Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist Course (CFOS/S)
Instructor: Bill Pruett
Days: Monday – Tuesday
Dates: July 29 – 30, 2013
Location: Pro Tech Building, Room TBA
This 2-day program includes a complete PowerPoint presentation explain 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 provided 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 type 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 requires to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and trays in enclosures. These enclosures will include 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 slice loss using OTDR splice traces.
This program is approved for BICSI CECs (Continuing Education Credits): RCDD 14 CECs and INS, Level 2/Technician CECs – 14. Prerequisite: CFOT Course or another Formal Fiber Optics Training Course within preceding 6 months, or 1 Year Fiber Optics Related Experience. Specifically: Experience with fiver preparation, termination, and testing and a through knowledge of fiber optic safety practices.
Prerequisite: Anyone can attend this program. However, those wishing to become registered with the FOA as Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S) must have taken and passed the Basic CFOT Exam which can be administered during this class period. If the student is not a registered CFOT with the FOA, the 100-question exam is available to “test out” of the basic, CFOT Course requirement. The fee for this exam is $145 and is collected by the instructor and sent to the FOA. (2 Sessions)
Textbook: Fiber Optics Technician’s Reference Manual by Jim Hayes. Supplementary study materials include course CD and Student Lab Manual. Course fee includes all study materials, consumables and exams.
“Instructor was excellent, communication and presentation.”