This course will allow learners to gain more knowledge in the fibre optics field including optical networks such as Passive Optical Networks and Active Optical Networks. Furthermore, advanced fibre optic installations will also be covered.
This is a 35 hour course. Lessons are held as indicated on the prospectus and website.
This course may include one or more on-site visits to fibre-optic installation sites run by major industry players. While every effort will be done to include such visits in the syllabus these are subject to the availability of the hosting organization. The eventual time and dates of these visits will also be different from the time of the normal lectures.
Learning Outcome 1: Outline procedures and standards that are relevant in fibre optics
? micro and macro bends
? Standards and methods refer to the fibre and cable standards, i.e. all the ISO and ITU standards.
Learning Outcome 2: Recall various optical networks that can be found in today’s markets
Learning Outcome 3: Follow the appropriate procedure to distribute fibre optics cables
Optical Fibre Distribution
Learning Outcome 4: Test optic fibres using Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
The following are the suggested pre-requisites and/or entry requirements needed;
Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.
MCAST Certificate of Attendance
MCAST Certificate of Achievement
If the student intends to obtain a Certificate of Achievement, she/he is required to sit for an assessment/s. Assessment/s may take various forms such as a home assignment, class assignment, practical test and time constrained test. However, the assessment/s is not compulsory and an applicant may choose not to sit for it.
Learners should buy the following Consumables: Connectors of cabling, cleaning devices and cleaning material.