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MASSACHUSETTS VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL TEACHER TESTING PROGRAM
SCOPE OF TEST CODE # 45 – TELECOMMUNICATIONS & FIBER OPTICS
WRITTEN EXAM -100 QUESTIONS
TIME ALLOWED: 3 HOURS
PERCENT OF TEST:
10 % Digital Electronics
15% Fundamentals of Electronics
10 % Fundamentals of Telephone Systems
10% Telecommunications Related Mathematics
10 % Network Topologies and Cable Installation
15% Principles of Electronic Communications
10% Principles of Fiber Optics
10% Telecommunications Fundamentals Skills
5% Health and Safety
5% Fundamentals of Wireless Communications
THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION IS ALIGNED WITH THE MATCHING MASSACHUSETTS VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL
EDUCATOR FRAMEWORKS. SOME QUESTIONS REQUIRE A SYNTHESIS OF KNOWLEDGE BASED ON
VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL WORK EXPERIENCE AND MAY NOT BE FOUND IN ANY BOOK. HOWEVER,
CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO STUDY FOR THEIR EXAMS BY REVIEWING CURRENT TEXTBOOKS AND
REFERENCE MATERIAL WHICH CAN USUALLY BE FOUND IN THE LIBRARIES OF MOST VOCATIONAL
TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLS WHICH OFFER CHAPTER 74 PROGRAMS.
*You may refer to http://www.doe.mass.edu/cte/frameworks for the Massachusetts Vocational Technical Educator
Frameworks.
THE FOLLOWING LIST OF REFERENCE MATERIALS WAS DEVELOPED AS A GUIDE FOR WRITTEN
EXAM CANDIDATES:
Networking Topologies & Copper Cabling by Heathkit Educational Systems
Healthkit Company
Principles of Electronic Communication by Heathkit Educational Systems
Healthkit Company
Telephone Systems by Heathkit Educational Systems
Healthkit Company
Wireless Communications Fundamentals & Systems by Heathkit Educational Systems
Healthkit Company
Digital Electronics, by James Bignell & Robert Donovan
Delmar,
SCOPE OF TEST CODE # 45 – TELECOMMUNICATIONS & FIBER OPTICS
- Page 2Digital Electronics – Principles & Applications by Roger L. Tokheim
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
Telecommunications Trainer Lab Manual by R.S.R. Electronics
R.S.R. Electronics, Inc.
Electronic Fundamentals by Philip Wheeler
Healthkit Company
Technician’s Guide to Fiber Optics by Donald J. Sterling, Jr.
Delmar Publishers Inc.
The Fiber Optics & Laser Handbook by Edward L. Safford
TAB Books Inc.
Get a Grip on Network Cabling by Frank Derfler and Les Freed
Ziff-Davis Press
Understanding Fiber Optics by Jeff Hecht
Prentice Hall
Fiber Optic Cabling by Heathkit Educational Systems
Healthkit Company
Fiber Optic Theory by Heathkit Educational Systems
Healthkit Company
YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY FOR OBTAINING THESE RESOURCES
THROUGH THE INTERLIBRARY LOAN PROGRAM.
The written exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions. Each question consists of one incomplete
sentence or a questions followed by four choices. Listed below are several sample items:
The copper cabling form the customer’s premises to the Central Office is commonly known as the:
*
a.
b.
c.
d.
Demarc Line
Short Haul Line
Local Loop
POTS
Bluetooth wireless communications operates in the frequency range of:
*
a.
b
c.
d.
2.402 GHz to 2.480 GHz
2.502 GHz to 2.580 GHz
2.502 GHz to 2.680 GHz
2.402 GHz to 2.580 GHz
* indicates correct answer
THE TEACHER TESTING PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE NON-PROGRAMMABLE CALCULATORS FOR USE
IN COMPLETING THE WRITTEN EXAM. DOCUMENTATION REGARDING THESE CALCULATORS WILL
BE INCLUDED IN YOUR ADMISSION PACKAGE.
