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CommScope Broadband Drop Installation Fundamentals [SP1100]

This course has now been retired and is not available for booking.

Alternative courses can be found in our course catalog.

Providing installers with knowledge and guidance in the key areas required to perform broadband installation and troubleshooting. This course will allow them to acquire the knowledge and skills to perform their roles more effectively. Successful completion of the training and course assessment is recognized with the CommScope BCI qualification.

Estimated study time: 3 hours

Webcast duration: 2h:3m


The webcasts for this course are available in the following languages:


plus additional languages available for assessments.


This course is designed to benefit Broadband Installers, technicians, field engineers, project managers and those who are interested in pursuing the CommScope Broadband Certified Installers (BCI) Certification.

Pre-requisite experience:

No pre-requisite knowledge is required for this course although some experience of actual coaxial cable termination and installation would be useful.


  • Recognize basic analog cable network configuration.
  • Describe how signal flows from the network to the customer's television.
  • Discuss basic digital signal characteristics and how digital signals are used in cable telecommunications system.
  • Identify the components of the hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) cable system.
  • Describe the characteristics of the cables used within the drop system.
  • Identify the types of cables used within the drop system.
  • Demonstrate proper cable handling, preparation, and connectorization techniques of cables used within the drop system.
  • Explain the function and use of interfaces and terminations within the customer's premises.
  • Distinguish passive and active devices within the customer's premises, and discuss their functions and use.
  • Demonstrate the safe and proper use of various hand tools.
  • Recognize safe coaxial cable bonding practices in various circumstances.
  • Pass the final course assessment.

Key Topics:

  • Technology Systems Requirements
  • Introduction to Drop Cabling
  • Drop Cabling and Installation
  • Interfaces and Grounding within the customer's premises

How will I learn?

You will study this course online in a self- paced format. The course is made up of a number of webcast lessons and online multiple choice assessments giving immediate feedback. There are a number of videos that support this course.

Successful completion will require:

Any level of pass in the overall assessment score.

Is this the right course for me?

If you are involved in the installation of CommScope Broadband solutions and wish to improve your knowledge and working practices and have that recognized, then this course is for you.

Upon successful completion you will:

Receive a certificate that may be self-printed. Installers who complete the training and course assessment will be issued with a certificate and ID badge, and recognized as CommScope Broadband Certified Installers (BCI).


Course information:

BICSI CECs: 1 Event ID: OV-COMMS-IL-0213-7

This course qualifies for SCTE Recertification Units (8 hours = 1 RU).

Certificate valid for 3 years

Estimated study time: 3 hours

Webcast duration: 2h:3m

Course Benefits

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Effective learning
  • Learn on the go and on-site
  • Cost effective
  • Consistent training globally
  • Available in many languages
  • Access latest material

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