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jrfloyd75
 Post subject: communications certs/and licenses
Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:14 pm 
 
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Hi,

I began working on communications towers, tv, radio, cell, mw, ect about five years ago, and thus become very interested in EM wave, electricity, magnetism, and all associated fields. I am just wondering if there is some certs or licenses that I have yet to come across that I might be able to acquire that might aid me in the more technical end of this career(other than your basic Anritsu certs, and company product sponsored certs), I was interested in the wcet, but unfortunately I do not meet the qualifications of for it. Are there more certs or licenses available in these areas that might be aquireable, perhaps more knowledge based for testing, as I am unable to go through the traditional means(i.e. college) at the moment, and really don't want to waste my time with gratuitous cert/lic, anything that would both further my knowledge and personal advancement in this area of the industry, through self-education and the hands on ex I get everyday.

Thank you for any ideas you might have.


 
   
 
Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject: Re: communications certs/and licenses
Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:02 pm 
 
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Greetings jrfloyd75:

Have you visited the FCC website that lists the available certifications? There are usually home study courses available for studying for the exams.

http://wireless.fcc.gov/commoperators/index.htm?job=license

Earning amateur radio operator licenses demonstrates knowledge, and earns you brownie points with potential customers/employers who also have Hams on staff.

http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/classes.html

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jrfloyd75
 Post subject: Re: communications certs/and licenses
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:32 am 
 
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Thanks Kurt,

I've been able find some fairly decent info, I know you are a busy man, I appreciate you taking the time to reply. Your website is an instrumental gateway to finding alot of the information out there that is available to educate myself.

thanks
J. floyd




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