Light Brigade to offer FTTx certification course at Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit

Light Brigade, the education and training arm of AFL, has announced it will offer its “FTTx for Installers and Technicians” course at the Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit, July 14-16 in Austin, TX (see www.lightwavesummit.com).

Light Brigade, the education and training arm of AFL, has announced it will offer its “FTTx for Installers and Technicians” course at the Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit, July 14-16 in Austin, TX (see www.lightwavesummit.com).

The course will enable attendees to pass the ETA Fiber Optic Technician, Outside Plant (FOT-OSP). The FOT-OSP is designed for those installing outside plant singlemode fiber-optic networks.

This three-day class has been developed with 12 hours of classroom lecture and 12 hours of hands-on skills labs to provide the practical understanding and skills required to properly install and maintain fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. The course is targeted at supervisors and technicians who plan to be involved in building, maintaining, and troubleshooting active Ethernet and passive optical network (PON) based optical access infrastructures. Students will gain practical knowledge and hands-on skill in all aspects of FTTx deployments including specific issues—such as testing splitters, WDM devices, measuring reflectance, and bidirectional testing—that are unique to FTTx networks.

The course level is considered introductory to intermediate. Beginners as well as experienced FTTH technicians will find the class and extensive hands-on skills training beneficial.

Those interested in more information on the course should contact Light Brigade’s Pam Wooten at Pam@lightbrigade.com.

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