The Fiber Optic Association has developed curriculum guidelines for training course approval and only approves schools or training organizations meeting our standards. Schools or training organizations which offer training which meets FOA standards are listed on this website and are authorized to offer FOA certifications.
Note: ONLY schools which are listed here are FOA-Approved and authorized to offer FOA certifications. Schools listed here are required to offer FOA certifications to all students. If you have any questions regarding a school's status with the FOA, contact the FOA staff.
CFOT This course focuses on designing, testing, installing, and troubleshooting fiber optic cable plants and networks. Participants will benefit from interactive lecture, video presentations, and fiber optic lab kits designed to reinforce the fundamentals of fiber optic technology. This course also prepares participants for the Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT©) exam. Certification exam is offered at the end of the course. • Discuss the history and basics of fiber optics • Describe the use of fiber optics in industry • Prepare fiber optic cable • Terminate fiber optic cable • Test fiber optic cable CFOS/S This course builds upon the foundational information covered in the “Introduction to Fiber Optics” course. It provides a hands-on introduction to fiber fusion splicing. Topics include fiber preparation, alignment, splicing, and testing methods. Participants may sit for the Fiber Optic Association Specialist (CFOS/S©) exam at the end of the course. After completing this course, participants will be able to: • define common fusion splicing terms • discuss reasons to perform fusion splice between two cables • compare mechanical splicing and fusion splicing • operate a fusion splicer • measure splice loss by OTDR • troubleshoot problems that occur in fusion splicing CFOS/H CFOS/L CFOS/DC How would this course help participants in the workplace? Fiber Optics Project Management is an area of growth throughout the telecommunication industry. Participants who effectively complete the course will gain marketable skills in the following fiber related specialties: • Fiber to the Home (FTTx) • Optical LANS (OLANS) • Data Center Cabling Topics covered in the Series include: • Fiber to the home architectures • Fiber to the home installation methods • Fiber to the home testing • Optical LANS networks, cabling design, and installation • Optical LAN components and installation • Requirements and considerations involved in cabling Data Centers • Data center cable testing and documentation requirements
Note:ONLY those schools which are listed on the FOA website are FOA-Approved and authorized to offer FOA certifications. Schools listed here are required to offer FOA certifications to students. If you have any questions regarding a school's status with the FOA, contact the FOA staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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