Install and test a dense wavelength division multiplexing system

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICTOPN4115B, 'Install and test a dense wavelength division multiplexing system'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Prepare to install DWDM units

1.1 Determine the number of racks and DWDM units at each site by referring to installation documents

1.2 Determine the DWDM unit and equipment positions within the individual racks

1.3 Assemble equipment racks according to safe industry practice and manufacturer’s instructions

1.4 Select tools and equipment

1.5 Prepare patch panels with connectors according to installation plan

2. Install DWDM units and associated cabling

2.1 Install DWDM unit in the designated rack position in order to maintain the planned link budget margin

2.2 Install patch panels and ancillary equipment and connections into equipment rack in preparation for commissioning procedures

2.3 Insert circuit cards into specified slot locations in readiness for commissioning procedures, but do not seat cards into backplane nor lock into position at this stage

2.4 Connect optical fibre cables between circuit cards, optical multiplexers, adjoining DWDM units and patch panels according to manufacturer’s specifications

3. Test power connections and complete the installation report

3.1 Measure the main and redundant power supplies to verify the correct polarity of the ground and power connections

3.2 Rectify any identified power wiring fault if applicable

3.3 Confirm that cooling fans, panel lights, indicator lights and alarms behave according to the manufacturer’s prescribed specifications when power is applied

3.4 Complete the installation report and reinstate site

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICTOPN4115B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICT40210 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Engineering
  • ICT40410 - Certificate IV in Radio Frequency Networks
  • ICT40110 - Certificate IV in Optical Networks
  • ICT40713 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Design
  • ICT40613 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Networks Technology