ANC* Authorized Optical Fiber Tehnician Course

Code COR** - 742215

*ANC stands in Romanian for National Agency for Qualifications. // **COR stands in Romanian for Occupational Classification Code.

Over the course of 10 years of experience in the field of telecommunication, we have noticed a demand for education and improvement in the Romanian telecom market. So much so, that in the year 2015, we initiated a program of optical fiber testing courses. We strive to offer more, and because of the overwhelmingly positive feedback received by our attendees, we developed a new ANC authorised course, one that is more interactive and complete, offering an overall better experience.

The new course is the result of a close collaboration between our colleagues, Engineer Catalin Danila and Engineer Bogdan Cojocaru and University Lecturer Doctor Engineer Sorin Popa, from the Electronic and Telecommunication Faculty of the University of Oradea.

Both the classes and the practical activities are held by highly skilled engineers, trained by telecom market leaders like Fujikura and AFL, and our classroom is equipped with the latest fibre optic equipment and technologies, so you will have the chance to learn from the best and get actual hands-on practice in work scenarios encountered frequently in the field.

By choosing the right curricula and practical activities, we believe our training program will give you a solid set of theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will help at your day to day job in fiber optic telecommunications.

Duration of class

The course duration is 5 days for people who are already experienced in working with optical fibres, and 8 days for the ones who are starting on this career path.

The scope of the course is focused on installing, splicing, testing the optical fibre cables, but the class also tackles aspects regarding design, troubleshooting and restoration of optical fibre networks.

Course structure

1. Theory- a necessary “evil”

We know that nobody likes to attend a boring class, but we strongly believe that good theoretical knowledge of the subject is the foundation for all the practical skills in any field. Because of its peculiarities, we feels this is even more so the case for fibre optics.

To help anyone attending get familiar with all this new concepts, the information is divided in three categories: basic principles, tools/equipment, and procedures. During classroom they are introduced gradually, in a logical manner, where the previous category serves as the basis for the next one.

2. Practical activities

One of the challenges of a course of this kind is recreating the practical activities performed everyday by a fibre technician.

To solve this we have created a scenario where every trainee takes the role of a fibre technician who has to complete a fibre optic network. In order to do this successfully, he has to follow a series of steps. Firstly the cables are fixed in place, then they are spliced in enclosures, and finally, they are terminated by splicing pigtails. Once the network is completed, all connectors are inspected and cleaned and then the total loss of every link is measured using a light source and an optical power meter. Complementary to this measurements, the same links are tested bidirectionally with an OTDR, and all the potential problems are located.

After all the problems identified are fixed, reports are created based on the measurements taken.

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In order to pass the course, in the last day of training the attendees will a take a test which assesses the knowledge level acquired, and a practical test which will evaluate all practical work done during the class.

At the end of the course you will receive an officially recognized diploma in Romania by the Ministry of Work and Social Justice, Ministry of National Education, and internationally by all the EU member states.

The course is designed for all network data operators and installers, interested in gaining more knowledge in this field and to receive the ANC-authorized qualification diploma.

The specialization course for Optical Fiber Splicer has a duration of 8 days, divided as follows:

  • a 3-day introductory part, where the trainees get familiar with the field of fiber optic communications;
  • 5-day main part where the trainees learn to splice and correctly test optical fiber networks;

Upon signing up, each trainee shall complete a quiz, meant to evaluate the knowledge level in the field of optical fiber.

  1. Should the trainee get a minimum score, he can sign-up directly to the 5-day part.
  2. On the contrary, the trainee has to attend the introductory 3-day part.

By dividing the course in 2 parts we can better adapt it to the attendees experience level.

Introductory part syllabus

Theoretical classes: 11 | Number of practice hours: 13


Day I

Theory

  • Work safety norms in the field of optical fiber
  • Optical phenomena
  • Optical fiber
  • Optical fiber communication
  • Accessing and preparing the optical fiber
  • Cutting the optical fiber
  • Splicing optical fiber

Practice

  • Familiarization with the blowtorch, cleaver and necessary tools for splicing the optical fibers
  • Welding with the splicer

Day II

Theory

  • Optical fiber cables
  • Splice boxes
  • Optical connectors
  • Terminal boxes

Practice

  • Splicing of optical cables in the splice box
  • Familiarization with the optical connector types and terminal boxes usually used
  • Splicing of pigtails in terminal box

Day III

Theory

  • Outside plant installation of optical fiber (OSP)
  • Inside plant installation of optical fiber (ISP)
  • Red light sources (VFL)

Practice

  • Familiarization with the tools and equipment used for installing the exterior cables
  • Familiarization with the tools and equipment used for installing the interior cables
  • Testing of fibers and identification of VFL ports

Main part syllabus

Number of theoretical hours: 17 | Number of practice hours: 23


Day I

Theory

  • Work safety norms in the field of optical fiber
  • Optical phenomena
  • Optical fiber
  • Optical fiber communication
  • Accessing and preparing the optical fiber
  • Cutting the optical fiber
  • Splicing optical fiber

Practice

  • Splicing of some optical cables in the splice box, with the purpose of completing an optical section of 12 fibers

Day II

Theory

  • Optical connectors
  • Outside plant installation of optical fiber (OSP)
  • Inside plant installation of optical fiber (ISP)
  • Microscope
  • Cleaning products

Practice

  • Splicing pigtails in the terminal box, with the purpose of connecting the optical fiber section made of 12 fibers, spliced the previous day
  • Inspection and cleaning of optical connectors installed in the previous stage
  • Testing the fiber section and identifying the ports with the help of the VFL

Day III

Theory

  • Passive optical components
  • Active optical components
  • Optical power meter
  • Light sources
  • Optical fiber identifier

Practice

  • Measuring the reception level with the optical power meter
  • Identification of a fiber and detection of the reception with the FID
  • Measurements of the section attenuation with the light source and the optical power meter

Day IV

Theory

  • OTDR
  • Detecting and localizing of defects with the help of OTDR
  • Measurements of attenuation and reflexing with the OTDR

Practice

  • Measuring with the OTDR of attenuation and reflexing of the section spliced in the previous days
  • Detection and localization of optical fiber defects : welding and problematic connectors, stress fiber (macro bend), etc.

Day V

Theory

  • Documenting the network based on the microscope, light source, power meter and OTDR measurements

Practice

  • Drawing up reports based on the microscope, power source, power meter and OTDR measurements, done in the previous days
  • Practical and theoretical test

For the purpose of the practical activities, the clasroom is equipped with the following:

  • 4 workbenches, equipped with splicer, cleaver and the necessary tools for splicing optical fibers
  • 8,5 km of various types of optical fiber
  • Different types of splice boxes, patch panels and connectors
  • SM, PON and MM OTDRs
  • Digital inspection probes
  • Optical power meters and light sources
  • OTDR simulation software and optical fiber networks
  • Point-to-point network model, totalling more than 115 km of optical fiber
  • PON network model with WDM filters and up to three splitter stages
 
 

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