Course access requirements
This course is designed to run on a desktop computer or laptop with Internet access. Please refer to the "Delivery platform requirements" section on this page for further information.
Course access requirements
This course is designed to run on on a tablet through the learntelecoms App which is available for Apple® iPad® and for Android™. Please refer to the "Delivery platform requirements" section on this page for further information.
Courses covering copper and optical fibre based technologies that provide broadband access to telecoms services and the Internet:
DLA: ADSL principles
DMB: DSL systems
OLA: Optical fibre principles
FAB: Optical access networks
FAA: Passive optical networks
TCF: Hybrid fibre coax systems
TCD: Next generation access networks
A PTT short course. Top up your knowledge on your computer or tablet.
What does this mean?
This course describes the capabilities, components and operation of the next generation fixed line access networks that will meet the demand for very high capacity broadband connections to online services in the coming years.
This course is designed for technicians and engineers involved in the design, commissioning and maintenance of copper and optical fibre based access networks.
An appreciation of the basic principles of transmitting signals over copper wires and optical fibre. It is recommended that the PTT course SRB: "Transmission fundamentals" is studied before attempting this course.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Delivery platform requirements:
To access the course, a computer running a browser such as Internet Explorer 6+, Google Chrome, Firefox 2+ or Safari is required. The computer should have Internet access and be running Flash version 8 or above. A screen resolution of at least 1024x768 is necessary.
This course is designed for study on a tablet through the learntelecoms App which is available for Apple® iPad® and for Android™.
learntelecoms App for Android: 7in tablet or larger with ARMv7 processor running Android 2.3 or higher.
learntelecoms App for iPad running iOS 6.1 or higher.
Number of modules: 4
Approximate study time: 4 hours
Purchase online access for your computer
VAT will be added to the above price for UK and EU customers.
Purchase the tablet version through the learntelecoms App
The learntelecoms App is available on the Apple® App Store℠ and Google Play™. Visit the links below or search for "learntelecoms" on the store.
Apple, the Apple logo and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
Tutor support is not included with the App version of this course.