New training course tackles fiber fundamentals

MAY 7, 2009 -- The Light Brigade (search Lightwave for The Light Brigade) has announced its new two-day technical training course, Fundamentals of Fiber Optics. This entry-level course covers both multimode and singlemode fiber networks and is intended for installation contractors and end users involved in building and maintaining local area networks (LANs), municipal networks, and private networks.

Topics covered include:


  • an overview of the history of fiber optics
  • fiber-optic transmission theory
  • optical fiber manufacturing
  • system design parameters
  • installation guidelines
  • fiber-optic fusion splicing
  • fiber-optic connector termination
  • field testing and troubleshooting
  • technical standards and codes

The course includes hands-on exposure to optical fiber termination, system testing and troubleshooting, and fusion splicing through six hours of training using the latest in fiber-optic equipment.

Fundamentals of Fiber Optics is eligible for Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) and Advanced Fiber Optic Technician (AFOT) certifications through the Fiber Optic Association, and is approved for Continuing Education Credits from BICSI.

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