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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

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TCF: Hybrid fibre coax systems

A PTT short course. Top up your knowledge on your computer or tablet.

 

An online course for:

Courses for computers Courses for Tablets

Level:

Intermediate
What does this mean?

 

This course describes the operation, components and capabilities of hybrid fibre coax cable systems with reference to the provision of television, video on demand and broadband services.

 

Target audience:

This course is designed for technicians and engineers responsible for the design and maintenance of hybrid fibre coax (HFC) systems.

 

Course prerequisites:

A basic understanding of digital transmission techniques and data communications. It is suggested that the PTT e-learning courses SRB: "Transmission fundamentals" and SRC: “Data communication principles" are completed before attempting this course.

 

Course objectives:
By the end of this course you will be able to:

 

Delivery platform requirements:
Computer study:

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.

Tablet study:
This course is designed for study on a tablet through the learntelecoms App which is available for Apple® iPad® and for Android™.
Minimum requirements:
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 

Download and view the course specification in Adobe PDF format

 

 

Purchase online access for your computer

Single user:

Access the course online for 12 months: £85

includes tutor support

Purchase

VAT will be added to the above price for UK and EU customers.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Maestro (Switch), Delta, Solo and Visa Electron

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To enquire about discounts for multiple course licences, please contact us by completing the request information form or contact us.

 

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.

 

Download learntelecoms on the App Store
Download learntelecoms on Google Play

 

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Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

 

Tutor support is not included with the App version of this course.