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Advanced Fiber Optics
Testing & Troubleshooting
This Hands-On Advanced course is designed to give Technicians a more in-depth procedure of testing and troubleshooting long line and fiber to the home systems.
Completion of this intense course prepares the Tech to understand all aspects of fiber optics, focusing on equipment used to test and troubleshoot fiber systems.
This is an Advanced course, attendees are expected to have the understanding of Basic Fiber Optics, Splicing and Terminating Fiber Cables. This course will cover Advanced Testing and Troubleshooting of Fiber Optics Systems in todays competitive and challenging industry. A trip to the field to perform actual Live Hands-On Testing and Troubleshooting will be arranged, if applicable and weather conditions are acceptable.
Bring any equipment to the training that can benefit you by incorporating your own type of equipment into the Hands-On labs during this training. BTS provides gear for the labs, but it is always best to be trained on what you will be using.
- PON and ACTIVE Network Designs
- How TDM and WDM is used in FTTH Applications
- In-depth use of an OTDR for Testing and Troubleshooting
- Understanding Probable Faults in a Fiber System Attenuation, Return Loss, Back Reflection, Refraction
- ActivePON(FTTx) Qualification and Troubleshooting
- And more
Technicians, installers, splicers, contractors, union craftsman, facilities managers, telecom managers, electricians, and anyone involved in repairing, installing, maintaining, designing, evaluating, or provisioning ACTIVE and PASSIVE FTTH systems.
A basic understanding of telecommunications and basic fiber optic splicing, termination
and testing is required prior to taking this course. This information can be obtained in
our courses below
Basic Telephony TeleCom Electronics
Hands-On Fiber Optic ISP OSP
Students must have the prerequisite (BTS Hands-On Fiber ISP/OSP Combo course) or equivalent knowledge of Basic Fiber Optics, splicing and termination. This familiarization is expected and required prior to taking this course.
Module: 1 Advanced Fiber Optic Systems
PON network design features
Active network design features
WDM technology and how its used in FTTH
Module: 2 Advanced Test Accepting and Troubleshooting Fiber Systems
Causes of attenuation
Testing attenuation at different wavelengths
Understanding back reflection
Understanding return loss
APC (Angled Physical contact) connector verses UPC connectors back reflection
Optical dispersion characteristics and pulse spreading issues
Power testing levels for FTTH
Module: 3 Advanced Testing & Meters Used in Fiber Systems
Setup of the OTDR
Identifying OTDR traces
2 point and 4 point OTDR test
Testing at different wavelengths
Measure fiber length, loss and back reflection
Measure to events and how to add landmark events
Setup of the Power meter and light source
Interpreting PM and Light source results
Using the visible light sources
Module: 4 Active/PON(FTTx) Qualification and Troubleshooting
Testing Methods for PON/Active networks
PON wavelength and (I of R) refractive index OTDR setup
OTDR testing at different wavelengths for ACTIVE systems
OTDR testing at different wavelengths for PON systems
OTDR testing through splitters for PON systems
Loss budget for PON and ACTIVE systems
Testing for adequate power levels for FTTH systems
Instructor led with numerous Hands-On labs and exercises.
BTS always provides equipment to have a very successful Hands-On course. BTS also encourages all attendees to bring their own equipment to the course. This will provide attendees the opportunity to incorporate their own gear into the labs and gain valuable training using their specific equipment.
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