Broadcast Technicians:

Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate transmitter to broadcast radio or television programs.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $33,300.00
Average Time to Fill 38 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 10 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 566
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 0.97 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Integrity
Written Communication
Creativity
Oral Communication
Decision-making
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Set sound mixing board control levels
Adjust telecommunications equipment
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Set-up laboratory or field equipment
Prepare sample for laboratory testing, analysis, or microscopy
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Adjust medical or medical laboratory equipment
Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments
Prepare biological samples for testing or analysis
Mix medical solutions safely according to instructions
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Prepare sterile solutions, infusions, or intravenous packs
Cultivate microorganisms for study, testing, or medical preparations
Prepare compounds or solutions for products or testing
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Prepare medications or medical solutions
Don/Doff medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Connect electrical components or equipment
Compound pharmaceutical or chemical substances in medical preparations
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Install security equipment or systems
Set-up patient care equipment
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Prepare medical treatment room
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Collect biological specimens
Collect blood or tissue samples
Collect samples for analysis or testing
Fabricate devices or components
Fabricate electrical parts or fixtures
Store pharmaceutical supplies or prescriptions
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Assemble equipment or components

Controlling Machines and Processes

Operate audio-visual equipment
Operate audio recording equipment
Operate controls for sound, lighting or video
Operate film or video recording equipment
Operate recording or broadcast studio controls
Set up still or video cameras or related equipment
Operate communications, transmissions, or broadcasting equipment
Operate specialized photo equipment
Operate radio transmitter, receiver, or auxiliary equipment
Play radio or television programming according to broadcast schedule
Operate broadcast regulating equipment
Operate laboratory equipment
Operate precision test equipment
Create special visual effects for film or video
Operate industrial testing equipment
Operate power or hand tools for installation, maintenance, or repair
Operate laboratory equipment to analyze medical samples
Operate processing equipment
Operate radiologic equipment
Implement robotics systems
Operate pneumatic test equipment
Operate power or hand tools in engineering environments
Operate industrial production equipment
Operate variety of machine tools
Fabricate products or components using machine tools
Operate diagnostic imaging equipment

Analyzing Data or Information

Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Examine biological material specimens
Analyze engineering data
Analyze engineering design problems
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Analyze biological material samples
Analyze organic compounds
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Analyze chemical or biological data
Analyze medical or health data
Perform medical research
Perform engineering research
Analyze laboratory specimens to detect abnormalities or other problems
Analyze blood samples
Isolate microorganisms
Perform biological testing
Monitor chemical action of substances
Analyze chemical compounds or substances
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Analyze laboratory findings
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans
Interpret design or operational test results
Evaluate product design
Interpret research or operational data
Calculate prescription dosages following physician's prescription
Calculate medicine dosages
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Analyze technical problems
Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems
Calculate numerical data for medical activities
Interpret x-ray images
Study details of story or musical compositions to facilitate production decisions
Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients
Examine patients

Getting Information

Review engineering data or reports
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Read operating, service, or repair manuals related to media or communications equipment
Read detailed electronic design specifications
Review engineering codes and specifications
Read engineering related operating, service, or repair manuals
Research engineering designs or applications
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Interpret installation, maintenance, or repair information from schematics or technical drawings
Review installation, maintenance, or repair work orders
Review installation, maintenance, or repair codes and specifications
Read operating, service, or repair manuals related to medical equipment
Gather information from doctor's prescription
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing work orders
Review information from formulas or processing charts
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Review maps to determine location or routes
Interpret industrial, production, or manufacturing information from schematics or technical drawings
Read computer or software documentation to solve technical problems
Read operating, service, or repair manuals associated with manufacturing or production equipment
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Collect clinical data
Conduct medical laboratory tests
Research installation, maintenance, and repair information using library or internet
Collect engineering data
Collect scientific or technical data
Collect statistical data
Perform chemical or chemistry research
Conduct clinical investigations
Interview patients to gather medical information
Survey land or properties
Research medical or health improvement issues
Research human performance or health factors related to engineering or design activities
Determine factors affecting production processes

