This course covers Fiber to the home theory, design, installation and testing and trouble shooting. There will be practicals in cable preparation, splicing, termination and testing. This will be done using classroom power point presentations and lab work.

5-Day Training Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to FTTX
  • Fiber To The Home Architectures
  • FTTH in MDUs (Multiple Dwelling Units)
  • FTTH PON Types


Day 2

  • FTTH PON: Passive Optical Network
  • Triple Play Systems: BPONGPON, EPON, RFOG, WDM and PON Other Uses For PONs
  • FTTX hardware and components :Cables, Splitters, Cabinets, Subscriber components
  • Practical
  • View samples
  • Set up FTTX link


Day 3

Fiber To The Home Installation

  1. Installation tools
  2. Jargon
  3. Background
  4. Cable Types And Hardware
  5. Subscriber Drops



  1. Installation of indoor hardware rack and wall mounting
  2. Fiber arrangement and trunking
  3. Connector installations
  4. Multicore cable termination


Day 4

  1. Outdoor cable installation
  2. Duct, aerial, direct burial
  3. Microduct solutions
  4. Drop cable installation
  5. Fiber terminations on with pigtail


Practical: Splicing and joint closing

Testing FTTH

  1. Key factors affecting network
  2. Testing during construction
  3. Testing for commissioning
  4. Troubleshooting


Hands tests with Power source and meter, visual fault locator

Day 5 

  1. Link Testing
  2. OTDR Testing PONs
  3. OTDR Testing From CO
  4. OTDR Testing From Subscriber
  5. Other FTTx
  6. Testing Issues FTTx Safety Issues


Hands on tests

  1. OTDR Testing
  2. Troubleshooting



Course Review and Closing

Pre-requisite: CFOT or CPCT

Duration: 5 days