This advanced Fiber Optics training course will provide technical information on the latest fiber optic transmission technologies such as wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM), and Gigabit Ethernet. System components such as the fiber, connectors, subsystem components, transmission equipment, construction equipment, and testing equipment will be discussed. The course will provide an engineer, technician, consultant, and manager with information for design specification, installation, and maintenance of complex, advanced fiber optic transmission technology.
The course starts with the present state of telecommunications and LAN equipment and transmission requirements and moves on to advanced fiber optic network components, Local Area Network fiber issues, metropolitan and long haul network fiber issues, and advanced OTDR troubleshooting. On the second day, we move on to the advanced testing techniques and troubleshooting with multiple hands-on sessions. On day three, we continue additional hands-on sessions with equipment integration, EDFA, OSA, and short distance OTDR testing.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to demonstrate your practical knowledge of working with advanced fiber optics transmission equipment and troubleshooting. The instructor will evaluate hands-on work, and an examination is given as part of the training.
This course uses hands-on techniques to teach proper handling of actual equipment used in the field such as standard and specialized OTDRs, Optical Spectrum Analyzers, specialized power meters and light sources, and other specialized transmission and test equipment.
Effective February 4, 2009, BICSI recognizes Advanced Fiber Optic Training for 21 BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
Working knowledge of fiber optics theory and basics and at least one year of on-the-job experience with fiber and related installations. This is an advanced level course. Must wear closed toe, closed heel shoes for training.
This course starts with basic fiber optics theory. You will learn about the components found in fiber optics networks and where to find fiber optic reference materials. Not to be overlooked are the essentials of fiber safety. Designing, implementing, and managing a network using fiber optic cable requires knowledge about subjects that are new to people in telecommunications. Building codes, construction techniques, cable routing, and design are among the many topics covered in fiber network engineering.
After basic theory and network engineering, you will move on to basic fiber optic network testing methods. You will have an opportunity to complete hands-on power meter and light source testing and also test for loss measurement. You will also learn the essential skills of terminating fiber optic cables with hands-on connectorizing and testing labs.
This hands-on course also covers the two major categories of field splicing methods, fusion splicing and mechanical splicing. Within mechanical splicing, single fiber mechanical (capillary and polished ferrule) and mechanical multiple fiber array are included. This unique opportunity to splice and test provides key components of learning to work with fiber.
You will learn about the three basic types of field testing used for customer premises systems. They are continuity testing, insertion loss/return loss testing, and Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) testing and troubleshooting. All methods are taught with hands-on learning in the fiber optics lab environment. This course is well suited for the technician who will complete hands-on jobs as well as for supervisors and managers wanting an overview of fiber optics.
Effective February 4, 2009, BICSI recognizes Basic Hands-On Fiber Optic Training for 21 BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs).
Certification exam is not included.
Expand your knowledge of the industry, learn new skills, and continue to advance professionally. Gain the skills necessary to handle the cabling systems of today and tomorrow. This course sets the groundwork for optical fiber-based structured cabling system installation. The course opens with an overview of fiber transmission principles, professionalism, life safety, and industry best practices, as related to fiber. A significant amount of course time will then be spent on installation, splicing, termination, testing, and retrofitting of optical fiber cable. Additional topics include pathways and spaces, firestopping, and an introduction to field coordination. As ITS systems become more complex, being recognized for your knowledge of current and emerging installation practices has become more critical. Tuition fees include disposable items used in the course, books, handouts, instructional materials, lab materials, equipment use, and one certification exam.
At least two years of current and verifiable ITS industry installation experience
Successful completion of BICSI Installer Level 1 certification exam
Certification exam on May 14.
Certification exams offered by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA) recognize the value of certifications in today's job markets. By offering certifications that are developed by a board of industry experts, the FOA provides an independent means to judge potential and current employees. The following certification is currently available:
Completion of the appropriate PCATT course, Basic Fiber Optic Theory and Hands-On Training and experience requirements if applicable