TR-FTTD
Certified Installer Course

Fiber to the Desktop Specialized Installer

LEVEL 13 DAY COURSE +16 hours of online instruction
LEVEL 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Moving your network into the desktop takes time, initiative and planning. But most of all, it takes knowledge. Both the installer and the end-user need to understand what is available and what is feasible.

This course is designed for those who design, install or maintain fiber optic systems in commercial buildings and other facilities. It identifies you as an installer who demonstrates a practical knowledge of fiber optic theory, codes, standards and practices widely accepted in commercial buildings and customer-owned outside environments (campus).

This course incorporates hands-on training of fiber terminations, cable preparations, installation practices and certification testing procedures. Students will learn skills applicable to all the functions required to safely and competently install advanced fiber communications cabling.

This course will give students a deeper understanding of how to assemble, cable, and test various commercial building systems utilizing, FTTD, a high-bandwidth solution that expands the traditional fiber backbone system directly to desktops and pushes the available bandwidth beyond 10G. This course also explores passive optical networks (PON), commonly utilized in FTTH applications, and its use in commercial buildings.

$2400

TR-FTTD

Available Certifications

Students must pass exam to be certified.

ETA FOI Certification $150

ETA International - The Fiber School

 

FTTD Course Completion

NETA Recognized
TR-FTTD is approved for 8 CTDs

Questions?
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Objectives
Lectures
Labs
Prerequisites

This course will allow students to:

  • Understand the EIA/TIA standards for advanced fiber optic cabling systems
  • Understand advance fiber optic testing procedures
  • Understand distance limitations and performance issues and how to test these measurable properties pertaining to fiber media
  • Demonstrate basic skills needed to assemble, wire, and test various commercial building cabling systems including advanced laser optimized fiber optic cabling.
  • Explore Passive Optical Network (PON) in a commercial Environment

Lectures

Lecture Topics Include

  • Module 1 – Fiber Optic Basic Theory
    • Fiber Fundamentals; Types of Optical Fiber; Transmission Principles
  • Module 2 – Fiber to the Desktop Installer
    • Fiber Optic Safety; Cable Structural Elements; Fiber Optic Cable & Designs; Common Connectors; Cleaning & Inspection; Splicing; Power & Loss Budgets; Testing Optical Fiber; Installation Practices
  • Module 3 – FTTD: Bringing Fiber to the Desktop
    • Hierarchical Star; Centralized Optical Fiber; Fiber to the Enclosure, PONS

TL-01B – OSP Loose Tube Armored Cable Preparation

  • Understand cable jacket markings.
  • Properly prepare an OSP cable for jacket removal.
  • Properly use a jacket stripper or ringing tool.
  • Strip off the jacket using the pull strings.
  • Strip off all inner binders using a seam ripper.
  • Handle the buffer without damaging the fiber within.

TL-01E – Buffer Tube Fan Out Kit (BTFO)

  • Set up and position an OSP cable in preparation for the BFTO assembly.
  • Strip off the buffer tube using a ring cut tool.
  • Clean the gel off all fibers within a buffer tube without damaging any of the fibers.
  • Properly insert the individual fibers into the BFTO furcation tube module.
  • Properly assembly and secure the completed BFTO housing onto the buffer tube.

 TL-02A – Fusion Splicing 

  • Properly prepare an inside plant cable for mounting into a splice tray.
  • Demonstrate the proper way to strip, clean, cleave, and fusion splice 900µm fiber.
  • Properly pre-trim the individual fibers into the splice tray before fusion splicing.
  • Properly set up and fusion splice the individual fibers together.
  • Properly wrap (form & dress) the individual fibers back into the tray.

TL-03A – Mechanical Splice Connector

  • Properly prepare a simplex cable for this connector termination method.
  • Properly use a precision cleaver for this termination method.
  • Successfully mate a cleaved cable end into a mechanical splice-on connector.
  • Test the assembly to TIA Tier 1 standard.

TL-03F – Splice-On Connector (Single Mode)

  • To understand how to adapt a fusion splicer for a generic fuse-on connector.
  • To demonstrate the ability to adapt fiber strip measurements to any fusion splicer.
  • To perform a visual inspection when completed and properly test to TIA Tier 1 standard.

TL-04A – Mechanical Splice

  • Perform a mechanical splice with < .3 dB of attenuation.
  • Explain the benefits of Index Matching Gel.
  • Use a precision cleaver to prepare fibers for splicing.
  • Calculate A-B and B-A loss.

TL-05A – Pigtail Fusion Splice

  • Perform a fusion splice with ≤ .1 dB of attenuation.
  • Use a precision cleaver to prepare fibers for splicing.
  • Calculate A-B and B-A loss.

TL-06A – Power Meter & Light Source Testing

  • Use a VFL (Visual Fault Locator).
  • Understand the functions of Light Source & Power Meters.
  • Properly calibrate or reference the instruments prior to testing.
  • Test fiber optic segments and record the results.
  • Know the purpose of and how to connect reference patch cords.
  • Make accurate loss measurements.
  • Perform Bi-Directional Testing.
  • Know storage and download capabilities for reporting.

TL-07A – Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) Testing

  • Make a reliable connection from the OTDR to the Fiber Under Test. (FUT).
  • Use a USB optical probe to inspect the connectors.
  • Be familiar with launch or pulse suppressor boxes and cables.
  • Determine parameters to set up classic OTDR.
  • Interpret typical reflective events in an OTDR trace test.
  • Know parameters that help make more accurate location of breaks.
  • Use an OTDR in a real-time mode during cable installation and splicing.
  • Save and print OTDR trace reports.

TL-12A Wall Mount Segment Assembly (Pigtails) & Testing

  • Properly prepare a 12F distribution cable for installation to wall mount enclosures.
  • Properly perform one of the most basic splicers’ tasks, fusion splicing of “Pigtails”.
  • Demonstrate the proper way to strip, clean, cleave, and fusion splice 900µm fiber.
  • Properly wrap (form & dress) the fused fibers back into the splice holders.
  • Test the completed assembly to TIA Tier 1 standard.

TL20-A – Determining Power and Loss Budgets

  • The student will learn to evaluate a simple campus fiber segment.
  • The student will learn to determine if a fiber segment will perform properly.

Prerequisites: None

Knowledge or experience in the areas of Fiber Optic Advantages and Applications, Cables, Connectors and Terminations, Enclosures and Panels, and Test Equipment would be helpful, but is not required.

Target Audience

Students that have a desire to work in the field testing and terminating fiber optic networks leading to a certification.

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 Available Dates & Locations

On-Site
Training

Remember, if you have 5 or more students, we can bring our class to you at your own facility – saving you time and money!

Customized Training

Any of our courses can be customized to focus on your needs – like using specific equipment, or working in a particular situation.

Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel any course. A full refund will be provided unless the student elects to transfer to another course or time.

No refunds will be granted for student cancellation, but substitutions are permitted.