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CommScope Coax Cable Solutions [SPCCCS]

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

Alternative courses can be found in our course catalog.

This course is designed to introduce CommScope coaxial cable solutions, applications and installation practices. It will include security and video network cables, non-plenum and outdoor security and video coaxial cables as well as plenum and non halogen coax. It starts by providing the student with the necessary coax transmission theory.

Estimated study time: 5 hours

Webcast duration: 1h:36m


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

 Chinese Danish Dutch Finnish French German Hungarian Italian Japanese Korean Russian Swedish Turkish

plus additional languages available for assessments.


The primary audiences are for CommScope Partners, consultants and 'end users' involved in coaxial specification, termination and installation. It provides an excellent background for any CommScope course that uses coaxial cables such as video and security. For those already qualified in Design and Engineering this course is recognized as a specialty.

Pre-requisite experience:

No pre-requisite knowledge is required for this course.


  • Supply tools and information to assist you in understanding coaxial cable technology
  • Introduce CommScope's coaxial cables and overview the product portfolio
  • Introduce the security and video coaxial markets

Key Topics:

  • Introduction and Coaxial Technology Overview - CommScope's involvement in the coaxial market and where coax is used.
  • Coaxial Cable Parameters Related to the Specification Sheet - Coax construction, coax standards, design and transmission basics, transmission parameters, Impedance – sizing, foaming and frequency, attenuation – center conductor, the ‘skin effect', outer conductors and Insulation. return loss, shielding effectiveness and resistance.
  • Cable Installation Practices – Bend Radius, Pulling Tensions, Conduit Wiring – Preparation, pulling and after pulling requirements. surface wiring – internal and external bends. Tie wraps and cable tray practices. Cutting, stripping and connector termination.
  • Coaxial Cable Application Security and Video Networks - About Analog CCTV security signaling, analogue standards – NTSC, PAL and SECAM, Digital standards – NTSC and PAL. NTSC interlaced & progressive digital video.
  • Coaxial Cable Application Security and Video Networks - Coax & twisted pair comparisons. Shield effectiveness, tapes vs braids, supplying power to the camera for PTZ applications.
  • Non-Plenum and Outdoor Security and Video Coaxial Cables - Non-Plenum and outdoor burn ratings, non plenum indoor security cables, outdoor security cables, non plenum indoor video cables, outdoor video cables.
  • Plenum and Non Halogen Security and Video Coaxial Cables - Plenum burn rating, plenum security cables, Plenum video cables, non-halogen product ratings, non-halogen security cables, non-halogen video cables.

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. It is supported by downloadable support documentation.

Successful completion will require:

Any level of pass in the accumulative overall assessment score.

Is this the right course for me?

If you are specifying, installing or project managing an enterprise project, for example video and security systems using coaxial cables and need a good understanding of the products and solutions, then this course is for you.

Upon successful completion you will:

Receive a certificate that may be self-printed.

Course information:

BICSI CECs: 2 Event ID: OV-COMMS-IL-0213-1

Certificate valid for 4 years

Estimated study time: 5 hours

Webcast duration: 1h:36m

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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