Plan and configure dense wavelength division multiplexing systems

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Assessment Template
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Self Assessment Survey
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for DWDM planning activities

1.1 Obtain relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards for compliance when conducting work

1.2 Scope the work by obtaining project plan from appropriate personnel and arrange for site access to comply with security arrangements

1.3 Notify appropriate personnel of identified safety hazards at the worksite

2. Plan DWDM installation activities and develop specifications

2.1 Follow work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements for given work and identify and avoid other services

2.2 Identify tools, safety equipment, plant and machinery for installation work activities

2.3 Conduct physical inspections of proposed DWDM sites and verify backbone dark fibre is accessible and available according to cabling plan

2.4 Verify proposed backbone and customer fibre cable routes to splicing cabinet and fibre patch panel, and identify barriers to cable installation

2.5 Verify proposed power cabling route from distribution board and circuit breakers, and identify barriers to cable installation

2.6 Modify cable plan if required and notify appropriate personnel

2.7 Prepare fibre installation specifications and power cable and grounding specifications according to cabling plan and safe work practices and manufacturer’s instructions

2.8 Verify proposed location of associated hardware racks, cabinets and ironwork, and confirm access to enterprise local area network (LAN)

3. Prepare DWDM shelf configuration and specifications according to customer requirements

3.1 Prepare a configuration document including configuration plans and specifications for the installation team

3.2 Specify location of DWDM shelves or racks and the shelf interconnection fibre cabling layout according to cabling plan

3.3 Specify individual DWDM units and circuit card types required to suit customer requirements

4. Plan preliminary optical tests

4.1 Verify backbone fibres at patch panel and conduct bidirectional optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) test and record measurement results and OTDR images

4.2 Conduct bidirectional optical loss test set (OLTS) measurement of insertion loss on backbone fibres from patch panel to patch panel at adjacent sites and record measurement results

5. Complete documentation and obtain sign-off

5.1 Provide results of optical measurements to design team

5.2 Complete and provide updated specification documentation to installation team

5.3 Submit documentation to appropriate person for approval and sign-off