COURSE NAME:Preparing , Splicing and Measuring Fiber Optical Cables


 08-09-2019  12-09-2019  Dammam/Saudi Arabia Register


By attending this Five-day, hands-on installation course, you will be able to install fiber optic cables, connectors, and splices and achieve the three goals of installation. These three goals-minimum power loss, maximum reliability, and minimum cost-require knowledge of the specific procedures and compliance with the unique rules of fiber optic communication products. You will learn this knowledge and these rules from the lectures and 39 hands-on activities of this comprehensive program.

You will also receive the comprehensive, up-to-date text Successful Fiber Optic Installation, on which the course is based. This 335-page text will become a highly valuable field reference and resource. It includes all the material presented in the program, step-by-step installation procedures, and the information required to pass all FOA certification examinations, including the CFOT, CFxT, CFOS/C, CFOS/T, and CFOS/S.


Through the combination of lectures and hands-on activities, you will learn how to perform all the steps required from receiving the products to certifying the network as being properly and reliably installed. These steps include:

  • Installation of cables without damage
  • End preparation of both loose and tight tube cables
  • Installation of low loss and reliable multimode
  • Inspection of connectors to determine installation quality
  • Installation of low loss fusion and mechanical splices
  • Proper testing of insertion loss, OTDR, and reflectance
  • Calculation of acceptance values for all tests
  • Certification and troubleshooting of installed links for maximum reliability

1. Overview of Networks

  • Topologies
  • Components
  • The Fiber Network
  • Review Questions

2. The Language of Light

  • Three Descriptions of Behavior
  • Seven Properties
    • Wavelength
    • Spectral Width
    • Index of Refraction
    • Power
    • Reflection
    • Numerical Aperture
    • Refraction
    • Dispersion

3. Fiber

  • Three Structural Regions and Functions
  • Three Types
  • Two Performance Specifications
    • Dispersion
    • Attenuation
  • Hands-On Activities
    • Determine Fiber Handling Rule for Tension
    • Determine Fiber Handling Rule for Bending
    • Determine Fiber Preparation Rule
    • Determine Fiber Insertion Rule
    • Practice Fiber Strength Check

4. Cable

  • Structure
  • Types
  • Installation Specifications
  • Environmental Specifications
  • Hands-On Activities
    • Prepare Loose Tube Cable End
    • Prepare Tight Tube Cable End

5. Cable Installation Rules

  • Environmental Limits
  • Installation Limits
  • Cable Placement
  • Planning and Management Issues
  • Safety Issues
  • End Preparation

6. Connectors

  • Function
  • Structures
  • Specifications
  • Features
  • Types
  • Installation Methods
  • Hands-On Activities
    • Install Hot Melt Connectors
      • The Continuity Test
    • Install No Polish Connectors
    • The VFL Loss Indication

7. Connector Inspection

  • Inspection Criteria
    • Core
    • Cladding
    • Ferrule Surface
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Inspect and Rate Connectors

8. Splices

  • Locations
  • Type Options
  • Structure
  • Specifications
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Fusion Splicing
    • Mechanical Splicing
    • Measure Loss

9. Testing Principles

  • General Principles
  • TIA/EIA-568 B Requirements
  • Insertion Loss Testing
    • Hands-On Activities
      • Method B Test
      • Test Directional Effects
      • Test Repeatability and Range
      • Correlate Microscopic Appearance with Loss
      • Troubleshoot Testing Problems
  • Optical Time Domain Reflectometry
    • Theory
    • Three Typical Traces
    • Measurement Methods
      • Length
      • Connection Loss
      • Attenuation Rate
    • Hands-On Activities
      • Identify Measurements
      • Identify Features
      • Create Trace From Map
  • Reflectance

10. Passive Devices and PONs

  • Two Design Concerns
  • Types
  • Couplers
  • Splitters
    • WDM
    • CWDM
    • DWDM
  • Switches
  • Rotary Joints
  • Optical Amplifiers

11. Optoelectronics

  • Design Concerns
  • Light Sources and Detectors
  • Specification Options
    • Optical Power Budget (Available)
    • Minimum Required Loss
    • Wavelength
    • Spectral Width
    • Connector Type

12. Hardware

  • Functions
  • Types

13. Certification for Maximum Reliability

  • Certification with Maximum Loss Values
    • Advantage
    • Disadvantage
  • Develop Certification Strategy for Maximum Reliability
    • Acceptance Values for 850 nm Premises Riser Network
  • Hands-On Activities
    • Calculate Acceptance Values for 1300 nm Premises Riser Network
    • Calculate Acceptance Values for 1310 nm OSP Network

14. Network Troubleshooting and Certification

  • Hands-On Activities
  • Calculate Acceptance Values
    • Insertion Loss
    • OTDR
  • Perform Insertion Loss Test
  • Perform OTDR Tests
    • Length
    • Connector Loss
    • Attenuation Rate
    • Uniformity of Segment
    • Determine Location of Defective Installation
  • Recognize Proper Cursor Placement
  • Interpret OTDR Traces
  • Write Certification Summary

Data network or SAN installers, military data specialists, network technicians, PON technicians, FTTH installation technicians, installation supervisors, network supervisors, security system installers, and CATV installers would benefit from this course.

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