Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course (CFOT)
Per Student Cost for FOA Certified, Fiber Optics Technician
Course being offered in Savannah, GA.
Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Testing & Maintenance  
(CFOS/T)
Per student price for FOA Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Testing &
Maintenance Course being offered in Savannah, GA.
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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 Savannah, GA.
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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 Savannah, GA.  See below for
course description.
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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.
Hands-on Fiber Optic Training Savannah, GA
Course tuition includes all FOA Text Books, Course CD, Student Study Guides, One-Year Membership to the
FOA, Certification Exams and the opportunity to obtain Fiber Optics Networking knowledge in vast quantities.
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