Fibre Optic Cabling Technician

Fibre Optic Cabling Technician

The aim of the course is to ensure the delegate can confidently install, terminate and test fibre optic cabling in a telecoms environment.

5 Days

POA

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Unit 3-4, Sheffield Business Park
Churchill Way, Chapeltown
Sheffield, S35 2PY

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Delegates who wish to become Fibre Optic cabling installers, Datacom’s cabling installers and Network Technicians.

This course is aimed at delegates who wish to acquire Fibre Optic installation and testing skills and have knowledge of basic telecommunication principles and cabling systems.

Theory work plus theory tests and practical assessments

This unit concerns the installation, splicing, terminating and testing of optical fibres in a telecoms environment. The delegate(s) will be able to perform the following on successful completion of the course;

  • Identify safe working practices in communications systems
  • Describe the basic principles of SI units and symbols
  • Describe the basic principles of basic electricity (DC)
  • Describe the basic principles of communication systems
  • Follow recommended installation procedures
  • Prepare optical fibre cables for fibre splicing
  • Joint optical fibres by splicing using a fusion splicer
  • Terminate optical fibres by splicing on pre-terminated pigtails
  • Test optical fibre links
  • Introduction to communications cabling
  • Health and safety
  • The application of communications cabling in the networking environment
  • Current communications cabling terminology and standards
  • Communications cabling bandwidths and performance
  • Communications cabling transmission
  • Common communications cabling components
  • Communications cabling installation procedures and working practices
  • Work safely with optical fibres in a data / telecoms environment
  • Theory of light, Fibre optic transmission
  • The ‘how’ and ‘why’ fibre optic cabling is used in a datacomms environment
  • How optical fibres work and issues that can affect performance
  • Current standards and terminologies
  • Identify fibre optic components and explain their uses
  • Work safely with optical fibres in an external environment
  • Follow recommended installation procedures and working practices
  • Fibre optic fusion splicing
  • Prepare fibre optic cabling for termination and splicing onto ‘pigtails’
  • Prepare fibre optic cabling into a patch panel/ ODF
  • Carry out fibre optic ‘dressing into a closure’ procedure
  • Loss budget calculations
  • OTDR test on fibre optic links, interpreting test results and fibre optic fault finding
  • Complete client documentation

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Neil Silcox
I really enjoyed the course and the instructors were excellent in the way they put the course over. The facilities were excellent and the course was taught to a very high standard. - Neil Silcox

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