What Should a Manager Know

The responsibility for the success or failure of any project ultimately lies with the project manager. The project manager depends on their supervisors and workers to do the work correctly, but how do they know it’s done right, if they don’t understand the technology and processes?

1. When choosing a contractor for a project, the project manager should look for _______.

Correct Answer: All of the above

2. The standard for fiber optics that defines installation “in a neat and workmanlike manner” is _______.

Correct Answer: TIA-568

3. An OSHA representative, not the managers and supervisors, must ensure that all personnel are informed of the safety rules for the job.

Correct Answer: False

4. Using a new technique called microtrenching to install cable down a city road, the cable should be buried _______ deep for proper installation.

Correct Answer: 8–12 inches

5. If the main backbone outside plant cable will be installed by pulling it into underground conduit, the proper cable choice is _______.

Correct Answer: Loose tube

6. When the field supervisor tells you his crew will be “figure eight-ing” the cable during a long pull, that means _______.

Correct Answer: They will figure-eight the cable at intermediate pulling points to prevent twisting

7. What should the contractor do before digging a trench for conduit or directional boring at any location, to ensure safety.

Correct Answer: All of the above

8. In premises cabling installations, fiber optic cable is nonconductive and therefore not covered under the National Electrical Code.

Correct Answer: False

9. Once the cable is installed, field techs should provide test data on _______ to ensure the cable was installed properly.

Correct Answer: All fibers in each cable

10. After the cable is installed, leftover cable, splice closures and other hardware should be _______.

Correct Answer: Stored for future use in restoration