The SCTE/ISBE announced a new training course, Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) Essentials. The course is designed to help cable operations teams and system and headend technicians to understand DAA options available and how to deploy them. The course covers such topics as evolution of the HFC plant to accommodate higher bandwidth; introductions to DOCSIS remote PHY and remote MAC PHY architectures; and changes required in the node and headend.
"Demand for bandwidth is accelerating consideration of FTTx and DAA architectures," said Steve Harris, executive director, Technical Sales, Learning & Development for the SCTE/ISBE. "In close collaboration with our operator and vendor partners, we've created the DAA Essentials course to enable technical teams to play a leading role in deployment, operations and maintenance of HFC networks of the future."
DAA Essentials is available via SCTE/ISBE VirtuLearn as an interactive, online course or as a two-day, instructor-led onsite boot camp. Online learners can study at their own pace and have access to dynamic online content after registration. Estimated study time required typically is two to three hours per week over an eight-week period; access to the course is available for three years from date of purchase. More information on the course is available at https://www.scte.org/SCTE/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=237Q4ta49.