The number of persons holding the SBE Certified Broadcast Network Technologist certification has exceeded the 1000th mark.
SBE’s National Certification Committee introduced the Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist (CBNT) certification in 2000 after Terry Baun, CPBE CBNT, who was then chairman of the SBE National Certification Committee, identified the gap between traditional RF, audio and video-based broadcast engineering and computer networking.
Designed as a way to demonstrate a person's familiarity with networking hardware used in business and audio/video applications in broadcast facilities, the CBNT has not only provided a way for broadcast engineers to show their proficiency in this area, but it has also provided a means to bring IT technicians into the field of broadcast engineering.
The CBNT was unveiled at NAB2000, and during the last nine months of that year, 129 people obtained the certification. The biggest year for CBNT was 2001, with 395 people obtaining their certifications that year.
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