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Propel Datacenter Connector Fundamentals [SP8412]

This course is an overview of CommScope’s fiber optic connectors, including the LC, SN and MPO range of solutions. The course introduces the very small form factor or VSFF duplex connector options including the CS, MDC and SN connectors. The full range of MPO connectors are covered including MPO8, 12, 16 and 24.

Estimated study time: 40 Minutes

Overall content duration: 36 Minutes


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

plus additional languages available for assessments.


Recommended for anyone involved in sales, design, installation and project management of cabling infrastructures for Buildings, Datacenters or Head-End Central Office environments.

Pre-requisite experience

No pre-requisite experience is required with this course.


This course introduces fiber optic duplex and array connectors, including the VSFF and MPO connector types. It includes a comparison of the LC, CS, MDC and SN duplex connectors, and details the range of MPO array connector options. Understand CommScope's enhanced method B polarity scheme. Learn why the MPO16 connector solution is the recommended option as part of the Propel solution.

Key Topics:

  • Duplex Fiber Optic Connectors (LC, CS, MDC, SN)
  • Array Fiber Optic Connectors (MPO8, 12, 16, 24)
  • Need for Very Small Form Factor (VSFF) connectors
  • QSFP transceiver connector options
  • MPO fiber paths, pins and polarity
  • Enhanced Method B polarity features and benefits
  • Overview of the MPO16 APC connector and why it is recommended.

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 videos.

Successful completion will require

Viewing of the complete webcasts and successful completion of assessments.

Is this the right course for me?

If you are involved in the design or installation of DC infrastructure solutions and wish to improve your knowledge and working practices, this course is for you.

Upon successful completion you will:

Receive a certificate which is valid for 3 years.

Course information:

Certificate valid for 3 years

Estimated study time: 40 Minutes

Overall content duration: 36 Minutes

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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