Outside Plant Technician – (TR-OSP)

The Fiber School - Hands-on Labs

Course Information

Now that you have completed our Certified Fiber Optic Installer course what is next? The fiber optic market size was valued at 5.41 billion dollars in 2015. This market size is expected to double by 2025. This growth will impact all industries from telecom, Oil & Gas, Military and Aerospace, medical and rail systems. And all of these industries will need trained specialized technicians.

Our technician level courses are the next step in your training. These courses will better position you to be able to advance in your career in the fiber industry. The technician courses are intense and consist of five days of real-world hands-on lab exercises that will build upon the knowledge you have gained in the installer level courses and prepare you for more advanced splicing and testing installations.

The Fiber Optic Outside Plant Technician course is similar to the Fiber Optic Technician (TR-FOT) course in that it is designed for workers with fundamental fiber optic knowledge or Installer Certification.  It focuses specifically on outside plant installations (OSP). OSP includes communications such as building to building or long haul telecommunications (including customer-owned OSP.)

Emphasis is on single mode fiber optic installation and the associated international standards, theory, and practices. This specialized course is a must for any OSP professional. This course also includes an overview of FTTx (“Fiber to the x”) applications (but there is another course specifically for FTTx specialists – TR-FTTX.)

The industry may never see growth like this again, so don’t put off your career. It all starts with a phone call or an email to 877-529-9114 training@fiberoptic.com.

Objectives
Course Synopsis
Target Audience
Labs
Certifications

Objectives

Fiber Optic Outside Plant Technician training is designed with special emphasis on outside plant applications and standards.

TR-OSP students are expected to obtain knowledge of fiber optic concepts that will allow them to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to:

  • Configure, install, and maintain fiber optic systems specific to outside plant applications.
  • Become familiar with hands-on skills including:
    • Building up and splicing into a splice closure
    • Building a fan-out kit and a break-out kit
    • Measuring bi-directional loss and return loss for a mechanical splice per TIA/EIA 758.
    • Measuring bi-directional splice loss for a fusion splice per TIA/EIA 758
    • Single fusion splicing and ribbon fusion splicing.
    • Preparing splice closures for mid-span entry
    • Understanding optical loss test set basics
    • Building a system, and testing and documenting the results

Course Synopsis

Lecture Topics Include

  • Introduction to Fiber Optics
    • Fiber Optic Advantages and Applications
    • Terminology and History
    • The Fundamentals of Light Propagation
    • Scales of Measurement and the Spectrum
  • Fiber Theory
    • Characteristics of Singlemode and Multimode
    • Manufacturing, Bandwidth and Linear effects
  • Cables
    • Cable Types, Construction and Specifications
    • Cable Marking
  • Selection Criteria
  • Connectors and Terminations
    • Temporary and Permanent Connections
    • Connector Types
    • Mechanical and Environmental Considerations
    • Performance Specifications
    • Connector Loss Issues
    • Splicing Applications
  • Splicing and Fusion and Mechanical
    • Fusion Splicing
    • Mechanical Splicing
  • Enclosures and Panels
    • Panels
    • Distribution, Patch and Splice Types
    • Application Issues and Selection Criteria
    • Aerial and Burial Enclosures
    • Re-Entry and Expansion capabilities
    • Routing and Preparation
  • Installation
    • Planning and Standards
    • Premise/LAN and Methods
    • Outside Plant and Methods
    • Aerial and Burial Techniques
    • Installation Tools and Equipment
  • Test Equipment
    • Loss Testing Tools and Equipment
    • Standards and Methods
    • Return Loss, Bandwidth and Dispersion
    • OTDR Theory and Applications
    • Loss and System Budget Calculations
  • Restoration and Maintenance
    • Tools and Equipment
    • Practical applications
    • Time Saving Techniques
    • Record Keeping and Documentation
  • System Components and Design Issues
    • Transmitters and Receivers
    • Passive Optical Components
    • Couplers and Splitters
    • WDM and DWDM Issues
  • System Design Exercise
    • Tools and Equipment
    • Practical Applications
    • Time Saving Techniques

Hands-On Labs

  • Fusion Splicing
  • Termination / Connectorization
  • Cable Preparation
  • OTDR Operation
  • Optical Loss Testing

Target Audience

This course is recommended for workers who will primarily be installing fiber outside of structures (building to building or long-haul.) Since the inside plant and outside plant techniques differ substantially, this course can be seen as the outside version of the Fiber Optic Installer course.

