IT for Engineers
This three-part introductory and refresher course is targeted at broadcast operators and entry-level engineers. It focuses on computers, IT networking, storage and workflow technology. This course will benefit new employees, as well as more experienced analog engineers wanting to improve their digital skills.
Part I begins with an introduction to computer hardware. Subjects covered include: microprocessors, RAM, hard drives, RAID protection and memory cards. The course continues with a review of network hubs, switches and routers.
Part II focuses on the application of IT technology to audio/video (AV) applications. Students learn about file-based environments, workflow, IT networking and storage. The lesson concludes by examining file formats, the MXF wrapper and key network maintenance requirements.
Part III is a higher-level tutorial presented by Al Kovalick, author of the highly-regarded book “Video systems in an IT environment.” Students learn how to support file-based workflows, network system timing, network clients and topology. Also covered are file transfers; TCP/UPD and streaming video; storage platforms, including SAN, NAS and DAS; and methods of maintaining QoS on IT networks.
Students will learn about:
Parts I and II:
His career includes more than 10 years of IT experience as a desktop support technician for the University of Central Florida. He also spent three years working for Global Service Solutions as a desktop support and network technician, earning the classification of Network Administrator II before GSS was acquired by CompUSA. Jonathon was a repair and maintenance technician for CompUSA’s Altamonte Springs service department and was subsequently hired as director of information technology for the UCF Athletics Association.
Kovalick is an active speaker, educator, author and participant with industry bodies and holds 18 U.S. and foreign patents. He has a BSEE degree from San Jose State University and MSEE degree from the University of California at Berkeley.