Certified FTTX Technician – Installation and Testing
This highly practical instructor-led workshop prepares technicians for all aspects of cable splicing and
installation, testing and trouble-shooting on optical access networks – leading to formal certification.
FTTH/FTTH represents the future of access networks as operators are migrating away from traditional access
networks (e.g. copper, cable) in order to deliver current and future ‘bandwidth-hungry’ services to customers.
The capacity of these fiber optics cables to carry data is huge, especially when compared to twisted copper pair
technology e.g. a single copper pair has the capacity to carry 6 telephone calls whilst a fiber connection can
carry 2.5 million calls.
The complete range of theoretical concepts, technologies, architectures, topologies, techniques and procedures
relating to the FTTX environment are being covered. Participants then get the opportunity to put their new found knowledge into practice -but in the safety of the laboratory environment – as they embark on a comprehensive series of cable splicing, installation, testing and trouble-shooting activities.
Fiber optics Installation and Repair (I&R) technicians and supervisors, cable splicers and other telecommunications professionals and contractors who are employed in (or seeking employment in) the build, installation, repair and trouble-shooting of FTTX/ FTTH systems.
[Classroom: 5 days / LIVE Virtual*: 35 hours]
- A minimum of 5 or more participants are required for a company-based LIVE Virtual course to commence
- LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Appreciate the theoretical concepts of optical fiber transmission especially as it relates to FTTX /
- Explain the key design considerations and differences between PON and AON architectures and
understand how WDM technology operates in both systems
- Demonstrate a professional understanding of Next Generation Access Networks (NGAN) including
OSP, hardware, tools and testers, procedures and health and safety
- Complete in a ‘best practice’ manner a series of practical cable splicing, build and installation, testing and trouble-shooting activities appropriate to FTTX networks
- Receive their Certified FTTX Technician accreditation (on successful completion of assessments)
- Theoretical Concepts of Optical Fiber (Refresher)
- Fiber Optics Cabling
- PON Systems and Applications
- ACTIVE Systems and Applications
- Loss Budgets
- Health and Safety
- Tools and Testers
- FTTX Construction
- Cable Placement and Termination, Closures, Splitters
- FTTX Mechanical and Fusion Splicing (Single Mode Cable, Connectors, Pigtails)
- Fiber Testing
- FTTX System Testing
- Optical Line Test Sets (OLTS)
- Light Source and Power Meter
- PON/ACTIVE FTTX Qualification and Trouble-shooting
- Acceptance Testing
- FTTH System Traces
- Power Testing Levels
- Practical Demonstration
- Hands-On Exercises
- Written Examination
- Practical Assessment
Certification: At the end of the course, participants will partake in written and practical examinations. Participants will receive their Certified FTTX Technician Certificate if:
- They score 75% or higher on the written element AND
- They score 80% or higher on the practical assessment