TR-FOT
Certified Technician Course

Fiber Optic Technician

LEVEL 25 DAY COURSE +16 hours of online instruction
LEVEL 2

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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

Fiber Optic Technician (FOT) Hands-on TrainingThe 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.

 

$2500

TR-FOT

Available Certifications

Students must pass exam to be certified.

ETA FOT Certification $150

ETA International - The Fiber School

 

FOT Course Completion $150

NETA Recognized
TR-FOT is approved for 8 CTDs

Questions?
Call 877.529.9114

Objectives
Lectures
Labs
Prerequisites

Objectives

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

  • Setup and prepare a wall mount indoor enclosure as a transition point.
  • Prepare OSP cable for enclosure termination.
  • Install an approved ground connection to OSP armored cable.
  • Prepare ISP cable for wall mount enclosure termination.
  • Strip, Form, Dress and Route all cables in preparation for fusion splicing.
  • Set up and operate a precision cleaver.
  • Set-up and properly operate a fusion splicer.
  • Properly install and store fused splices into a splice tray.
  • Set up and prepare a rack indoor FDP enclosure for ISP cable termination.
  • Strip, Form, dress and route all cables in preparation for fusion splicing pigtails.

Lectures

  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

 

Labs

TL-T1 FIBER OPTIC OUTDOOR/INDOOR CABLE TRANSITION

  • Prepare the wall mount enclosure
  • Prepare the OSP cable
  • Prepare the ISP cable
  • Field trimming splice trays
  • Fusion Splicing
  • Properly wrap fused splices into a splice tray

TL-T2 INDOOR CABLE TERMINATION TO FDP W/PIGTAILS

  • Prepare the rack mount enclosure
  • Prepare the pigtails for splicing to the ISP cable
  • Fusion splicing ISP cable to pigtails
  • Properly wrap fused splices into a splice tray
  • Route and dress the FDP

TL-T3 FIBER OPTIC OUTDOOR/INDOOR CABLE TRANSITION

  • Prepare the wall mount enclosure
  • Prepare the OSP cable
  • Prepare the ISP cable
  • Field Trimming Splice Trays
  • Fusion Splicing
  • Properly wrap fused splices into a splice tray

TL-T4 INDOOR CABLE TERMINATION TO FDP W/PIGTAILS

  • Prepare the rack mount enclosure
  • Prepare the pigtails for splicing to the ISP cable
  • Fusion splicing ISP cable to pigtails
  • Properly wrap fused splices into a splice tray
  • Route and dress the FDP

TL-T5 – Testing Fiber Link

  • Test link for continuity and polarity
  • Test link using a power meter and light source for attenuation.
  • Test link using a OLTS test set (Tier 1)
  • Test link using a OTDR (Tier 2)

Prerequisites: Level 1

Certified Fiber Optic Installer (TR-CFI) or experience in the areas of Fiber Optic Advantages and Applications, Cables, Connectors and Terminations, Enclosures and Panels, and Test Equipment  is required.

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)

 

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 Available Dates & Locations

On-Site
Training

Remember, if you have 5 or more students, we can bring our class to you at your own facility – saving you time and money!

Customized Training

Any of our courses can be customized to focus on your needs – like using specific equipment, or working in a particular situation.

Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel any course. A full refund will be provided unless the student elects to transfer to another course or time.

No refunds will be granted for student cancellation, but substitutions are permitted.