Course Objectives

Fiber 03 is for technicians who want to design and troubleshoot fiber optic systems. It will teach how to calculate optical link budgets, test using power meters and Optical Time Domain Relfectometers (OTDRs).

You will be able to:

1) calculate optical link budget

2) make measurements using an optical source and power meter

3) make and interpret OTDR traces


Module 1: Optical Network Basics

Module 2: the Decibel as a unit

Module 3: Link Budget Calculations


  • What is included in the course?

    The course comes with a course workbook, videos, and interactive activities. At the end of the course, there will be a short comprehension test.

  • Is there a hands-on portion to the course?

    The course can be done with a hands-on component or not. The hands-on component can be done internally at your company or we can arrange an instructor to come in to help after the online course is completed.

Technology Partners

Interested in the Fiber Techician bundle

Includes three courses:

Fiber 1: Fiber and the Internet
Fiber 2: Fiber Cable, Splicing and Connectors
Fiber 3: Fiber Troubleshooting
Fiber 4: Optical Link Design