Short courses

Certified Premises Cabling Technician (CPCT)

  • Date: - -
  • Venue: CoICT, Kijitonyama Campus
  • Cost: TZS 2,800,000
  • Contact: 0762251260 |
  • Register

The Certified Premises Cabling Technician (CPCT), a professional FOA certification, deals with premises cabling. The training empowers designers, installers, and operators in the field to cable customer-owned buildings and campuses. Covering copper and fiber optic cabling and wireless communications, the FOA CPCT equips trainees with knowledge and practical skills to ensure effective operations and high performance of local area networks of computers, security systems (CCTV and alarms), building management systems, distributed antenna systems (DAS for cellular and WiFi) and other applications inside buildings or campuses.

Course Outline

Introduction to Premises Cabling
  • Overview of the Technology of Communications and Cabling
  • Overview of premises cabling using copper, fiber optics and Wireless technology for LAN installation
Structured Cabling Description and Standards
  • Understand the standards for cabling Installations
  • Standard copper components used for cabling installations
  • Standard premises fiber optics components used for cabling installations
UTP and Coaxial Cabling
  • Coaxial cabling
  • UTP cabling installation
Testing UTP Cabling
  • Test requirements, procedures, specifications
  • Test equipment types and applications
  • Instructions and practice in performing basic tests
Basics of Fiber Optics and Fiber Optic Networks components
Fiber Optic Terminations and Splices
  • Connector types, terminating, mechanical andfusion splicing, and installation tools
  • Cable plant hardware
Fiber Optic Testing
  • Fiber optic test equipment types, specifications, and applications
  • Instructions in performing basic tests, OLTS,OTDR use, etc.
  • How wireless is used in premises cabling
  • Wireless equipment and testing
Design and Installation
  • Overview of design and installation of premises networks
Hands-on Lab
  • Identifying and handling coax and UTP cables, pulling cables, and preparing cables for termination
  • Wiring (cable, punchdowns, jacks and plugs)
  • Conectors terminations
  • Mechanical splices
  • Fusion splicing


All payments should be made centrally through Control Numbers provided by the University of Dar es Salaam. After registration, a Control Number and invoice will be emailed to you using information you have provided in the registration system


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