Outside Plant System Design (TR-OSPD)

Course Information

The fiber optic Outside 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 OSP infrastructure. 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 infrastructure installation and the associated international standards, theory, and practices and testing procedures.

Course Synopsis
Target Audience


Certified Outside 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

  • Refresher on 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
  • 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
  • The 14 Steps toward Design: Steps necessary include selecting Standards, creating maps, and time-lines, determining fiber performance, cable, connector and splice specifications, and selecting wavelengths. Also covers passive devices, optoelectronic specifications, selecting hardware and defining testing, acceptance values and cost analysis.
  • 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
  • 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

Target Audience

Certified Outside Plant System Design is designed for those responsible for the basic design and layout of OSP telecommunications projects or who supervise OSP installation personnel. Aimed at employees of utility companies, their subcontractors, and end-users who design, layout, implement and construct OSP projects including “Customer Owned OSP” deployments.

Hands-On Labs

There are no labs associated with this course.


Certificate: Outside Plant System Design – TFS – (TC-OSPD)

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


Description Item Code Price
Outside Plant System Design – The Outside 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 OSP infrastructure. TR-OSPD $1,600.00
Certificate: OSPD – TFS – Identifies you as an Outside Plant System Designer TC-OSPD $150.00

Schedule & Registration

Jan 15 – Jan 17, 2020 Virtual $1,600.00
Apr 8 – Apr 10, 2020 Virtual $1,600.00
Jul 13 – Jul 15, 2020 Virtual $1,600.00
Oct 21 – Oct 23, 2020 Virtual $1,600.00

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.

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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.