Fiber Optic Technician – (TR-FOT)

Course Information

Showcase your cutting-edge technical skills, and receive your professional TFS certification as a Fiber Optic Technician!

The Fiber Optic Technician (TR-FOT) training is the second level of our Fiber Optic Installer certification training. It builds upon the Fiber Optic Installer (TR-CFI) training and is designed to provide a real-life experience with solid classroom instruction using various labs and practical exercises designed around advanced installation, and testing techniques and procedures of inside and outside plant fiber networks.

Fiber Optic Technician (FOT) certification identifies you as a technician who understands the advanced concepts applicable to the functions required to safely and competently install, test and manage fiber optic communications cabling. FOT training is a perfect compliment for experienced inside/outside plant fiber optic installers. Featured are technician level hands-on splicing and testing labs demonstrating advanced procedures and techniques. Students work with test equipment from several different manufacturers.

With advanced training in areas unique to the special requirements of individual products or systems designs, the fiber optic technician should become a profitable and efficient part of the workforce.

Objectives
Course Synopsis
Target Audience
Labs
Certifications

Objectives

Certified Fiber Optic Technician training will provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to:

  • Measure the bi-directional loss in a fiber optic link with a power meter and light source
  • Prepare a splice tray
  • Test a link using an OTDR
  • Locate a fault using an OTDR
  • Interpret an OTDR trace
  • Perform visual inspection of a link

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 Spectrum
    • Characteristics of Singlemode and Multimode
    • Manufacturing
    • Bandwidth and Linear effects
  2. Cables:
    • Cable Types
    • Construction and Specifications
    • Cable Marking
    • Selection Criteria
  3. Connectors and Terminations:
    • Temporary and Permanent Connections
    • Connector Types
    • Mechanical and Environmental Considerations
    • Performance Specifications
    • Connector Loss Issues
    • Splicing Applications
  4. Splicing – Fusion and Mechanical:
    • Fusion Splicing
    • Cable Marking
    • Mechanical Splicing
  5. 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
  6. Installation:
    • Planning and Standards
    • Premise/LAN Methods
    • Outside Plant Methods
    • Aerial and Burial Techniques
    • Installation Tools and Equipment
  7. Test Equipment:
    • Loss Testing Tools and Equipment
    • Standards and Methods
    • Return Loss
    • Bandwidth and Dispersion
    • OTDR Theory and Applications
    • Loss and System Budget Calculations
  8. Restoration and Maintenance:
    • Tools and Equipment
    • Practical Applications
    • Time Saving Techniques
    • Record Keeping and Documentation
  9. System Components and Design Issues:
    • Transmitters and Receivers
    • Passive Optical Components, Couplers and Splitters
    • WDM and DWDM Issues
  10. Hands-on task required include:
    • Building a complete fiber optic segment utilizing wall mount enclosures with fusion pigtails, quick connectors and mechanical splicing
    • Test the completed Fiber optic segment using a OLTS and OTDR
    • Review and Evaluate test results according to ETA Fiberoptic.com certification requirements

Target Audience

The following knowledge or experience level is recommended:

  • 3 years fiber optic installation experience
  • Basic knowledge of splicing equipment and procedures
  • Basic knowledge of testing equipment and procedures
  • Be a Fiberoptic.com Certified Installer or equivalent (desired)
  • Be an ETA Fiber Installer or other Industry equivalent (desired)

Hands-On Labs

  • Assemble a mechanical splice that meets or exceeds TIA 568 B.3 standards
  • Measure the bi-directional loss in a splice with a light source and power meter
  • Perform acceptance testing
  • Measure the bi-directional loss in a fiber optic link with a power meter and light source
  • Prepare a splice tray
  • Test a link using an OTDR
  • Locate a fault using an OTDR
  • Interpret an OTDR trace
  • Perform visual inspection of a link

Certifications

Certificate: Certified Fiber Optic Technician – (TC-FOT-TFS)

To become certified you will need to:
1. Complete a TFS approved Fiber Optic Technician (TR-FOT) Course.
2. Pass the TFS Exam (TR-FOT).
3. Properly complete each of the following skills labs:

  • Assemble a mechanical splice that meets or exceeds TIA 568 B.3 standards
  • Measure the bi-directional loss in a splice with a light source and power meter
  • Perform acceptance testing

The following exams apply to (TC-FOT-TFS) certification:

  • Required TFS Written Exam (TE-FOT)
  • Previously Passed TFS Written Exam (TE-CFI) and eligibility for FOF Certification

Note: This certification is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at FiberOptic.com’s sole discretion. FiberOptic.com certification might include further requirements.

Certificate: Certified Fiber Optic Technician – ETA –  (TC-ETA-FOT)

Awarded to students who pass the ETA exam in one of our ETA certified master technician training courses. This certification is considered an industry standard and is offered in addition to the FiberOptic.com course certification.



Pricing

Description Item Code Price
Certified Fiber Optic Technician (5 days) – The Fiber Optic Technician course is designed for those who wish to build upon the knowledge gained in the Certified Fiber Installer course, prior to taking the Master Fiber Optic Technician course. This course provides the opportunity to learn and perfect the more advanced inside/outside plant field skills that the Fiber Optic Technician needs on the job. TR-FOT $2,350.00
Exam: FOT – 50 Question Multiple Choice – This exam must be passed in order to qualify for a certificate in our Outside Plant Installer 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 Certified Fiber Optic Technician lecture (either online or in person.) TE-FOT Included
Exam: FOT – ETA FOT113 – This ETA exam may accompany our Fiber Optic Technician course. ETA certifications are one of the industry standard certifications in the telecommunications industry. ETA Certified Fiber Optic training is the only way to take one of these exams (and hence get the certificate.) TE-ETA-FOT Included
Lab: FOT – Hands on Exam Booklet – This lab is part of the hands-on portion of our Certified Fiber Optic Technician course. This lab will consist of multiple hands on exercises to get the student ready to pass a practical exam. Details about this specific lab can be found on our course detail page at the link below. TL-FOT Included
Practical: Certified Fiber Optic Technician  – Problem-solving skills for the field technician. TP-FOT Included
Manual: Fiber Optic Technician – Training Manual for FOT Certification.
TM-FOT Included
Certificate: Fiber Optic Technician – This fiber optic certification, designed after the FOT certification, identifies professionals who can be involved with designing, configuring, installing, and maintaining fiber optic systems specific to outside plants. Technicians will also be able to test and troubleshoot a Local Area Network (LAN) system with various faults. TC-FOT $150.00
Certificate: ETA Fiber Optic Technician – Awarded to students who pass the ETA exam in one of our ETA certified master technician training courses. This certification is considered an industry standard and is offered in addition to the FiberOptic.com course certification. TC-ETA-FOT $150.00


Schedule & Registration

Schedule
Feb 11 – 15, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $2,350.00
May 6 – 10, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $2,350.00
Aug 5 – 9, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $2,350.00
Nov 11 – 15, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $2,350.00

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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

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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.


On-Site Training

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