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World or Multi-Regional
Training topics
  • Wireless and fixed broadband
Training type
  • English
Event organizer
Digital Bridge Institute (DBI)
Event mail contact
  • Ahmed Atere
  • Israel Baiye
  • Chukwuemeka Ejiofor
  • Guiomar Levi-Setti
  • Paulinus Okechukwu UGWOKE
  • Emmanuel NIYIKORA
Course level



This course is designed to develop IT professional's knowledge and skills to scope, initiate, deliver and close a fiber optic project, in time, on budget, and to the highest quality specifications. Some of the topics to be discussed include tools and techniques for planning, design and implementing. FTTH, Campus, Backbone and Submarine Systems and other systems. The skill set garnered in this training will no doubt provide an impetus for a robust and resilient fiber network performance and higher skills.

The training is aimed at the following IT professionals  

  • Project managers for fiber optic network projects 

  • Designers of fiber optic communications networks 

  • Managers, owners and users of fiber optic communications networks 

  • Contractors and techs who install, operate and maintain fiber broadband networks.  

  • Regulatory officers in the fiber industry  

This course is an intermediate course; therefore, it requires a fundamental industrial knowledge on fiber optic implementation.  

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:  

  • Produce a Project management Plan document for fiber deployment (Gantt Chart) 

  • Identify and Management stakeholder for a success deployment 

  • Calculate Optical link loss budget (Calculating total link loss) 

  • Identify, choose and Procure Optical Fiber system components  

  • Schedule Deployment of optical fiber activities on various route types 

  • Produce the Acceptance criteria of an optical fiber deployment for contractors  

  • Produce a maintenance documentation for fiber systems 

The course (2 weeks duration) study method involves the following:   

  • Face-to-face: This will involve facilitating in-person, where the instructor/tutor engages and interacts with participants physically. The relevant course material (i.e., presentation slides) will be shared, presented, and discussed in the class room. The participants are required or expected to interact with the instructor and ask questions about topic(s) covered. Each day is based on 8 hours of lectures-presentation including tea break (30 mins) and lunch break (1 hour). 

  • Course Materials: The relevant course materials (i.e., presentation slides) and other support materials will be made available on the ITU Academy learning portal at the beginning of the course. 

  • Online Discussion Forums: Participants are highly encouraged to participate and interact actively with instructors and other students on selected topics throughout the period of the course. 

  • Quizzes: One mandatory online quiz (i.e., multiple choice questions) at the end of each week. 

  • Assignment: There will be a mandatory assignment for the course (a downloadable Word document Template will be provided for submission of the assignment). 

The participants are evaluated according to their attendance, active participation in the classroom as well as forum discussions, reflecting both the quantity and quality of time spent on the course. Two quizzes at the end of each week (i.e., week 1 and week 2), and one individual assignment to be submitted and graded. Templates outlining the format for the assignment submission will be provided on the ITU Academy platform. Each quiz has multiple choices questions.  The maximum grade for the course is 100 points. The evaluation details and criteria for earning certificates are as follows. 

A total score of 70% and above is required to obtain the ITU course completion certificate, through the following evaluation parameters: 

Participation 20% 

Individual Assignment 20% 

Attendance 30% 

Two quizzes (15% per quiz) 30% 

Total Evaluation: 100% 


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