3 day course to gain certification to work in the Fibre Optic industry. No experience necessary.
The Certified Fibre Optic Technician (CFOT) course is a balanced mix of hands on instruction and theory to provide the knowledge required for today’s fibre optic applications. The certification is Internationally recognized and is intended to provide a baseline knowledge for anyone working within, or with aspirations to work in the fibre optic industry. To gain the Certified Fibre Optic Technician certification, you are required to complete three course modules, be competent in hands on exercises and pass the final exam.
Module 1: An Introduction To Fibre Optics (Day 1 – Theory)
This theory day covers the basics of data, fibre types (Singlemode, Multimode etc), optical handling & safety, how fibre is made, how fibre optic links work, types of fibre optic cable, types of connectors and splices, fibre optic installation and FTTx networks (Passive Optical Networks -PON).
Module 2: Fibre Optic Cable Jointing and Termination Methods (Day 2)
This practical day covers fibre optic tools, jacket preparation, cutting, cleaving and marking / identification, cable & enclosure preparation, fibre optic terminations and splicing, types of connectors, end-face conditions and cleaning, splicing procedures
(Fusion and mechanical splicing), enclosures and looming.
Module 3: Fibre Optic Test and Measurement (Day 3)
Day three is all about design and testing – including an exam for the participant. We cover units of measurements in fibre optic networks, dB and dBm, understanding transmission electronics and power budgets (link loss calculations, determining reach, using attenuators), installation, testing and documentation, using a fibre inspection microscope, live fibre identifier, light source & power meter, measuring gain and loss, and understanding an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR), then providing commissioning and as-built documentation.
CFOT Exam completed at the end of Module 3