Corning Cable Systems introduces data-center training course

August 31, 2005 - The three-day agenda covers all aspects of data-center design, including TIA-942 requirements.

Corning Cable Systems (, part of Corning Inc.'s Telecommunications segment, recently introduced the Data Center Optical Network Design and Installation Course. The three-day course covers all aspects of successful optical-fiber data-center design, including the requirements of the TIA/EIA-942 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers.

During the course, students learn about the data center's topology along with the passive and active components that make up the telecommunications infrastructure. Case studies are presented in order to determine the data-center layout and generate a bill of materials. Students have the opportunity to handle optical hardware and cabling, as well as training including the testing and termination of ribbon backbone cable.

The course's curriculum includes a data-center market overview; standards requirements; optical sources including LEDs, VCSELs, and other lasers; laser-optimized fiber types for high-speed networks; fiber and cable selection for the data center; connector types for high-density applications; optical hardware and preterminated cabling components; handling moves, adds, and changes; networking protocols such as Ethernet and Fibre Channel; polarity; and more topics. Each student also receives an authorized copy of the TIA/EIA-942 data-center standard and other training materials.

The course is authored and taught by experienced systems engineers who work with consultants and customers daily to meet their optical network-design requirements. The course is offered throughout the year at Corning Cable Systems' headquarters in Hickory, NC and at locations across the country. More information is available at the company's Web site or by calling 800-743-2675.

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