City & Guilds 3667-02 Fibre & Copper Course

Duration
10 Days 

Price
£1,450 ex VAT

 

City & Guilds 3667 Data & Fibre: 

Unit 2 Internal Fibre & Unit 3 External Fibre

Unit 4 Internal Copper Datacoms

Introduction
Features of fibre, telecommunications & basic system components

Optical Fibre Basics
Structure, materials, light propagation, MM & SM specifications

Fibre Safety
Fibre sharps, chemicals, optical & environmental hazards

Cables
Internal & external cables, types & features

Joining Fibres
Problems, methods & typical specifications

Fibre Connectors
Principles & connector types

Cable Preparation
Tools & techniques

Fibre Splicing
Principles, fusion technology, fibre preparation, mechanical splices

Termination
Fitting connectors, techniques, inspection & acceptance criteria

Cable Joint Enclosures
Requirements, types & ODFs

Installation Methods
Pulling, laying & blowing

Optical Components
Transmitters & Receivers, amplifiers, couplers/splitters, WDMs

Fibre Testing
Continuity, VFL, ILM, OTDR basics & fault locating

OTDR Set-Up & Use
Wavelengths, range, pulse width, group index

Testing Configurations
Cable drum acceptance tests & installed system tests

Measurement Problems
Launch problems, ghosts, “gainers”, and saturation & linearity problems

 

Course Review

Assessment
Assessment of practical skills for each of the two qualifications, plus on-line, multiple choice tests for each unit

Who Should Attend?
Installation technicians and supervisors who will be installing either telecoms or datacoms fibre optic systems

Managers and engineers who require an introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of fibre optics

Test engineers who will be required to perform fibre optics system characterisation or acceptance testing

Maintenance staff who will be required to perform routine maintenance or emergency fault finding and repair

 

Course Programme Copper

Introduction
Features of structured cabling and datacoms networks, network topologies

Evolution
Development of cabling networks, computer systems, topologies, adoption of standards

Basic Electrical Theory
Voltage, current and resistance, measurements with multi-meters, SI units

Signalling on Network Cables
Analogue and digital, frequency and bit rate, electrical characteristics of data cables

Safety
Risk assessments, statutory requirements, rules for safe working, electrical safety

Cables
UTP, FTP, cat 5e, cat 6, cat 7, voice & shielded network cables, types and features

Components
RJ45 connectors, cabinets and patch panels

Standards and Generic cabling
International & European installation and cabling standards, cable categories and classes (cat 5e, cat 6, cat 7, OFM, OFS)

Installation and Termination
Tools and techniques for termination of cabling ( car 5e, cat 6, voice)

Site Survey
Methods of carrying out a site survey

Voice cabling
Internal voice cable types, colour codes, termination methods, integration of voice over structured cabling

Testing
Test and certify data cables using Level 3 Testers, telephone circuit testing, fault finding on a cabling system (cat 5e, cat 6, voice)

Course Review

Assessment
Assessment of practical skills, plus an on-line, multiple choice test

Who Should Attend?

Installation technicians and supervisors of who will be installing structured cabling systems and voice cabling

Managers and engineers who require an introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of structured cabling

Test engineers who will be required to perform certification testing and structured cabling systems

Maintenance staff who will be required to perform routine maintenance or emergency fault finding and repair