Telecom Tower Technician I Exam Prep Course

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The objective of this course is to prepare students for the TTT-I exam by presenting the information as it relates to a regulation or industry specific best practice.  While many in the industry are familiar with these topics through on-the-job training, this course will supplement their existing knowledge with direct reference to regulations and industry standards.  This course can also be used by individuals with no previous experience.  
The course includes several topics that are explored at length.  Upon completion the student will be better prepared to take both the written and practical exams required for TTT-I certification.  At the conclusion of this online course, the student will have an opportunity to take an exam given in electronic format, similar to the NWSA exam.  This can be especially helpful for individuals who have not experienced an electronic based test before.  Students may find it helpful to take the exam at the beginning of this course and then again after viewing the content to see how they have progressed.  This is a preparatory course, so no certificate will be issued upon completion.  This course also acts as a foundation for the TTT-II preparatory course.  

This module was created using the Candidate Handbook provided by NWSA as a resource for the topics included.  For more detailed information on any of the individual topics, a student can take the full version of the course also available on our site.  

The course includes these following topics:
1. “Regulations and Standards” 
This chapter discusses the differences between a regulation and a standard, identifies the regulations and standards that apply to the Telecommunications Construction industry, and explains how they are used.  
2. “Hazard Awareness and PPE” 
This chapter introduces the Job Hazard Assessment, “JHA,” form and process, and explains how it is used to predict and identify hazards and their mitigating controls.  An overview of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is also included.  
3. “Fall Protection” 
This chapter identifies the regulations and standards that apply to fall protection in the telecommunications industry; describes the basic equipment, how it is used, and how it is inspected.
4. “Telecom Structures, Antennas, and Components” 
In this chapter the student will learn about the various types of structures used in the Telecom industry, the antennas they hold, and the components associated with these structures.  This chapter also includes a review of installation requirements for antennas and line.  
5. “Basic Rigging” 
This chapter explores rigging terminology, equipment, safety factors, inspection, and knots.  
6. “Electromagnetic Energy and Radio Frequency (EME/RF)”
This chapter offers a basic overview of the very complex topics of Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Energy.  The course will explain the differences between the types of radiation and help the student to recognize RF related hazards.  
7. “Capstan Hoist” 
This chapter explains what a capstan hoist is and how it is used in the telecommunications industry along with a description of best practices to use in operating.
8. “Gin Poles” 
This chapter provides a detailed look at the Gin Pole; including a description of the pole and definitions of its parts.
9. “Base Mounted Hoists” 
This chapter identifies the various parts of a Base Mounted Hoist and their requirements per the standard.  This chapter also discusses the requirements of a hoist operator.
10. “Cranes” 
This chapter explores the basic operations of a crane, what to expect when working around a crane, and a review of crane hand signals.
“Quiz and Examination”
Each chapter within this course will include a short chapter quiz.  These quizzes are not graded and are given to provide the student with feedback on their understanding of a particular topic.  Once all chapters have been completed, the student is able to take the full length Final Exam.     The Final Exam is graded and feedback is provided for all incorrectly answered questions.  The Final Exam is intended to allow students to gauge their understanding of the topics overall and provide a chance to practice testing in an electronic format. 

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