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Fiber Optics 1-2-3 (FOI)


Phil Shoemaker  (Trainer, Light Brigade)

Location: W224C

Date: Monday, March 25

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Track: ETA Technical Training

Format: ETA Training

Vault Recording: TBD

IMPORTANT: There are two options to register for this class.

Option 1: Classroom/Lecture Only
Days: Monday and Tuesday Only

Option 2: Classroom/Lecture and Hands On
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

This instructor-led course provides a fundamental understanding of fiber optics, coupled with the practical hands-on skills training required to install and maintain fiber optic networks. Perfect for those new to fiber or those looking to enhance their current skill set. Two days of classroom time are dedicated to the understanding of fiber technology and network components, followed by two days of hands-on skills training to develop cable preparation, termination, splicing, and testing skills.

Classroom Topics (Monday/Tuesday):
Fiber Basics
Fiber Optic Transmission Theory
Multimode and Single-mode Fibers
Fiber Optic Cables
Connectors and Connector Endfaces
Fiber and Cable Management
Test Equipment
Testing Best Practices
Active and Passive Devices
Loss Budgets

Hands-On Skills Lab (Wednesday/Thursday):
Prepare Fibers for Termination
Hand-polished Anaerobic Connectors
Cleaning and Inspection
Mechanical Splice-on Connectors
Identify Nearby Bends and Breaks
Assemble an ETA-compliant Patchcord
*Cable Preparation for Termination
Prepare Stranded Cable for Panel Installation
Prepare Buffer Tube for a Splice Tray
Prepare a Fanout Kit
*Splicing and OTDRs
Modify Typical OTDR Settings
Recognize and Interpret Events
Use a Launch Box
Modify Typical Splicer Settings
Perform Arc Calibration
Fusion and Mechanical Splicing
*Optical Loss Testing
Wet and Dry Cleaning Methods
One-, Two- and Three-cord Reference Testing
Create a Sample Loss Budget
Detect Active Fibers