This course is for anyone interested in learning more about testing copper and fiber optic cabling installations. The installations could be local area networks, copper twisted pair cabling, internal and external fiber links, and FTTx installations. The course looks at the most common field testers available for both copper and fiber media and discusses how to test successfully, what to test and the best methods of testing and troubleshooting.
This course is an ideal follow up for students who have completed the ACT I Installing Premises Cabling course SP3801, but this is not mandatory.
- Understand the different field testing requirements and methods together with the latest standards and specifications
- Look at the differences among Certification, Verification, and Testing
- Understand why visual testing is almost as important as electronic testing
- Investigate the range of field testers on the market, their capabilities, what they test, and if the tests meet standards requirements
- Pre-testing requirements, set up, cleanliness and tools
- Ensure correct test procedures are used when testing, including parameters, what to test in a link and which components in the link are included.
- Understand the test results, analysis, fault finding and repair
- Comparison of test results against predicted ones
- Understand requirements for test documentation in line with the standards
- Inspection prior to testing
- Most common field testers used in the market
- Accuracy of field testers
- Test configurations and parameters for copper cabling
- Copper cabling test procedures and set up
- Analysis of Results and Troubleshooting
- Fiber transmission basics
- Fiber loss calculations
- Fiber Safety Inspection and Cleaning
- Fiber Optic Standards
- Test Equipment: OLTS and OTDR
- Analysis of Fiber Traces
- Understanding Losses against Specifications
- Testing Pre-terminated solutions
You will study this course online in a self-paced format. The course is made up of a number of webcast lessons and online multiple choice assessments giving immediate feedback. The course content is supplemented by some videos from Fluke Networks that must be viewed as part of the requirement to pass the course. It is highly recommended that the student augment their learning with real world design and installation experience, preferably with the help experienced colleagues or mentors.
Any level of pass in the accumulative overall assessment score.
If you are going to be involved in commissioning installation projects, and also ongoing maintenance then you will need to understand test procedures and be able to competently analyze the results that are produced. This course assumes that you have an interest in fiber optic or copper cabling and the testing, specification, termination of cabling in or between buildings, then this course is for you.
Receive a certificate which is valid for 3 years.
Estimated study time: 8 hours
Webcast duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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