Advantage is DIRECTVís system for multiple dwelling unit, lodging, institutional, and shared-antenna applications. Planning, installation, and maintenance of D2A system
requires thorough knowledge of the design rules, selection of approved components, planning for balanced RF levels throughout the property, formal testing, and
D2 Advantage technology is constantly evolving and DIRECTV works closely with SBCA and SatProf to keep training and certification up to date for the best customer experience.
The new D2 Advantage Edition 2 training program, which has now been introduced, contains information, skills training, and planning tools that DIRECTV has determined as necessary for all D2 Advantage technicians.
DIRECTV has mandated that all D2 Advantage technicians must hold Edition 2 certification by 1 April 2016, regardless of any existing certification status.
For more details, please see the FAQ page.
DIRECTV-authorized D2 Advantage Training and Certification provided exclusively by SBCA uses the online, interactive curriculum developed by SatProf in collaboration with
DIRECTVís design engineering, field engineering, and field operations groups.
D2 Advantage is the RF backbone for DIRECTV Residential Experience (DRE) systems, and all DRE technicians are required to hold current D2 Advantage
certifications, in addition to DRE training.
In Edition 2, the training and certification materials have been completely revised to the latest DIRECTV design standards. The previous certifications (D2A and D2A
covered building and testing a D2A system. Now, in order to enhance the quality and reliability of D2A installations, DIRECTV requires that D2A technicians also be
qualified to plan a system. These additional skills are covered in the Edition 2 courses and exam.
For simplicity, the courses and exam are now offered only as a single bundle.
For more information, please browse the FAQs and the brochure. Still got questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.