Fiber U Self Study

Lesson # 4: Installing Optical LANs

Level: Technician

Installing OLANs

Objectives: From this self-study lesson you should learn:
  • How is the installation of structured cabling done?
  • What are differences in OLAN installation?
  • What new components have been developed to facilitate OLAN installations?

There is probably no way to generalize on the installation process for OLANs since every installation is unique and, in some cases, every user in the network is different. Rather than telling you how to install OLANs, we will try to illustrate some of the ways that others have designed and installed their systems and offer advice on how to design and install systems most efficiently.

The course leads you to read online or printed materials (with an emphasis on the online using the FOA Guide), watch FOA YouTube Videos, complete some activities and take the quizzes. Each lesson plan will be self-contained. Lesson plans open in new pages so the course overview page stays open to lead you to the next lesson or you may use the link at the bottom of the page.

Read the references, watch the videos and take the quizzes (Test Your Knowledge)

Overview of Premises Cabling with History  

Installing Premises Cabling  
Fiber in Multi-Dwelling Units (FTTH installations similar to OLANs) 
Installation of FTTH (Note comments on premises installations)
OLAN Installation: San Diego Central Library  

FOA YouTube Videos, Lecture 30, Optical LANs  (Repeat)

Reference Textbook
FOA Reference Guide Premises Cabling (2014), Appendix B 

Extra Credit Reading
Assignments beyond the basics required for the course will be listed as extra credit.

Test Your Knowledge
Online Quiz

Next Lesson:
Lesson Plan No. 5, Testing FTTx Networks

Lesson Plans

FOA Fiber U Self-Study - OLANs - Home Page 
Lesson Plan No. 1: What is an OLAN?  
Lesson Plan No. 2, Centralized Fiber Networks  
Lesson Plan No. 3, Passive Optical LANs   
Lesson Plan No. 4, Installing OLAN Networks  
Lesson Plan No. 5, Testing OLAN Networks  
Lesson Plan No. 6, OLAN Design, Case Study  

Fiber U Certificate of Completion
When you finish, you can take an online exam on this course to qualify for a "Fiber U Certificate of Completion."


Table of Contents: The FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optics

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