Certified Fiber Optics Specialist / Splicing (CFOS/S)
Registration closes 2 weeks before start of course.
October 12-13, 2013
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
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Course fee includes study materials, CD, and textbook: FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optics by Jim Hayes.
This 2-day Splicing Specialist Training includes a complete PowerPoint presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided during this presentation. 85% hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of either single or multi mode fiber optic cables. Inside or outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized at instructor's discretion during these hands-on sessions along with fiber optics enclosures and splice trays. The student will be responsible for successfully making and testing both mechanical and fusion splices. In addition to the basic splicing activities outlined above, the student will further be required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and enclosures. The student will further be required to achieve a splice loss of less than 0.15 dB for all splices and demonstrate proficiency in interpretation of splice loss using OTDR splice traces Upon successful completion, this program is recognized for BICSI CECs (Continuing Education Credits): RCDD 14, RITP - 14, OSP 14, INST 14, TECH 14, Cert. Trainer 14.
Prerequisites: CFOT Course or any other Formal Fiber Optics Training Course within previous 6 months, or 1 Year Fiber
Optics Related Experience. If the student is not a CFOT registered with the FOA, he/she must pass the Basic CFOT Exam
taken prior to registering this Splicing Specialist (CFOS/S) certification with the FOA. Cost for the CFOT test is $145.00
made payable to BDI DataLynk. If the student is successful in passing the CFOS/S exam after completion of this course
and does not wish to be registered as a Specialist with the FOA, a Certificate of Completion will be issued. The student
MUST be a member of the FOA as a CFOT prior to registering any Specialist Certifications sanctioned by the FOA. All
Exams are closed book. For more information contact BDI DataLynk at 512-785-9024