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Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge
This introductory three-day fiber optic tech course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optic Technician. This fiber optic training combines theory and 75 percent hands-on activities to prepare participants to take the CFOT®️ test (sanctioned by The Fiber Optic Association, Inc.) given and graded the final class day. This course also introduces the industry standards governing Fiber To The Desk, Fiber To The Home, K-12 (schools), and explains Zone vs. Distribution Cabling.
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. Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optic Technician should attend this class.
BICSI recognizes this course for continuing education credits.
Prerequisites: CFOT®️ Course or any other formal fiber optics training course within previous six months or one year fiber optics-related experience and passed the Basic CFOT®️ Exam.
This two-day program explains the importance of high-performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding also is provided. Seventy-five percent hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of both single- and multi-mode fiber optic cables. Both inside and outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized during these hands-on sessions, along with inside and outside plant enclosures and splice trays.
The technician will make and test both single- and multi-mode mechanical and fusion splices. In addition, they will be required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and trays in enclosures, including both rack and wall-mounted splice enclosures, as well as outside plant enclosures. The course standards are a splice loss of less than 0.15 dB for all splices and demonstrates proficiency in interpretation of splice loss using OTDR splice traces.
Prerequisites: CFOT®️ Course or any other formal fiber optics training course within previous six months, or one year fiber optics-related experience and passed the Basic CFOT®️ Exam.
This two-day program is designed to offer specialized fiber optics training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. It includes background information to allow technicians to understand what they are testing and how to troubleshoot problems in long-haul and short-haul fiber optics networks.
This course will teach differences between applications (telco/CATV/LAN, etc.), so the student can intelligently work in today’s fiber optics environment; explain the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches and how to choose among them; explore the overall spectrum of testing and maintenance; and provide a better comfort level with regard to testing and maintenance of both single-mode and multi-mode networks. Includes detailed study of ANSI/TIA/EIA-562-14A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. insertion loss testing, return loss testing, and proper maintenance of high-performance fiber networks. The CFOS/T exam is given the final day of class.
ways to register:
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Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center
301 S. 68th Street Place
Lincoln, NE 68510-2449
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