Advanced OTDR Testing

TCT/OTDR | Candidates: 8 | Duration: 1 day | £235.00 +VAT

Need to have the OTDR Know How?...........Then this course is for you...

This 1 day course is the ultimate "master class" for fibre optic cabling installers, technicians and fibre optic engineers who are already involved in carrying out tests on fibre optic cabling systems.

The course aims to provide the delegate with a much greater depth of understanding of the processes behind the OTDR

As part of the course, there will be an explanation of system design parameters and advanced testing requirements, for both multimode and singlemode fibre optic cabling systems. There is a separate "hands on" practical session.



"Thanks to this course, I really now know what I am doing - excellent trainer and support staff - it made all the difference - Mark Spence, Course delegate December 2011" 



The course is designed primarily for fibre optic installers and technicians who have a some understanding of fibre optic cabling testing and are seeking to advance their OTDR testing skills.


- Overview of Fibre Optic systems, campus networks & fibre designs

- Health & Safety procedures

- Distance/loss measurements (fibre, bending, splicing & connectors)

- OTDR limitations & how to resolve various issues

- Measuring cable in different situations

- Launch conditions including saturation

- Ghosts

- Back Scatter Co Efficient

- Operating the OTDR - Automatic configurations

- Operating the OTDR - manual user settings including pulse widths, refractive index  settings, reflectance detection, wavelength settings

- Trace and Event interpretation

- Documentation


Although there is no formal assessment, delegates can take the optional examination.

All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance with successful delegates who pass the optional examination will receive a Total Comms Training certificate with a unit credit towards their next booked course with Total Comms Training.



This course is subject to vat and is inclusive of all examination fees.


Delegates who wish to attend this course should already have some understanding of fibre optic cabling systems. However, as the course will be aimed at an intermediate level, we do strongly recommend that prospective candidates are in possession of a successful City and Guilds 3667-02: 102 fibre optic(internal) 02 or City and Guilds 3667-02: 103 (external) certificates.

We also suggest that delegates should have some practical fibre optic installation experience.



Our pledge to you is that Total Comms Training will never be beaten on price.

We will price match and go that extra mile by offering you an additional 5% discount off any genuine written "like for like" quotation.


Terms and conditions apply - Price match will be given once a like for like written quotation is received and is within a 30mile radius of our training centre in Harlow, Essex.

For more information contact us on 0800 170 7007

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International customers can reach us at +44 (0) 1279 426600

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Address:Total Comms Training Ltd, Centurion House, Barrows Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 5FN

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