Written and developed by Optical Technology Training Ltd and licensed to CrossConnect Training.
Available as a company course only. Duration: 5 days.
This course is designed to ensure that test technicians are competent to carry out fibre characterisation tasks in the field and to produce reliable results for analysis by an Engineer (CFCE).
The focus is on how to carry out the tests efficiently, and how to verify that the acquired data is valid, record results accurately and store information efficiently, because being methodical and recognising reliable results is the key to avoiding repeat visits to sites to fill in gaps or repeat measurements that were carried out incorrectly.
The CFCT course is usually delivered as a closed company course, focused on the specific test equipment and working practices in use within an organisation and can be customised to suit organisational requirements.
Although covering similar content to the CFCE course, this course concentrates on directed practical sessions with exercises on:
inspecting & cleaning connectors
insertion loss testing
spectral attenuation measurements
return loss measurements
bi-directional OTDR testing
and PMD measurements
Hands-on experience A practical hands-on experience using specially constructed test rigs.
Comprehensive manual Receive a comprehensive, up-to-date, indexed course manual.
Electronic resources Receive a USB drive with extra resources including reference information and review exercises.
Modern, engaging visual aids
CFCT status Pass the assessment to gain Certified Fibre Characterisation Technician (CFCT) status.
recognise the different types of singlemode fibres and identify their characteristics
work safely when carrying out fibre characterisation tasks
clean all types of fibre optic connectors effectively
carry out video inspection of connector end faces and store the images
carry out insertion loss measurements, verify their validity and record the results
set up an OTDR correctly for optimum performance
analyse OTDR traces and event tables for evidence of problems
store OTDR traces efficiently with full information and meaningful filenames
carry out chromatic dispersion measurements, verify their validity and record the results
carry out polarisation mode dispersion measurements, verify their validity and record the results
carry out spectral attenuation measurements, verify their validity and record the results
If you have responsibility for specifying test methods, purchasing
test equipment, analysing the test results and producing reports then you will need
the more in-depth engineer grade course (CFCE).