Suddenlink Communications and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) have announced that as of Friday, July 23, all broadband technicians and installers with Suddenlink for at least 90 days had attained one or more professional certifications from SCTE.

In the second half of 2008, Suddenlink launched its “Careerlink” initiative for technical staff, to boost their knowledge and skills and assist them in achieving SCTE certifications. Since then, more than 1,500 Suddenlink engineers and other field personnel have earned more than 3,000 SCTE certifications, for an average of more than 125 certifications per month.

SCTE’s eight certification programs are designed to confirm skill levels for professionals involved in all areas of cable network technology. SCTE’s certification programs include: Broadband Premises Installer (BPI); Broadband Premises Technician (BPT); Broadband Premises Expert (BPE); Broadband Distribution Specialist (BDS); Broadband Transport Specialist (BTS); Broadband TelecomCenter Specialist (BTCS); Digital Video Engineering Professional (DVEP); and Internet Protocol Engineering Professional (IPEP).

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