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Online Fibre Optic Training Course - Part 1 & 2, Theory and Practical

Part 1 - Theory, available to book now!

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Get ahead of the competition with Connectix Online Training Sessions

The theory element of our Fibre Optic Cabling courses are available now as ‘instructor led’ online options.

Most will want to complete both the theory and the practical but it is now possible to undertake the theory only (ideal for PM’s, Directors, IT Teams), as well as engineers wanting both parts, which is completely up to date with the latest standards.

Part 1:
The Theory of Fibre Cabling, delivered remotely via Zoom.

Followed by:

An online test, done in your own time.
Part 1 is available to be booked and completed immediately, from your home/remote office – all you will need is a computer, tablet or device to allow you to use Zoom.

Duration: Theory demonstration will last approximately 3 hours. The online test is comprised of 30 questions.

Part 2:
Practical (Copper or Fibre)
Practical – completed either at our headquarters in Braintree, Essex or elsewhere by arrangement. 

Duration: approximately 3.5 hours.

Part 2 can be booked immediately and completed as soon as the current government restrictions are lifted.


Fibre optic links are becoming an increasingly common part of cabling infrastructures. Installers have to be competent when specifying, terminating, testing and installing fibre optics. The Connectix Fibre Optic Termination Course provides delegates with the hands-on practical experience and theoretical knowledge needed to successfully terminate fibres on site.

Coverage of typical LAN applications and their specific fibre requirements will provide delegates with the confidence to specify the correct type of fibre for intended application while also considering environmental factors.

Coverage of fibre optic testing will demonstrate ho w to prove successful in cable installation and termination.

Features & Benefits:

  • Gives delegates confidence to install and test fibre optic cables and connectors successfully.
  • The relationship of fibre optic cabling to commonly specified cabling standards will be understood.
  • Fibre optic technology overview with theory of operation relating to real world applications.
  • Hands-on termination and demonstration including Fusion splicing.
  • Certificate awarded for successful completion based on an examination pass.
  • 7 BICSI CEC Credits available upon course completion.


Course Description:

The Connectix Fibre Optic Termination Course is a 3.5 hour course with the following key elements. A mixture of theory presentation, practical demonstration and hands on exercises are used to relate theory to real world scenarios.

Introduction to Connectix

  • Background, history and activities


Course Introduction

  • Course materials, objectives, assessment


Fibre Optic Cabling Theory

  • What is fibre optics?
  • How does it compare to copper and where is it used?
  • Fibre within the structured cabling standards
  • Fibre for data communication applications
  • Theory of fibre optics
  • Fibre types, construction and common terminology
  • Transmission of light – loss measurement


Practical Detail

  • Fibre cable construction and selection
  • Fibre connectors
  • Link specification example
  • Specifying links; calculation of link loss
  • The ISO/IEC11801 OM1/2/3 grading system
  • Fibre cable installation considerations
  • Presentation of installed fibre links
  • Fibre termination – health and safety considerations
  • Review of termination methods with summary
  • Fibre preparation for termination
  • Practical termination exercises
  • Fusion splicing
  • Rapid fibre


Fibre Link Testing

  • Why test? What to test?
  • Methods of testing
  • Different types of test equipment
  • Testing exercise
  • Loss testing with light source and meter

The fibre course aims to offer a balanced mix of theory and practice relating to the use of fibre optic cabling within the structured cabling system standards EIA/TIA-568C, ISO/IEC 11801 2nd edition and EN50174. Application standards are also introduced with regard to the importance of their consideration when specifying fibre cable and connector types for particular applications.

This course requires no prior knowledge or experience. Inexperienced delegates will leave with adequate knowledge, confidence and practical experience for specification and successful installation of fibre optic links. Delegates new to fibre optic cabling and those already experienced in practical installation will improve their formal knowledge of the theory behind the operation of fibre and the choices available in selection of fibre and termination methods.

The course is run by a fully qualified Connectix Cabling Systems structured cabling trainer who is constantly updated in line with the rapidly changing standards, technologies and terminologies. Upon completion of the course an examination is taken by each delegate, successful candidates are awarded a certificate acknowledging their competence.