PLI-05-001 – Fiber Optic Testing, Commissioning & Reporting

Designed for all skill levels, this course provides all
the information required to operate confidently and
Assess the quality of an optical fibre
transmission link.

This course will provide a comprehensive awareness of a
variety of commonly used commissioning techniques and
tooling, including tri-band OTDR testing. Attendees will also
learn techniques to develop carrier-approved commissioning
reporting, including nbnTM and TelstraTM.

Course Outline
Optical theory as it relates to Measurement Techniques
  • Optical fibre safety practises
  • Understanding the Telecommunications network
    architectures including nbnTM
  • Basics of fibre optics – system components and
  • Single mode and multimode cable principles
  • Light propagation principles
  • Laser transmission system theory
  • Fibre attenuation and its causes
  • Fibre optic connectors and cleaning
  • Evaluation of optical connector quality using video inspection
Acquiring a Suitable and Accurate OTDR Trace
  • Introduction to OTDRs and trace fundamentals
  • Index of refraction
  • Pulse width selection
  • OTDR trace acquisition time
  • Testing wavelength selection
  • Selecting the most suitable range and resolution setting
  • Deadzone effects on an OTDR trace
  • Practical exercises and assessment of each of the items
Evaluating OTDR Trace Elements
  • Key areas of an OTDR trace
  • Measuring OTDR trace features
  • OTDR fault conditions – diagnostics and resolution
  • Effects of incorrect OTDR parameter setup
  • Ghosting and gainers
  • Techniques for accurate fault locating
  • Practical exercises and assessment of each of the items
Evaluating overall Link Quality
  • Understanding network testing thresholds
  • Calculating loss / attenuation budgets
  • File naming conventions and trace file
    formats / structure
  • Measuring optical insertion loss
  • Using fibre optic testing tools including – VFL, BFA,
    Traffic Identifier etc
  • Creating a professional and accurate optic link performance
    report using the TelstraTM workbook
    and how this relates to multiman
  • Creating a professional and accurate optic link performance
    Report using the standardised nbnTM and TelstraTM
    reporting workbook
  • Introduction to “Networks” PC emulation software
  • Practical exercises and assessment of each of the items
Introduction to DWDM Technologies
  • WDM basics, bandwidth demand
  • DWDM systems and components
  • DWDM system operation
  • Channels and transmission protocols
  • DWDM fibre testing
  • Optical spectral analysis
  • DWDM equipment installation
  • Equipment mounting, cabling and testing
  • Equipment commissioning
  • The future of DWDM
  • Practical exercises and assessment of each of the items
Course Assessment
  • Theoretical assessment
  • Practical assessment
Course Information
Course Locations:
Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Hobart, Canberra, Cairns, Brisbane, Darwin and Perth
Location and timing will be advised at enrolment
Class Size:  12 – 14 Students

Learners are required to complete a portfolio of evidence to achieve certification of Units of Competency listed below.
Included: All materials used for practical exercises, technical manuals for each attendee, test equipment, emulation environment. 1 week phone support.

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