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CommScope Broadband OSP Fiber Solutions [SP1020]

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 take a detailed look at OSP Fiber solutions. The course overviews product solutions, OSP safety, Right of Way Issues, OSP Fiber Solutions, OSP Fiber cable placement, installation, best working practices, splicing and testing.

Estimated study time: 3 hours

Webcast duration: 2h:58m


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
  • Introduce the Broadband OSP Fiber products
  • Understand the principals and requirements for pulling and placing OSP fiber cable

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.
  • OSP Fiber Solutions - Overviews drop cables, central tube cables, Stranded Loose tube cables, Hybrid cables, LightScope™ ZWP fiber, Modal Field Diameters and splicing, Core Cladding offset, Inspecting and unloading fiber, OTDR testing and splicing overview, Emergency restoration and troubleshooting, mid-sheath entry.
  • OSP Fiber placement - Environmental considerations, Underground Conduit, Cable placement considerations, pulling techniques, installing in conduit, Direct Buried cables, Plowed CIC (Cable in Conduit), ConQuest™, Trenching, Boring, Aerial, Pulling tensions, 'Stationary and Moving Reel' installations.

*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 fiber connection video and download support documents.

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 OSP Fiber 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: 2 Event ID: OV-COMMS-IL-0215-8

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

Certificate valid for 3 years

Estimated study time: 3 hours

Webcast duration: 2h:58m

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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