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CommScope Broadband Drop Solutions [SP1010]

This course has now been retired and is not available for booking.

Alternative courses can be found in our course catalog.

The focus of this course is to understand Broadband Drop solutions and in particular their installation. The course overviews head end and trunk media followed by a detailed look at drop solutions, OSP safety, right of way issues, Broadband copper and fiber drop products, indoor and outdoor drop cable installation.

Estimated study time: 3 hours

Webcast duration: 2h:42m


The webcasts for this course are available in the following languages:

plus additional languages available for assessments.


Recommended for any student involved in design, installation and project management of Broadband solutions.

Pre-requisite experience:

No pre-requisite knowledge is required for this course.


  • Review both copper and fiber drop solutions
  • Learn the basics of OSP (Outside Plant) safety
  • Consider Rights of Way Issues
  • Learn which Broadband products are used for Drops
  • Understand both indoor and outdoor Drop cable Installation

Key Topics:

Module Overview:

  • Coax and Fiber Solutions* - Overview of Head End Coax Cables, Head End Coax Fiber Cables, Trunk and Distribution coax cables, Trunk and Distribution coax cables, Coax Drop cables, Fiber Drop cables. Introduces XpressPrep™ P3®, QR®, MC2®, ACT®, Arid-Core®, Solid Messenger and Toneable Drop cables.
  • OutSide Plant Safety* - Introduces OSP safety including, OSHA, MSDS, Safety issues, First Aid, Designating Work Areas, Hand Tool safety, Electrical Tool and Electrical Safety, Ladder Safety, Protective equipment, Confined Space Safety, Marking cables (APWA), Optical Fiber safety overview.
  • Right of Way* - Looks at Rights of way Maps, Permit applications, Identification & Eminent Domain, Installation and Damages, Installation and deviation.
  • Drop Cable - Overviews drop products, Coax QR® 320, F11 and F6 series attenuation, Aerial & Buried, Jacket types - PVC, PE, CATVP, CATV-R, CATV-V, BMU/BLU, BLP, BMR, BM/BLX, BrightWire®, or APD®, UTP and Fiber CMR and CMP products, NEC Articles 820 and 830.
  • Drop Cable Indoor Installation - Building Entries, Exterior wall, Crawlspace and Basements, Lower and upper floor installs, Hiding cable, COAX and phone termination, Two Story MDUs, MDU riser installation, Exterior installations and commercial installation.
  • Drop Cable Outdoor Installation - Environmental considerations, Aerial installation, Clearances, Planning for Aerial installations, Messenger cables, pulling lifting and tensioning and securing. Buried Installations, plowing and trenching, cable to residence, Grounding cables, NIU and the 8 foot rule.

*Please note that some modules are common to other broadband courses.

How will I learn?

You will study this course online in a self- paced format. The course is made up of a number of webcast lessons and online multiple choice assessments giving immediate feedback. It includes a video on Broadband cable connectorization

Successful completion will require:

Any level of pass in the overall assessment score.

Is this the right course for me?

If you are involved in the installation of CommScope Broadband drop solutions and wish to improve your knowledge and working practices this course is for you.

Upon successful completion you will:

Receive a certificate that may be self-printed. A specialist icon will be added to your Broadband Certified Installer (BCI) badge if you are qualified in SP1100.

Course information:

BICSI CECs: 3 Event ID: OV-COMMS-IL-0213-2

This course qualifies for SCTE Recertification Units (8 hours = 1 RU).

Certificate valid for 3 years

Estimated study time: 3 hours

Webcast duration: 2h:42m

Course Benefits

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Effective learning
  • Learn on the go and on-site
  • Cost effective
  • Consistent training globally
  • Available in many languages
  • Access latest material

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