Virtual Optical Network Training Requirements


Due to concerns about COVID-19, we are offering virtual training as an alternative to our regular onsite, face to face, optical network training. The virtual training is intended to mimic, as much as possible, our onsite classes. Classes are 5 days long, instructor-led, and provide for easy real time interaction between instructor and your peers, just as in one of our regular classes. As in our regular classes, the instructor has the option to place delegates into virtual break out rooms to work on assignment projects. The physical Whizziekit, a training aid created by OTT to represent communication cards, will be replaced by a digital version which you will access online.

The instructor will deliver the optical networking training from a training facility equipped with state of the art videoconferencing equipment and redundant ultra high speed connections to the Internet. The equipment allows for reliable 2-way audio and video communication between the instructor and remote delegates.

Our equipment and connectivity is only part of the solution for high quality training experience. Your device and connectivity to the Internet is a very important part for which we don’t have control of. Please review the adjacent delegate equipment and connectivity recommendations to ensure that you will be able to access the class and have the best training experience. 

If you signed up for a virtual class in optical networking with FiberGuide, you will receive an email with a link to connect to the training a few days before the event. To sign up, visit our class request page.

Equipment and connectivity requirements

While FiberGuide is committed to providing state of the art facilities and training methods to deliver high quality training to our delegates, the way you connect to the class will have a profound impact on your learning experience. The following are requirements and recommendations for how you should connect:

High speed Internet connection, preferably wireline with a recommended speed of 1.5Mb/s (up/down). In the event of a wireless connection, it should be 3G or 4G/LTE. You may use speedtest to check the speed of your Internet connection.

Low latency Internet access, preferably less than 300ms. High latency will cause voice and video delays that will make interactions with the instructor and your peers frustrating. For a rough estimate of the latency of your connection to the class, point your browser to Test My Latency and click on “New York”.

A webcam built-in to your computer or one that connects to your computer via USB.

A USB headset with microphone and earphones and a built-in headset jack on your  laptop or desktop. Even if your laptop or desktop has speakers, you must plug in a headset so that the sound from the speakers does not cause an echo and disrupt the class.

Supported operating systems
Mac OS X with MacOS 10.6.8 /(Snow Leopard) or later
Windows 10
Windows 8 or 8.1
Windows 7
Windows Vista with SP1 or later
Windows XP with SP3 or later
Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
Mint 17.1 or higher
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher
Oracle Linux 6.4 or higher
CentOS 6.4 or higher
Fedora 21 or higher
OpenSUSE 13.2 or higher
ArchLinux (64-bit only)

Supported browsers
Windows: IE7+,  Firefox,  Chrome,  Safari5+
Mac: Safari5+,  Firefox,  Chrome
Linux: Firefox, Chrome

If you have any questions, contact [email protected]

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