Certified Fiber Optics Specialist/Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T), 2-Day
Effective August 12, 2011, BICSI recognizes this course
for the following BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs):
RCDD 14, RITP - 14, OSP 14, INST 14, TECH 14, Cert. Trainer 14
For Course Tuition, check Campus Partner locations.
This 2-day (16-hour) program is designed to offer specialist fiber optics training to anyone involved with the testing and
maintenance of fiber optics networks. This advanced fiber optics training is strictly a practical course, but includes
more background information than is typical in basic courses to allow the student to understand what they are testing
and how to troubleshoot problems in long-haul and short-haul fiber optics networks.
One of the most important points of the program is to teach current day technology. Too many courses teach obsolete
theory and practice, out of obsolete textbooks! This course will teach specific procedures to use when testing both
multimode and singlemode fiber optic networks. In addition, the proper maintenance of both inside and outside plant
fiber optic networks will be discussed in detail
Another focal point in the program is to offer a general, easy to understand approach to fiber optics testing standards.
We will explain the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing
and how to choose among them. Many courses are criticized because they are too specific or prejudiced to one
application, technology or manufacturer. We explore the overall spectrum of testing and maintenance of fiber optics
networks and will provide a better comfort level for our students with regards to testing and maintenance of both single
mode and multi mode fiber optics networks. Subject matter includes a detailed study of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-14A, OTDR
Fundamentals and Uses, OTDR Vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Proper Maintenance of
High-Performance Fiber Networks. The Certified Fiber Optics Specialist/Testing Exam is given and graded the final day
of class. Course fee includes all study materials, and PC-Based OTDR Simulator. Program provides for 85% hands-on
Prerequisites: FOA Basic CFOT Course, CFOT/OSP (Outside Plant) Course, or any other Formal Fiber Optics Training
Course within previous 6 months, or 1 Year Fiber Optics Related Experience. If the student is not a CFOT or CFOT/OSP
registered with the FOA, he/she must pass one of these exams prior to attending the CFOS/T Course. Cost for the CFOT
test is $145.00. Anyone of these exams MUST be taken and passed prior to registering for the BDI DataLynk CFOS/T
Course. Further, the student MUST be a member of the FOA AND registered as a CFOT prior to attending this course.
All Exams are closed book. For more information contact BDI DataLynk at 512-785-9024.
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