Attend the SCTE Business Services Symposium Registration is under way for this hot-topic event slated for Tuesday to Wednesday, Oct. 17-18, in Chicago. Take in four information-packed tech sessions and sponsor demos on Tuesday followed by two workshop periods the next morning. Sponsored by Accenture, Arcwave, Arris, BelAir Networks, Cisco Systems, CommScope, Communications Technology magazine, Motorola, Narad Networks, Nortel, Tellabs, Vyyo, and World Wide Packets. Get details/register today at http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=1462. SCTE Launches New Certification Exam SCTE’s Digital Video Engineering Professional (DVEP) Certification is ready for you to pursue. http://www.scte.org/news/detail.cfm?ID=481 Be the First to Achieve SCTE’s Newest Certification! The new SCTE professional credential—Digital Video Engineering Professional (DVEP)—certifies knowledge in the engineering aspects of digital video systems as deployed in the cable telecommunications industry. For program details and to enroll in the SCTE DVEP certification program or any of SCTE’s six other certification programs, visit the Certification section of the SCTE website. SCTE Live Learning to Focus on IPTV This Week "IPTV: How It Works and How to Monitor/Troubleshoot It"is August’s SCTE Live Learning subject, set for this Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Free to SCTE members. Registration is required, and "seats" are limited. SCTE Live Learning is sponsored by Cisco Systems, Fujitsu, Motorola, and Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco Company. Archived recordings include responses to questions that were posed during the original presentation. Commercial Services, OCAP, Optical Transport, PacketCable, and Wireless Technology are among the choices of archived topics. Archives are for SCTE members only, and at no cost. Choose a topic to watch at your convenience and register for this week’s event. http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=940 Purchase Implementing Training Scorecards by Lynn Schmidt, Editor; Jack J. Phillips, Series Editor (TR116) Are you interested in reporting training results to management and to your training department in a meaningful way? How do you know that your training has accomplished its objectives? Using a training scorecard provides a structure for establishing, tracking, compiling and communicating training results. Actual cases are used to illustrate various approaches to creating and implementing training scorecards. The cases focus on a number of methods that can be used to measure and evaluate training programs, including their return-on-investment. Editor Lynn Schmidt is the director of the Leadership Institute at Nextel Communications, and she has more than 17 years of experience as a human and organization development professional in the fast-paced high-technology industry. She is certified in ROI evaluation and was president of the ROI Network. Available for purchase through the SCTE Bookstore. Retail Price: $39; SCTE Member Price: $35. http://www.scte.org/devams/cgi-bin/msascartlist.dll/ProductInfo?productcd=TR116

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