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FiberWatch™ User Training Course

1.1 Course Sequence One – Introduction to Fiber Optics (Included


with FiberWatch™ User and FiberWatch™ Administrator Training
Course)

• The Nature of Light


• Optical Fiber Characteristics
• Optical Measurements
• Fundamentals of WDM

Course Title – The Nature of Light

Course Description – Operations personnel are exposed to the fundamental properties of


light as it pertains to the optics critical in today’s fiber optic-based networks

Prerequisites – None

Lesson Plan – Wavelength

Classifying Light Reflection and Refraction

Power Rayleigh Scattering

Course Objectives – To familiarize operations personnel with the concepts necessary to


understand the operation of optical test equipment.

Equipment Required – None

Training Documentation – Supplied

Duration – 1 Hour

Minimum and Maximum Number of Students – Minimum 3/ Maximum 10

Available as Computer Based Training – No


FiberWatch™ User Training Course

Course Title – Optical Fiber Characteristics

Course Description – Operations personnel are exposed to the fundamentals of fiber optic
media.

Prerequisites – The Nature of Light Course or Equivalent

Lesson Plan – Index of Refraction

Optical Fiber Parameters Attenuation

Optical Fiber Types Dispersion

Singlemode vs. Multimode Fiber Splice Loss

Fiber Geometry Problems Connector Loss

Course Objectives – To familiarize operations personnel with the basic properties of optical
fiber needed to understand fiber optic test & measurement techniques.

Equipment Required – None

Training Documentation – Supplied

Duration – 1 Hour

Minimum and Maximum Number of Students – Minimum 3 / Maximum 10

Available as Computer Based Training – No


FiberWatch™ User Training Course

Course Title – Optical Measurements

Course Description – Operations personnel are exposed to the basic tools of fiber optic
test & measurement. In addition, students learn to work with the equipment and understand
the importance of measured data.

Prerequisites – Optical Fiber Characteristics or Equivalent

Lesson Plan – Wavelength – Scattering Loss

Testing Fiber Wavelength – Bending Loss

OTDR Block Diagram Deadzones

How and OTDR Works Event Deadzone

Reflected Light Attenuation Deadzone

Returned Light Fusion Splices

OTDR Distance Measurements Losers and Gainers

OTDR Loss Measurements Dynamic Range

OTDR Trace Basics Backscatter vs. Dynamic Range

Fresnel Characteristics Resolution

Measuring Optical Return Loss Data Sampling Resolution

Course Objectives – To familiarize operations personnel with the fundamentals of fiber


optic test equipment.

Equipment Required – Vendor Supplied

Training Documentation – Supplied

Duration – 2 Hours

Minimum and Maximum Number of Students – Minimum 3 / Maximum 10

Available as Computer Based Training – No


FiberWatch™ User Training Course

1.2 Course Sequence Two – FiberWatch™ User and Administrator


Class

• Overview of FiberWatch™ System


• Working with the FiberWatch™ Test System Controller
• Database Population, Fiber Testing, and Practical System Use
• Special Features of FiberWatch™

Course Title – Overview of FiberWatch™ System

Course Description – Operations personnel are exposed to the basics of the FiberWatch™
System.

Prerequisites – Optical Measurements

Lesson Plan – FiberWatch™ Test System Controller

System Components Remote Test Unit

Typical System Configurations OTAU

Course Objectives – To familiarize operations personnel with the key components of the
FiberWatch™ system.

Equipment Required – Vendor Supplied

Training Documentation – Supplied

Duration – 4 Hours

Minimum and Maximum Number of Students – Minimum 3 / Maximum 10

Available as Computer Based Training – No


FiberWatch™ User Training Course

Course Title – Working with the FiberWatch™ Test System Controller

Course Description – Operations personnel are exposed to the key operational


components of the FiberWatch™ Test System Controller.

Prerequisites – Overview of FiberWatch™ System

Lesson Plan – Fiber Test Methods

Logging In Working with Traces

Database Components Alarm Configuration and Management

Domains Mapping Interface

Course Objectives – To familiarize operations personnel with the everyday operation of the
FiberWatch™ software components.

Equipment Required – Vendor Supplied

Training Documentation – Supplied

Duration – 4 Hours

Minimum and Maximum Number of Students – Minimum 3 / Maximum 10

Available as Computer Based Training – No


FiberWatch™ User Training Course

Course Title – Database Population, Fiber Testing, and Practical System Use

Course Description – Operations personnel are exposed to the operational side of the
FiberWatch™ system. This course covers system setup and administrative operation. In
addition, alarm configuration and handling are discussed in detail.

Prerequisites – Working with the FiberWatch™ Test System Controller

Lesson Plan – Operator Records

Equipment Records Fiber Testing Configuration

Fiber Records Alarm Configuration and Handling

Mapping Configuration

Course Objectives – To familiarize operations personnel with the necessary operations that
are required to support a fully functional FiberWatch™ RFTS.

Equipment Required – Vendor Supplied

Training Documentation – Supplied

Duration – 4 Hours

Minimum and Maximum Number of Students – Minimum 3 / Maximum 10

Available as Computer Based Training – No