The Optical Communications Professional (OC-P) course is a five-day, practical lab-based course that focuses on analysis of optical signals and devices in optical communications networks. Using a lab-based environment, the students learn how to measure and interpret optical signals. Students use these measurements to analyze characteristics and performance of OC devices and networks.
- Describe Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) and laser safety guidelines and procedures.
- Identify and describe characteristics and applications for various types of fiber optic cable
- Inspect and clean fiber optic connectors
- Measure optical attenuation with an optical power meter
- Explain how to use an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) to identify loss-related events on an optical link.
- Describe how optical transmitters and receivers are implemented in optical networks.
- Explain how optical amplifiers are implemented in optical networks.
- Describe how Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM) and Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) networks function
- Explain how to analyze Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH), and Optical Transport Network (OTN) signals.
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