Estimated Length: 16 seat hours
Please call to enroll: 866.575.7206
This two-day instructor-led course focuses on field testing and troubleshooting fiber optic spans/links and explains the various types of equipment and tools needed for acceptance testing, documenting performance and finding problems in a fiber physical plant. The emphasis is on understanding proper OTDR settings, overall testing and evaluating results.
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- Courses must be purchased at least two weeks in advance to avoid late fees.
- Discounts may be available for this course, please contact NCTI Customer Care at 866.575.7206 to learn more and/or to enroll.
The estimated completion time for this course is 16 hours (two days).
- earn BICSI ITS Continuing Education Credits
- earn a Light Brigade Certificate of Completion
Installers, OSP technicians, maintenance techs, field supervisors or senior technicians
OTDR Theory and Operation: A Deep Dive
Read OTDR signatures, choose the correct pulsewidth to maximize resolution, select and use launch and receive cables or terminators, determine helix factor in order to properly calibrate an OTDR to match sheath length, perform OTDR functions such as testing close-in events, manual cursor placement and bidirectional testing, use the OTDR to troubleshoot and locate breaks, use the OTDR for maintenance and restoration, perform advanced trace analysis and interpretation, complete an acceptance test of optical cables, properly prepare documentation and final test reports and live splice monitoring with OTDR
Cleaning, Inspection and Optical loss Testing Best Practices
Clean and inspect optical connectors on cable assemblies and in bulkheads using various methods, use software to analyze connector endfaces and provide pass/ fail results, identify surface contamination, identify surface flaws, test transmit and receive power, calculate the dynamic range of a system, set up tier 1 testing using fiber appropriate reference methods, perform dual wavelength bidirectional optical loss testing, create overfilled and controlled launch conditions for multimode fiber using LEDs and VCSELs, identify live fibers and use tone identification, create a system loss budget and properly prepare documentation and final test reports