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test engineering project equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Perform quality assurance testing
Test materials to verify safety standards
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Inspect communications or broadcasting equipment
Test mechanical products or equipment
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Compute product or materials test results
Conduct performance testing
Test products for functionality or quality
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Inspect electrical installation for code conformance
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet engineering specifications or standards
Examine medical instruments or equipment to ensure proper operation
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Perform safety inspection related to an installation, maintenance or repair
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection
Test manufactured products
Evaluate quality of materials or products
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use
Check quality of diagnostic images
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing related work products to verify conformance with quality and standards

Thinking Creatively

Implement special lighting or sound effects
Achieve special camera effects
Edit film scenes
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Tell stories through musical, visual, or dramatic arts
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Create physical models or prototypes
Design electrical equipment or systems
Develop movie sound track
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Design control systems
Design manufacturing processes or methods
Capture photographs digitally or on film
Develop new chemical processing techniques or formulas
Develop informational maps or charts
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Establish pace and sequence of program and scenes
Create electrical or electronic schematics
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting
Design construction projects

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Perform engineering related measurements
Determine technical requirements of production projects
Weigh medical or biological products or materials
Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly
Determine voltage, amperage, or resistance
Estimate engineering project costs
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Estimate engineering project material requirements
Weigh industrial, production, or manufacturing related products or materials
Determine physical or chemical properties of materials
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate project labor requirements
Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes
Judge distances between two points
Measure work site or construction dimensions
Measure physical or chemical properties of materials or objects
Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects
Estimate construction project costs
Estimate operational costs
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Determine work priorities and requirements
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related measurements
Measure layout for construction projects
Estimate material requirements for production
Estimate industrial, production, or manufacturing related project costs


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Related Licensing Requirements


Broadcast Television Engineer (CBTE) (18-0000000243)

The candidate for Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer or Certified Broadcast Television Engineer must have five (5) years of suitable experience in broadcast engineering or related technology and must achieve a passing grade on the proficiency examination.Substitution of broadcast engineering, or education in related technologies, for experience may be made as follows: A state registered Professional Engineer's license will count as four (4) years experience for all levels of certification. A Bachelor Degree will count as four (4) years experience. An Associate Degree will count as two (2) years experience. Years of related accredited education, i.e., military, correspondence, etc. can be substituted, year for year, up to four (4) years. Applicant will not receive dual credit for concurrent years of experience and education. The Certified Broadcast Engineer Exam: Exams are three hours and consist of 50 multiple-choice questions relating to either AM/FM or TV, covering the equivalent of five (5) years experience. Each exam is computer-selected from a pool of questions, and every exam is unique. Each correct answer will be worth two (2) points. The Broadcast Engineer multiple choice examination will consist of questions on: safety, problems, operating practices, theory. NOTE: The Certified Broadcast Engineer certificate will carry space for a special designation in either AM/FM or TV. The candidate may take the Broadcast Engineer examination by meeting the experience requirement either in AM/FM or TV or in both fields of specialization. Satisfactory passing of one or more of these classes will permit the person to attach the respective designation(s) to the certificate. Designations will be by examination only.

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

Senior Broadcast Radio Engineer (CSRE) (18-0000000244)

Certified Senior Radio Engineer(CSRE) and Certified Senior Television Engineer(CSTE)The candidate for Certified Senior Radio Engineer or Certified Senior Television Engineer must have 10 years of responsible broadcast engineering or related technology experience and must achieve a passing grade on the proficiency examination. Substitution of broadcast engineering, or education in related technologies, for experience may be made in the qualifications as follows: A state registered Professional Engineer's license will count as four (4) years experience for all levels of certification. A Bachelor Degree will count as four (4) years experience. An Associate Degree will count as two (2) years experience. Years of related accredited education, i.e., military, correspondence, etc. can be substituted, year for year, up to four (4) years. Applicant will not receive dual credit for years of experience and education which are concurrent. The Certified Senior Engineer Exam: Exams are three hours and consist of 50 multiple-choice questions relating to either AM/FM or TV, covering the equivalent of 10 years experience at a responsible level. Each exam is computer-selected from a pool of questions, and every exam is unique. Each question is worth two (2) points. One essay-type question will be selected for each designation. Each essay question is worth 20 points. The Senior Broadcast Engineer multiple-choice examination will consist of questions on: operating practices, safety, theory, problems, supervision and management. NOTE: The Certified Senior Engineer certificate will carry space for a special designation in either AM/FM or TV. The candidate may take the Senior Broadcast Engineer examination by meeting the experience requirement either in AM/FM or TV or in both fields of specialization.

