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Certified Fiber Optic Specialist - Splicing   

Course Description

This 1-day program includes a complete PowerPoint presentation explaining the importance 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. This course is recognized by The US Department of Labor and is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA)


FOA CFOT Course. As of January 1, 2015, the student MUST have successfully passed the basic CFOT course within the preceding 12 months or have renewed their FOA membership within that time frame prior to attending the CFOS/T, CFOS/S, and/or the CFOS/O FOA Specialist courses offered by BDI Datalynk. There are no exceptions. Students are encouraged to register for all courses being offered at the individual locations with the understanding that the CFOT is the prerequisite for all other courses and it must be successfully completed first prior to attending any of the other courses.

Course Objective

Program prepares the student to take the CFOS/S (Certified Fiber Optics Specialist/Splicing) exam that is sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association). The exam is given and graded the final day of class.

Method of Assessing Whether Course Objective Was Met

CFOS/S test is given and graded at the end of the class. A hands-on practical exam is given to insure student is proficient in installing and making mechanical and fusion splices according to industry standards. Particular Physical Demand(s) on student: Student should be physically able to see, identify, install, and test fiber optics connectors safely and efficiently. Textbook: Fiber Optics Technician's Manual, 3rd Edition by Jim Hayes, Supplementary Study Materials Include Workbook and Student Lab Manual. Course fee includes all study materials and consumables.

  • Certified Fiber Optic Specialist - Splicing - In-Person
  • Fee: $850.00
    Dates: 9/20/2024 - 9/20/2024
    Times: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
    Days: F  Sessions: 
    Location:  300 Building
    Room: 102 Classroom  
    Seats Available: 24
    Item Number: F24CFOSS103
    CEU: 0
    Contact Hours: 8
    Instructor: BDI Instructor

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