Introduction to Telecommunications

Course Length: 2 Days


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 technical and non-technical students who are new to telecommunications. This is introductory material covering voice and data services and how they work in larger networks. This is a great course for managers and supervisors with little technical experience.

Download Course Outline :  Introduction to Telecommunications

Introduction to POTS

(Plain Old Telephone Service)

  • Definition of Bandwidth
  • Noise & attenuation
  • The POTS circuit – The Standard
  • Passing Voice over POTS
  • Passing Data over POTS
  • DSL Services over POTS
  • 2W/4W Circuits

Signaling Fundamentals

  • E & M Signaling
  • 3825 Out Of Band
  • 2600 SF

FX And Dial Tone Trunks

  • FX circuit descriptions
  • Trunk Types
  • Switching requirements

Circuit Impairments

  • Cross Talk and Intermodulation
  • Distortion
  • Levels
  • Interfering Carrier

Grounding and Bonding

  • What is a good ground
  • Why grounding is important
  • Circuit grounding
  • Cable grounding

Cabling Standards

  • Making connections
  • Horizontal and vertical systems
  • Wire categories & size
  • Termination blocks
  • Connector types – RJ6, RJ45

Levels and level conversion

  • dB measurement overview
  • Terminations in analog circuits
  • Why levels matter
  • Composite levels

POTS over T1 circuits

  • Working at the DS0 level
  • Measuring VF circuits
  • Testing DDS circuits