Certification in Optical Fiber Communication


Certification in Optical Fiber Communication is a 7 hours extensive online course, designed to provide a deep understanding of the Optical Communication Infrastructure and other important knowledge associated with OFC. There are 10 Modules covering the following topics. On successful completion of chapters and passing the final quiz, you will receive “Course Completion Certificate” from Cognitel.


  1. Evolution of Transport Networks
    • Transmission Media
    • Comparison of Wired and Wireless media
    • Network topologies
    • Connectivity options
    • Multiplexing
  2. Identify Optical Fiber
    • Types of Optical Fibers
    • Principle of Optical Fiber Communication (OFC)
    • Optical Fiber Spectrum
    • Applications of Optical Fiber
  3. Fiber Optic Cable Design
    • Types of Optical Fibers (Indoor and Outdoor)
    • Types of Fiber Optic Cables (based on Construction)
  4. Fiber Optic Sources and Amplifiers
    • Semiconductor technology
    • Fiber Optic Sources, Advantages and Disadvantages
    • Fiber Optic Transceivers
    • Fiber Optic Regenerators and Amplifiers
  5. Fiber Optic Connectors, Couplers and Patch cords
    • Optical Couplers (Active and Passive)
    • Types of Couplers
    • Optical Connectors
    • Types of Connectors and Major components
    • Fiber patch cords
    • Special types of patch cords
  6. Fiber Optic Loss, Dispersion and Optical Power Budget
    • Losses in Optical Fiber
    • Optical Fiber Dispersion
    • Types of Fiber Dispersion
    • Calculation of Optical Power Budget
    • Parameters of Link Budget Calculation
  7. Fiber Laying Installation Guidelines
    • GIS system definition and concepts
    • GIS characteristics, benefits and applications
    • Fiber route planning
    • Fiber optic design network
    • ODF cable termination planning
    • Labeling in a Fiber Management System
  8. Safety Guidelines and Fiber Optic Installation Techniques
    • Safety guidelines
    • Safety tools and kits
    • Fiber installation techniques
    • Underground installation techniques
    • Duct integrity test
    • Fiber optic cable blowing
    • Aerial fiber cable installation
    • Reel methods (Moving and Stationary)
  9. Fiber Tools and Equipment for Testing, Splicing
    • Fiber Testing Tools
      • Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)
      • Operation of Visual Fault Locator
      • Optical Spectrum Analyzer
      • Optical Power Meter
    • Fiber Splicing Tools
      • Mechanical Cleavers
      • Mechanical Splicers
      • Optical Fusion Splicers
  10. Fiber Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    • Preventive Maintenance
    • Corrective Maintenance
    • Causes of Service Interruptions
      • Optical Time Domain Reflection (OTDR)
      • Visual Fault Locator (VFL)
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