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

Senior Broadcast Television Engineer (CSTE) (18-0000000245)

Certified Senior Radio Engineer(CSRE) and Certified Senior Television Engineer(CSTE) The candidate for Certified Senior Radio Engineer or Certified Senior Television Engineer must have 10 years of responsible broadcast engineering or related technology experience and must achieve a passing grade on the proficiency examination. Substitution of broadcast engineering, or education in related technologies, for experience may be made in the qualifications as follows: A state registered Professional Engineer's license will count as four (4) years experience for all levels of certification. A Bachelor Degree will count as four (4) years experience. An Associate Degree will count as two (2) years experience. Years of related accredited education, i.e., military, correspondence, etc. can be substituted, year for year, up to four (4) years. Applicant will not receive dual credit for years of experience and education which are concurrent. The Certified Senior Engineer Exam: Exams are three hours and consist of 50 multiple-choice questions relating to either AM/FM or TV, covering the equivalent of 10 years experience at a responsible level. Each exam is computer-selected from a pool of questions, and every exam is unique. Each question is worth two (2) points. One essay-type question will be selected for each designation. Each essay question is worth 20 points. The Senior Broadcast Engineer multiple-choice examination will consist of questions on: operating, practices, safety, theory, problems, supervision and management. NOTE: The Certified Senior Engineer certificate will carry space for a special designation in either AM/FM or TV. The candidate may take the Senior Broadcast Engineer examination by meeting the experience requirement either in AM/FM or TV or in both fields of specialization.

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

AM Directional Specialist (AMD) (18-0000000248)

Specialist Certifications To establish a benchmark of individual strengths, the National Certification Committee created the concept of Specialist Certifications. To apply for a specialist certification, you must currently hold certification on the Broadcast Engineer, Senior Broadcast Engineer or Professional Broadcast Engineer Certification level. Exams are three hours and consist of 50 multiple-choice questions. One essay-type question will be selected for each designation. Each essay question is worth 20 points. AM Directional Specialist (AMD) The SBE Program of Certification designed the AM Directional Specialist Certification to help evaluate an individual's ability to perform the necessary tasks to keep facilities operating properly. AM radio stations can operate as non-directional with a single tower or directional using more than one tower. While both require knowledge and skill to maintain in proper working order, the directional antenna system involves a higher degree of skill and understanding of RF theory. The exam will cover the operation, maintenance and repair of a directional antenna system. These are the tasks common to the station engineer charged with maintaining these systems. The exam will also gauge a person's knowledge of AM radiators, understanding of the principles of phase addition and cancellation, familiarity with the various components used in a directional antenna system, and ability to correctly make necessary measurements and take proper procedures to make repairs and adjustments to the system.

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

Radio and Television Broadcast Engineer (CBRTE) (18-0000000251)

The following certifications, while still in active use, are no longer issued. Certified Senior Broadcast Engineer (CSBE), Certified Radio and Television Broadcast Engineer (CBRTE), Certified Senior Radio and Television Broadcast Engineer (CSRTE)

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

Video Engineer (CEV) (18-0000000241)

Certified Audio Engineer (CEA) and Certified Video Engineer (CEV) The candidate for Certified Audio Engineer or Certified Video Engineer must have five (5) years of suitable experience in audio/video engineering or related technology and must achieve a passing grade on the proficiency examination. Substitution of broadcast engineering, or education in related technologies, for experience may be made as follows: A state registered Professional Engineer's license will count as four (4) years experience for all levels of certification. A Bachelor Degree will count as four (4) years experience. An Associate Degree will count as two (2) years experience. Years of related accredited education, i.e., military, correspondence, etc. can be substituted, year for year, up to four (4) years. Applicant will not receive dual credit for concurrent years of experience and education. The Certified Audio or Certified Video Engineer Exam: Exams are three hours, consist of 50 multiple-choice questions relating to either audio or video, covering the equivalent of five (5) years experience. Each exam is computer-selected from a pool of questions, and every exam is unique. Each correct answer will be worth two (2) points.

