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We are not going to teach you all of the connector systems used in the field as you can learn those individual techniques on your own via the
numerous on-line videos that are available. You can, however, expect to learn the standards on how to test and install a fiber optics network
- regardless of the connector system used, or the fusion splicer used, or the Power Source and Light Meter (OLTS) used to test the system.
We will advise you of the connector systems we recommend and those we do not recommend. It will be up to you to decide which is best for
you in the field. Again, it does not matter which connector system you use as long as your network meets and/or exceeds the performance
Each of our courses requires that you build, test, troubleshoot, and repair an actual fiber optics network. If you are attending the basic CFOT
course, you will be installing and testing a multimode network using both ST and SC connectors. At this time, those styles of connectors are
the most popular. In the CFOS/T course, you will be required to build, test, troubleshoot, and repair a singlemode fiber optics network - again
using both ST and SC connectors. In our CFOS/S splicing course, you will be required to build, test, troubleshoot and repair a fiber optics
network using both fusion and mechanical splices. In our CFOS/O course, you will be required to build, test, troubleshoot, and repair a fiber
optics network using only Outside Plant (OSP) cable. And, I might add, you will be building it with OSP, waterproof closures, splice trays, in
addition to installing both ST and SC connectors using fan out kits at each end, along with the inside plant patch panels. At the instructor's
discretion, you will be using either armored or non-armored OSP cable.
In all classes you will be expected to troubleshoot and repair the cable plant you have built. You will provide the instructor with a report on the
problems you found, what you would do to repair the problem, and the probable cause of the problem. You will further be required to provide
your final test reports to the instructor at the end of each hands-on session to insure that you have a good comfort level on what will be
required of you in the field when testing your fiber optics network.
I will state emphatically, you will not get this type of actual hands-on training in most fiber optics courses offered anywhere in the country.
Finally, we do not charge extra for your FOA Exam. Your tuition takes care of your exam fee, student study guide and FOA Text Book and
the knowledge you receive. It will be your responsibility to study and take notes. The only things you need to bring with you to class is
something to write and an open mind and our instructors will take care of the rest. For pre-course study activities go here.
Before you register for any fiber optics course and pay the fee, be sure to call the instructor and find out what hands-on
activities they have planned for you in class. Are you going to be sitting around at the tables all day looking at every piece of
fiber optics equipment in the industry much of which you will never use? Or, are you going to build, test, troubleshoot and
repair actual fiber optics networks. Sitting at a table all day is not conducive to educating one on how to be a good fiber optics
Have a good class! --- Bob Ballard, Owner, CFOI
|Most other courses.
You decide which
will properly prepare
you for the field.