Master in Fiber Optic Testing (TR-MFT)

Course Information

Showcase your cutting-edge technical skills and receive your professional TFS Master certification as a Master in Fiber Optic Testing!

Master level is our most advanced certification program designed for students who have either achieved one of our Technician certifications or have commensurate industry experience.

The Master in Fiber Optic Testing certification is a perfect compliment for experienced fiber optic technicians.

The Master in Fiber Optic Testing (TC-MFT) certification program is the first of its kind in the telecommunications field. An approved Master course (TR-MFT) is designed to provide an unmatched, real-life experience with solid classroom instruction, integrating various lab exercises designed around specific testing scenarios. Approved courses feature advanced hands-on testing labs and teach students advanced testing procedures and techniques. Students work with test equipment from several different manufacturers with an emphasis placed on industry “best practices.”

Objectives
Course Synopsis
Target Audience
Labs
Certifications

Objectives

After taking this course, students will become testing specialists who are better able to troubleshoot network problems, analyze traces, and calibrate different types of OTDRs. Students will also be well-prepared to learn expert fiber characterization techniques.

To become a “Master” in testing, students must obtain an understanding of the advanced concepts of fiber optic testing. The Master in Fiber Optic Testing certification is a perfect compliment for experienced technicians who already possess field experience. Hands-on testing labs, along with advanced techniques and industry “best practices” are featured in this high-level course (TR-MFT).

A Master in Fiber Optic Testing certification provides validation of the skills, abilities, knowledge and techniques required to work as an accomplished “Master” in fiber optic testing.


In this extensive hands-on training each student will:

  • Set up and calibrate equipment appropriate for each task
  • Test a link representative of each environment

Each Student will use multiple types of test equipment (from at least two different manufacturers) including Power Meters, 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 CFI or OSP courses prior to enrolling.

Course Synopsis

In this course, students will take their skills to the next level, including training in the following:

  1. Introduction to “Master in Testing”
    • Fiber Optic Testing Overview
    • Testing Equipment Overview
  2. Power Meter and Light SourcesFiber Optic Certification Test Sets
    • Attenuation Test Procedures: One, Two and Three Jumper References
  3. Optical Fiber Identifiers and Detectors
    • FTTx Active ONT Detector
    • Visual Fault Identifiers
    • Visual Fault Tracers
  4. The OTDR
    • Use and Operation of the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)
    • Telco/Broadband OTDR
    • Handheld OTDR
    • Fiber Rings and Boxes
    • Trace Software
  5. Miscellaneous Equipment
    • Fiber Optic Attenuator
    • Fiber Optic Talk Sets
    • Video Scopes
  6. Testing in the LAN Environment (Presentation and Lab)
    • Loss Budgets
    • Test Methods and Procedures
    • Documentation
    • Troubleshooting and Fault Locating Procedures
  7. Testing in the Telco Environment (Presentation and Lab)
    • Loss Budgets
    • Test Methods and Procedures
    • Documentation
    • Troubleshooting and Fault Locating Procedures
  8. Testing in the CATV Environment (Presentation and Lab)
    • Loss Budgets
    • Test methods and procedures
    • Documentation
    • Troubleshooting and fault locating procedures
  9. Testing in the CCTV Environment (Presentation and Lab)
    • Loss Budgets
    • Test Methods and Procedures
    • Documentation
    • Troubleshooting and Fault Locating Procedures
  10. Testing in the FTTx Environment (Presentation and Lab)
    • Loss Budgets
    • Test Methods and Procedures
    • Documentation
    • Troubleshooting and Fault Locating Procedures
    • Perform Optical Loss Testing
  11. Emergency Restoration Planning
    • Emergency Restoration Kits
    • System Design and Plan of Attack

Target Audience

FiberOptic.com’s Master in Testing (TR-MFT) program is designed for experienced fiber optic installers and technicians seeking a better understanding of fiber network testing and an enhancement of their testing interpretation skills.

This course is designed for experienced fiber optic installers, technicians, and communications specialists involved in the communications, construction, utility, service and maintenance and troubleshooting industries. This course is an excellent opportunity for current FiberOptic.com or ETA certification holders at the installer, technical or design level.

The following knowledge (or commensurate experience) is recommended:

  • 3-5 years fiber optic installation experience or equivalent
  • Prior knowledge of basic testing equipment and procedures
  • A certification as a Technician or Master in Splicing (desired)
  • A certification as a Fiber Optic Technician (TC-FOT) or other industry certification

Hands-On Labs

Students will perform the following labs:

  • Test a link representative of each environment
    • LAN and WAN
    • CATV and CCTV
    • FTTx
    • Telco
  • Set up and calibrate equipment appropriate for each task utilizing:
    • Optical fiber identifiers and detectors
    • Power Meter and Light Sources
    • An OTDR (Basic)
    • An OTDR Advanced

Certifications

Certificate: Master Fiber Optic Tester

Awarded when students pass our master fiber optic tester course. This certificate shows that students have demonstrated advanced techniques in fiber optic testing allowing them to perform tests quickly, accurately, and efficiently.

The following exams apply to TC-MFT Certification:

  • Required: TFS written exam
  • Required: TFS written practical exam
  • Required: Completion of selected TFS lab assignments
  • 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

Description Item Code Price
Master in Testing (2 days) – FiberOptic.com’s Master in Testing 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 testing scenarios, the Master in Testing training is a perfect compliment for experienced fiber optic installers and technicians. This course features advanced hands-on testing labs demonstrating advanced testing procedures and techniques. Students work with test equipment from several different manufacturers. TR-MFT $1,350.00
Exam: Master Fiber Optic Tester – This exam must be passed in order to qualify for a certificate in our Master Fiber Optic Tester 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 Tester lecture (either online or in person.) TE-MFT Included
Lab: Master Fiber Optic Tester – This lab is part of the hands-on portion of our Master Fiber Optic Tester 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-MFT Included
Practical: Master Fiber Optic Tester – Training Practical Manual MFT TP-MFT Included
Manual: Master Fiber Optic Tester – Training Manual MFT TM-MFT Included
Certificate: Master Fiber Optic Tester – Awarded when students pass our master fiber optic tester course. This certificate shows that students have demonstrated advanced techniques in fiber optic testing allowing them to perform tests quickly, accurately, and cleanly. TC-MFT $150.00


Schedule & Registration

Schedule
Mar 13 – 14, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $1,350.00
Jun 12 – 13, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $1,350.00
Aug 28 – 29, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $1,350.00
Dec 11 – 12, 2019 Breinigsville, PA $1,350.00

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.



Planning & Reservations

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


Student Registration Use the Registration Form above or download the editable PDF and email to training@fiberoptic.com.

>> Registration Form PDF:  http://www.fiberoptic.com/catalog/Registration-Form-2018.pdf


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.