Fibre Optic Training in South Africa

Fibre Optic Training In CENTURION, South Africa

TransAfrican Fibre Services is a leading MICT SETA registered training provider for the fibre industry in South Africa. We have been providing high-quality training within Africa and South Africa since 2016 with many successful fibre technicians being sought after in the South African telecoms industry.

We are proudly also one of the only companies in SA to partner with internationally recognised fibre training companies in the United Kingdom and United States, namely Optical Technology Training and Light Brigade.

Our courses are internationally recognised with many of our past students working in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

Many students travel to South Africa from Malaysia, Africa and the Middle East to attend our courses due to them being globally recognised and the high calibre of training provided.

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Certified Optical Fibre Installer (COFI)

This course is designed for installation and maintenance staff working on a range of fibre optic networks including enterprise and outside plant networks for datacoms and telecoms applications. It provides a broad knowledge of the components and equipment used and highlights good working practices in order to inspire a professional approach to the job role.

Duration: 5 days

Certification: Certified Optical Fibre Installer

Price: R14 590 ex VAT

Justin Hartley is registered by OTT as a certified instructor for the COFI course.

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FTTx for Installers and Technicians

This course has been developed with 16 hours of classroom lectures and 16 hours of hands-on skills labs to provide practical understanding and skills required to install, test, and troubleshoot PON and active Ethernet FTTx systems according to ITU, IEEE, and SCTE standards. Students will perform bidirectional testing, WDM testing, and splitter testing with the latest FTTx test equipment such as PON power meters and optical time-domain reflectometers.

Duration: 4 days

Certifications and Credits: ETA Fibre Optic Technician-Outside Plant (FOT-OSP) Certification
* 18 BICSI ITS Continuing Education Credits * 3 SCTE Recertification Units * Light Brigade Certification of Completion

Price: R11 950 ex VAT

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Fibre Optic Test & Measurement Workshop

This fibre optic test and measurement workshop focuses on providing the basic information and practical experience required to carry out routine testing of point-to-point fibre optic cabling systems and FTTH systems using splitters in typical PON configurations.

Duration: 3 days

Certification: OTDR Certificate

Price: R8 950 ex VAT

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Certified Optical Network Associate (CONA)

The 5-day Certified Optical Network Associate course introduces optical networking and covers network infrastructure as well as transmission systems that use direct detection technology. These direct detection systems may be used to provide very high capacity (up to 1.6Tb/s) Ethernet channels within data centres and commonly 100 & 400Gb/s data rates for metro data centre interconnect (DCI). LAN and campus backbones, FTTA & 5G front haul also use direct detection, as do point-to-point FTTH, full fibre business connections, and many transport and utility networks. Long haul OTN systems can use direct detection systems to provide capacity of 800Gb/s+ per fibre pair over thousands of km.

You will learn what is required for satisfactory system performance of such networks & how the performance can be affected by the properties and the quality of the physical fibre infrastructure including such issues as fibre type, attenuation, reflections, chromatic dispersion & polarisation mode dispersion (PMD). You will learn how to multiply the capacity of single channel systems using SDM (parallel fibres) or by applying appropriate WDM technologies including SWDM, WWDM, CWDM or DWDM. You’ll be able to extend the reach of the systems to avoid regeneration by using amplifiers, (EDFAs, Raman, SOAs) and through optical dispersion management. You will master the design rules for satisfactory system operation and learn to avoid mistakes and misunderstandings that can cause expensive re-work and costly delays. Through the use of design exercises and assignments, you will learn how to design optical networking systems to provide efficient and cost-effective solutions for many network applications. The CONA course provides the solid foundation, on which the advanced level Certified Optical Network Engineer course builds.

Duration: 5 days

Certification: Certified Fibre Optical Network Associate

Price: R21 590 ex VAT

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Certified Optical Network Engineer (CONE)

Overcome network challenges using the latest optical networking technologies

The CONE certification tackles designing optical networks which use coherent transmission & digital signal processing, & the challenges of increasing capacity, extending reach, increasing flexibility, controlling latency, providing quality of service & going open & interoperable. All of which whilst still controlling costs and electrical power consumption. You’ll learn how the powerful combination of coherent transmission & digital signal processing has transformed optical communications for high data rates and about the changes necessary to DWDM systems for operating efficiently at this level. By the end of the course you’ll appreciate the fundamental limitations that apply, & the trade-offs & compromises you may need to make. The course is designed to enable you to make sensible and effective strategic decisions & long-term plans for your network.

CONE is ideal for optical network designers, network architects, strategic planners & IP and SDN engineers new to optical networks. It is designed for those dealing with demanding applications for optical network applications, including:

  • core networks
  • cloud and CDN applications
  • data centre interconnects
  • financial networks
  • subsea links
  • some national and educational research networks
Duration: 5 days

Certification: Certified Fibre Optical Network Engineer

Price: R29 590 ex VAT

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For Fibre Optic Courses located in Cape Town, please visit our Cape Town Fibre Optic Training page.