FOA Fibre Optic Installation & Infrastructure Design (CFOT & CFOS/D)

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Fibre Optics Design

£1075exc. VAT (w. VAT: £1290)

FOA CFOT certification is based on an extensive knowledge of fibre optic technology and application as well as demonstrated skills in appropriate tasks.

The CFOT certification has been structured as a general technology certification, not aligned to any specific job function. It is used by all installers, both outside plant and premises installers, two very different applications, plus component manufacturing technicians, network managers, network designers, etc.

FOA CFOS certification is based on an extensive knowledge of fibre optics technology and application as well as demonstrated skills in appropriate tasks.

This is a specialist certification covering cabling design, planning and documentation, which includes both outside plant & premise networks.







SN12 8BT


Qualifications You Get

1. Introduction

  • Fibre Optic Terms
  • Metric System
  • Fibre Optic Communication Systems

2. Health & Safety

  • Personal safety
  • Material disposal
  • Standards and regulations

3. Fibre Types

  • Multi/Single mode for internal installations
  • Type of optical fibre
  • Attenuation
  • Dispersion

4. Cable Types

  • Cable types, use and construction
  • Loose Tube, & Tight Buffered

5. Connectors

  • Connectors basics and types
  • Termination processes

6. Optical Splitters & Couplers

  • WDM
  • DWDM
  • CWDM

7. Splicing

  • Splicing processes
  • Trouble shooting
  • Splicing parameters

8. Installation & Planning Considerations

  • Loss budgets
  • Choosing components
  • Documentation

9. Test Equipment & Correct Procedures

  • Using the VLS
  • Setting up ILM Kit and referencing
  • Light Source & Power Meter (ILM) Testing
  • Understanding all Test equipment
  • Understanding OTDR features and principles
  • Event types i.e. Reflective and Non-Reflective
  • Macro & Micro Bending explained
  • Correct Fault Locating Principles
  • Test Leads, Launch & Tail Leads
  • OTDR Trace Analysis & Bi-Directional trace interpretation
  • OTDR capability and limitation explained

10. Planning a Fibre Optic Network

  • Preliminary Surveys
  • Budgeting
  • Detailed Surveys

11. Overview of Fibre Optic Installations for both Outside Plant and Premises

  • Different topologies
  • OSP Considerations
  • Overhead
  • Underground
  • Premise Considerations
  • Risers
  • Plenum

12. Choosing Components

  • Fibre Specifications
  • Cable Types
  • Connector Types
  • Splice On Connectors (SOC)
  • Panels, Closures and Cabinets

13. Testing & Documentation

  • Testing Systems
  • OTDR Testing
  • Optical Loss Testing
  • Maintenance and Restoration
  • Documentation

14. Writing a Project Specification & other Documentation

  • Design Scope
  • Standards & Standards Groups
  • Geographic & Non-geographic records
  • Network Diagrams
  • GANTT Charts

15. Estimating

  • Preliminary budgets
  • Forecasting
  • Contingency

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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

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