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CommScope Broadband Trunk and Distribution Solutions [SP1040]

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 Broadband Trunk and Distribution products and their installation. It includes the core topics of Coax and Fiber solutions, Outside Plant Safety and Rights of Way then explores Trunk and Distribution products such as ACT®, P3®, QR®, MC2® as well as Attenuation and SRL testing and installation in detail.

Estimated study time: 3 hours

Webcast duration: 2h:49m


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 Outside Plant (OSP) safety
  • Consider Rights of Way Issues
  • Introduce Broadband Trunk and Distribution cable products
  • Understand Broadband Trunk and Distribution product installation

Key Topics:

  • 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.
  • Trunk and Distribution Cables - This module introduces ACT® - Advanced Coring Technology, looks in detail at the specifications for P3®, QR®, MC2® coax cables, Attenuation and SRL testing, Connectorization of P3®, QR®, MC2® cables, Pulling Tensions and Bend Radii, using expansion Loops and pulling tools.
  • Cable Installation - Aerial installation, clearances, reel setup, expansion loops and lashing, Passing poles, Messenger cable installation, Down Guys, Hardware and Block placement, Moving and stationary reel methods, dead ending, cable and strand separation, pole attachment and splicing, Underground installation.

*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. Videos include - Expansion loops, ACT Advanced Coring Technology, Connectorization of P3®, QR®, MC2® coax cables. Download support documents are also included.

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 Trunk and Distribution 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-0213-5

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

Certificate valid for 3 years

Estimated study time: 3 hours

Webcast duration: 2h:49m

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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