OTDR, Fiber Optic Testing, Inspection and Troubleshooting

Empower Your Telecom Career: Learn Fiber Optic Testing, OTDR, and Inspection at Dubai's Premier Training Institute.

Welcome to the world of cutting-edge telecommunications and data transmission technologies with the OTDR, Fiber Optic Testing, Inspection, and Troubleshooting course offered by IIPD Global in Dubai. In today's interconnected world, where seamless and high-speed communication is essential, fiber optics plays a pivotal role.

This comprehensive course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and practical skills needed to effectively test, inspect, and troubleshoot fiber optic networks using Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs). As part of this course, participants will delve into the intricacies of fiber optics, learn the principles of OTDR operation, master the techniques of proper network inspection, and gain proficiency in identifying and resolving potential issues.

Through a blend of theoretical insights and hands-on experiences, this course opens doors to a realm of opportunities in the ever-evolving field of telecommunications.

While fiber optic is found in any transmission system worldwide, the testing of the fiber optic is one of the most important activities to ensure that the fiber optic link will have a good performance as well as detect any problem in case of a fault

Target Audience:

This course is designed for Telecommunication, transmission engineers, Operators, fiber optic installer, optical communications system installers, Site engineers, and supervisors


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Understanding the physics of the optical transmission
  • Learn deeply many techniques to test the fiber optic cables
  • Understand the testing standards and criteria
  • Preparing the test plan
  • Understanding the test procedures
  • Prepare the test documentation


Fiber Optic Technician Course


  • Introduction & Fundamentals
  • Optical Transmission fundamentals 
  • Why do we need fiber optic testing?
  • Who can test fiber optics?

Fiber optic and connectors types

  • SM Fiber optics - G652D, G655, G657
  • MM fiber optics -  OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4
  • Fiber optic connectors types
  • Fiber optic connectors’ categories

Test equipment and test parameters 

  • Inspection Microscope
  • Fiber tracer
  • VFL
  • Optical power meter
  • OLTS
  • OTDR
  • Variable Attenuator
  • Dispersion Analyzer 
  • Spectrum Analyzer

Testing tools and accessories

  • Launch cable
  • Adapters and hybrid adapters
  • Test jumpers

Test criteria and loss equation

  • EIA/TIA 568 standard
  • Loss budget equation

End-to-end insertion loss using PM and LS (Hands-On Training)

  • Calibration
  • Method A
  • Method B
  • Method C

OTDR Professional Testing (Hands-On Training)

  • What is the OTDR and how it works?
  • Autotest
  • Real-time/live test 
  • Expert test 
  • Range, Pulse width, and averaging 
  • Traces events understanding and analysis 
  • Events table 
  • Markers 
  • Ghosts 
  • OTDR resolution 
  • OTDR gain

Bare fiber testing ( un-terminated fiber ) (Hands-On Training)

  • Align by fusion splicer
  • Bare fiber adapter

Optical Network Monitoring System

  • Remote testing technology
  • Self-testing
  • Fault Notifications

Guideline of Testing &Troubleshooting

  • What can go wrong?
  • Test & Fault Allocation Steps
  • High Non-Reflective Loss its Bend or Bad Splice?

Project testing documentation and procedures

  • Cable Reels Visual Inspection Sheet
  • Cable Reel Attenuation Test Sheet
  • After Installation Attenuation Test Sheet
  • Bidirectional Splice Loss Test Sheet
  • End to End Loss Test (Hand over sheet)

Advanced test Applications

  • CD and PMD testing for very high bit rate DWDM system up to 100 Gbps
  • FTTH network testing
  • Intelligent Optical Link Mapping
  • Review and Quiz

With a strong foundation in the principles of OTDR operation, network inspection, and troubleshooting techniques, participants are poised to excel in the dynamic realm of telecommunications. This course not only empowers participants with practical expertise but also instills confidence in their ability to navigate the complexities of fiber optic networks. 

As the demand for efficient and reliable communication continues to rise, graduates of this course will be well-equipped to contribute significantly to the advancement of the industry. Embark on this journey with IIPD Global and take the leap toward a future filled with opportunities in the realm of fiber optics.

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