Premise Wiring Course

Premise Wiring Systems Technician



Showcase Your Cutting-Edge Technical Skills, and receive your professional TFS certification as a Premise Wiring Systems Technician!

The Premise Wiring Systems Technician (TR-PWST) is a follow-up course to Premise Wiring Installer (TR-PWSI). This course will give the most advanced level of understanding of how to assemble, wire, and test various commercial building inside plant and outside plant cabling systems.



Available Certifications

Students must pass exam to be certified.

TFS PWST Certification $150

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This course will allow students to:

  • Understand the EIA/TIA standards for category 5e, 6, 6A and 7
  • Understand the EIA/TIA standards for laser optimized fiber optic cabling
  • Know the performance specifications for the high performance Twisted Pair Media
  • Understand Premise Wiring test equipment
  • Understand distance limitations, attenuation, near-end crosstalk, wire mapping and how to test the performance of copper and fiber media
  • Understand the logical and physical organization of premise systems, the products and test equipment needed to install and maintain them
  • Demonstrate basic skills needed to assemble, wire, and test various inside plant cabling systems including new advanced cabling systems by participating in hands-on lab exercises including fusion splicing and OTDR testing.


The Premise Wiring Systems Technician covers many areas, including:

  • Introduction – Course Objectives
  • Ethernet Fundamentals
  • Wireless Networking
  • Power over Ethernet
  • Testing Copper Cables
  • Testing Optical Fiber
  • Voice over IP
  • CCTV Fundamentals
  • The Telecommunications Standards
    • EIA/TIA 568B Series
    • EIA/TIA 569A
    • EIA/TIA 606A, EIA/TIA 607
    • The National Electric Code
  • Cable Specifications
    • Media
    • Unshielded Twisted Pair
    • Screened Twisted Pair (ScTP)
    • Shielded Twisted Pair (STP)
    • Category 5e, 6, 7 and beyond
    • Laser Optimized Fiber
  • Cable Applications
    • Backbone, Horizontal, Work Area
    • Media Types (Cables)
    • Distance Limitations
  • Review/Questions
    • Media Terminations and Components
    • Copper and Fiber Optic
    • Connections
    • Patch Panels
    • Cable Management
  • Installation Practice
    • Horizontal Pathways
    • Backbone Pathways
    • Work Area
    • Fiber Optic Practices
    • Miscellaneous Practices
    • Grounding Basics
  • Testing and Equipment
    • Test Equipment
    • Electrical Parameters
    • Optical Parameters
    • Permanent Link Testing
    • Channel Testing


In the extensive hands-on labs, students will learn how to:

  • Install an 8P8C Modular Plugs
  • Install an “F” Connector
  • Install and test a UTP/Coax CCTV System using Power over Ethernet
  • Test a Category 6/6A Horizontal UTP Link
    • Tonner & Probes
    • Wire Mapping
      • Certification Test Set
  • Test a Laser optimized fiber optic link utilizing
    • Fiber Identifiers
    • Fiber Visual Fault Locators
    • Power Meter & Light Sources
    • Certification Test Sets (Fiber & UTP)
    • OTDR

Prerequisites: None

The following knowledge or experience level is desirable but not required:

  • 2-year electrical or telecommunications voice/data experience
  • Basic knowledge of fiber optic cable types
  • Basic Knowledge of cabling pulling
  • Basic knowledge of cable installation
  • Basic knowledge of cable testing
  • Basic knowledge fiber connector types
  • 2 years of Commercial Building installation experience or equivalent
  • Prior knowledge of basic testing equipment and procedures
  • Be a certified installer or technician or other industry certification (equivalent)

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

The Premise wiring Systems Technician training is designed for those who design, install or maintain copper and fiber optic Systems. This course is designed for experienced commercial building Installers, technicians, and communications Specialist involved in the communications, construction, maintenance and troubleshooting, utility, and service industries. This course is an excellent opportunity for currently certified installers and technicians, to gain practical field skills that can be immediately put to use on the job.


 Available Dates & Locations


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.