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OSP Tester, Fault Locating & Cable Troubleshooting
w/ I&R refresher
Course Description
This 3-day Hands-On course is designed to not only give the new hire a good insight of the telephone loop, including installation and troubleshooting, but to answer some of the questions the veteran repair person may have

After completion, this Course has a proven track record to reduce PSC complaints and dramatically decrease the number of repeat trouble tickets.

This Course is 75 Hands-On Labs on our State-of-art Equipment.

The IR Refresher will cover the practices and specifications of both buried and aerial installations will be presented. Correct bonding and grounding of the install and outside plant cable will include REA guidelines and PSC mandates. These are very important for the safety of the Technician and the Customer. All service standards will be presented and explained.

This course will also train students to identify and locate faults in copper "pic" outside plant cables. Students will analyze a faulted cable pair and select the correct test set to locate the fault. The students will use state-of-the-art test equipment such as the EXFO-635, JDSU-HST3000, Dynatel 965 DSP, Sidekick Meter, MTDR and incorporate any meter(s) that students can bring to the session to use during the hands-on lab procedures throughout the course. Locating buried cables will also be covered and fault simulators will be used during the hands-on lab exercises to reinforce Real-World Experience. Students will learn how to locate resistive, capacitive and cross-battery faults using the multiple OSP test equipment.

Emphasis will be placed on how to effectively use OSP Test Equipment. Most technicians in the field today only utilize about 30 of this test instruments capabilities our goal is to have a 100 of their test instruments capabilities put to use in the field. No sales pitch in this course, just training!

Our SMEs have the field experience to find the answers to real live scenarios, providing students with a Real-World Experience

This course will be instructed by a nationally known expert in telecom training and is also a factory trained and certified instructor on the EXFO-635, 3M 965 2273, SidekickTempo, Sunrise Telecom and JDSU (TTCActerna) fault locators.
Students Will Learn
Target Audience
Contractors, union craftsman, electricians, technicians, , installers, splicers, facilities managers and technicians, telecom managers and technicians and anyone involved in repairing,
installing, maintaining and troubleshooting Telephone Cabling.
A basic understanding of Basic Telecommunications. This information
can be obtained in our Course(s) below

Hands-On Basic Telephony TeleCom Electronics
Course Outline

Module I.     I & R Refresher

 Network Interface Devices 
 Line Protection 
 Bonding and Grounding Requirements 
 Electrical Safety 
 Installing Aerial Drops 
 Splicing Buried Service Wire 
 Installations at Mobile Homes 
 Installing Buried Drops 
 Demarcation and Deregulation 
 Inside/Outside Wiring Types 
 Station Equipment 
 Installing Inside/Outside Wiring

Module II.     Identifying Cable Faults 

 Sheath Faults 
 Capacitive Faults 
 Resistive Faults 

Module  III.     Section Analysis 

 Cable Pair Analysis Procedure 
 Environmental Factors 
 Documenting Test Results

 Module      IV. Choosing The Correct Test Set 

 Sheath Fault Locator 
 Capacitive Bridge 
 Resistive Bridge 

 Module VI.     Test Equipment Operation 

 DynaTel™ 965 
 Sidekick Meter 

 Module VII.     Locating Buried Cable 

 RF and Audio Signals 
 Marking The Cable Route 
 Module VIII.     Capacitive Fault Lab Procedures

 Water Ingress

 Module IX.     Resistive Fault Lab Procedures

 Short Locate
 Ground Locate
 Battery-Cross Locate
 Side-Cross Locate

Delivery Method
Instructor led with numerous Hands-On labs and exercises.
Equipment Requirements
(This apply's to our hands-on courses only)
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.
Course Length
3 Days

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