Fiber Installation Standards for Construction Managers

Course Length:  2 Days

Prerequisites:  None, however a fundamental understanding of telecommunications transmission principles will be useful for students taking this course. This course can be customized or combined to meet specific system requirements.

Course Objectives:   This course is for Site Managers, Integrators and Contractors who install and test fiber optic

cable for Macro, DAS, Small Cell and Wi-Fi installations. Students attending this training will learn the fundamental

properties and use of fiber optic cables in wireless networks.  Subjects include preparation, installation and testing

requirements generally associated with IEC 61300-3-35; adopted by all major carriers. Final close-out documents, and

acceptable resolution of installation and maintenance issues with fiber cables.  The use of optical microscopes, power

meters, Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDR) and fiber safety and cleaning will be covered.  Approximately

40% of this course is hands-on.


Download Course Outline :  Fiber Testing for DAS and Small Cell

Optical Basics

Fiber Optic Safety

Splicing and Termination

  • Background and Industry
  • Glass vs. Plastic
  • Light Wave Transmission
  • Multimode vs. Single Mode
  • Standards, specifications & terminology
  • Cable Types
  • Cable Performance
  • Loss and Dispersion
  • Understanding Loss Budgeting
  • Light Sources – LASER & LED
  • Dangers of Light Transmission
  • Disposal of Fiber optic cables
  • Connector Types
  • Making connections
  • Cleaning
  • Cleaving
  • Mechanical Splicing
  • Fusion Splicing

Termination Devices

Installation & Testing

Fiber Test Equipment

  • Splice trays
  • Patch Panels
  • Fiber Distribution Hubs
  • Optical Bridges
  • Optical Splitters
  • Cable Tests
  • Reel Test
  • Splicing Installation test, Acceptance
  • Fiber Acceptance Criteria
  • Bit Error Rate Test (BERT)
  • Receiver Threshold Test
  • Non-Service Affecting Maintenance
  • Service-Affecting Maintenance
  • Power Meters – RX
  • OTDR Testing
  • Optical Return Loss (ORL) Measurements
  • Optical Spectrum analyzers
  • Visible light sources
  • Fiber Scopes