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Connector Attachment Certification [SP6101]

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

Alternative courses can be found in our course catalog.

This course replaces the classroom connector attachment course previously held by the Andrew Institute. This course is designed for new or established engineers to ensure that correct procedures for connector attachment are being carried out. The course emphasizes the best practices to ensure quality installations.

Estimated study time: 4h 45m

Overall content duration: 3h 40m


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

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

plus additional languages available for assessments.


This course is primarily aimed at installers and field engineers - those involved in hands-on termination. Quality control, project managers and anyone who works directly or indirectly with transmission line assemblies.

What pre-requisite experience do I need?

No pre-requisite course or experience is required but we recommend that students consider taking the online SP6160 PIM/VSWR certification course in addition to this course.


  • Provide basic transmission line characteristics
  • Look at coaxial cable, installation and handling practices
  • Check out the different tools available to ensure termination is done to the highest standard
  • Understand different termination procedures for different types of connectors
  • Using the accompanying videos to follow the correct procedures
  • Be aware of what to look for when checking installed connectors
  • See the range of accessories to help the installation from hoisting grips to cable hangers
  • Ensuring that the installation is grounded correctly

Key Topics:

Starting with basic transmission principals, which helps the student to understand why cables have to be looked after during installation, the course goes on to provide exercises in terminating connectors onto various cables. All current connector terminations are explained, with accompanying videos to ensure that all steps are covered. We also look at cable handling and securing, together with grounding and weatherproofing.

  • Transmission Line Characteristics - Cable design, impedance and return loss, attenuation, component matching, phase and frequency, dc resistance and cable design.
  • Coaxial Cable and Cable Handling - Cable types and ranges, Heliax, understanding different cable structures, differences between smooth and corrugated cables, bending and handling.
  • Coax Connectors and Connector Handling -  EZFit and positive stop, tooling and selection, termination videos and checking terminations.
  • Cable and Connector Accessories - Hoisting grips, cable hangers, cable entry, grounding kits, lightning protection and weatherproofing in all environments.

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 a series of detailed videos that the student will study. Online multiple choice assessments giving immediate feedback will confirm your understanding of the key practices.
Technical documents (downloadable) are also available in this course to support all the products and practices covered.

Successful completion will require:

Any level of pass in the overall assessment score.

Is this the right course for me?

If you need to understand exactly the termination process, best working practices and quality issues surrounding coaxial transmission line termination then this course is for you.

Upon successful completion you will:

Receive a certificate that may be self-printed.

Course information:

Certificate valid for 3 years

Estimated study time: 4h 45m

Overall content duration: 3h 40m

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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