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE) (18-0000000246)

The candidate for Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer must have at least 20 years of professional broadcast engineering or related technologies experience in radio and/or television, exclusive of any educational credit. Because the CPBE requires twenty years of professional experience in broadcast engineering, educational credits will not be counted toward that total. CPBE candidates must verify 20 years of compensated professional experience excluding educational credits. The candidate must presently be certified on the Senior Broadcast Engineer level unless registered as a professional electrical engineer in the U.S., Canada, or any other jurisdiction with a reciprocity agreement with the U.S. Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology, Inc. (ABET). The candidate must submit evidence satisfactory to the Committee that he or she has the appropriate engineering background, experience and training. The candidate must demonstrate a degree of knowledge and participation in one or more of (but not limited to) the following: Maintenance, Systems Design, Management or Supervision, Continuing Education. A registered Professional Electrical Engineer's license (as stated above) will count as four (4) years. However, if you are a registered Professional Electrical Engineer and meet the 20 years of service in broadcast or related technology, you may obtain Professional Broadcast Engineer Certification without taking a test. The candidate must have three (3) letters of reference. Two (2) must be from Certified Professional Broadcast Engineers, Certified Senior Broadcast Engineers or Registered Professional Electrical Engineers (as stated above). At least one letter of reference must be from a person who has supervised his/her work.

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

Digital Radio Broadcast Specialist (DRB) (18-0000000249)

Specialist Certifications To establish a benchmark of individual strengths, the National Certification Committee created the concept of Specialist Certifications. To apply for a specialist certification, you must currently hold certification on the Broadcast Engineer, Senior Broadcast Engineer or Professional Broadcast Engineer Certification level. Exams are three hours and consist of 50 multiple-choice questions. One essay-type question will be selected for each designation. Each essay question is worth 20 points. Digital Radio Broadcast Specialist (DRB) The SBE Program of Certification designed the Digital Radio Broadcast Specialist Certification to help evaluate an individual's ability to perform the necessary tasks to build and keep facilities operating properly. It will qualify an individual's knowledge of digital radio broadcasting including audio rocessing, studio-to-transmitter links and transmission of multi-channel digital program streams. The specialist exam will include knowledge of importers, exporters, the various methods of combining analog and digital transmitters to antenna systems, delivery of digital audio signals and data to transmitter sites, transmitter emission mask measurements, AM and FM FCC rules, monitoring of digital signals and bandwidth requirements for AM antenna systems

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

Broadcast Engineers (18-0000000025)

Many employers require broadcast technicians to be certified.

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

Senior Radio and Television Broadcast Engineer (CSRTE) (18-0000000252)

The following certifications, while still in active use, are no longer issued. Certified Senior Broadcast Engineer (CSBE), Certified Radio and Television Broadcast Engineer (CBRTE), Certified Senior Radio and Television Broadcast Engineer (CSRTE)

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

Broadcast Technologist (CBT) (18-0000000239)

The Certified Broadcast Technologist certification can be obtained by meeting one of the following requirements: By achieving a passing grade on the proficiency examination. There is no experience requirement to be eligible for the examination. By holding a valid General Class Radio Telephone license with either two (2) years of continuous satisfactory service in broadcast engineering or related technology prior to the date of application, or a total of three (3) out of the last five (5) years of satisfactory service in broadcast engineering or related technology. By holding a valid FCC Amateur Extra Class license with either two (2) years of continuous satisfactory service in broadcast engineering or related technology prior to the date of application, or a total of three (3) out of the last five (5) years of satisfactory service in broadcast engineering or related technology. By holding a valid license equivalent to one of the FCC licenses listed above, who meet the service requirement. (NOTE: This provision is for those who live in areas that do not operate under the rules and regulations of the FCC.)

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

Broadcast Radio Engineer (CBRE) (18-0000000242)

