Master in Splicing (TR-MFS)

Course Information

Showcase your cutting-edge technical skills, and receive your professional TFS Master certification as a Master in Splicing!

The Master in Splicing (TC-MFS) certification program is the first of its kind in the telecommunications field. The Master in Splicing course is designed to provide an unmatched, real-life learning experience, combined with solid classroom instruction, using advanced hands-on labs along with advanced fusing splicing techniques.

Students gain valuable experience working with several types of fusion splicers from at least two different manufacturers and receive training that places an emphasis on industry “best practices.”

As a Masters-Level course, it is recommended that students have several years of field experience or have taken the Fiber School’s CFI or OSP courses prior to enrollment.

Objectives
Course Synopsis
Target Audience
Labs
Certifications

Objectives

Students receiving a Master in Splicing certification are expected to obtain an understanding of the advanced concepts of fiber optic fusion splicing. The Master in Splicing training is a perfect compliment for experienced installers and technicians. Advanced hands-on design labs along with advanced fusing splicing techniques are featured throughout the course.

The Master in Splicing course features many hands-on labs. In these labs, students will learn to:

  • 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 on all enclosures (fiber link testing)

Each Student will become familiar with multiple types and brands of fusion splicers, cleavers, preparation tools and testers.

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 verses 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

Target Audience

The Master in Splicing (TR-MFS) program is designed for experienced installers and technicians seeking a better understanding of fiber network design and an advanced understanding of fusion splicing skills.

This course is designed for experienced installers and technicians involved in the construction, utility, service, and maintenance and troubleshooting industries.

The following knowledge or experience level is recommended:

  • 3-5 years of fiber optic installation experience or FOM Technician or equivalent certification
  • Prior Knowledge of fiber optic cable system fundamentals
  • Prior Knowledge of cable installation techniques

Hands-On Labs

Students will engage in hands-on labs, where they 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 on all enclosures (fiber link testing)

Certifications

Certificate: Master Fiber Optic Splicer
Awarded when a student passes our master fiber optic splicer course. This certificate shows that a student has demonstrated advanced techniques in fiber optic splicing allowing them to make better, faster and cleaner splices.

To receive certification, students are required to:

1) Complete a TFS-approved Master in Splicing certification (TR-MFS) Course.
2) Pass the TFS exam (TE-MFS).
3) Properly complete each of the following skills based lab exercises (TL-MFS):

  • 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 on all enclosures (fiber link testing)

4) Complete the TFS “practical” exam (TP-MFS)

Exam Guide

The following exams apply to TC-MFS-TFS certification:

  • Required: TFS written exam
  • Required: TFS written “practical” exam
  • Required: Complete selected TFS lab assignments
  • Prerequisite: Commensurate industry experience
  • Prerequisite: Current Technician-Level credentials

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.[/tab_item]



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 in Splicing (2 days) -The Master in Splicing program is the first of its kind in the telecommunications field. It is designed to provide an unmatched, real-life experience with solid classroom instruction using various labs designed around specific techniques. The Master in Splicing training is a perfect compliment for experienced installers and technicians. Advanced hands-on design labs along with advanced fusing splicing techniques are featured in this course.Students work with several types of fusion splicers from at least two different manufacturers.As a masters level course, it is recommended that students have had several years of field experience or have taken our CFI or OSP course prior to enrolling. TR-MFS $1,350.00
Exam: Master Fiber Optic Splicer – This exam must be passed in order to qualify for a certificate in our Master Fiber Optic Splicer 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 Splicer lecture (either online or in person.) TE-MFS Included
Lab: Master Fiber Optic Splicer – This lab is part of the hands-on portion of our Master Fiber Optic Splicer 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-MFS Included
Practical: Master Fiber Optic Splicer – Training Practicals Manual MFS TP-MFS Included
Manual: Master Fiber Optic Splicer – Training Manual MFS TM-MFS Included
Certificate: Master Fiber Optic Splicer – Awarded when a student passes our master fiber optic splicer course. This certificate shows that a student has demonstrated advanced techniques in fiber optic splicing allowing them to make better, faster and cleaner splices. TC-MFS $150.00


Schedule & Registration

Schedule
Mar 11 – 12, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $1,350.00
Jun 10 – 11, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $1,350.00
Aug 26 – 27, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $1,350.00
Dec 9 – 10, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $1,350.00

Online Student Information Form

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


On-Site Training

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