UPDATED: 7/2009
MASSACHUSETTS VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL TEACHER TESTING PROGRAM
SCOPE OF TEST CODE # 45 – TELECOMMUNICATIONS & FIBER OPTICS
PERFORMANCE EXAM
TIME ALLOWED: 4 HOURS
PERCENT OF TEST:
28% Subtest 1 – Principles of AC/DC and Measurements
 Construct Power Supply and Test the Output
 Construct Timer Circuit
37% Subtest 2 – Fiber Optics & Cabling
 Electronic Assembly
 Fiber Optic Preparation and Assembly
 Test and Troubleshoot a Transmitting (Receiving Fiber Optic Assembly)
Candidates must complete Subtest 1 and Subtest 2 and choose one of following Subtests:
35% Subtest 3 – Digital Electronics
 Developing Boolean Expressions
 Simplifying Boolean Expression
 Generating a Circuit Drawing
 Breadboarding and Troubleshooting
OR
35% Subtest 4 – Wireless Communications
 Router Configuration
 Security Configuration
 Computer to Router Communications
**You must notify Lisa Boyd at (978) 441-4946 or [email protected] no later than two weeks prior to the exam
date to indicate which ONE Subtest Area (3 or 4) you wish to participate in addition to the two required Subtest
Areas 1 and 2.
The Performance Examination is aligned with the matching Massachusetts Vocational Technical
Educator Frameworks. Most exam tasks require a synthesis of knowledge based on vocational
technical work experience. As a result we highly recommend that Performance Exam Candidates
possess the required years of related work experience as well as the appropriate industry recognized
credentials as outlined as requirements for preliminary vocational technical educator licensure.
Candidates are also encouraged to prepare for their exams by reviewing current textbooks and
reference material which can usually be found in the libraries of most Vocational Technical Schools
and Schools which offer Chapter 74 Programs.
THE FOLLOWING LIST OF REFERENCE MATERIALS WAS DEVELOPED AS A GUIDE FOR WRITTEN
EXAM CANDIDATES:
Networking Topologies & Copper Cabling by Heathkit Educational Systems
Healthkit Company
SCOPE OF TEST CODE # 45 – TELECOMMUNICATIONS & FIBER OPTICS
- Page 2-
Principles of Electronic Communication by Heathkit Educational Systems
Healthkit Company
Telephone Systems by Heathkit Educational Systems
Healthkit Company
Wireless Communications Fundamentals & Systems by Heathkit Educational Systems
Healthkit Company
Digital Electronics, by James Bignell & Robert Donovan
Delmar,
Digital Electronics – Principles & Applications by Roger L. Tokheim
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
Telecommunications Trainer Lab Manual by R.S.R. Electronics
R.S.R. Electronics, Inc.
Electronic Fundamentals by Philip Wheeler
Healthkit Company
Technician’s Guide to Fiber Optics by Donald J. Sterling, Jr.
Delmar Publishers Inc.
The Fiber Optics & Laser Handbook by Edward L. Safford
TAB Books Inc.
Get a Grip on Network Cabling by Frank Derfler and Les Freed
Ziff-Davis Press
Understanding Fiber Optics by Jeff Hecht
Prentice Hall
Fiber Optic Cabling by Heathkit Educational Systems
Healthkit Company
Fiber Optic Theory by Heathkit Educational Systems
Healthkit Company
Safety Orientation NCCER, Person Prentice Hall
www.crafttraining.com
www.osha.gov
Go to Regulations, select sections:
1910.1200 - Hazard Communication
1910 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment
You may refer to http://www.doe.mass.edu/cte/frameworks for the Massachusetts Vocational Technical
Educator Frameworks.
YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY FOR OBTAINING THESE RESOURCES
THROUGH THE INTERLIBRARY LOAN PROGRAM.
UPDATED: 10/27/2011
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