Many aspects of a fiber optic project concern a manager, but the ultimate issue is the “deliverables”—the final information that must be provided to prove the project is complete and installation was done properly. How familiar are you with the deliverables of a fiber optic installation project?
Created by: Jim Hayes
1. A fiber optic installation project is “finished” when _______.
A. The construction of the cable plant is complete
B. The testing has been done
C. The documentation is complete
D. The payments are made
E. All of the above
2. The final sign-off of a fiber optic network should not be done until a knowledgeable person working for the customer has reviewed all the parts of the project and agreed that the installation was done properly.
3. The documentation of the cable plant should be started _______.
A. At the beginning of the design phase
B. During installation
C. When testing
D. After all the work is completed
4. The document created by the customer that defines the network they expect to be installed is _______.
A. Scope of work (SOW)
B. Request for proposal (RFP)
C. Request for quote (RFQ)
D. Payment schedule
5. A well-written _______ is more important to the success of a fiber optic project than any other part of the contracting process.
6. Testing on a newly installed premises cable plant is different than an outside plant cable plant. You should not expect _______.
A. Connector inspections
B. Loss for every fiber
C. OTDR traces for every fiber
D. Fiber polarity checks
7. Loss tests for each fiber should be compared to _______.
A. Manufacturer’s specifications
B. Results experienced in past installations
C. Instrument autotest pass/fail limits
D. Loss budgets calculated during the design phase
8. Loss budgets should be used as the maximum limits for pass or fail on test results.
9. High speed, long distances and wavelength division multiplexing should require special testing called _______.
C. Optical return loss
D. Fiber characterization
10. One of the most important uses for documentation is _______.
A. Determining the capabilities of the network
B. Assessing the future expansion of the networks
C. Helping troubleshoot the problems during cable plant restoration
D. Showing everyone the details of the networks