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OPT1100 – Introduction to Fiber Optics pdf

Credits: 3 (2/1/0)
Description: This course introduces the student to industry standards governing fiber to the desk (FTTD), fiber to the home (FTTH) and local/wide area network (LAN/WAN) fiber networks, and further introduces the student to basic fusion and mechanical splicing. Students will learn the basics of how to identify fiber types, recognize various connectors used in fiber installation and install, terminate, splice and properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
  1. Describe the basic physics of fiber optic cables.
  2. Diagram the construction of fiber optic cables.
  3. Articulate the benefits and challenges of fiber optic networks over metallic-based networks.
  4. Research and interpret industry standards governing fiber to the desk (FTTD) and fiber to the home (FTTH) networks.
  5. Describe differences between local area and wide area networks (LAN/WAN) using fiber versus metallic wiring.
  6. Perform mechanical splicing and termination of fiber cables.
  7. Describe the components, advantages and disadvantages of active optical networks compared to passive networks.
  8. Troubleshoot fiber optic networks.
  9. Properly use industry-standard test equipment.
  10. Identify different fiber terminating equipment including patch panels, splice trays, network interface devices (NIDS) and outdoor terminating equipment (OTE).
  11. Describe the differences between multi-mode fiber (MMF) and single-mode fiber (SMF).
MnTC goal areas: None

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