Effective August 19, 2013, BICSI recognizes Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) training for the following BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs).
BICSI Approved CECs: 24 ITS  
Event ID:
OV-BDI-TX-0813-1

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, Able to see and identify small tools, must read and speak the English Language.

CFOS/T - Certified Fiber Optics Network Testing & Maintenance Course Description
Effective August 19, 2013, BICSI recognizes Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Testing (CFOS/T) training for the following BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs): 16 ITS
CECs
Event ID: OV-BDI-TX-0813-4

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 August 19, 2013, BICSI recognizes Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S) training for the following BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs): 16 ITS
CECs
Event ID: OV-BDI-TX-0813-3

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.

CFOS/O - Certified Fiber Optics Network Outside Plant Specialist Course Description
Specialist Fiber Optic Training, 2-day Program
Effective August 19, 2013, BICSI recognizes Certified Fiber Optic Outside Plant Specialist (CFOS/O) training for the following BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs): 16
ITS
Event ID: OV-BDI-TX-0813-2

Course Description:
This 2-day, 16 hour* fiber optic specialist course is for students who will be directly involved with installing Outside Plant (OSP) Fiber Optics
Cabling.  Further, it is an add-on course to their FOA portfolio once they have successfully completed the 3-day, basic CFOT course and can be
taken concurrently with the CFOT course.  This advanced Fiber Optic Training combines lecture sessions and 85% hands-on activities to
prepare the student to take the CFOS/O, OSP hands on and written exams that are sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and given
and graded the final class day. This course introduces the student to industry standards governing the installation, testing, and troubleshooting
of OSP fiber optics cable. Proper Mid-Span Access procedures will be demonstrated during class. Students will learn how to properly identify
OSP fiber cabling types, recognize various outside plant closures used in OSP fiber installation, install, prepare, terminate, splice, and properly
test and troubleshoot installed OSP fiber cable to existing standards.  Course fee includes study materials, Text Book, CD, and exams and 1-year
membership to the FOA. Note: The student must pass both the written and hands on exams to successfully pass this course.  This course is
accredited by BICSI for CECs: Pending

Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics OSP Specialist should attend this class.  Course fee includes study materials, Text Book,
CD and exams.  Note: The student must pass both the written and hands on exams to successfully pass this course.

Prerequisites: CFOT Course or another Formal Fiber Optics Training Course within preceding 6 months, or 1 Year Fiber Optics Related
Experience.  Must have taken and passed the Basic CFOT Exam prior to registering Outside Plant Specialist Certification (CFOS/O) with the
FOA. This course may be taken immediately after successfully completing the CFOT course.

*Note: Actual hours may vary depending on number of students.
Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course (CFOT)
Per Student Cost for FOA Certified, BICSI Accredited Fiber Optics Technician
Course being offered in Pittsburgh, PA.  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. See
below for course description.
$675.00
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Certified Fiber Optic Splicing Specialist  (CFOS/S)
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Specialist Course being offered in Pittsburgh, PA.  See below for course
description.
$675.00
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