Fiber U



Planning And Managing FTTx Network Projects

Objectives: From this self-study lesson you should learn:
  • The stages of planning, building and operating a FTTH network
  • What a project consists of
  • What the planner and manager need to know
  • Workforce management
  • What makes a successful project

    Most information about fiber optics, including the information in the FOA textbooks and the FOA online Guide, is written for the technician who designs, installs or tests the network. But many times, if not most of the time, the success of a fiber optic project depends on those overseeing the project. This includes the manager of the organization for whom the network is being built, the planners behind the project, financial managers and particularly the people who supervise and evaluate the installation itself. After the project is done, there must be managers and supervisors who ensure the project runs smoothly, delivering the communications that keep users satisfied.

 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.

Student Assignment

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

Online FOA Reference
FOA Online Guide to Fiber Optics, FTTH Project Management  
Do-It-Yourself FTTH: case studies   (Worth reviewing to see how managers did their projects.

Reference Textbook
The Fiber Optic Association Fiber To The Home Handbook: Chapter 8, Project Management

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

FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optic Projects   (includes links to many aspects of project management)

Test Your Knowledge
Online Quiz

This is the final lesson in the Fiber U FTTx Course

Fiber U Certificate of  Completion
When you finish the assignments and case study, you can take an online exam on this course to qualify for a "Fiber U Certificate of Completion." Go here for directions.

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