Basics in fibre optics, fibre splicing, different cable types. How the fibre works, the function of the cable, how it is manufactured, capacity, limitations and areas of use. Fibre splicing practices and workshops regarding the functions and maintenance of the splicing machine.
FIBRE OPTIC INSTALLATION METHODS, WORKING WITH SPLICE ENCLOSURES
How they work, areas of use, criteria’s for splice enclosures, good and bad quality and closure design. Hands-on practices: Straight jointing, marking, organizing fibres in trays, ribbonizing fibres, pressure testing the enclosure, documentation and usage of checklists.
FIBRE TERMINATION IN ODF’S, FAT’S, ETC.
The function and construction of an ODF, Hands-on practices in cable preparation, splicing of pigtails and fan-outs, ODF mounting in 19” racks, rules and regulations, documentation and usage of checklists.
FIBRE OPTIC MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION
- Fibre optic measurement techniques, introduction to the OTDR and end-to-end measurement tools.
- How to document measured results.
- Hands-on practices.
- Explanation of dB and dBm, how to analyse OTDR curves.
- Deeper knowledge in measurement and verification, trouble shooting using the OTDR, finding faults.
- Patch cord handling and customer connection reading the documentation.
- Importance of cleanliness.
- Different deployment methods, where and how they are used.
- Best practice.
- Hands-on cable blowing and fibre blowing.
- Installation along power lines.
SAFETY REGULATIONS SECTION
- To work safely along the road side, level 1 and 2.
- Working in constrained areas using a hot air gun or a flame when crimping.
- Working in pole lines.
- Installation of risers, joints, street cabinets etc.
FIBRE TERMINATION CERTIFICATION
Final test. Successful completion of the test is needed to be allowed to work in the nodes, connecting/disconnecting customers.
INTERNSHIP, SIX WEEKS
Practical work to gain the experience needed to become employable.
On request special courses may be provided.