This course is designed specifically for installation and
maintenance staff working on core telecom networks.
It provides a broad knowledge of the components and
equipment and highlights good working practices in
order to inspire a professional approach to the job role.
Practical sessions build the skills required to install,
joint, terminate and test external fibre optic cabling
links from end to end locations.
* The syllabus shown here is designed for staff
involved with core networks. However versions of this
certification are also available to cover Enterprise
networks and Harsh environments.
All versions of this certification can be customised to
meet specific requirements. Our intention is to
provide the 'very best of class' installation training for
corporate customers that require professional staff
trained up to deal with high performance, critical or unusual networks.
- Hands-on practical sessions using a range of equipment
- Comprehensive, easy to read, course manaual
- additional electronic resources, including review questions to prepare for the assessment
- Pass the assessment to gain Certified Optical Fibre Installer (COFI) status
appreciate how singlemode optical fibres work and the issues that can affect performance
terminate fibre optic cables by splicing on pre-terminated pigtails or splice on connectors in an ODF
recognise telecoms link components and appreciate why different types are required for different environments
handle fibre optic cable and components correctly to ensure optimum performance
carry out continuity and insertion loss testing
work safely on fibre optic core networks
use an OTDR correctly for optimum testing and troubleshooting of fibre optic links
prepare fibre optic cabling for splicing within splice closures and ODFs
make customer connections and patch circuits
fusion splice and manage fibres in a splice closure
methodically troubleshoot cabling links
joint a customer drop cable into a main network cable
This course is a hands on task based, practical course for installation teams. It starts from basics so no prior knowledge is required but aims to take delegates through to a professional level in skills, knowledge and attitude. It also helps to remove incorrect working habits which might have been picked up from other cabling jobs. It can help if a team attends the course together along with their project supervisor or manager so everyone ends up working to the same professional standrds.
Typical job roles of attendees include: installation or cabling technician or engineer; project supervisor.
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