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CommScope OSP Fiber Design and Engineering [SP4410]

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

Alternative courses can be found in our course catalog.

Recommended for Design and Installation students wanting to understand OSP fiber technology and solutions in more depth. The course covers OSP safety, Right of Way considerations, cable installation methodology, Splicing and Connectorization. The SP4400 is the ideal pre-requisite to the SP4410 to qualify as a Fiber Specialist.

Estimated study time: 5 hours

Webcast duration: 3h:02m


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

 Chinese Danish Dutch Finnish French German Hungarian Italian Japanese Korean Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish Turkish

plus additional languages available for asssessments.


The primary audience is CommScope partners, consultants and end users involved in detailed OSP fiber specification, design, installation and project management who wish to understand the associated best practices. For enterprise SYSTIMAX partners wishing to add this as a specialization to their Design and Engineering qualification it’s the second stage to becoming recognized as a fiber specialist.


  • Understand the specific challenges and considerations that OSP fiber installations present
  • Introduce the standards that relate to OSP installations
  • Explore OSP installation procedures beyond that covered in the Fiber foundation course SP4400

Key Topics:

  • OSP safety - OSHA, MSDS, Safety Considerations such as First Aid, CPR, Eye protection, Hand and Electrical tool precautions.
  • OSP Ladders - PPE, lighting, confined space safety, Marking and APWA codes, fiber handling precautions.
  • Right of Way Permits - Routes and Maps, Eminent Domains - Railways, Easements, Avoiding Damages, Deviation risks.
  • Overview of cable placement including- Environmental considerations, Using underground conduit, pulling techniques such as Mid-Point, pulling in stages. Direct Buried, depths, Using Plowed Cable in Conduit (CIC), Trenching, Plowing and Boring considerations, Aerial installation, bend radius, pulling equipment and tools. NESC and EN50174-3 codes for OSP power separation, lifting and tensioning Ariel cables, stationary reel and moving reel techniques.
  • OSP to ISP Conversions - OSP splice Enclosures (OFE-CLS) OSP to ISP Code and cable marking requirements (how far inside buildings can OSP cables run). ANSI-TIA-569 and EN50174-3 requirements for building access. Installation checklists for Underground installations and OSP to ISP transition at the EF/ER.
  • OSP Fiber preparation for Fusion splicing and Termination including - Stranded and Central tube OSP cable jacket preparation, Fusion Splicing, Direct Connector Termination.

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 is supported by a number of videos and downloadable support documentation.

VIDEOS are provided in the download area and include:

  • Stranded and Central Tube OSP cable jacket preparation
  • ST/SC/LC fiber termination for MMF and SMF
  • Fusion Splicing preparation and completion
  • OSP OFE-CLS Splice enclosure termination
  • OSP OFE-CLS Splice enclosure termination

Successful completion will require:

Any level of pass in the accumulative overall assessment score.

Is this the right course for me?

If you specify, design, install or supervise fiber optic OSP infrastructures of any kind and want to know more about the installation, termination and best working practices, which products to select how it fits together, then this course is for you.

Upon successful completion you will:

Receive a certificate which can be self-printed. If you are a CommScope Partner you’ll be entered on the CommScope certification database and a badge is available to you via the Infrastructure Academy App if you are already qualified in SP3321 Authorized SYSTIMAX Engineering (ASE). If you also have a pass in a current SP4400 CommScope Enterprise Fiber Solutions course you will be recognized as a fiber specialist.


Course information:

BICSI CECs: 1 Event ID: OV-COMMS-IL-0217-3

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

Certificate valid for 4 years

Estimated study time: 5 hours

Webcast duration: 3h:02m

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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