What We Do

For 20+ years BDI DataLynk has been offering FOA approved courses all across the US. Our training philosophy requires that a student is able to properly install, test, troubleshoot, and repair fiber optics networks to existing industry standards in order to be properly certified as a Fiber Optics Technician.

Students can expect to work with actual patch panels, as well as, fiber optic cable and test equipment that is similar to, or equal to, that which is used in the field. Our standards on how to test and install a fiber optics network are universal – regardless of the connector system used, the fusion splicer used, or the Power Source and Light Meter (OLTS) used to test the system.  It does not matter which connector system you use, as long as your network meets and/or exceeds the performance requirements.

Each of our courses requires that you build, test, troubleshoot, and repair an actual fiber optics network.

Our CFOT course, requires students to install and test a multimode network using both ST and SC connectors.

Our CFOS/T course, requires students to build, test, troubleshoot, and repair a single mode fiber optics network using both ST and SC connectors.

Our CFOS/S splicing course, requires students build, test, troubleshoot and repair a fiber optics network using both fusion and mechanical splices.

Our CFOS/O course, requires students to build, test, troubleshoot, and repair a fiber optics network using only Outside Plant (OSP) cable. This network is built with OSP, waterproof closures, splice trays, in addition to installing both ST and SC connectors using fan out kits at each end, along with the inside plant patch panels. At the instructor’s discretion, students will be using either armored or non-armored OSP cable.

ALL of the classes expect students to troubleshoot and repair the cable plant. Students will provide the instructor with a report on the problems found, a plan to repair the problem, and the probable cause of the problem. Students will further be required to provide their final test reports to the instructor at the end of each hands-on session to insure that they have a good comfort level on what will be required of them in the field when testing fiber optics networks.

Our instructor’s experience and the hands-on training received in our courses is second to none.  The FOA Exam fees and certification are included in our courses and are not extra. Tuition covers the exam fee, consumables, BDI student study guide, and the FOA text book. The only things a student needs to bring to class is something to write with, and an open mind. Our instructors will take care of the rest. For pre-course study activities go here.

We look forward to seeing you in class!