Certified Satellite Technician

Satellite Solutions offers a unique training solution to individuals and enterprises at our training facilities in Pretoria and Cape Town.

The duration of a full course is five days (normally Monday to Friday), which includes half a day for examination. We start at 09:00 daily and generally do not finish after 15:30 to allow enough time to travel to and from our facility outside of peak traffic.

We provide coffee, tea, beverages and light lunch for the duration of the training. Students are responsible for transport to and from the venue as well as accommodation, if required. If you need accomodation, we'll put you in touch with people we've worked with before.

Groups of five students or more qualify for a discount. Please discuss this option with us in person. In addition, groups of five or more might be accomodated in other areas. Please also discuss this with us.

Satellite Module 1-3 (Foundation)

History of Artificial Satellites | How satellites work - Anatomy, Services, Types | Introduction to Space - Orbital Velocity, Orbits, Altitudes | Theoretical Fundamentals | Introduction to Frequency | Equipment - Cable, Satellite Antennas, LNB's, Receivers, Connectors, Tools and Consumables, Field Strength Meters | Service Providers - Dstv / MultiChoice, Top TV / ODM, Platco, Sentech - Bouquets; Channels & Options | Signal Splitting & Combining | Introduction to HDMI Distribution | Introduction to Entertainment Systems | Exam.

Duration: +/- 18 hours online or 2 days at the academy

Satellite Module 4 (Advanced)

Terrestrial Installation | Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) | Fault Diagnostics & Error Codes | Rain Fade & Electromagnetic Interference | Signal Modulation | XtraView Installations | Equipment suppliers & pricing | Service providers & contacts | Accreditation | Practical - Connections | Practical - Dish Assembly | Practical - Dish Alignment | Practical - Standalone Receivers | Practical - XtraView Combinations | Practical - Entertainment Systems | Overview & exam.

Duration: 1 Day at academy

Satellite Module 5 (Expert)

High Definition Television | Detailed Display Technologies - Plasma, LCD, LED, 3D | HDMI Distribution - Advanced | C-band Satellite Transmission | FTA Receivers & Installations | M.U.D. Installations (Multi-Unit-Dwelling) | Introduction to CCTV Installations | Opportunities & Marketing | Emerging Technologies | Alternative Technologies | Data Systems & Satellite Internet | Overview & exam.

Duration: 1 Day at academy

Where do you want to be in six months?

Course Pricing

Certified Satellite Technician

Requires successful completion of modules 1 to 4, either partially online or in combination at our academy. Duration: 3 days at academy + one morning for exam
Price: R3'850 per student

Master Satellite Technician

Requires successful completion of modules 1 to 5, either partially online or in combination at our academy. Duration: 4 days at academy + one morning for exam
Price: R4'950 per student or R1'100 as add-on training

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