Introductory Optical Fibre Training Courses
- Fibre Optics Introduction (3 days) Open Awards Level 2 Certificate
- Fibre Optics Introduction (2 days, many versions available)
- Optical Fibre Overview (1 day, many versions available)
Looking for an industry standard fibre optics qualification? See City & Guilds 3667 fibre & comms cabling training courses.
Introductory Copper Cabling Training Courses
In office environments, it is very diificult for optical fibre solutions to compete with the ease or termination and hence connectivity offered by copper datacoms cables. Since many specifications and tests performed on copper cables are difficult for non-technical people to understand, the standard of copper cable solutions for the datacoms local area network (LAN) environment has been defined based on a category system. The lowest category of copper cabling installed into offices in the UK is now likely to be ‘Cat 5’, and most likely the enhanced version of Cat 5 known as Cat 5e. More exacting users are now installing Cat 6 cable and connector solutions, allowing higher bandwidth (faster communications / data transfer), but Cat 7 solutions have also being released into the datacoms cabling market place.
- Introduction to Structured Cabling (1 day) – office datacoms network cabling (for example Cat 5 or Cat 6 networks)
- Introduction to Testing Structured Cable Networks (1 day)
- Introduction to Copper Telecoms Cabling (various durations)
- Introduction to Cat 6 and Cat 7 Cable Installation and Testing (1 day)
Note our introductory training courses in Category 6 and 7 network cable installation and testing are ideal for experienced Category 5 cable installers wishing to upgrade their skills and knowledge. Cat 7 solutions are involve more screening of the conductors and the terminations or connections. This typically leads to bulkier and heavier cables with more complicate termination requiring more care and hence time. This has lead some experts to suggest that Cat 7 could be the ‘bridge too far’ for copper cable, and the point at which fibre begins to replace copper in the datacoms LAN environment. We believe the reality is that fibre will definitely be used more in the LAN market, but both fibre and copper will be used to feed wireless LAN solutions which are proving very popular in a more mobile world. The end result is the desire for communications anywhere and everywhere will mean a strong demand for cabling installers and testers for the foreseeable future.
Wireless LAN Training
As a specialist cable training provider, the wireless LAN market may appear a threat, and yet the adoption of this technology has driven a demand for cabling to network the wireless access points. The result is that the people installing wireless LAN technology are required to also install cables, and hence we now offer a copper datacoms cabling course with an additional 1-day course on designing and implementing wireless LANs. Please contact us to discuss the above course of what we can offer your organisation in the way of wireless LAN training courses. If you cannot see the introductory fibre optics or copper cabling course for you, for more information on these courses, or if you wish to book a course please contact us…