iNARTE’s Spectrum Management certification is for qualified engineers and technicians/practitioners who have a vested interest in advancing their profession and the industry in the field of spectrum management. The purpose of the Spectrum Management certification program is to foster technical excellence in spectrum management and engineering. This approach establishes technical competency criteria for spectrum management and enforces these criteria for technical personnel performing spectrum management tasks. The program benefits the individual engineer, the technician, and the professional community as a whole by establishing a standard of excellence in spectrum management engineering that will endure and extend across the boundaries of private and government agencies. In particular, the program’s objectives are to:
The brief definitions of the various grades are presented below. a) SM ENGINEER SM Engineers should have good knowledge of electromagnetic theory and associated mathematics and physics of transmission, propagation, and interaction. They are required to be able to carry out analysis of link and channel budgets, collocation analysis and interactions and have some basic understanding of analysis and simulation tools. SM engineers should also have fundamental knowledge of spectrum testing and monitoring, spectrum risk assessment, and of spectrum management regulatory issues. SM engineers should also be knowledgeable in the applicable EMC spectrum engineering standards, their rational and implications on design and the corresponding spectrum site surveys, monitoring and testing and test set ups to the extent necessary for adequate design and preparation of test and evaluation procedures. SM Engineers require “soft skills” and particularly good writing and presentation skills to an extent that enables them to prepare engineering reports and participate in design reviews. b) SM TECHNICIAN SM technicians should have basic knowledge of SM, to the extent necessary to understand the rationale behind the necessary tests and set-ups, know the instruments and test setups he uses, and be able to verify their proper operation and limitations. The SM technician needs to know the pitfalls of real measurements. SM technicians should be able to compile test reports that adequately record the outcomes of the tests. SM technicians should also be able to help identify failure thresholds and assist in solving problems when identified.
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Once your Spectrum Engineering application fee is received, iNARTE will coordinate and arrange for a testing date, time, and location. The examination may also be taken on-line through a remote proctor.
The examination for Spectrum Engineering is four hours in duration. All examinations are given with open book. Open notes and a scientific calculator is permitted in the exam room.
Examinations are graded at the iNARTE principal office and the applicant will be advised of a pass/fail within 10 working days.
The passing score for Spectrum Engineering is 70% average. Should a candidate fail the examination, a retake is permissible following a 90-day period. Examinations may be retaken any number of times; however, an examination processing fee is required each time the exam is taken.
Candidates retaking the examination must achieve a passing grade at one four-hour session and will not be allowed to take credit for grades achieved in parts of earlier sessions.
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