Certified Fiber Optics Training
(in partnership with BDI Datalynk)
To register call 307.778.4381 or email dkaelinFREELARAMIE
Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course (CFOT) | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | $700
3-Day Training Scheduled: May 11-13, 2020 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
This introductory approximately three day fiber optics technician course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician. This training combines theory and 85 percent hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) test that is sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA) and given and graded the final class day. This course also introduces the student to industry standards governing Fiber-To-The-Desk (FTTD), Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH), and Distribution Cabling. Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician should attend this class. Note: The student must pass both the written and hands on exams to successfully pass this course. This course is recognized by The US Department of Labor and is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA). Along with chapter tests, class discussions, and substantial hands-on activities, the CFOT exam is given and graded at the end of the class. Students will demonstrate the ability to build and test and troubleshoot a fiber optic LAN network.
Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T)| 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | $675
2-Day Training Scheduled: May 14-15, 2020 (Thursday - Friday)
This two day, approximately 16 hour program is designed to offer advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. A focal point in the program is to offer a general, easy to understand, approach to fiber optics testing standards with little theory and considerable hands on activities. This comprehensive program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and splicing and how to choose among them. This 85% hands on course explores the overall spectrum of testing and maintenance of single mode fiber optics networks and provides a detailed overview and demonstration of various pieces of equipment used in testing and maintenance. Prerequisite: Fiber Optics Association (FOA) Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT) Course. As of Jan. 1, 2015, the student MUST have successfully passed the basic CFOT course within the preceding 12 months or have renewed their FOA membership within that time frame prior to attending the CFOS/T, CFOS/S, and/or the CFOS/O FOA Specialist courses offered by BDI Datalynk. There are no exceptions.
Certified Fiber Optic Splicing Specialist (CFOS/S) | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | $675
2-Day Training Scheduled: May 16-17, 2020 (Saturday - Sunday)
This two day, approximately 16-hour splicing specialist training includes a complete presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided during this presentation. 85% hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of either single or multimode fiber optic cables. Inside or outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized at instructor's discretion during these hands-on sessions along with fiber optics enclosures and splice trays. The student will be responsible for successfully making and testing both mechanical and fusion splices. In addition to the basic splicing activities outlined above, the student will further be required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and enclosures. The student will further be required to achieve a splice loss of less than 0.15 dB for all splices and demonstrate proficiency in interpretation of splice loss using OTDR splice traces. This course is recognized by The US Department of Labor and is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA). CFOS/S test is given and graded at the end of the class. A hands-on practical exam is given to insure student is proficient in installing and making mechanical and fusion splices according to industry standards. Note: Students must pass both written and hands on exams to receive FOA Certification.