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Fibre optic cabling for engineers  |    A 3 day   hands on   training course

Fibre Optic cabling training course description

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

What will you learn
  • 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.

  • Prerequisites:
  • None

  • Duration
  • 3 days

  • Dates & prices
  • Click here

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.

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

  • Splicing
  • 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.

  • Testing
  • 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, troubleshooting.

Learning path



Based on customer reviews

S. C. - Computer Cabling Systems Ltd:

"Enjoyed the course and can take away a broader knowledge of fibre cabling."

T. M-T. - GTL Europe:

"This was a great course that allowed me to understand things in detail."

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.