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Designed for Fiber Optic Technicians
This Accredited and Certificated Fiber Optics Technician Course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Fiber Optics Technician or who needs to understand or use Fiber Technology within their job. This program combines both theory and practical exercises with at least 75% hands-on activities. This course 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 Practical Fusion and Mechanical Splicing.
Fiber Optics Technician Course Overview
Our mission is to provide our students with the hands-on knowledge and the ability to identify fiber types, recognize various connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice and properly fault 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.
- Understand the history and operation of Fiber Optics
- Terminate a variety of connectors
- Perform Fusion Splicing and Mechanical Splicing
- Perform cable preparation for Fusion and Mechanical Splicing
- Assemble a Splice enclosure
- Fully test and troubleshoot Fiber Optic cables and Fiber Optic Systems using an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR).
Who Should Attend The Course
Anyone who is to be employed in design, configuration, installation, testing, troubleshooting, or Fiber Optic system maintenance: technicians, System Analysts, Design Engineers, Managers, Telecommunication Professionals, Electronics Technicians, Electrical and Mechanical Technicians, Marine Electronics Technicians, Oilfield Technicians, ROV Technicians etc.
Certified Fiber Optic Technician – is the FOA certification for general fiber optics applications. CFOTs have appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities in fiber optics that can be applied to almost any job – design, installation, operation – for almost any application – outside plant, premises, manufacturing, etc.
To explain and/or demonstrate the following:
- Types of Fiber and Cables
- Fiber and Cable construction best practices
- Information Transmission
- Light Propagation through Fiber
- Singlemode and multimode applications
- Types of patchcords and connectors
- Numerical Aperture
- Joining Fibers with Connectors & Splices
- Cleaving and proper fiber handling and preparation
- Fiber Microscopic Inspection
- Types of Connectors and Splices
- Fiber Optic Test Equipment
- Types of applications for fiber optics
Students DEMONSTRATE their ability to:
- Prepare Fiber Optic Cables for termination
- Troubleshoot (Test) & Document Fiber Optic Systems
- Terminate Connectors, Fusion and Mechanical Splices within Industry specifications during practical Labs
- Complete and pass the Certified Fiber Optic Technician Examination (CFOT)
The Student will have the ability to go back to the job and do this work.
- History Of Fiber Optics, Fiber Optics And Industry Fiber Optics And The Electrical/ Instrumentation, Telecom, Military and Hydro Utility Industry
- Basic System Introduction, Information Transmission -Fm, Am, Pulse Coded Modulation (Pcm)analog And Digital Signals
- Digital System Basics
- Information Carrying Capacity, Bandwidth, Bps, Baud Rate -Pcm And Time, Frequency & Wavelength Division Multiplexing
- The Decibel, Optical Power Loss, Loss Budget
- Advantages Of Fiber Optics, Wide Bandwidth, The Laser Source -Transmission Rates, System Speeds
- Dispersion Shifted Single Mode Fiber, Loss Of Information, -Repeater Spacing, Fiber Security (Tempest), Nuclear Hardness, Weight And Size Comparisons
Wavelength , Frequency & Electromagnetic Spectrum, Light Particle Waves, Led, Laser Light Sources, Colours Of Light
- Light Rays, Reflection, Refraction, Prism, Fresnel Reflections -Index Of Refraction, Common Indices, Angles Of Light Transmission
- Optical Fiber Parts, Characteristics Of Light Propagation -Fiber Sizing Core And Cladding Diameters North America & Europe
- Fiber Classifications, Modes, Overfilled, Under Filled Fibers, Modal Dispersion -Refractive Index Profiles, Step And Graded Index Fiber, Single Mode Fiber
- Spectral Width, Light Scattering, Optical Energy Absorption -Heat Generation, Micro Bends
- Fiber Tensile Strength, Bend Radius, Fiber & Laser Safety -Cable Packaging, Parts Of The Cable, Strength Members
- Simplex, Duplex Cables, Multifiber Cables -Plastic Optical Fibers (Pof), Undercarpet Cables -Outdoor Cables, Ribbon Cables, Installation Methods for ADSS and OPGW Cables
- Cable Lengths, Cable Specifications, Tolerances, -Colour Coding, Installation And Static Loading, Hybrid Cables
- Connectors, Splices, Manual Methods, Loss Requirements -Intrinsic & Extrinsic Losses, Scribing, Crimping -Lapping Fiber, Fusion Splicing, Fiber InspectionThe Optical Time Domain Reflectrometer, Immediate System Restoration -System Costing
- Plastic Optical Fiber for Data and Lighting Applications – Side and End Lighting
- Optical Sensors For Speed, Level, Flow, Displacement, Pressure, Liquid Type, Temperature, Counting, Position, Etc. Typical Industrial Applications
- Optical fiber for industrial controls
- Maintenance and Restoration of Fiber Optic Systems
Lab 1. Cable Prep- Stripping Cladding, Armour & Buffer Materials, Safe Cable Handling.
Lab 2. Installing connectors: pigtails, SOC or field installable connectors to industry specifications.
Lab 3. Proper fiber handling, cleaning and cleaving
Lab 4. Use of fusion splicer and splicing fiber optic cables.
Lab 5. Microscopic (Hand and Videoscope) Fiber Inspection and test methods.
Lab 6. Using VFL to locate problems
Lab 7. Measuring Loss (Loss Analyses) With A Light Source and Power Meter (OLTS).
Lab 8. Using OTDR to identify cable length and identify connectors/splices, macro bends and reflective issues