Certified Fiber Optics Technician

Course Code: CSIR-1052

Course Description

This introductory 3-day fiber optics course is designed for anyone interested in learning basic fiber optic networking. This program combines theory and 85% hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) test that is sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and given and graded the final class day. This course also introduces the student to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home), LAN/WAN fiber networks, and further introduces the student to basic fusion and mechanical splicing. Students will learn how to identify fiber types, recognize various connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice, and properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards. This program explores the history and future of fiber optics and fiber optics capabilities, and cost of installation. Standards covered: EIA/TIA 568-B.3, ANSI/TIA/EIA 607-A, and NEC Article 770-50. Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician should attend this class. This course is recognized by The US Department of Labor and is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA). Course fee includes all books and study materials. Prerequisite: Basic working knowledge of computers. Able to see and identify small items and able to speak and understand the English language.

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