Advanced Testing Course

2 Day Advanced Fibre Optic Testing Course
Short Courses Beginner Level Online Courses

£749exc. VAT (w. VAT: £899)

What is the Advanced Testing Course?

The Advanced Testing Course is a two-day Fibreplus course that covers every aspect of testing so that engineers can test fibre optics accurately and safely.

Who should attend and what are the course requirements?

Our Advanced Testing Course is suitable for beginners within the industry and those already working in the industry who would like to gain an advanced knowledge of fibre optic testing. There are no requirements for this course, although a basic understanding of fibre optics would be beneficial.

What does the course cover?

The Advanced Testing Course covers: Health and safety, Cleaning, Visual Fault Locator Testing, Inspecting Connector End Faces, Insertion Loss Testing with Light Source and Power Metre, An Introduction to OTDR Testing, OTDR Set up, Advanced OTDR Testing, OLTS Testing, Optical Explorer (OX1) Testing, and Reporting and Job Management.

How do you complete the course?

Before coming to our facility students will be given up to 4 weeks of access to our online theory content, which consists of video lessons and demonstrations. Students will then come to our training centre in Melksham for two days to complete a practical workshop and theory assessment.

Practical details:

Our Telecommunications Training Centre is based in Melksham, Wiltshire.

Students will be required to come to our facility for two days to complete a practical workshop and 25-question multiple choice theory assessment.

The workshop involves conducting a risk assessment of the testing process, fully certifying a 4 fibre system, and conducting a detailed pass/fail and fault identification analysis of the fibre system and component parts,

When you come to us, you will need to bring a form of ID with you. Other than this we provide you with everything you need.

Extended Support and Aftercare

At Fibreplus Telecommunications College we pride ourselves on our extended support once our students have completed their course. Our Support Team and Trainers are only a phone call away to answer any questions you have once you leave us.





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    • Safety considerations when testing
    • The importance of cleaning end-faces
    • Cleaning methods: Wet/Dry/Hybrid
    • What is a VFL
    • Testing continuity and connector polarity
    • Visual faults in panels and enclosures
    • Microscopes and Fibre Inspection Probes (FIP)
    • The importance of end-face inspection
    • End-face issues
    • What is insertion loss and the importance of its measurement
    • Setting a “0dB” reference
    • 1 lead and 2 lead methods of setting a reference
    • Calculating a Optical Loss Budget (OLB)
    • Pass/Fail & basic fault identification
    • What is an OTDR and how it tests a fibre
    • Launch and Receive leads
    • Reading a system “trace”
    • Reflective & Non-reflective events
    • Reading the events table
    • 2 point measurement
    • Examples of common detectable issues e.g. bad splices, macro bends etc.
    • IOR
    • Wavelength
    • Pulse width
    • Range
    • 4 point LSA measurement
    • Manual measurements of event loss, reflectance and attenuation of individual sections
    • Helix factor
    • Thresholds
    • Delta loss
    • Examples of less common detectable issues e.g. Ghosts gainers etc.
    • iOLM
    • What is an OLTS
    • OLTS setup
    • Simplex testing
    • Duplex testing
    • What is an OX1
    • OX1 setup
    • Flash Reporter
    • Fault Identifier
    • Link Mapper
    • FastReporter
    • TestFlow
    • Conduct a risk assessment of the testing process
    • Fully certify a 4 fibre system
    • Conduct a detailed pass/fail and fault identification analysis of the fibre system and component parts
    • 25 question multiple choice assessment paper

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Step 1

Select your course and available date with a member of the Fibreplus Training team

Step 2

Complete the Course Registration Form Online

Step 3

Once your deposit is paid, you will receive a registration letter and we will see you on your course

Fibreplus Ltd

Caithness House, Western Way
Melksham, Wiltshire, England
SN12 8DZ

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00 - 16:30

Call Us

01225 636041

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  • “I had a great time at the course last week, it was very informative and the teaching was superb!
    Hugo. C - Zetta Connect, February 2020
  • Two courses completed down at Fibreplus in Melksham, both courses were fully loaded with valuable information but ran smoothly and with a good environment. Instructors know their stuff and they're all willing to pass on their knowledge. I purchases some equipment after the course too, this was well organised and I even had to call to pick their brains once, which they were more than happy to help. Keep up the good work!
    Michael. Q - AVRS Systems Ltd, July 2020
  • “A great training provider. Did the 1 week fibre course and really enjoyed it. The tutor was very knowledgeable and was a great teacher. The equipment we used was all top grade, was a lot of hands on practical work which helped break up the day from the theory stuff. Would certainly recommend Fiberplus to anyone looking for training in this field.
    Anonymous, March 2020
  • "I can't praise enough how great the staff are. Peter, who led the course is extremely knowledgeable in his field and translates in an easy and understandable way. Highly recommended!
    Zane. I - CCL, July 2020
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