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Fiber Optics 1-2-3

Phil Shoemaker  (Trainer, Light Brigade)

Location: N238

Date: Tuesday, March 28

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pass Type: ETA Training

Track: ETA International Training

Format: ETA Training

Vault Recording: TBD

This is a multi-day course that takes place Monday through Thursday.
***Note: Wednesday and Thursday's schedules allow time to visit the IWCE exhibit hall during an extended lunch break.

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
Splicing
Fiber and Cable Management
Installation
Test Equipment
Testing Best Practices
Restoration
Active and Passive Devices
Loss Budgets
Safety

Hands-On Skills Lab (Wednesday/Thursday)
*Connectors
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

Certification: Fiber Optics Installer (FOI)
Certification Test: included in the price of the workshop