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The 5-day Certified Optical Fibre Installer course for outside plant (COFI-OSP), is designed specifically for installation and maintenance staff working on core or metro outside plant telecom fibre optic networks. It introduces the relevant fibre optic components, fibre optic tools and equipment required and highlights good working practices in order to inspire a professional approach to the job role. It includes plenty of hands-on practical sessions to build up the skills required to install, joint, terminate and test external fibre optic cabling links from end to end locations.

You’ll also receive a comprehensive course manual which is a great reference resource, as well as access to additional online resources including review questions to help you revise. You’ll usually work with another delegate/s to complete a practical installation assignment. And you’ll also need to pass a theory assessment to gain Certified Optical Fibre Installer (COFI) status.

Is it the right course for you or your team?

The COFI-OSP course is designed for installation and maintenance staff working on outside plant telecom fibre optic networks. It is a hands-on, task based, practical course. It starts from basics so no prior knowledge is required. It aims to take delegates up to a professional level in skills, knowledge and attitude. It also helps to remove incorrect working habits which might have been picked up from other cabling jobs. It can help if a team attends the course together along with their project supervisor or manager so everyone ends up working to the same professional standards.

Typical job roles of attendees include: fibre optic installation or fibre optic cabling technician or engineer; project supervisor.

What will you be able to do after the course?

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explain how singlemode optical fibres work and the issues that can affect performance
recognise telecoms link components and explain why different components are required for different environments
handle fibre optic cable and components correctly to ensure optimum performance
work safely with optical fibre and fibre optic equipment and be able to assess the potential risks when working on outside plant
prepare fibre optic cabling for splicing within splice closures and ODFs
carry out fusion splicing and manage the fibres in a splice closure
joint a customer drop cable into a main network cable
terminate fibre optic cables by splicing on pre-terminated pigtails or splice on connectors in an ODF
manage cabling in an ODF
carry out continuity, polarity, and insertion loss testing
use an OTDR correctly for optimum testing and troubleshooting of fibre optic links
make customer connections and patch circuits
methodically troubleshoot cabling links

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The COFI-OSP course is currently delivered by OTT’s training delivery partner in the UK & Ireland. Other regions may become available. If you’d like to keep up-to-date with future dates for this course then why not follow us on your preferred social media.

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