Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course
(CFOT)
Per Student Cost for FOA Certified, Fiber Optics
Technician Course being offered in Portland, ME.
Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Testing &
Maintenance  (CFOS/T)
Per student price for FOA Certified Fiber Optic
Specialist/Testing & Maintenance Course being
offered in Portland, ME.
Fiber Optic Training Portland, ME Registration
BDI DataLynk, LLC
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Professionals
To register for any fiber optic training Portland, ME sessions,
click on the "buttons" indicated below.  
Fee includes student study manual, course CD, EXAM, Text Book,
and 1 year memebership to the FOA
.
Our courses are sanctioned by a Fiber Optic Association (FOA) -
NOT an Electronics Association (ETA).
Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Splicing  
(CFOS/S)
Per student price for FOA Certified Fiber Optic
Specialist Splicing Course being offered in Portland,
ME.
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Certified Fiber Optic Outside Plant
Specialist  (CFOS/O)
Per student price this FOA Certified Fiber Optic
Outside Plant Specialist Course being offered in
Portland, ME.  See below for course description.
Once you have made your payment, be
sure to email us the names of the
individuals who will be attending the
sessions.  Our email address is:
bob@bdidatalynk.com.  
If you have any questions, just give us a
call at 512-785-9024.

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CFOT - Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course Description

This introductory 3-day* fiber optics course is designed for anyone interested in fiber optics.  It combines theory and hands-on activities to prepare the
student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) test that is sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and given the final class day.  
This course also introduces the student to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (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 fiber optics networks and fiber optics capabilities should attend this class.  Course fee includes all books and
study materials.  The text we use is, The FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optics written by Mr. Jim Hayes.

Prerequisites required: Basic Computer Knowledge, Able to see and identify small tools, must read and speak the English Language.

CFOS/T - Certified Fiber Optics Network Testing & Maintenance Course Description

This 2-day (16-hour*) FOA sanctioned program is designed to offer advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics
networks. It is strictly a practical course, but includes more background information than is typical in basic courses to allow the student to understand what
they are testing and how to troubleshoot problems in long-haul and short-haul fiber optics networks.  One of the most important points of the program is to
teach current day technology. Too many courses teach obsolete theory and practice, out of obsolete textbooks! This course will teach differences between
applications (telco/CATV/LAN, etc.) so the student can intelligently work in today's fiber optics cable environment.

Another focal point in the program is to offer a general, easy to understand approach to fiber optics testing standards. We attempt to explain the variety of
testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and how to choose among them. Many courses are criticized
because they are too specific or prejudiced to one application, technology or manufacturer. We explore the overall spectrum of testing and maintenance of
fiber optics networks and strive to provide a better comfort level for our students with regards to testing and maintenance of both single mode and multi
mode fiber optics networks.  Subject matter includes a detailed study of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-14A and -7, OTDR Fundamentals and Uses, OTDR Vs. Insertion
Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Proper Maintenance of High-Performance Fiber Networks.  Course fee includes all study materials, consumables,
manuals, and PC-Based OTDR Simulator. Program provides for 85% hands-on activities.

Prerequisites:
After January 1, 2015, the student MUST have successfully passed the basic CFOT course within the preceding 12 months or have
renewed their FOA membership within that time frame prior to attending the CFOS/T, CFOS/S, and/or the CFOS/O FOA Specialist courses offered by
BDI Datalynk.  
We highly recommend that the student attend all courses offered during the session starting with the basic CFOT Course.  All Exams are
closed book.  For more information contact BDI DataLynk at 512-785-9024

CFOS/S - Certified Fiber Optics Network Splicing Specialist Course Description
Specialist Fiber Optic Training, 2-day Program

This 2-day* Splicing Specialist Training includes a complete Power Point presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and further
details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background
information about splicing that is very important to the student. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided during this
presentation.  85% 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 student will be responsible for successfully making and testing both single mode and multi mode mechanical and fusion splices.  In
addition to the basic splicing activities outlined above, the student will further be required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays
and trays in enclosures. These enclosures will include both rack and wall mounted splice enclosures, as well as, outside plant enclosures. The student will
further be required to achieve a splice loss of less than 0.15 dB for all splices and demonstrate proficiency in interpretation of splice loss using OTDR splice
traces.

Prerequisites:  After January 1, 2015, the student MUST have successfully passed the basic CFOT course within the preceding 12 months or have
renewed their FOA membership within that time frame prior to attending the CFOS/T, CFOS/S, and/or the CFOS/O FOA Specialist courses offered by
BDI Datalynk.  
We highly recommend that the student attend all courses offered during the session starting with the basic CFOT Course.  For more
information contact BDI DataLynk at 512-785-9024.

CFOS/O - Certified Fiber Optics Network Outside Plant Specialist Course Description
Specialist Fiber Optic Training, 2-day Program

Course Description:
This 2-day, 16 hour* fiber optic specialist course is for students who will be directly involved with installing Outside Plant (OSP) Fiber Optics Cabling.  
Further, it is an add-on course to their FOA portfolio once they have successfully completed the 3-day, basic CFOT course and can be taken concurrently
with the CFOT course.  This advanced Fiber Optic Training combines lecture sessions and 85% hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the
CFOS/O, OSP hands on and written exams that are sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and given and graded the final class day. This course
introduces the student to industry standards governing the installation, testing, and troubleshooting of OSP fiber optics cable. Proper Mid-Span Access
procedures will be demonstrated during class. Students will learn how to properly identify OSP fiber cabling types, recognize various outside plant closures
used in OSP fiber installation, install, prepare, terminate, splice, and properly test and troubleshoot installed OSP fiber cable to existing standards.  Course
fee includes study materials, Text Book, CD, and exams and 1-year membership to the FOA. Note: The student must pass both the written and hands on
exams to successfully pass this course.  

Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics OSP Specialist should attend this class.  Course fee includes study materials, Text Book, CD and
exams.  Note: The student must pass both the written and hands on exams to successfully pass this course.

Prerequisites:
After January 1, 2015, the student MUST have successfully passed the basic CFOT course within the preceding 12 months or have
renewed their FOA membership within that time frame prior to attending the CFOS/T, CFOS/S, and/or the CFOS/O FOA Specialist courses offered by
BDI Datalynk.  
We highly recommend that the student attend all courses offered during the session starting with the basic CFOT Course.

*Note: Actual hours may vary depending on number of students.
Location to be
Announced!
Portland Hands-On Sessions
Remember - the CFOT course is a
prerequisit of all other courses.  Most
students register for all courses at
once.  See you in class. - Bob
Let us bring our courses to you!
Give us a call at 512-785-9024 to arrange
your training.
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November 2017
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