Courses


 

Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) Training


Duration: 4 days | Time: 08h30 - 16h00
Booking: Please complete the Registration Form
Conditions: Registrations cannot be confirmed until payment is received in full.

Cancellation notice period Fees payable
7 or more days No cancellation fee payable
Less than 7 days A 10% cancellation fee applies

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • This is your chance to pose your questions, to review your solution choices, discuss upcoming technologies and benchmark ideas.
  • Optic Association Inc. (FOA) certification programs are without question the most recognized in the world today.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • It is intended for contractors, installers, architects and engineers, project managers and all others who are involved with projects that include fiber optics.
  • Prerequisites for the certification include having a FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) certification.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD:

  • The instructional methods used include: lectures, demonstrations, and solving case studies.
  • Significant class time is devoted todesigning hypothetical networks.
  • Students will be tasked with solving as many as 15 different design case studies set to challenge capabilities in analysing design rules and design alternatives.
  • Diversity in perspective sets the stage for a lively exchange of ideas where students can learn from teams or individuals supporting different outcomes.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Design and cost performance optimized Optical Communication solutions.
  • Design both traditional and next-generation optical networks to meet specified capacity, flexibility, and reliability requirements.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Students will study emerging technologies, design alternatives, configuration options, media selection criteria, key parameters affecting system performance, and the underlying theory required for total network design from initial planning to installation issues.

EVALUATION:

  • Students will be eligible to write the exam on day 4 of the course.

COURSE CONTENT - SUMMARY

DAY ONE  |  08:30 - 16:30
  • Analog and Digital Transmission
  • Transmission basics (SDH, PDH, E1, etc.)
  • The Transport Network Infrastructure
  • Circuit-Switched Networks
  • Packet-Switched Networks
  • Ethernet
  • Voice, Data, Video and Bandwidth
  • Physical Topologies
  • Ultra-long, long-haul and intra-building backbones
  • Optical amplifiers
  • Add/drop multiplexers
  • Wavelength Division Multiplexing
  • Modulation schemes
  • SM and MM fiber selection
  • Fiber count percentage rules
  • Civil work
DAY TWO  |  08:30 - 16:30
  • Case studies
  • Calculate optical loss and power budgets
  • Calculate admissible distance
  • Calculate allowable CD
  • Calculate CD coefficient admissible fiber lengths
  • CD compensation
  • Calculate tolerable PMD coefficients
  • Calculate PMD coefficient admissible fiber lengths
DAY THREE  |  08:30 - 16:30
  • Case studies
  • Transceiver selection
  • Next-Generation Networks and Convergence
  • Splitter ratios - Centralized, Distribution and Home Run
  • Design and Cost P2P and P2MP solutions
  • FTTH Architectures
  • Design Impacts
  • Analog to Digital Video
  • IP Video Delivery
  • RF Overlay and RFOG
  • Bit rate maximizing
DAY FOUR  |  08:30 - 12:00

WRAP-UP

Test

 

This event has been validated by the SAIEE as per ECSA policy and granted 3 CPD credits under validation no. SAIEE-0999-V

CONTACT DETAILS:

Joe Botha
joebotha@telkomsa.net +27 (0) 33 345 4798
+27 (0) 82 464 0386 +27 (0) 86 627 7537

 

Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Design (CFOSDH) Training

In order to offer greater value for course participants, we combined the following 2 FOA qualifications into a unique 4-day offering:

  1. Fiber Optic Network Design Specialist
  2. Fiber To The Home Specialist


Duration: 4 days | Time: 08h30 - 16h00
Booking: Please complete the Registration Form
Conditions: Registrations cannot be confirmed until payment is received in full.

Cancellation notice period Fees payable
7 or more days No cancellation fee payable
Less than 7 days A 10% cancellation fee applies

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • This is your chance to pose your questions, to review your solution choices, discuss upcoming technologies and benchmark ideas.
  • Optic Association Inc. (FOA) certification programs are without question the most recognized in the world today.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • It is intended for contractors, installers, architects and engineers, project managers and all others who are involved with projects that include fiber optics.
  • Prerequisites for the certification include having a FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) certification.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD:

  • The instructional methods used include: lectures, demonstrations, and solving case studies.
  • Significant class time is devoted todesigning hypothetical networks.
  • Students will be tasked with solving as many as 15 different design case studies set to challenge capabilities in analysing design rules and design alternatives.
  • Diversity in perspective sets the stage for a lively exchange of ideas where students can learn from teams or individuals supporting different outcomes.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Design and cost performance optimized Optical Communication solutions.
  • Design both traditional and next-generation optical networks to meet specified capacity, flexibility, and reliability requirements.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Students will study emerging technologies, design alternatives, configuration options, media selection criteria, key parameters affecting system performance, and the underlying theory required for total network design from initial planning to installation issues.

EVALUATION:

  • Students will be eligible to write the exam on day 4 of the course.

