Fiber Characterization Technician – (TR-FCT)

Course Information

This three-day course will provide you with all the knowledge and requirements that are needed to effectively characterize your optical infrastructure. You will learn about all the requirements for engineering and for qualifying the optical fiber links that utilize specific bit rates in regards to both metro and long haul spans.

After taking this course, students will have a detailed understanding of advanced OTDR configuration, cause and effect of trace events, and other advanced trace analysis techniques including bi-directional splice characterization and optical return loss testing.

Objectives
Course Synopsis
Target Audience
Labs
Certifications

Objectives

In this extensive hands-on training each student will:

  • Learn about the tests that are required for fiber characterization
  • Learn about transmission limits as a function of bit rate and application
  • Learn about the effects of Chromatic Dispersion and Polarization Mode Dispersion on high speed signals such as 10G, 40G, and 100G
  • Learn about OTDR theory and bi-directional splice characterization
  • Learn about ORL and the consequences of high ORL
  • Learn how to measure Chromatic and Polarization Mode Dispersion
  • Conduct all tests required for fiber characterization
  • Test one complete span and compile all test data into a comprehensive report
  • Use an OLTS, OTDR, CD and PMD tester

Course Synopsis

  1. Introduction to Fiber Characterization
    • What is Fiber Characterization?
    • Why is it needed?
    • Legacy Networks and Today’s Networks
  2. Fiber Optic Basic Review
    • Transmission Basics
    • Light Propagation
    • Causes of Optical Loss
    • Types of Fiber
  3. Inspection and Cleaning of Fibers
    • Inspection Tools
    • Proper Cleaning Practices
    • Inspection Assessment
  4. End to End Loss
    • Connector Loss
    • Splice Loss
    • Power Budget Calculations
    • Test Methodologies
    • OTLS Functionality
  5. Optical Return Loss
    • Consequences of High ORL
    • ORL Limits
    • ORL Test Tools
    • ORL Testing
  6. OTDR
    • How an OTDR Works
    • Reflectance
    • Dead Zones
    • Setting up the OTDR
    • Manual Measurements
  7. Chromatic Dispersion
    • Causes of Chromatic Dispersion
    • Limits of Chromatic Dispersion
    • Chromatic Dispersion Testing
    • Compensation
  8. Polarization Mode Dispersion
    • Causes of PMD
    • Mode Coupling
    • PMD Limits
    • PMD Testing
    • Isolating High PMD Areas
  9. Bi-Directional Trace Analysis
    • Post Analysis Software
    • Creating Templates
    • Applying Templates
    • Generating Splice Reports
  10. Reports
    • Transferring Data
    • Compiling Data
    • Generate Report
  • Hands-On Workshop (Optional) – This optional hands-on workshop is designed for those who desire more intensive hands-on training for immediate entry into their specific field of study. Students typically take advantage of this workshop by adding an additional day to any of FiberOptic.com’s hands-on training courses.

Target Audience

This course is designed for installers, system managers, technicians, engineers, designers, contractors, and supervisors.
Although not required, Fiber Characterization Basics (TR-FCB) is the recommended online prerequisite for this course.

Hands-On Labs

There are no labs associated with this course.

Certifications

Certificate: Certified Fiber Optic Technician- TFS – (TC-FCT)

Awarded to students who pass the TFS Fiber Characterization examination, Practical, and Hands-On labs in our TR-FCT training course.



Pricing

Description Item Code Price
Fiber Characterization Technician (3 Days) – This three-day course will provide you with all the knowledge and requirements that are needed to effectively characterize your optical infrastructure. You will learn about all the requirements for engineering and for qualifying the optical fiber links that utilize specific bit rates in regards to both metro and long haul spans.After taking this course, students will have a detailed understanding of advanced OTDR configuration, cause and effect of trace events, and other advanced trace analysis techniques including bi-directional splice characterization and optical return loss testing. TR-FCT $3,995.00
Exam: Fiber Characterization Technician – This exam must be passed in order to qualify for a certificate in our Fiber Characterization Technician course. This exam will consist of a combination of multiple-choice, fill in, diagram drawing, or other similar questions. More information about this specific exam will be given during the Fiber Characterization Technician lecture (either online or in person.) TE-FCT Included
Lab: Fiber Characterization Technician – This lab is part of the hands-on portion of our Fiber Characterization Technician course. This lab will consist of multiple hands on exercises to get the student ready to pass a practical exam. Details about this specific lab can be found on our course detail page at the link below. TL-FCT Included
Practical: Fiber Characterization Technician – Training Practical Manual FCT TP-FCT Included
Manual: Fiber Characterization Tech – Training Manual FCT TM-FCT Included
Certificate: Fiber Characterization Tech – Identifies you as a technician who has advanced knowledge of the concepts of fiber optic characterization and testing as the apply to all the functions required to safely test fiber optics communications cabling, utilize OTDRs, and property use testing equipment. TC-FCT $150.00


Schedule & Registration

Schedule
Mar 18 – 20, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $3,995.00
May 13 – 15, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $3,995.00
Sep 16 – 18, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $3,995.00
Dec 16 – 18, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $3,995.00

Online Student Information Form

Please fill out the form below to begin the registration process. After you submit the form, a sales associate will reach out to you to complete your registration.



Planning & Reservations

Contact the Training and Development Coordinator for The Fiber School at Training@fiberoptic.com or call 877.529.9114.


Student Registration Use the Registration Form above or download the editable PDF and email to training@fiberoptic.com.

>> Registration Form PDF:  http://www.fiberoptic.com/catalog/Registration-Form-2018.pdf


Cancellation Policy: FiberOptic.com may cancel a course that lacks sufficient enrollment a week before it is scheduled to begin. When a course is canceled, we make every effort to notify all registered students promptly. A full refund is processed unless the student elects to transfer to another course or time. You can help avoid cancellation by registering early.

Student Cancellation: No refunds are permitted for student cancellation. Substitutions are permitted.


On-Site Training

With just 5 or more students The Fiber School can send the classroom to you! We offer custom, on-site training for any of our courses. Just give us a call at 877.529.9114 or email us at Training@fiberoptic.com and let us schedule an on-site course that perfectly suits your needs.