The candidate for Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer or Certified Broadcast Television Engineer must have five (5) years of suitable experience in broadcast engineering or related technology and must achieve a passing grade on the proficiency examination. Substitution of broadcast engineering, or education in related technologies, for experience may be made as follows: A state registered Professional Engineer's license will count as four (4) years experience for all levels of certification. A Bachelor Degree will count as four (4) years experience. An Associate Degree will count as two (2) years experience. Years of related accredited education, i.e., military, correspondence, etc. can be substituted, year for year, up to four (4) years. Applicant will not receive dual credit for concurrent years of experience and education.The Certified Broadcast Engineer Exam: Exams are three hours and consist of 50 multiple-choice questions relating to either AM/FM or TV, covering the equivalent of five (5) years experience. Each exam is computer-selected from a pool of questions, and every exam is unique. Each correct answer will be worth two (2) points. The Broadcast Engineer multiple choice examination will consist of questions on: safety, problems, operating practices, theory. NOTE: The Certified Broadcast Engineer certificate will carry space for a special designation in either AM/FM or TV. The candidate may take the Broadcast Engineer examination by meeting the experience requirement either in AM/FM or TV or in both fields of specialization. Satisfactory passing of one or more of these classes will permit the person to attach the respective designation(s) to the certificate. Designations will be by examination only.

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

8-VSB Specialist (8-VSB) (18-0000000247)

Specialist Certifications To establish a benchmark of individual strengths, the National Certification Committee created the concept of Specialist Certifications. To apply for a specialist certification, you must currently hold certification on the Broadcast Engineer, Senior Broadcast Engineer or Professional Broadcast Engineer Certification level. Exams are three hours and consist of 50 multiple-choice questions. One essay-type question will be selected for each designation. Each essay question is worth 20 points. 8-VSB Specialist (8-VSB) The SBE Program of Certification designed the 8-VSB Specialist Certification to help evaluate an individual's ability to perform the necessary tasks to keep facilities operating properly. The exam will cover these areas of competency: transport stream, audio (AC-3), video (MPEG-2), PSIP, DTV standards documents and transmission systems.

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

Senior Broadcast Engineer (CSBE) (18-0000000250)

The following certifications, while still in active use, are no longer issued. Certified Senior Broadcast Engineer (CSBE), Certified Radio and Television Broadcast Engineer (CBRTE), Certified Senior Radio and Television Broadcast Engineer (CSRTE)

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

Audio Engineer (CEA) (18-0000000240)

Certified Audio Engineer (CEA) and Certified Video Engineer (CEV) The candidate for Certified Audio Engineer or Certified Video Engineer must have five (5) years of suitable experience in audio/video engineering or related technology and must achieve a passing grade on the proficiency examination. Substitution of broadcast engineering, or education in related technologies, for experience may be made as follows: A state registered Professional Engineer's license will count as four (4) years experience for all levels of certification. A Bachelor Degree will count as four (4) years experience. An Associate Degree will count as two (2) years experience. Years of related accredited education, i.e., military, correspondence, etc. can be substituted, year for year, up to four (4) years. Applicant will not receive dual credit for concurrent years of experience and education. The Certified Audio or Certified Video Engineer Exam: Exams are three hours, consist of 50 multiple-choice questions relating to either audio or video, covering the equivalent of five (5) years experience. Each exam is computer-selected from a pool of questions, and every exam is unique. Each correct answer will be worth two (2) points.

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

Broadcast Networking Technologist (CBNT) (18-0000000238)

This certification is designed for persons who wish to demonstrate a basic familiarity with networking hardware as utilized in business and audio/video applications in broadcast facilities. The Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist certification can be obtained by meeting one of the following requirements: By achieving a passing grade on the proficiency examination. There is no experience requirement to be eligible for the examination other than current employment in broadcast engineering or related technology. The Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist Exam: The exam is three hours and consists of 50 multiple-choice questions relating to radio and television broadcast station internal network installation and operation. The examination is not software-specific and is designed to place an emphasis on the hardware and installation issues common to all platforms. Each exam is computer-selected from a pool of questions, and every exam is unique. Each correct answer will be worth two (2) points. The Broadcast Networking Technologist exam will consist of questions on: Network topologies and layouts, Common network protocols, Wiring standards and practices, maintenance, troubleshooting and connectivity issues

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org

Radio Operator (CRO) (18-0000000236)

Years ago, the FCC required all announcers to hold a Third-class License and later a Restricted Operator's Permit. The SBE now offers a radio operator certification examination that covers much of the same information that the Third-class License covered and provides a benchmark standard to gauge an individual's proficiency in station operations. The handbook helps operators learn more about the broadcasting business from the technical and business side. While it is designed for individuals just getting started in radio, the information is useful to anyone who pulls a shift behind the console.

- The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. (3178469000)
- http://www.SBE.org


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