The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

Perspectives III: Broadcast Engineers and IT Personnel

Course Description

If you have ever been told, “You have chosen operational convenience over network security,” this course is for you. The dynamic tension that exists between IT (information technology) personnel and AM, FM, or television broadcast engineers has produced countless examples that can be used in courses like this. As broadcast engineers are faced with the need to do work traditionally assigned to IT personnel, and as IT personnel are called on to serve broadcast operations; it is important to examine how both cultures can exist together symbiotically rather than in tension. This course has no technical requirements and is designed for all who are broadcast engineers.

Table of Contents

  1. Convergence
  2. I Did it MY Way: The Problem With Lone Rangers
  3. My Way or the Highway: The Problem With Monarchs
  4. Who Has My Back? Let’s Work Together
  5. LANS, WANS, and the Cloud
  6. System Vulnerabilities: Threats, Patches, and Protection
  7. System Maintenance
  8. Let’s Help the Help Desk

Enrollment Information

To register for the course, click on the link below. You may register using VISA, MasterCard or American Express.

SBE Member Price:  $90  

Non-Member Price: $135

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About the Author

Gary Ellingson is currently director of engineering for Northwestern Media, a subsidiary of the University of Northwestern – St. Paul. Northwestern Media owns and operates AM and FM broadcast facilities in eight communities throughout the Midwest. He has been employed in broadcasting from announcing through engineering since 1969. Ellingson taught electronics technology at a technical college in Minnesota for 14 years, and served as a consultant for four years to the State Board of Technical Colleges for curriculum program development in technical content areas. He received four U.S. patents in antenna systems and control with emphasis in the interaction between an antenna and the structure upon which it is mounted. Ellingson is a member of IEEE and SBE.

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of a course through SBE University qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications.