Master Fiber Optic Technician – (TR-MFOT)

Course Information

Showcase Your Cutting-Edge Technical Skills, and receive your professional TFS Master Certification as a Master Fiber Optic Technician!

The Master level of certification is The Fiber School’s most advanced certification program, designed for students who have either completed one of our Technician certifications or have commensurate industry experience.

Not only is the Master Fiber Optic Technician (TC-MFOT) certification program comprehensive – it’s the first of its kind in the telecommunications industry!

Master-Level certification encompasses all aspects of our Master Splicing (TC-MFS-TFS) and Master Testing (TC-MFT-TFS) certification programs into one extensive, five-day certification experience that qualifies a Technician as a true “Master.” It is designed to provide an unmatched, “real-world” experience, together with solid classroom instruction, using various labs, designed around splicing and testing scenarios.

The Master Fiber Optic Technician certification is a perfect compliment for experienced fiber optic installers and technicians. The course features advanced hands-on splicing, testing labs and documentation exercises designed to demonstrate advanced procedures and techniques. Approved Master Splicing (TR-MFS) and Master Testing (TR-MFT) courses culminate with an extensive 5th day of OLTS and OTDR testing and documentation certification exercises which, once successfully completed, result in the student receiving the “Master Fiber Optic Technician” certification.

Objectives
Course Synopsis
Target Audience
Labs
Certifications

Objectives

After taking this course students will be able to perform better, cleaner, faster splices and will have a better understanding of how to use any fusion splicer and OTDR. As a master in both splicing and testing, students will be better able to troubleshoot and repair network problems, analyze traces, and calibrate different types of OTDRs as well as be well prepared to learn expert fiber characterization techniques.

This advanced level course incorporates both the 2-day Master Fiber Optic Splicing (TR-MFS) and the 2-day Master Fiber Optic Testing (TR-MFT) into one time-saving 5-day course (complete with hands-on labs and exams.)

In this extensive hands-on training each student will:

  • Prepare a singlemode cable for fusion splicing and assemble it onto an appropriate splice closure
  • Prepare and splice multimode pigtails in a LAN enclosure (fiber link)
  • Perform proper testing of all enclosures (fiber link testing)
  • Each Student will become familiar with multiple types and brands of fusion splicers, cleavers and preparation tools and testers.
  • Set up and calibrate equipment appropriate for each task
  • Test a link representative of each environment
  • Use multiple types of test equipment from at least two different manufacturers including Power Meter and Light Sources and application-specific OTDRs.

As a masters level course, it is recommended that students have had several years of field experience or have taken our TR-CFI or TR-OSP course prior to enrolling.

Course Synopsis

  1. Introduction to “Master in Splicing” Fiber Optic Advantages and Applications, Terminology, Methodology
  2. Designs Infrastructure, Topologies, Survey, Checklist, Loss Budget – LAN Environments (Lab Exercise), Loss Budget – OSP Environments (Lab Exercise)
  3. Cable Preparations Mid Span Access (Hands-on), Spider Fan out Kits (Hands-on), Splice Trays (Hands-on), Sheath Removal (Hands-on), Accessing Ribbon Cables (Hands-on), Sheath Removal Interlocked Armor (Hands-on)
  4. Optical Fiber Splicing Overview Mechanical Splicing, Fusion Splicing, Mass splicing
  5. Cabling Hardware Overview Optical Fiber Closures, Splice Closures, Distribution Center, Splice Trays, Hardware Labeling, Splice Configurations
  6. Splicing – Mechanical Types of Mechanical Splices, Fiber Preparation (Hands-on), Perform Mechanical Splicing (Hands-on)
  7. Splicers – Fusion Core Alignment versus Profile Alignment, Fiber Preparation (Hands-on), Cleaving Techniques (Hands-on), Operations (Hands-on), Maintenance (Hands-on), Splicing Tips (Hands-on)
  8. Hands-On Exercises Prepare, Splice and Assemble a Splice Closure, Prepare, Splice and Assemble a Multimode Fiber LAN Link, Fusion and Mechanical Splicing, Perform Optical Loss Testing
  9. Introduction to “Master in Testing” Fiber Optic Testing Overview, Testing Equipment Overview
  10. Power Meter and Light Sources Attenuation Test Procedures One, Two and Three Jumper References
  11. Fiber Optic Certification Test Sets
  12. Optical Fiber Identifiers and Detectors FTTx Active ONT Detector, Visual Fault Identifiers, Visual Fault Tracers
  13. The OTDR Use and Operation of the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR), Telco/Broadband OTDR, Handheld OTDR, Fiber Rings and Boxes, Trace Software
  14. Miscellaneous Equipment Fiber Optic Attenuator, Fiber Optic Talk Sets, Video Scopes
  15. Testing in the LAN Environment (Presentation and Lab) Loss Budgets, Test Methods and Procedures, Documentation, Troubleshooting and Fault Locating Procedures
  16. Testing in the Telco Environment (Presentation and Lab) Loss Budgets, Test Methods and Procedures, Documentation, Troubleshooting and Fault Locating Procedures
  17. Testing in the CATV Environment (Presentation and Lab) Loss Budgets, Test methods and procedures, Documentation, Troubleshooting and fault locating procedures
  18. Testing in the CCTV Environment (Presentation and Lab) Loss Budgets, Test Methods and Procedures, Documentation, Troubleshooting and Fault Locating Procedures
  19. Testing in the FTTx Environment (Presentation and Lab) Loss Budgets, Test Methods and Procedures, Documentation, Troubleshooting and Fault Locating Procedures, Perform Optical Loss Testing

Target Audience

The Master Fiber Optic Technician (TR-MFOT) training is designed for the experienced fiber optic installer and technician seeking a better understanding of fiber network splicing and testing and an enhancement of their analytical skills.

This course is designed for experienced Fiber Optic Installers, Technicians, and Communications Specialists involved in the communication, construction, maintenance and troubleshooting, utility, and service industries. An excellent opportunity for current FiberOptic.com or ETA certification holders at the Installer, technical or design level.

The following knowledge or experience level is recommended:

  • 5 years fiber optic installation experience
  • Knowledge of splicing equipment and procedures
  • Knowledge of testing equipment and procedures
  • Be a Fiberoptic.com Certified Technician or OSP Installer or other equivalent (desired)
  • Be an ETA Fiber Optic Technician or OSP Installer or other Industry equivalent (desired)

Labs

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Prepare a singlemode cable for fusion splicing and assemble it onto an appropriate splice closure
  • Prepare and splice multimode pigtails in a LAN enclosure (fiber link)
  • Perform proper testing of all enclosures (fiber link testing)
  • Each Student will become familiar with multiple types and brands of fusion splicers, cleavers and preparation tools and testers.
  • Set up and calibrate equipment appropriate for each task

Certifications

The following exams apply to TC-MFOT Certification:

  • Required TFS Written Exam (TE-MFOT)
  • Required: TFS Written Practical Exam (TP-MFOT)
  • Required: Completion of selected TFS Lab assignments (TL-MFOT)
  • Prerequisite: Commensurate industry experience
  • Prerequisite: Current Technician-Level credentials
  • Prerequisite: Prior knowledge of testing equipment and procedures

Disclaimer: Note: This certification is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at The Fiber School’s sole discretion. TFS approved training facilities might include further requirements.



Pricing

Note: If this course is being taken at a location other than our headquarters (TG-BRPA) additional fees apply. The available locations for this course are visible in the Schedule section.

Description Item Code Price
Master Fiber Optic Technician (5 days) – The Master Fiber Optic Technician (TR-MFOT) training is the most comprehensive certification training available. It is our complete Fiber Optic Training; encompassing all aspects of our master splicing and testing programs into an extensive five-day certification experience that qualifies a Technician as a truly unique “Craftsmen”. It is designed to provide an unmatched, real-life experience with solid classroom instruction using various labs designed around splicing, and testing scenarios. TR-MFOT $3,525.00
Exam: Master Fiber Optic Technician – This exam must be passed in order to qualify for a certificate in our Master Fiber Optic Technician 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 Master Fiber Optic Technician lecture (either online or in person.) TE-MFOT Included
Lab: Master Fiber Optic Technician – This lab is part of the hands-on portion of our Master 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-MFOT Included
Practical: Master Fiber Optic Technician – Training Practical Manual MFOT TP-MFOT Included
Manual: Master Fiber Optic Technician – Training Manual MFOT TM-MFOT Included
Certificate: Master Fiber Optic Tech – Installer Training Manuals TC-MFOT Included
Certificate: CFI – TFS – This 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-MFOT $150.00


Schedule & Registration

Schedule
Mar 11 – 15, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $3,525.00
Mar 11 – 16, 2019 Denver, CO $3,525.00
Mar 11 – 15, 2019 Brooklyn, NY $3,525.00
Apr 22 – 26, 2019 Orlando, FL $3,525.00
Apr 29 – 3, 2019 Brooklyn, NY $3,525.00
Jun 3 – 7, 2019 Denver, CO $3,525.00
Jun 10 – 14, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $3,525.00
Jun 17 – 21, 2019 Las Vegas, NV $3,525.00
Jul 22 – 26, 2019 Dallas, TX $3,525.00
Aug 12 – 16, 2019 Denver, CO $3,525.00
Aug 26 – 30, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $3,525.00
Sep 9 – 13, 2019 Brooklyn, NY $3,525.00
Nov 4 – 8, 2019 Denver, CO $3,525.00
Dec 2 – 6, 2019 Brooklyn, NY $3,525.00
Dec 9 – 13, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $3,525.00

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.



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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

With just 5 or more students The Fiber School can send the classroom to you! We offer custom, on-site training for any of our courses. Just give us a call at 877.529.9114 or email us at Training@fiberoptic.com and let us schedule an on-site course that perfectly suits your needs.