Online Course

Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON)


The Ethernet passive optical network or EPON course provides essential knowledge of using an Ethernet passive architecture to deliver a fiber to the home or fiber to the x (FTTH/FTTx) system, along with cable services such as video, voice and data. Learners will be able to identify the benefits, features, and components, along with differentiating the technology from a hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) access network used by many operators today. Learners will also be able to explain how provisioning is completed in EPON using the DOCSIS provisioning of EPON (DPoE) system.

Included in the Course

  • In-depth interactive eBook module 
  • Module assessment
  • Course final exam


Self-paced interactive Online Course: Learners may start the SCTE VirtuLearn® course at any time, study at their own pace, and have access to dynamic online content after they register. On average, learners will spend less than 2 – 3 hours per week over 2 weeks completing course activities.  

System Requirements: A high speed Internet (HSI) connection, Internet browser with HTML5 support. For tablet or smartphone access, HTML5 may be used for online eBook content.

Target Audience

  • Broadband Premises Installers /Technicians
  • Technical Operations
  • Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) or AccessNetwork Technicians
  • Outside Plant (OSP) Technicians
  • Maintenance Technician, SystemTechnician or equivalent
  • Headend or Hub Engineers
  • NOC

Recommended Prerequisites



Upon Successful Completion

SCTE course completion certificate