Inside Plant System Design (TR-ISPD)

Course Information

Before fiber optic networks can be constructed, they must be properly designed and, once constructed, they must be managed. Efficiencies in these processes translate into lower cost layout
and construction, more productive system migration and field operations, lower optical loss budget, and greater business profitability by bringing fiber to the desk. The fiber optic network layout design plays an important role in error-free system reliability. Choice of the proper type of network layout depends on the type of process controlled, the possible need for expansion, and the degree of failure immunity desired– all of which must be balanced with cost considerations.

This online course provides a detailed review of the major developments in basic layout network designs, including BUS, Star, Ring and Collapsed. System migrations and moving to future
networks are also described.

Course Synopsis
Target Audience


Certified Inside Plant System Design training will provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to:

  • Design standard-compliant, reliable, and cost-effective fiber optic networks.

Course Synopsis

  • Introduction to fiber optic design
  • Fiber Optic applications, current and future
  • Overview of Fiber Optic Installation: OSP and ISP
  • Practical considerations
  • Campus backbone design study
  • Building backbone design study
  • Planning a Fiber Optic Network
  • Choosing components
  • Design Review: Component compatibilities, Power budget, Environmental requirements
  • Determine requirements: cable, hardware and equipment
  • Design, installation and implementation considerations
  • Budget/loss analysis to insure correct network operation
  • Testing and documentation
  • Writing a Project Specification and other documentation

Target Audience

Certified Inside Plant System Design is designed for new or experienced personnel seeking a deeper understanding of the design of fiber optic networks.

Hands-On Labs

There are no labs associated with this course.


Certificate: Inside Plant System Design – TFS – (TC-ISPD)

Identifies you as a system designer who can design standard-compliant, reliable, and cost-effective fiber optic networks.


Description Item Code Price
Inside Plant System Design – The fiber optic Inside Plant System Design course is for technicians and designers with fundamental fiber optic knowledge or installers and technicians interested in the planning, layout, design and testing of ISP infrastructure. TR-ISPD $1,200.00
Certificate: ISPD – TFS – Identifies you as an Inside Plant System Designer TC-ISPD $150.00

Schedule & Registration

This course is offered online through our Digital Chalk Learning Management Service. Call (877) 529-9114 or email for registration information.

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 or call 877.529.9114.

Student Registration Use the Registration Form above or download the editable PDF and email to

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Cancellation Policy: 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 and let us schedule an on-site course that perfectly suits your needs.