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Fiber Optic Network Design Lesson Plan No. 1: What Is Fiber Optic Network Design?


 Objectives: From this self-study lesson you should learn:
  • What is involved in designing a fiber optic network
  • What you need to know to design a fiber optic network
  • How to break the design process into steps
  • What references are available

At first, one needs to establish the need for communications and what locations the communications network connects. Then, to get started on the project, one needs to understand what is involved in fiber optic network design. Every fiber optic network design project can be broken down into a number of steps which will be reviewed in this lesson. The best place to start is the FOA YouTube Lecture linked below, then read the beginning of the sections on design online or in the textbooks.

Student Assignment
Watch the video, read the references and take the quizzes (Test Your Knowledge)

YouTube Video
FOA Lecture 9: Fiber Optic Network Design, Part 1

Online FOA Reference
Fiber Optics, The Basics, Fiber Optic Network Design (beginning through section "Cabling Design")
Outside Plant Fiber Optics, Fiber Optic Network Design (beginning through section "Cabling Design")

Book Chapter

FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optic Network Design, Chapter 1 (Chapters 2 & 3 for background)

FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optics, Chapter 9 (through page 126)
FOA Reference Guide to Outside Plant Fiber Optics, Chapter 9 (through page 150)

Print a copy of the FOA Tech Bulletin on Fiber Optic Network Design, a printed version of the online versions linked below and similar to the textbook chapters.

Read the appropriate sections in the FOA Online Reference Guide Section on Applications andNetworks for review

Test Your Knowledge
: Online Quiz

Next Lesson: Planning The Network 


Table of Contents: The FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optics

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