Fiber Optics Training (LightMaster)

Commitment 5 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


DWDM Advanced Training: Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) is a key component of the world’s communications infrastructure. The tremendous growth in telecommunications services is possible today in part through optical networks, where DWDM systems allow much greater bandwidth over existing optical systems. For anyone involved with telecommunication and information technology, understanding this technology is a critical requirement.

In this DWDM Advanced Training course, you will learn the technology, architecture, and applications of DWDM. We will review DWDM system components as well as the end-to-end optical network design process. You will also learn aspects of optical control, network management, and practical deployment issues such as optical submarine cable and access networks. This comprehensive review will provide all the knowledge and skills necessary to design and implement DWDM systems.

  • 5 days of Fiber Optics Training (LightMaster) with an expert instructor
  • Fiber Optics (LightMaster) Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completing this Fiber Optics Training (LightMaster) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Understand the theory of fiber optic transmission
  • Describe the components of a fiber optic link
  • Perform validation testing and troubleshooting using fiber optic test and measurement equipment
  • Perform cable preparation, termination, and splicing
  • (Optional) Prepare and sit for the Fiber Optic Installer (FOI) examination, a portable and industry-standard certification administered by Electronic Technicians Association International (ETA-I).
  • We can customize this Fiber Optics Training (LightMaster) to your own network architecture, cabling, equipment, tooling or testing requirements. We can also include or exclude the test preparation/administration portion depending on your training objectives, resulting in a shorter or longer course.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Fiber Optics Training (LightMaster) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Fiber Optics Training (LightMaster) around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Fiber Optics Training (LightMaster) course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Fiber Optics (LightMaster) course:

  • This Fiber Optics  (LightMaster)course is aimed at network, cable, and equipment installers supporting telecommunications service providers and enterprise fiber optic users.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Fiber Optics (LightMaster) Training course are:

  • Those wishing to take this course should have a basic knowledge of network cable installation, troubleshooting, measurement, repair, and validation techniques


Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Architecture
  • Fiber Pair Gain Systems
  • Deployment Options
  • Passive Optical Network (PON)
The Basics of Fiber Optics
  • Advantages of Fiber Optics over Copper Cabling
  • Frequency, Wavelength, and the Speed of Light
  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Reflection and Refraction
  • Index of Refraction
  • Total Internal Reflection
Fiber Optics Training (LightMaster) – Optical Waveguides
  • Numerical Aperture
  • Multimode and Single mode Fibers
  • Step and Graded Index Profiles
Transmission Characteristics
  • Attenuation
  • Macrobending and Microbending
  • Dispersion
  • Gain/Bandwidth Product
Fiber Optics Training (LightMaster) – Optical Link Components
  • Light Sources (LED, VCSEL, Laser)
  • Photodiode Receivers (PIN, APD)
  • Indoor and Outdoor Cables (Tight Buffer, Loose Tube)
  • Connectors (ST, SC, FC, LC)
  • Optical Splitters
  • Splices (Fusion and Mechanical)
System Design
  • Decibel and Percentage Gain and Loss
  • Loss Budget
  • Link Loss Calculation
  • System Margin
Safety Procedures
  • Fiber Handling and Disposal
  • Laser Classes
  • Chemical Handling
Termination Methods
  • Cable Preparation
  • Connector Styles
  • Epoxy, Crimp, Pre-loaded, Chemical, UV-Curable
  • Cleaving and Preparation
  • Polishing and Visual Inspection
  • Splicing (Fusion and Mechanical)
Test and Measurement Equipment
  • Visual Fault Locator
  • Optical Loss Testing
  • Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)
  • Testing Methodologies (Fiber Optic Test Procedures)
Fiber Optic Installer Examination Preparation
  • Practice Questions and Exercises
  • Group Preparation
  • Test Administration
Laboratory Exercises (3 days)
  1. Fabricate and Test a 2 Meter Multimode ST to ST Jumper
    • Cable Preparation (Jacket and Buffer Stripping)
    • Connector Attachment (Pre-loaded Adhesive)
    • Cleaving
    • Polishing and Inspection
    • Testing Using a Multimode Optical Loss Test Set
  2. Fabricate and Test a 2 Meter Multimode ST to SC Jumper
    • Cable Preparation (Jacket and Buffer Stripping)
    • Connector Attachment (Heat Cure and Anaerobic Epoxy)
    • Cleaving
    • Polishing and Inspection
    • Testing Using a Multimode Optical Loss Test Set
  3. Fabricate and Test a 2 Meter Singlemode ST to FC Jumper
    • Cable Preparation (Jacket and Buffer Stripping)
    • Connector Attachment (Heat Cure Epoxy)
    • Cleaving
    • Polishing and Inspection
    • Testing Using a Singlemode Optical Loss Test Set
  4. Perform and Validate a Mechanical Splice
    • Cable Preparation (Jacket and Buffer Stripping)
    • Cleaving
    • Align Fiber Segments in Mechanical Splice and Adjust to Maximize Throughput
    • Testing Using a Multimode Optical Loss Test Set
  5. Perform and Validate Fusion Splices
    • Familiarization with Fusion Splicer Features and Functions
    • Fiber Preparation and Cleaving
    • Perform Low-loss Fusion Splices
    • Apply Tensile Test to Validate Splice Quality
  6. Utilize a Singlemode Optical Time Domain Reflectometer for Troubleshooting a Fiber Link
    • Familiarization with OTDR Features and Functions
    • Attach a Pulse Suppressor and Test Box
    • Perform Measurements at 1310 and 1550nm Wavelength
    • Dead Zone, Reflective and Non-reflective Event Locations, Event Loss, Total Link Loss, and Length
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