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Talia provide the following GVF and Talia accredited training courses at our offices in Germany and online. For more information, please register your interest and a consultant will contact you as soon as possible.

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TAL5010 Comtech SCPC VSAT Training for InstallersPlease call

This instructor-led course takes the student through a step-by-step installation process using simulations for the real-world behaviour of satellite links, the Comtech SCPC VSAT hardware and software, and typical installation test equipment in a highly explanatory, self-paced tutorial environment.

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TAL5000 iDirect VSAT Training for InstallersPlease call

Intensive iDirect Specific Training

This instructor-led course takes the student through a step-by-step installation process using simulations for the real-world behaviour of satellite links, the iDirect VSAT hardware and software, and typical installation test equipment in a highly explanatory, self-paced tutorial environment.

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GVF562T Operating the Spacetrak 4000 Marine VSAT$175 USD

In these courses, you will learn fundamental aspects of how to monitor, operate, and perform at sea maintenance of a Spacetrak 4000 marine VSAT terminal. Topics covered include hardware components of the Spacetrak VSAT terminal, principles of operation of the terminal, start-up and shutdown procedures, operating controls using the front panel or built-in web pages, satellite modem operation, operator-level troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance.

Who should take this course? This course is ideal for all radio operators, IT technicians, or other crew members who are responsible for operating a Spacetrak 4000 series VSAT terminal while underway.

Certification: Students who successfully complete this course and its prerequisites are awarded the GVF Marine Satellite Communications Operator Spacetrak Specialist certification. Prerequisites: GVF561 Fundamentals for Marine VSAT Operators.

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GVF562E-IMA Operating the Seatel IMA Marine VSAT$175 USD

In these courses, you will learn fundamental aspects of how to monitor, operate, and perform at sea maintenance of a SeaTel IMA series (GVF 562E-IMA) marine VSAT terminal. Topics covered include hardware components of the SeaTel VSAT terminal, principles of operation of the terminal, start-up and shutdown procedures, operating controls using the front panel or built-in web pages, satellite modem operation, operator-level troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance.

Who should take this course? This course is ideal for all radio operators, IT technicians, or other crew members who are responsible for operating a SeaTel ’09 series VSAT terminal while underway.

Certification: Students who successfully complete this course and its prerequisites are awarded the GVF Marine Satcom Operator SeaTel Specialist certification. Prerequisites: GVF561 Fundamentals for Marine VSAT Operators.

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GVF562E Operating the Seatel Marine VSAT$175 USD

In these courses, you will learn fundamental aspects of how to monitor, operate, and perform at sea maintenance of a SeaTel ’09 series (GVF 562E) marine VSAT terminal. Topics covered include hardware components of the SeaTel VSAT terminal, principles of operation of the terminal, start-up and shutdown procedures, operating controls using the front panel or built-in web pages, satellite modem operation, operator-level troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance.

Who should take this course? This course is ideal for all radio operators, IT technicians, or other crew members who are responsible for operating a SeaTel ’09 series VSAT terminal while underway.

Certification: Students who successfully complete this course and its prerequisites are awarded the GVF Marine Satellite Communications Operator SeaTel Specialist certification. Prerequisites: GVF561 Fundamentals for Marine VSAT Operators.

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GVF561 Fundamentals for Marine VSAT Operators$100 USD

Why should VSAT operators be trained? Marine VSAT terminals offer global broadband coverage to ships at sea. But for maximum uptime, crew members must be able to perform critical ongoing operational tasks after the installation technician has departed.

What will you learn in the course? In this course, you will learn fundamental aspects of how to monitor, operate, and perform at-sea maintenance of marine VSAT systems. Topics covered include concepts of VSAT communications, microwave signal characteristics, satellite coverage zones and pointing angles, beam switching, stabilised antennas, blockage, interconnection’s to ship’s navigation systems, safety issues, critical licensing questions, preventing interference, and comparing VSAT with other marine communications services.

Who should take this course? This course is ideal for all radio operators, IT technicians, or other crew members who are responsible for a VSAT system while underway. The course also serves as the first step towards GVF Specialist Operator and advanced Marine VSAT Installation and Maintenance Certifications, as well those who simply need a solid introduction to broadband maritime satellite communications.

Certification: Students who successfully complete this course are awarded the GVF Basic Marine VSAT Operator Certification. GVF561 also serves as the first step towards GVF Specialist Operator and advanced Marine VSAT Installation and Maintenance Certifications.

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GVF532 Core Up-linking Skills$350 USD

When you have completed this course, you will understand fundamental theory of satellite communications important for operators of manually-controlled earth stations; how to calculate IF and RF frequencies and operate a spectrum analyser; how to use a spectrum analyser to identify the correct satellite; how to accurately point the antenna using the beam balance method; and how to work with a Satellite Access Centre to align cross-polarization.

This course is part of a training sequence tailored for broadcaster1 certification examinations, which are implemented and hosted by GVF. If you have already taken courses GVF530 and 531, you will be ready to attempt the knowledge tests and simulator skills tests in the Basic Technical Operator (BTO) exam. (Note that you must enrol in certification exams separately, or you may choose a training/exam combination from the GVF course catalogue.)

Prerequisites: GVF530 Core skills for Mobile Satellite.

Terminal Operators – Preparation for BAPO Certification and GVF531 Access Procedure Skills – Preparation for BAPO Certification.

