Broadband Fiber Installation

***Previously FTTx Installation

Description:

This interactive course is designed to provide learners with the benefits of working with fiber to the premises (FTTP)/FTTx networks to service cable customers. Learners will be able describe the types of passive optical networks (PON) used by cable operators and differentiate these networks from an HFC and Fiber Deep access network. Learners will identify the installation equipment and customer premises equipment (CPE) needed to support FTTP/FTTx networks, along with preparing fiber, working with multiple wavelengths, contrasting optical measurements and troubleshooting FTTP/FTTx service issues.

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • SCTE·ISBE Understanding Cable Technology or equivalent
  • SCTE·ISBE Broadband Premises Installation and Services or equivalent

Target Audience:

  • Customer Facing Installers
  • Customer Facing Technicians
  • Service Technicians
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Field Operation Teams
  • Construction
  • Network Operation Center and related positions

Included in the Course:

  • Engaging and Interactive LightningMod™ to prepare learner for training 
    • 3 NetworkSims included 
  • Module assessments
  • Course final exam
  • Fun VirtuGame™ to improve absorption and retention of competencies 
  • SCTE·ISBE course completion certificate
  • 2 recertification units (RUs) towards SCTE·ISBE certification renewal


Format and Schedule:

The course is delivered online via the SCTE·ISBE virtual classroom taking 9 hours to complete activities, or it may be completed in 2 days (9 hours) as an onsite.

Online learners interact with web based course materials and complete assessments (quizzes) at a time that is convenient for them. Learners may also contact the instructor when they have questions.

SCTE·ISBE recommends learners spend approximately 1 - 2 hours per week, on average, completing the various course activities in order to maximize the learning benefits. 100% of the schedule is determined by the learners (interacting with online materials, completing quizzes and a final exam).


Course Modules:

  • Module 1 Foundations of Installing FTTP/FTTx
  • Module 2 FTTP/FTTx Planning and Design
  • Module 3 FTTP/FTTx Deployment
  • Module 4 FTTP/FTTx Installation
  • Module 5 FTTP/FTTx Measurements
  • Module 6 Troubleshooting an FTTP/FTTx Installation
  • Module 7 FTTP/FTTx Standard Organizations and Associations


Module 1 Foundations of Installing FTTP/FTTx

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Define the characteristics of optical links, fiber structure, and transmission properties
  • Define the characteristics of optical cable, along with categories and color coding
  • Select the types of amplifiers and LASERs used in optical networks
  • Differentiate the architectures (HFC, Fiber Deep) used with FTTP/FTTx access networks
  • Identify proper handling of fiber optics, PPE and related equipment to avoid common fiber safety hazards

CORNING Fiber Optic Fundamentals

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand how optical fiber is constructed
  • Identify the different types of optical fiber
  • Describe where each type of optical fiber is best used
  • Understand what affects the performance of optical fiber


What is FTTP?

What is EPON?

What is Fiber Deep?

Fiber Deep Architecture

Light Characteristics through Fiber

Module 2 FTTP/FTTx Planning and Design
Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between FTTP/FTTx technologies that may be deployed by MSOs (including Fiber Deep)
  • Define FTTP/FTTx and WDM, contrasting them against an HFC access network
  • Define, compare and contrast the different FTTP/FTTx technologies and architectures that may be deployed by MSOs
  • Differentiate working with FTTP/FTTx architecture versus other architectures such as HFC
  • Differentiate between HFC vs fiber deep powering
  • Define service group size reduction
  • Identify RFoG, EPON, and overlay options for FTTP/FTTx ODN designs
  • Recognize how DOCSIS provisioning over EPON (DPoE) allows operators to leverage their DOCSIS provisioning systems


Wavelength and Frequency

Powering a Fiber Deep Network

Mid-split Architecture

Module 3 FTTP/FTTx Deployment
Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Compare the fiber prep tools, cleaners and splicing equipment used in a FTTP/FTTx architecture
  • Choose the proper instrument to measure the health of a FTTP/FTTx network
  • Identify the differences in an HFC system block diagram and FTTP/FTTx system block diagram
  • Differentiate the headend and subscriber equipment required to deploy an RFoG, EPON and GPON FTTP/FTTx architecture

Module 4 FTTP/FTTx Installation
Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate the various types of optical fiber connectors used by operators
  • Define the three main types of optical distribution network (ODN) architectures used to install FTTP/FTTx networks
  • Identify the steps in the process used to clean fiber optic connectors, ports and taps
  • Identify the steps to properly prepare, clean and splice fiber, along with connectors
  • Select proper ports at the RFoG ONU, EPON ONU and GPON ONT

CORNING Fiber to the Home
Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Ask leading question when working with providers.
  • Determine the best solutions and products to meet providers' needs as they move forward with their FTTH deployment.


Fiber Cable Handling

Optical Connector Cleaning

Fiber splicing


Installation of a PON

Module 5 FTTP/FTTx Measurements
Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between dBm, dB, dBmV, mV, mW and nW power levels
  • Estimate dBm, dB, dBmV, mV and mW power levels using the rules of 3's and 10's
  • Define passive optical network (PON) loss budgets
  • Recognize the metrics or optical power budget required for proper operation on each FTTP/FTTx standard
  • Identify the common measurement tools used to measure an RFoG, GPON and EPON


Ensure proper optical signal quality

Module 6 Troubleshooting an FTTP/FTTx Installation
Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Select the proper tool to troubleshoot FTTP/FTTx issues
  • Understand the basic steps used during troubleshooting
  • Troubleshoot typical FTTP/FTTX installation problems and scenarios


Measure and Troubleshoot Optical Power in an Access Network

Module 7 FTTP/FTTx Standard Organizations and Associations
Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify and locate the key FTTP/FTTx standards that apply to cable, and the associations that developed them
  • Describe the key differences and applications for each of the FTTP/FTTx standards that are used in cable networks

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