Fiber Optics Technology

This course introduces the student to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber to the Desk), FTTH (Fiber to the Home), and explains Zone Vs. Distribution Cabling.

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Two (2) weeks


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This course introduces the trainee to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber to the Desk), FTTH (Fiber to the Home), and explains Zone Vs. Distribution Cabling. trainees will learn how to identify fiber types, recognize various connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice, and properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards. This program explores the history and future of fiber optics and fiber optics capabilities, and cost of installation.

Interest in specializing in fiber optics technology.

Basic understanding of Telecom and power is a plus.



Duration: 4 hours daily for two (2) weeks

Monday – Friday: 8am – 12pm

Monday – Friday: 1pm- 5pm

Monday – Friday: 6pm-9pm & Saturday: 8am-12pm



  • How to implement fiber optic technology.
  • How to explore fiber structure and use colour coding to identify fiber cores.
  • How to implement fiber optic health and safety on site
  • How to strip fiber cables
  • How to practically identify fiber types & limitations
  • How to interpret fiber cable specifications
  • How to manage fiber optic closures
  • How to fusion splice fiber cores
  • How to minimize fiber optic insertion & return losses
  • Using optical sources to plan fiber datalinks
  • How to identify fiber optic connectors & their specifications
  • How to standardly manage fiber cables in data centre
  • How to test fiber cables using FOA references
  • How to use a visual fault locator (VFL) to test fiber cables stripping interpreting
  • How to use a fiber optic microscope to test fiber connectors
  • How to use an optical light test set (light source & power meter) to test fiber cables
  • How to design Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Networks
  • How to analyze standardly optical link budget for projects
  • How test and commission fiber cables with Optical Time Domain Reflectometer [OTDR]


  • Health & safety
  • Optical fiber, the hazards, laser radiation
  • Fiber Optical transmission theory
  • Basic concepts of light, light transmission through optical fiber, elements in optical links, features & construction, advantages & disadvantages
  • System attenuation Micro bending, temperature & alignment, Fresnel reflection, numerical aperture, concentricity & eccentricity
  • Fiber Optic Cable types & specification
  • Fiber cables for specific applications, cable construction, OM1, OM2, OM3, OS1, specification & management
  • Optical passive connectors
  • APC, ultra/super PC, single mode & multimode connectors
  • Tooling & fiber preparation
  • Hand tools, microscopes, polishing tools, stripping & cleaning
  • Fiber connectors & termination
  • ST, SC & S.F.F connectors, epoxy, pre-filled & anerobic termination, common usage, termination procedures, ‘pigtail’ splicing
  • Fiber installation techniques
  • Cable & hardware, fibre cable joint enclosures
  • Cable & fiber preparation, various organization trays
  • Fusion splicing:
  • Different fusion splicers; ‘V’ groove, semi & fully automatic Fiber testing & fault-finding
  • Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) Testing, result interpretation, system requirements
  • Introductory OTDR Testing
  • Advanced OTDR Testing Course
  • OTDR Trace Analysis