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Fibre Optic Test and Measurement Workshop

This fibre optic test and measurement workshop focuses on providing the basic information and practical experience required to carry out routine testing of point-to-point fibre optic cabling systems and FTTH systems usin... Show More
Course Prerequisites:
This workshop assumes that delegates are already familiar with the fundamentals of optical fibres, fibre optic... Show More
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Virtual Instructor-Led Training (V-ILT)

Virtual instruction environments are designed to simulate the traditional classroom or learning experience. Instructor-led training is still the number one delivery method of choice because it allows you to interact and discuss the training material, either individually or in a group setting, and you gain access to expert knowledge from certified instructors. This form of guided learning is impactful and produces positive learning outcomes. Day, evening and Saturday classes are offered.

3 Days

Course Schedule

Upcoming dates for Fibre Optic Test and Measurement Workshop

Course Content

Testing Overview

Why, how and when to test

  • continuity checking
  • insertion loss measurement

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Routing Testing

Continuity testing

  • Continuity checking

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Testing telecoms links

  • Optical power and loss budgets
  • Equipment
  • Insertion loss measurements
  • Reporting

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OTDR Testing

Why use an OTDR?

  • What is OTDR testing and what can it do for us?

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OTDR capabilities

  • Distance measurements
  • Fibre loss measurements
  • Splice loss measurement
  • Connector losses
  • Link return loss

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OTDR limitations

  • Dynamic range
  • Dead zone
  • Resolution

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Test configurations

  • Cable on a drum
  • Installed cable before termination
  • Connectorised systems

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Using the OTDR

  • Step by step guide
  • Manipulating the trace
  • Measurement parameters

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OTDR issues

  • Poor launch conditions
  • Interfacing with bare fibres
  • Ghosts
  • Fibre mismatches

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Inspecting and cleaning connectors

  • Why do we inspect and clean connectors?
  • Inspection standards
  • Inspection equipment
  • Connector care

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CTU Training Solutions , Updated: May 9th, 2018

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