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CERTIFIED FIBER OPTIC TECHNICIAN (FOA) (CFOT)

Fiber Optic Certification — In this course, students will learn how to understand the limitations of bending, effects of temperature, how to effectively splice and connectorize fiber optics, troubleshoot a system and confirm the quality of connections and splices. All these skills are necessary to properly install and repair fiber optics systems. (Read more below ...)

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Fiber Optic Certification — In this course, students will learn how to understand the limitations of bending, effects of temperature, how to effectively splice and connectorize fiber optics, troubleshoot a system and confirm the quality connections and splices. All these skills are necessary to properly install and repair fiber optics systems. Participants completing the course exercises and lab requirements will be given the Fiber Optic Association (FOA) exam for Certified Fiber Optic Technicians.

This exam is proctored by a certified FOA instructor and participants must score the minimum (70%) to meet the FOA certification requirements. Pre-Requisites: This course is intended for electrical contractors, electricians, IT technicians, communications technicians, and any personnel that specifies, installs, and restores fiber optics systems.

PPE Requirements: AVO is committed to the personal safety of each participant and requires appropriate apparel for lab activities. Long pants and ANSI rated “safety-toe” work shoes are acceptable as meeting this requirement. Participants completing the course exercises and lab requirements will be given the Fiber Optic Association (FOA) exam for Certified Fiber Optic Technicians.

This exam is proctored by a certified FOA instructor and participant must score the minimum (70%) to meet the FOA certification requirements.

 

 

Course Number

404C

Duration

4.5 Days

Schedule

8: a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Final day ends at noon)

Involvement

Hands-on

Credit

3.2 CEUs

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Who Should Attend

This course is intended for electrical contractors, electricians, IT technicians, communications technicians, and any personnel that specifies, installs and restores fiber optics systems. Participants completing the course exercises and lab requirements will be given the Fiber Optic Association (FOA) exam for Certified Fiber Optic Technicians.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Determine appropriate fiber for different applications.
  • Inspect, install and test connectors using the epoxy polish method to EIA/TIA standards.
  • Identify damage to cables and associated causes.
  • Install fiber optic cable.
  • Test fiber optic cable for EIA/TIA acceptable losses.
  • Utilize fiber optic test equipment including an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR), light source and power meter
  • Install and test mechanical and fusion splices to EIA/TIA standards
  • Identify and specify components for a fiber optic system
  • Budget for losses in fiber optic systems
  • Utilize attenuators to adjust power levels (DBM) at the receiver

Requirements

This certification only requires completion of one course: Certified Fiber Optic Technician (FOA). This course is 4.5 days and 3.6 CEUs. To enroll in the class, click "Enroll Now" below. The certification will be valid for 3 years from the date of issue.

The certified FOA instructor proctors this exam and the participant must score at least the minimum (70%) to meet the FOA certification requirements.
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