Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course (CFOT)
Per Student Cost for FOA Certified, BICSI Accredited Fiber
Optics Technician Course being offered in Pittsburgh, PA
training facility.  See below for complete course description.  
Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Testing & Maintenance  
(CFOS/T)
Per student price for BICSI Accredited and FOA Certified Fiber
Optic Specialist/Testing & Maintenance Course being offered in
Pittsburgh, PA training facility. See below for course description.
$675.00
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Certified Fiber Optic Splicing Specialist  (CFOS/S)
Per student price for BICSI Accredited and FOA Certified Fiber
Optic Splicing Specialist Course being offered in Pittsburgh, PA.  
See below for course description.
$675.00
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he/she is considered a full time student and no refunds will be issued.  Student Cancellation with 24
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BDI DataLynk.  
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CFOT - Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course Description
Effective December 10, 2007, BICSI recognizes this course for
the following BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs):
RDDD 21, OSP 21, INST 15, TECH 18, Cert. Trainer 21

This introductory 3-day* fiber optics course is designed for anyone interested in fiber optics.  It combines theory and hands-on
activities to prepare the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) test that is sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber
Optics Association) and given the final class day.  This course also introduces the student to industry standards governing
FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home), K-12 (Schools), and explains Zone Vs. Distribution Cabling.  Students will
learn how to identify fiber types, recognize various connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice, and
properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards.  This program explores the history and future of fiber optics and fiber
optics capabilities, and cost of installation.  Anyone interested in fiber optics networks and fiber optics capabilities should
attend this class.  Upon successful completion, this program is accredited for BICSI CECs (Continuing Education Credits):
RCDD 21, Installation 12.  Course fee includes all books and study materials.  The text we use is, The FOA Reference Guide to
Fiber Optics written by Mr. Jim Hayes.

Prerequisites required: Basic Computer Knowledge

CFOS/T - Certified Fiber Optics Network Testing & Maintenance Course Description
Effective December 10, 2007, BICSI recognizes this course
for the following BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs):
RCDD 14, OSP 14, INST 14, TECH 14, Cert. Trainer 14

This 2-day (16-hour*) FOA sanctioned program is designed to offer advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and
maintenance of fiber optics networks. It 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 differences between
applications (telco/CATV/LAN, etc.) so the student can intelligently work in today's fiber optics cable environment.

Another focal point in the program is to offer a general, easy to understand approach to fiber optics testing standards. We
attempt to 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 strive
to 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 and -7, OTDR Fundamentals and
Uses, OTDR Vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Proper Maintenance of High-Performance Fiber Networks.  
Course fee includes all study materials, consumables, manuals, and PC-Based OTDR Simulator. Program provides for 75%
hands-on activities.

Prerequisites: CFOT 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 registered with the FOA, he/she must pass the Basic CFOT Exam taken prior
to registering the successfully completed Advanced (CFOS/T) certification with the FOA.  Cost for the CFOT test is $150.00.  If
the student is successful in passing the CFOS/T exam and does not wish to be registered as a Specialist with the FOA, a
Certificate of Completion will be issued.  The student MUST be a member of the FOA as a CFOT prior to registering any
Advanced Certification sanctioned by the FOA.  All Exams are closed book.  For more information contact BDI DataLynk at
512-785-9024

CFOS/S - Certified Fiber Optics Network Splicing Specialist Course Description
Specialist Fiber Optic Training, 2-day* Program
Effective December 10, 2007, BICSI recognizes this course for the following BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs):
RCDD 14, OSP 14, INST 14, TECH 14, Cert. Trainer 14

This 2-day* Splicing Specialist Training includes a complete Power Point 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.  75% hands-on classroom
activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of both single and multi mode fiber optic cables. Both
inside and outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized during these hands-on sessions along with inside and outside
plant enclosures and splice trays.  The student will be responsible for successfully making and testing both single mode and
multi mode 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 trays in enclosures. These enclosures will
include both rack and wall mounted splice enclosures, as well as, outside plant 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.

Prerequisites:  CFOT 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 registered with the FOA, he/she must pass the Basic CFOT Exam taken
prior to registering this Splicing  Specialist (CFOS/S) certification with the FOA.  Cost for the CFOT test is $145.00 made payable
to BDI DataLynk.  If the student is successful in passing the CFOS/S exam after completion of this course and does not wish to
be registered as a Specialist with the FOA, a Certificate of Completion will be issued.  The student MUST be a member of the
FOA as a CFOT prior to registering any Specialist Certifications sanctioned by the FOA.  All Exams are closed book.  For more
information contact BDI DataLynk at 512-785-9024.

*Note: Actual hours may vary depending on number of students.
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