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Fibre optic cabling for engineers

A 3 day
training course

Fibre optic cabling training course description

A hands on course covering installation, splicing and testing of fibre optic cabling.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Describe different types of fibre cable and where to use them
  • Install fibre optic cable.
  • Splice fibre optic cable.
  • Test fibre optic cable.

Fibre optic cabling training course details

Who will benefit:
Cable installation professionals.
3 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Enjoyed the course and can take away a broader knowledge of fibre cabling."
S. C. Computer Cabling Systems Ltd
"This was a great course that allowed me to understand things in detail."
T. M-T. GTL Europe

Fibre optic cabling training course contents

Fibre optic transmission
Physics of light, optical modes, light propagation, light guiding, dispersion, light spectrum. Fibre versus copper comparison. Fibre cable types and their uses. WDM and DWDM

Fibre optic cable
Single mode, Multi mode, diameters, step-index fibre, graded index fibre, loose tube, tight buffered, cable jackets, distance limitations. Indoor versus outdoors.

Fibre optic network components
ST, SC, FC and other connectors, termination methods, joint enclosures, transmitters, light sources, laser, LED, receivers, detectors.

BS.7718. Safe working practices. Site surveys, recommended installation procedures, cable handling issues, bending radius, techniques and tools, documentation.

Joining fibres, splicers, fusion splicing, mechanical splicing, splicing procedure. Cleaving, splicing parameters. Splicing vs. connectors.

Measurement parameters and applications
Power measurement, loss measurement, return loss measurement, receiver sensitivity measurement. Budget calculations.

Optical power meter, optical light source, optical attenuator, return loss meter. Continuity testing, insertion loss testing, OTDR features and principles, OTDR capabilities and limitations. Using an OTDR.


Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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