COURSE CONTENT - SUMMARY

DAY ONE  |  08:30 - 16:30
  • Analog and Digital Transmission
  • Transmission basics (SDH, PDH, E1, etc.)
  • The Transport Network Infrastructure
  • Circuit-Switched Networks
  • Packet-Switched Networks
  • Ethernet
  • Voice, Data, Video and Bandwidth
  • Physical Topologies
  • Ultra-long, long-haul and intra-building backbones
  • Optical amplifiers
  • Add/drop multiplexers
  • Wavelength Division Multiplexing
  • Modulation schemes
  • SM and MM fiber selection
  • Fiber count percentage rules
  • Civil work
DAY TWO  |  08:30 - 16:30
  • Case studies
  • Calculate optical loss and power budgets
  • Calculate admissible distance
  • Calculate allowable CD
  • Calculate CD coefficient admissible fiber lengths
  • CD compensation
  • Calculate tolerable PMD coefficients
  • Calculate PMD coefficient admissible fiber lengths
DAY THREE  |  08:30 - 16:30
  • Case studies
  • Transceiver selection
  • Next-Generation Networks and Convergence
  • Splitter ratios - Centralized, Distribution and Home Run
  • Design and Cost P2P and P2MP solutions
  • FTTH Architectures
  • Design Impacts
  • Analog to Digital Video
  • IP Video Delivery
  • RF Overlay and RFOG
  • Bit rate maximizing
DAY FOUR  |  08:30 - 12:00

WRAP-UP

Test

 

This event has been validated by the SAIEE as per ECSA policy and granted 3 CPD credits under validation no. SAIEE-0999-V

CONTACT DETAILS:

Joe Botha
joebotha@telkomsa.net +27 (0) 33 345 4798
+27 (0) 82 464 0386 +27 (0) 86 627 7537

 

Outside Plant (OSP) Civil Works Course

The primary focus of this course is to provide a comprehensive coverage of the best practices for the deployment of optical communication networks. Trenching, duct installation, air-assisted installation practices and much more is taught with lots of hands-on practice.


Duration: 4 days | Time: 09h00 - 16h30
Booking: Please complete the Registration Form
Conditions: Registrations cannot be confirmed until payment is received in full.

Cancellation notice period Fees payable
7 or more days No cancellation fee payable
Less than 7 days A 10% cancellation fee applies

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • The primary focus of this course is to provide a comprehensive coverage of the best practices for the deployment of optical communication networks.
  • Trenching, duct installation, air-assisted installation practices, hauling, aerial work practices, acceptance testing, troubleshooting and much more is taught with lots of hands-on practice.
  • Comprehensive hands-on activities and the underlying theory are combined to provide a firm understanding of the concepts underpinning the deployment of optical communication networks.
  • Also provided is coverage on wayleave applications, health and safety guidelines and environmental management.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • No previous experience is necessary. This training program is not limited to contractors, installers or technicians - it is an excellent credential for network planners.

THE INSTRUCTORS:

  • Teaching is provided through a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions.
  • Each of the instructors involved with this course have nearly three decades of optical fibre experience and we welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge, insight and experience with you.

COURSE CONTENT - SUMMARY

DAY 1

Theory & demonstrations

 

 

DAY 2

Hands-on practical sessions

 

 

DAY 3

Theory, demonstrations & revision

 

 

DAY 4

Wrap-up & test issues.

Final test

 

CONTACT DETAILS:

Joe Botha
joebotha@telkomsa.net +27 (0) 33 345 4798
+27 (0) 82 464 0386 +27 (0) 86 627 7537

 

Fiber Testing Specialist Course (FTS)

Expansive theoretical coverage and all-encompassing hands-on activities, is the key focus of this advanced testing course. FTTH, PON, iOLM testing, setting up pass/fail thresholds, save test results, launch and receiver test leads, interpret pass/fail readings, OTDR testing, gainer and exaggerated loss, IL testing (source and power meter), etc.


Duration: 3 days | Time: 09h00 - 16h00
Booking: Please complete the Registration Form
Conditions: Registrations cannot be confirmed until payment is received in full.

Cancellation notice period Fees payable
7 or more days No cancellation fee payable
Less than 7 days A 10% cancellation fee applies

OVERVIEW:

Expansive theoretical coverage and all-encompassing hands-on activities, is the key focus of this advanced testing course.

  • FTTH, PON, iOLM testing
  • Setting up pass/fail thresholds
  • Save test results
  • Launch and receiver test leads
  • Interpret pass/fail readings for:
    • Splice loss
    • Connector loss
    • Splitter loss
    • Fibre attenuation
    • Reflectance
    • ORL
    • Macro and micro bends
  • OTDR testing
  • Gainer and exaggerated loss
  • IL testing (source and power meter)
  • Connector cleaning and inspection

PREREQUISITES:

  • Prerequisites for this course includes having a FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) certification, and a minimum of 1-years testing experience.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONAL:

  • Resource material, test equipment, tools and consumables needed to complete classroom hands-on exercises, will be made available to attendees.
  • Lunch will be provided.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Joe Botha
joebotha@telkomsa.net +27 (0) 33 345 4798
+27 (0) 82 464 0386 +27 (0) 86 627 7537

 

 
 

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