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Field Nation - Get work. Done.

Get Trained, Get Certified AND GET JOBS! Field Nation is the online portal that allows technicians to set up and build profiles at no cost and gives them access to thousands of job opportunities on the portal. Field Nation’s mission is to “bring people together and help them accomplish great work. Field Nation is a partner to people, organizations and enterprises – ensuring successful collaborations so that teams can focus on accomplishing great things together.” FiberOptic.com’s mission is to provide the industry’s best training and certification.

As fiber optic networks replace old copper systems, an increasing number technicians with a copper or electrical background are learning more about fiber optic installation.  With the bandwidth demand from networks supporting 10G to 100G, there has been a significant increase in the fiber optic work force.  Currently in the industry there is tremendous growth in fiber to cell towers and DAS (distributed antenna systems).

Because of the rising costs of employees and health care, larger companies are seeking contractors to act as technicians, and as such, we see more and more independent fiber optic contractors entering the market. Incidentally the top positions on Field Nation include networking and telecom/VOIP. For independent fiber optic installers and those just entering the field, one of the most important tools to have is certification. Many of these jobs on Field Nation require certification validating your skills and experience in the field. Likewise, most of the highest paying jobs require a higher level of certification. With FiberOptic.com you can “Get Trained… Get Certified” and now you can “Get Work. Done.” with Field Nation.

Top positions on Field Nation

What is the difference between a BICSI certification or a TFS certification?

BICSI’s roots trace back to the early 1970’s as Building Industry Consulting Service.  Fiber training has become an “add-on” for BICSI over the past couple of years.  FiberOptic.com’s instructors are all field fiber technicians that can not only provide the theory behind fiber optic networks; we provide you with real world lab exercises that you will find in the field.  Our TFS Fiber Certification is the industries more rigid testing standard.  It is the only certification that requires completion of a practical exam and not just multiple choice questions.  FiberOptic.com as our name suggests is a company focused on fiber and fiber networks.

With FiberOptic.com’s partnership with Field Nation, all Field Nation members get a 10% discount on TFS Certifications (excluding Juniper and Custom Courses). To leverage your discount, simply provide your Field Nation user ID (located under your profile picture on the top left-hand corner of your user profile page) and discount code FN2015 upon registering for a course with FiberOptic.com