Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T)
Registration closes 2 weeks before start of course.
October 10-11, 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 (16-hour) program is designed to offer specialist fiber optics training to anyone involved with the testing and
maintenance of fiber optics networks. This advanced fiber optics training is strictly a practical course, but includes
more background information than is typical in basic courses to allow the student to understand what they are testing
and how to troubleshoot problems in long-haul and short-haul fiber optics networks.
One of the most important points of the program is to teach current day technology. Too many courses teach obsolete theory and practice, out of obsolete textbooks! This course will teach differences between applications (telco/CATV/LAN, etc.) so the student can intelligently work in today's fiber optics cable environment.
Another focal point in the program is to offer a general, easy to understand approach to fiber optics testing standards. We attempt to explain the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and how to choose among them. Many courses are criticized because they are too specific or prejudiced to one application, technology or manufacturer. We explore the overall spectrum of testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks and strive to provide a better comfort level for our students with regards to testing and maintenance of both single mode and multi mode fiber optics networks. Subject matter includes a detailed study of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-14A, OTDR Fundamentals and Uses, OTDR Vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Proper Maintenance of High-Performance Fiber Networks. The Certified Fiber Optics Specialist/Testing Exam is given and graded the final day of class. Course fee includes all study materials, consumables, manuals, and PC-Based OTDR Simulator. Program provides for 85% hands-on activities.
Prerequisites: FOA CFOT Course or any other Formal Fiber Optics Training Course within previous 6 months, or 1 Year Fiber Optics Related Experience. 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.