Fiber Optic Fundamentals (TR-FOF)

Course Information

TR-FOF allows students to gain valuable knowledge of fiber optic theory, codes, standards and practices which are widely accepted in the telecommunications industry today. In addition, students gain a practical knowledge and understanding of the latest installation, splicing, termination, and testing techniques and achieve the knowledge and understanding necessary to design, oversee, direct and maintain fiber optic cabling systems.

Objectives
Brief Course Synopsis
Target Audience
Labs
Certification

Objectives

TR-FOF allows students to gain valuable knowledge of fiber optic theory, codes, standards and practices which are widely accepted in the telecommunications industry today. In addition, students gain a practical knowledge and understanding of the latest installation, splicing, termination, and testing techniques and achieve the knowledge and understanding necessary to design, oversee, direct and maintain fiber optic cabling systems.

Brief Course Synopsis

1) Introduction to Fiber Optics

• Fiber Optic Advantages and Applications
• Terminology and History
• The Fundamentals of Light Propagation
• Scales of Measurement and the Light Spectrum
• Characteristics of Singlemode and Multimode
• Manufacturing, Bandwidth and Linear Effects

2) Cables

• Cable Types, Construction and Specifications
• Cable Markings
• Selection Criteria

3) Connectors and Terminations

• Temporary and Permanent Connections
• Connector Types
• Mechanical and Environmental Considerations
• Performance Specifications
• Connector Loss Issues
• Splicing Applications

4) Enclosures and Panels

• Panels
• Distribution, Patch and Splice Types
• Application Issues and Selection Criteria
• Aerial and Burial Enclosures
• Re-Entry and Expansion Capabilities
• Routing and Preparation

5) Test Equipment

• Loss Testing Tools and Equipment
• Standards and Methods
• Return Loss, Bandwidth and Dispersion
• OTDR Theory and Applications
• Loss and System Budget Calculations

Target Audience

Fiber Optic Fundamentals is designed for new or experienced telecom workers seeking a deeper understanding of fiber optic theory and cabling systems. This course is excellent for anyone involved in:

1) Construction or Project Management

• Electrical
• Voice/Data
• OSP, Including Customer-Owned OSP
• Site or Utility Contractors

2) End-User Markets

• Education
• Commercial
• Industrial
• Utility (including Telephone, CATV, FTTx, Security)

**Candidates for this course may find it helpful to have knowledge or experience in the following areas, but it is not required:

1) Fiber Optic Advantages and Applications

2) Cables

• Connector and Terminations
• Enclosures and Panels
• Test Equipment

Labs

There are no labs with this course.

Certification

Certificate: Fiber Optic Fundamentals
Awarded to new or experienced personnel who demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of fiber optic theory, codes, standards and practices widely accepted in the telecommunications industry today.



Pricing

Description Item Code Price
Fiber Optic Fundamentals (Online) – Fiber Optic Fundamentals training is designed for new or experienced workers who desire a fundamental knowledge of fiber optic theory, codes, standards and practices widely accepted in the telecommunications industry today. This course is an excellent starting point for those who install, design, or supervise the installation of fiber optic systems. TR-FOF $600.00
Exam: Fiber Optic Fundamentals – This exam must be passed in order to qualify for a certificate in our Fiber Optic Fundamentals course. This exam will consist of a combination of multiple-choice, fill in, diagram drawing, or other similar questions. More information about this specific exam will be given during the Fiber Optic Fundamentals lecture (either online or in person.) TE-FOF Included
Manual: Fiber Optic Fundamentals – Training Manual (TR-FOF) TM-FOF Included
Certificate: Fiber Optic Fundamentals – Awarded to new or experienced personnel who demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of fiber optic theory, codes, standards and practices widely accepted in the telecommunications industry today. TC-FOF $150.00

Schedule & Registration

Schedule
This course is offered online through our Digital Chalk Learning Management Service. Call (877) 529-9114 or email training@fiberoptic.com for registration information.

Online Student Information Form

Please fill out the form below to begin the registration process. After you submit the form, a sales associate will reach out to you to complete your registration.



Planning & Reservations Contact the Training and Development Coordinator for The Fiber School at Training@fiberoptic.com or call 877.529.9114


Cancellation Policy: FiberOptic.com may cancel a course that lacks sufficient enrollment a week before it is scheduled to begin. When a course is canceled, we make every effort to notify all registered students promptly. A full refund is processed unless the student elects to transfer to another course or time. You can help avoid cancellation by registering early.

Student Cancellation: No refunds are permitted for student cancellation. Substitutions are permitted.