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GVF531 Access Procedure Skills$125 USD

Preparation for BAPO Certification

When you have completed this course, you will know how to manually find a satellite using the antenna’s manual jog controls and the modem’s lock indicator; how to optimize azimuth and elevation pointing following the beam balance method, using the antenna’s jog controls and the modem’s received signal level indicator; and how to align cross-polarization by contacting the Satellite Access Centre and adjusting the antenna’s pol jog controls. This course is part of a training sequence tailored for broadcaster certification examinations. If you have already taken course GVF530 and complete the GVF531 course, you will be ready to attempt the knowledge tests and simulator skills tests in the General Auto-point Operator (GAPO) exam. (Note that the exam is given online on the GVF learning system, but it is not included in the GVF531 course itself. You must enrol in certification exams separately, or you may choose a training/exam combination from the GVF course catalogue.)

Prerequisites: GVF530 Core skills for Mobile Satellite.

Terminal Operators – Preparation for BAPO Certification.

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GVF530 Core Skills for Mobile Satellite Terminal Operators$150 USD

Preparation for BAPO Certification

This course is part of a training sequence tailored for broadcaster certification examinations implemented and hosted by GVF.

When you have completed this course, you will be ready to attempt the knowledge tests and simulator skills tests in the Basic Auto-Point Operator (BAPO) exam.

(Note that the exam is given online on the GVF learning system, but it is not included in the GVF 530 course itself. You must enrol in certification exams separately, or you may choose a training/exam combination from the GVF course catalogue.)

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GVF520 Satellite Communications Fundamentals$350 USD

GVF520, the second in a series of three online courses leading to GVF Advanced Satellite Communications Professional Certification, provides the student with a thorough understanding of the fundamental theories of VSAT communications. This knowledge is essential for every skilled and effective satellite ground equipment terminal field technician. The course is appropriate for all installers and field technicians who may be responsible for activating any type of VSAT terminal, as well as engineers and technicians desiring a technical introduction to two-way satellite communications.

Prerequisites: Course GVF510 is recommended as a prerequisite for students intending to achieve GVF certification.

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GVF510 Core Skills for VSAT Installers$275 USD

Improper installation technique is a major cause of interference, which degrades satellite transponder performance for all users. Developed in coordination with major satellite operators, GVF 510 teaches technicians the correct way to point an antenna, align cross pol, attach connectors, and decommission terminals – four leading causes of avoidable interference.

Certification: Students who pass this course and the GVF Basic Hands-on Skills Test will receive the GVF Basic Satellite Communications Professional Certification. This course is also required as a pre-requisite for the GVF Advanced Satellite Communications Professional certification and all GVF Satellite Communications Professional Specialist certifications.

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GVF503i iDirect Remote Terminal Installation. Edition 2$780 USD

Intensive iDirect Specific Training

In a highly explanatory, self-paced tutorial environment, this course takes the student through a step-by-step installation process using simulations of the real-world behaviour of satellite links, the iDirect VSAT hardware and software, and typical installation test equipment.

Who should take this course? The course is appropriate for all installers and field technicians who may be responsible for activating iDirect terminals, as well as NOC technicians and support staff who interact with field technicians or simply need a solid introduction to iDirect networks. GVF 503i course is ideal preparation for iDirect’s IOM classroom courses.

Certification: Students who complete GVF503i and hold Advanced Satellite Communications Professional Certification (GVF 510, 520, 521, and Hands-on Skills Test) will receive Satellite Communications Professional iDirect Specialist Certification and will be listed accordingly in the online database, if desired.

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GVF500 Introduction to Satellite Communications. Edition 2$449 USD

Comprehensive overview of the technology and business of satellite communications. Covers history, launchers, orbits, frequencies, networks, equipment, bandwidth, applications, markets, regulations, and industry structure, and much more. Upon completion, trainees will be equipped with a solid understanding of how the satellite communications market is structured and the capabilities of the technology that makes it all possible.

Who should take this course? The Introduction to Satellite Communications course is intended to provide a thorough overview to everyone who would benefit from a broad knowledge of industry fundamentals, including sales executives, marketing managers, business leaders, and technical, engineering, operations, quality, and customer service staff.

Certification: A quiz after each lesson reinforces student knowledge. A GVF certificate of completion is generated when the student has visited all pages and passed all quizzes.

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Certification ExamsPlease call

GVF-CERT-BAPO: RFI-EUI Basic Auto-point Terminal Operator Certification Exam

GVF-CERT-GAPO: RFI-EUI General Auto-point Terminal Operator Certification Exam

GVF-CERT-BTO: RFI-EUI Basic Technical Operator Certification Exam

GVF-CERT-ATO: RFI-EUI Advanced Technical Operator Certification Exam

GVF-HANDS ON SKILLS TEST (HOST-B):

Objectives: Verification of student’s ability to use the core skills taught in online course GVF510 in a hands-on environment.

Skills overview: Assemble a typical VSAT; pre-set pol and elevation angles; find a designated satellite; accurately peak azimuth and elevation using the beam balance method; accurately set linear polarization; terminate a cable with a connector; weather seal the connector; general workmanship and neatness.

Delivery: The GVF Basic HOST* is administered by a Talia approved GVF Examiner at the Talia teleport. It may be given stand-alone or in combination with a supplementary training session, at the discretion of the instructor.

Prerequisites: The student should complete GVF510 (Core Skills for VSAT Installers) prior to attempting the HOST.

Examiner: The required skills must be demonstrated to an approved GVF Examiner.

The Global VSAT Forum offers three levels of Satellite Communications Professional certification for fixed VSAT professional installers, field technicians, and engineers.

* If there are enough applicants, then this course may be held locally

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