Candidates for this course don’t have to have any knowledge or experience in the following areas, but it may be useful:

  • Fiber Optic Advantages and Applications
  • Cable
  • Connectors and Terminations
  • Enclosures and Panels
  • Test Equipment

Hands-On Labs

  • Fusion Splicing
  • Termination / Connectorization
  • Cable Preparation
  • OTDR Operation
  • Optical Loss Testing

Certifications

Certificate: Outside Plant Technician – TFS – (TC-OSP)

This Fiber Optic certification, designed after the FOT certification, identifies professionals who can be involved with designing, configuring, installing, and maintaining fiber optic systems specific to outside plants. Technicians will also be able to test and troubleshoot a Local Area Network (LAN) system with various faults.

Certificate: Outside Plant Technician – ETA – (TC-ETA-OSP)

Awarded to students who pass the ETA exam in one of our ETA certified Outside Plant Technician training courses. This certification is considered an industry standard and is offered in addition to the FiberOptic.com course certification.



Pricing

Note: Additional fees may apply. The available locations for this course are visible in the Schedule section.

Description Item Code Base Price
Outside Plant Technician (5 days) – The Fiber Optic Outside Plant Technician course is similar to the Fiber Optic Technician (TR-FOT) course in that it is designed for workers with fundamental fiber optic knowledge or Installer Certification. It focuses specifically on outside plant installations (OSP). OSP includes communications such as building to building or long haul telecommunications (including customer-owned OSP.) TR-OSP $2,350.00
Exam: Outside Plant Technician – This exam must be passed in order to qualify for a certificate in our Outside Plant 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 Outside Plant Technician lecture (either online or in person.) TE-OSP Included
Exam: OSP – ETA OSP109 – This ETA exam may accompany our Outside Plant Technician course. ETA certifications are one of the industry standard certifications in the telecommunications industry. ETA Certified Fiber Optic training is the only way to take one of these exams (and hence get the certificate.) TE-ETA-OSP109 Optional
Lab: Outside Plant Technician – This lab is part of the hands-on portion of our Outside Plant 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-OSP Included
Practical: Outside Plant Technician – Training Practicals Manual OSP TP-OSP Included
Manual: Outside Plant Technician – Training Manual OSP TM-OSP Included
Certificate: Outside Plant Technician – This Fiber Optic certification, designed after the FOT certification, identifies professionals who can be involved with designing, configuring, installing, and maintaining fiber optic systems specific to outside plants. Technicians will also be able to test and troubleshoot a Local Area Network (LAN) system with various faults. TC-OSP $150.00
Certificate: ETA Outside Plant Technician – Awarded to students who pass the ETA exam in one of our ETA certified Outside Plant Technician training courses. This certification is considered an industry standard and is offered in addition to the FiberOptic.com course certification. TC-ETA-OSP $150.00


Schedule & Registration

Schedule
Jan 13 – Jan 17, 2020 Quakertown, PA $2,500.00
Jan 20 – Jan 24, 2020 Dallas, TX $2,500.00
Feb 3 – Feb 7, 2020 Las Vegas, NV $2,500.00
Mar 1 – Mar 5, 2020 Dubai, UAE $2,850.00
Mar 16 – Mar 20, 2020 Brooklyn, NY $2,500.00
Mar 16 – Mar 20, 2020 Denver, CO $2,500.00
Apr 13 – Apr 17, 2020 Quakertown, PA $2,500.00
May 4 – May 8, 2020 Brooklyn, NY $2,500.00
Jun 8 – Jun 12, 2020 Denver, CO $2,500.00
Jul 13 – Jul 17, 2020 Quakertown, PA $2,500.00
Aug 10 – Aug 14, 2020 Orlando, FL $2,500.00
Aug 18 – Aug 22, 2020 Denver, CO $2,500.00
Sep 14 – Sep 18, 2020 Brooklyn, NY $2,500.00
Sep 28 – Oct 2, 2020 Las Vegas, NV $2,500.00
Oct 5 – Oct 9, 2020 Quakertown, PA $2,500.00
Oct 11 – Oct 15, 2020 Dubai, UAE $2,850.00
Nov 9 – Nov 13, 2020 Denver, CO $2,500.00
Dec 7 – Dec 11, 2020 Brooklyn, NY $2,500.00
Dec 7 – Dec 11, 2020 Orlando, FL $2,500.00

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On-Site Training

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