Course: PCA

50 USD per course

The Poynting Certified Advisor (PCA) course covers Antennas Fundamentals and is aimed at people involved in buying and selling antennas.

Technical and engineering personnel needing an introduction or refresher on antenna properties and performance will also benefit from this course.

You have 90 days to complete the course from enrolment.

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10 Modules & Quizzes

There are 10 modules covering basic Radio Frequency (RF) and Antenna Concepts, followed by a Quiz after each module.

  • tWhat is an antenna?
  • Radio Waves, propagation and dB Values
  • Coaxial Cables and Connectors
  • Frequency Bands
  • Gain
  • Beamwidth
  • fMatching and Polarisation
  • SISO and MIMO
  • Environmental Issues
  • Installation Basics

Once you have completed the modules and quizzes successfully you will receive your PCA or Poynting Certified Advisor certificate.

Outcomes from this course

  1. Ability to select antennas for specific applications with reasoning, important parameters considered, other criteria, and recommended antenna types.
  2. Ability to design a simple point-to-point link and suggested antennas to be used.
  3. Specification of antenna installation, tests to confirm satisfactory operation, and other factors to keep in mind.
  4. Ability to compare antennas based on specifications.

The ’ quizzes’ following each section has to be completed with a 80% ‘pass mark’; when you do not attain this ‘pass mark’ you will be asked to revise the module – the idea being if you ‘miss’ something we want you to ‘go back’ until you are comfortable with the content of each module.

When you ‘pass’ the very last ‘quiz’ you will be presented with a certificate of attendance


“Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the courses. Both courses were good and clear. After the course, we finally decided to supply antennas produced by Poynting to my country, because we don't have local distributors who sell Poynting antennas. We are now communicating with your colleagues from the European office, and we now have the last steps left with the German distributor to launch the first order 😊. I will be happy to participate in new trainings in the future.”

“I think the course is very good! I wish i had done this course before the wavehunter exam, because the certified adviser course goes deeper in on things, so it helps better understand everything. Because it was my first introduction to antenna's etcetera, I failed the wavehunter exam but I am sure I would have succeeded if I had done the certified adviser course first. I think the information was very useful!”