The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers said it’s accepting registrations for the fourth annual SCTE IP Challenge, a competition sponsored by Cisco Systems that will test the IP knowledge of cable telecom pros and crown a champion at this year’s Cable-Tec Expo in Denver.
SCTE will host two “virtual” qualifying rounds— from June 1-7 and from July 13-19 — featuring questions in six IP-related categories: Routing, Network Theory, CMTS DOCSIS, Internet Protocol, Configuration, and Multimedia over IP. Those who register by Friday, May 23 will be in the running for an iPad Air.
The top eight scorers who are SCTE members and work for a cable MSO will be eligible to move on to the live semifinals and finals at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, to compete against one another and the 2013 SCTE IP Challenge winner, Kenneth Corbett of Charter Communications.
Featuring a Jeopardy-style question format, the semifinals and finals will take place before a live audience at Cable-Tec Expo on Monday, September 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MT.
The eight 2014 semifinalists will also receive complimentary registrations to SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, slated to run Sept. 22-25 at the Colorado Convention Center.