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Fiber Optics

This training program is eligible for an early bird discount of $100 if registered 60 days out (or more) and will be automatically applied at checkout!


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3 Days


At the end of this training program attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify the components of fiber optic systems.
  2. Install, test, and certify fiber optic networks.
  3. Comply with fiber optics safety rules and procedures.
  4. Certification: This training program is is designed to lead to Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) certification through the Fiber Optic Association (FOA). Testing for this certification is administered by NTT.

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  • Why You should take this training program

    Install and maintain your fiber optic network and learn the skills to minimize network downtime. Learn the ins-and-outs of design considerations and specification requirements. Students will spend over 70% of their time doing hands-on labs including work on budget/loss analysis techniques for fiber optic circuits. Learn safety requirements and proper techniques for terminating and splicing fiber.

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Contact Hours
    Upon completion of this training program, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion. Please contact your state or local licensing agency to determine if this training program is accepted for Continuing Education recognition by the agency.

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  • Who Should Take This Training Program

    Fiber has become more affordable and easier to use. This is a training training program designed for anyone working with communication systems, IT systems, instrumentation and control systems, phone and wireless systems.

    Some of the people who will benefit from this training include:

    • IT Technicians
    • Maintenance Technicians
    • Instrumentation Technicians
    • Fire Alarm contractors
    • Electricians
    • Plant & facility maintenance technicians
    • Building engineers
  • What You'll Learn

    Topics covered during this training include:

    • Fiber optics basics principles and operation
    • Fiber optic components and applications
    • Fiber optic installation(s)
    • Time- and money-saving installation techniques
    • How to install, test and certify fiber optic networks correctly and confidently
    • Hands-on practice doing:
      • Fusion splicing fiber optic cables and factory pigtail connector assemblies
      • Testing [OLTS and OTDR]
      • Inspections
  • Training Program Description


    • Introduction to fiber optics
    • The components of fiber optic systems
    • Optical transmitters: LEDs and lasers
    • Safety rules and procedures for working with fiber optics
    • Singlemode and multimode fiber optic systems
    • Windows of optical transmission
    • Bandwidth: optical
    • Modal and chromatic dispersion
    • Spectral width
    • Attenuation and return loss


    • Fiber optic cable construction: core/cladding/ buffer/jacket
    • Buffer types: loose tube and tight buffer
    • Understanding fiber cable specification sheets
    • Types of fiber optic cables and applications
    • Bend radius
    • Micro and macro bends
    • ANSI/EIA/TIA and NEC® standards
    • Fiber optic cable handling techniques


    • Connector types: SC, ST, LC, MPO
    • Connector terminating techniques: pre-polish and SOC (Splice On Connectors); Legacy styles can also be discussed
    • Connector testing and inspection
    • Splice cases, patch panels and other hardware
    • Fusion splicing technique (mechanical splicing is discussed)
    • Fiber Optic cleaning equipment


    • Applications
    • Installation
    • Connector Assembly and fusion splicing
    • System testing


    • Fiber optic applications
    • Determining cable, hardware and equipment requirements
    • Installation considerations
    • Loss budget
    • Power budget


    • Interior building considerations
    • Aerial plant considerations
    • Direct buried plant considerations
    • Fire stopping building entry conduit
    • Code considerations installation tools


    • OTDR optical time-domain reflectometer, power meter and light source, visual fault locator (VFL)
    • Fiber optic hand-held inspection microscopes
    • Fiber optic video probes


    • Fiber optic safety procedures and practices
    • Install and inspect multimode connectors
    • Install and inspect single mode connectors
    • Use a power meter and light source to evaluate fiber circuits
    • Use an OTDR to evaluate fiber circuits
    • Build and test fusion splice
    • Discuss and practice accepted industry recognized test procedures
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    Training Program Pricing

    3-Day Hands-On + Lecture: $1,795 / Participant

    This training program may be included with other training, or as a standalone course. As such, training time depends on training program length as determined by your outcome goals. Please call (800) 922-2820 or Contact NTT Training to discuss pricing and your unique training needs.

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