One of the SMPTE’s most innovative educational services is its virtual classroom courses. Through the virtual classroom, we are able to offer learning opportunities to individuals from around the world.

Virtual classroom programs are not traditional open-ended self-paced courses. They are “blended learning” courses where participants spend a good deal of time on independent study, but also participate in live instructor coaching sessions to assist with more complex topics and activities. Each virtual classroom offering has a specific start date, specific stop date and established learning goals. Successful completion of these courses is determined by completing course activities and graded assessments.

Any of SMPTE's Virtual Classroom courses are available as private sessions for organizations.

Contact us for details about private course options and with any curriculum questions.

Internetworking, Routing & Switching Programs

IP and Networking have become a high, priority challenge for SMPTE Members. To assist with the acquisition of this important new knowledge and associated skills, SMPTE has partnered with Cisco to become a Cisco Authorized Networking Academy (CCNA).  SMPTE's Professional Development Academy is now able to offer Cisco's world-class networking courses which are designed to provide each learner with deep theory and practical application of internetworking concepts and principles.


Essentials of IP Media Transport for Broadcasters: Moving Real-Time Video and Audio over Packet Networks

This course will provide you with good working knowledge of the key principles of IP video and audio transport intended for modern production and broadcasting facilities. After completing this course, you will have a solid grasp of the major elements of IP video technology, including content preparation, system architecture alternatives and network performance management.


IMF Essentials: What You Need To Know

Discover the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), what it’s for, how it works, how it’s used and the ways it improves content interchange! Learn how to build a delivery specification based on an existing IMF Application specification. Explore the many layers of IMF so that you get the best from your IMF applications and workflow.


Understanding SMPTE ST 2110: Standards for Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks 

Internet Protocol (IP) is here! With the publication of several of SMPTE’s suite of ST 2110 standards, it is more important than ever that you understand how IP can be implemented in your professional media creation facility to ensure interoperability between all ST 2110 compliant equipment. Led by SMPTE Fellow Thomas Bause Mason, this SMPTE Virtual Classroom course will provide you with the knowledge you need to help your organization make the most of SMPTE ST 2110, a critical enabler of fully internet protocol (IP)-based operations.