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Fiber To The Home - FTTx
Installation, Testing, And Troubleshooting (Active and Passive)
Course Description
This Hands-On 2-day course (3 Days if the prerequisites are not met) is designed to benefit those requiring an introduction to the principles and applications of Passive and Active Optical Networking and Fiber Systems including Fiber to the X (FTTx) applications, and their associated equipment and testing requirements and methods using an effective mix of classroom and Hands-On to help participants Lockdown a complete understanding of the equipment, testing, and tasks to be undertaken in real-life situations.

The students will use state-of-the-art test equipment such as the, Viavi ONX-580 OneExpert, EXFO, Fluke, etc., Meters, and incorporate any meter(s) that students can bring to the session to use during the hands-on lab procedures throughout the course and will be used during the Hands-On lab exercises to reinforce Real-World Experience.

BTS does provide some gear for the labs, but it is always best to get training on what you will be using.
Students Will Learn
Target Audience
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 intermediate knowledge of fiber optics are recommended prior to taking this course. The perquisite Essential Fiber Optics and Testing training are available as an additional BTS courses.

This is a fairly fast-paced course Attendees must have the prerequisite fiber optic experience or training or equivalent knowledge of the topics covered in Module I.
Module I is a refresher only, and prior training andor knowledge is expected.
Course Outline

    Module I: Fiber OPTIC Refresher

        Fiber Optic Theory And Waveguide Functions

        Singlemode And Multimode Fiber Types.

        The Causes Of Attenuation

        Optical Reflection And Refraction

        Optical Dispersion

        The Three Basic Elements Of Fiber Optic Systems & Discuss Their Uses.

        Loose Tube And Unitube Cables

        Distribution And Feeder Cables.

        Fiber Color Code

        Fusion Splicer Applications And Fiber Alignment Systems

        Mechanical Splicing Uses And Applications

        Optical Connector Styles And Applications

        Back Reflection Issues And Angled Physical Contact Connectors

        Patch Panels And Functions For Distribution And Transmission

        Entrance Facility Design And Specifications

        OSP/Pons Style Splice Closure Styles And Function

        Cable Entry Methods And Splitter Configurations

        Drop Cable Connectivity And Security

        Cable Installation Methods As Direct Bury, Aerial And Ducted

        Safety Practices (General And Fiber Optic Specific)

        Using A Power Meter And Light Source Test Loss Budget Of The System



Module II: PON Systems & Active-E Applications

    xPON Network Design Features

    Standards and Work Groups as FSAN, ITU & IEEE

    xPON Architectures as APON, EPON, BPON, GPON, FTTH/ FTTx/ PON

    Optical Return Loss (ORL)

    Link Budget, Reach & Split Ratio

    Topologies for Urban and Rural communities

    PON System End Equipment Splitters, ONU/ONTís, OLTís, ODNís

    xPON Transmitters and Receivers


Module III: FTTx Construction and Splicing Overview

    Site and Fiber Safety

    Closure Types used in FTTx Applications

    Proper OSP Cable Installation

    Proper Closure Preparation

    Fiber Prep For Splicing

    Splicing Single Pigtails

    Splicing Fiber Drop


Module IV: FTTx Testing

        Testing Methods for PONs Networks

        Expected Loss vs. Actual Loss

        PON OTDR Testing Through Splitters

        PON Optical Loss Testing (Light Source, PON Power Meters)

        Calculating a Loss and Power Budget

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
2 Days

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