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Fiber Optics

This training program is eligible for an early bird discount of $100 if registered 60 days out (or more) and will be automatically applied at checkout!


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3 Days


At the end of this training program attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify the components of fiber optic systems.
  2. Install, test, and certify fiber optic networks.
  3. Comply with fiber optics safety rules and procedures.
  4. Certification: This training program is is designed to lead to Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) certification through the Fiber Optic Association (FOA). Testing for this certification is administered by NTT.

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  • Why You should take this training program

    Participants of our fiber optic training program will be able to maintain your fiber optic network and learn the skills to minimize network downtime. Learn the ins-and-outs of design considerations and specification requirements. You will also work on budget/loss analysis techniques for fiber optic circuits, and learn safety requirements and proper techniques for terminating and splicing fiber.

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Contact Hours
    Upon completion of this training program, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion. Please contact your state or local licensing agency to determine if this training program is accepted for Continuing Education recognition by the agency.

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  • Who Should Take This Training Program

    Fiber has become more affordable and easier to use. This is a training training program designed for anyone working with communication systems, IT systems, instrumentation and control systems, phone and wireless systems.

    Some of the people who will benefit from this training include:

    • IT Technicians
    • Maintenance Technicians
    • Instrumentation Technicians
    • Fire Alarm contractors
    • Electricians
    • Plant & facility maintenance technicians
    • Building engineers
  • What You'll Learn

    Topics covered during this training include:

    • Fiber optics basics
    • Fiber optic installation(s)
    • Time- and money-saving installation techniques
    • Correctly and confidently install, test and certify fiber optic networks
    • Hands-on practice with inspections, building, connections, testing and more
  • Training Program Description


    • Introduction to fiber optics
    • The components of fiber optic systems
    • Optical transmitters: LEDs and lasers
    • Safety rules and procedures for working with fiber optics
    • Singlemode and multimode fiber optic systems
    • Windows of optical transmission
    • Bandwidth: optical
    • Modal and chromatic dispersion
    • Spectral width
    • Attenuation and return loss


    • Fiber optic cable construction: core/cladding/ buffer/jacket
    • Buffer types: loose tube and tight buffer
    • Outer jacket and strength, member types and applications
    • Understanding fiber cable specification sheets
    • Types of fiber optic cables and applications
    • Tensile strength, bend radius
    • Micro and macro bends
    • ANSI/EIA/TIA and NEC® standards
    • Fiber cable specifications: OFNP, OFNR, OFCP, OFCR
    • Fiber optic cable handling techniques


    • Connector types: SC, ST, FSD, SMA, Biconic
    • Connector terminating techniques: epoxy, UV, Hotmelt™, and crimp
    • Connector testing and inspection
    • Splice cases, innerduct, patch panels and other hardware
    • Mechanical and fusion splicing techniques


    • General topic discussion


    • Fiber optic applications (current and future)
    • Future proofing your design
    • Determining cable, hardware and equipment requirements
    • Design, installation, and implementation considerations
    • Budget/loss analysis to insure correct network operation


    • Installing, planning and restorative requirements
    • Direct buried, OSP conduit, aerial and inside plant
    • Tools and techniques
    • General rules and items of concern for fiber installation
    • Pathway selection, installation and inspections
    • Code considerations
    • Firestopping fiber optic cables


    • OTDR optical time-domain reflectometer, power meter and light source, continuity checker and fiber optic tracer
    • OTDR testing and documentation the correct way
    • Using power meters to test cable (dB) and equipment (dBm)
    • Test procedures: FOTP-95, FOTP-171, OFSTP-14, FOTP-107
    • Fiber optic inspection with microscopes
    • Troubleshooting fiber optic networks the easy way


    • Learn fiber optic safety procedures and practices
    • Inspect multimode fiber optic connectors for quality
    • Build and inspect Hotmelt™ multimode ST connectors
    • Build and inspect epoxy multimode
    • ST Connectors
    • Build and inspect epoxy multimode SC connectors.
    • Use a power meter and light source to evaluate fiber circuits
    • Build and test a mechanical splice
    • Practice OTDR operations and testing
  • NTT Training is actively monitoring the incidence of Covid-19 in the United States. Upcoming events may be impacted by daily changes made by National, State, and Local entities regarding events, travel, and quarantine. Contact us regarding questions for your schedule at 1-855-712-7353.

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    Training Program Pricing

    3-Day Hands-On + Lecture: $1,795 / Participant

    This training program may be included with other training, or as a standalone course. As such, training time depends on training program length as determined by your outcome goals. Please call (800) 922-2820 or Contact NTT Training to discuss pricing and your unique training needs.

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