OTDR Testing Courses
This is a short 1-day course aimed at teaching the basics of OTDR testing to new users who do not require an advanced level of understanding.
This course is suitable for managers and supervisors who need a basic appreciation of OTDR testing, or testers working only on simple short systems.
Advanced OTDR Courses
Lucid offer several OTDR training courses for specialist fibre testers at different levels:
- Advanced OTDR level 3 OCN qualification
- Advanced OTDR testing course
- OTDR trace analysis using emulation software
- other specialist courses
These OTDR testing are courses for which we have become very well known, and in fact several other training providers have based their courses upon ours (some officially and some unofficially). We believe, however, that our OTDR courses are still the best, and trainees have told us that this is true - some of them after previously attending competitors OTDR measurement courses.
Our most popular OTDR training course since it provides an independent level 3 certificate from the Open College Network (OCN), a UK licensed awarding body.
The course is a natural progression for trainees who've done the City & Guilds 3666 or 3667 fibre units at level 2, but equally can be taken as a standalone testing qualification for specialist fibre testers or managers who need a good appreciation of fibre optic test and measurement.
Contents include fibre ILM testing with a light source and power meter, correct set-up and use of the OTDR, measurement problems and issues, interpretation of OTDR measurement traces and reporting.
This is a 3-day course with hands-on practical work plus a short written assessment. The qualification is further accredited by the Fibreoptics Industry Association towards awards under their qualification scheme.
This is very similar to our OCN certified advanced OTDR testing award, but without the qualification. It can be completed in 2-days to save money, and is ocassionally preferred for specialist company courses since it may be tailored to exact requirements without needing to follow a prescribed syllabus. The certificate offered with this course is not audited by any independent body.
This can be tailored as a 1 or 2-day generic course covering principles of emulation software and OTDR trace analysis, or a bespoke course covering a particular software package. The duration of the training is dependent on the requirements of the user, with full bi-directional analysis and report generation generally requiring the longer 2-day option.
At Lucid we not only provide the inductries best respected in-depth OTDR testing courses, we can also provide specialist OTDR training courses on technologies such as:
- C-OTDR for short range high resolution component testing
- C-OTDR for long range submarine systems testing
- B-OTDR for strain measurements
- Raman OTDR for distributed temperature sensing (DTS)
- P-OTDR for distributed PMD testing
We believe these OTDR training capabilities are unique to us at Lucid, and ensure we are the leaders in optical fibre OTDR training courses.