FOA Fibre Optic Installation & Advanced Testing (FOA CFOT & CFOS/T)

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Fibre Optics

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FOA CFOT certification is based on an extensive knowledge of fibre optic technology and application as well as demonstrated skills in appropriate tasks.

The CFOT certification has been structured as a general technology certification, not aligned to any specific job function. It is used by all installers, both outside plant and premises installers, two very different applications, plus component manufacturing technicians, network managers, network designers, etc.

FOA CFOS certification is based on an extensive knowledge of fibre optics technology and application as well as demonstrated skills in appropriate tasks. .

This is the specialist certification covering fibre optic testing and provides additional training for those who wish to increase their understanding or specialise in the field of Fibre Optic testing. This course covers testing techniques and the use of standard Fibre Optic test equipment (VLS/VFL, Light Source & Power Meter, and OTDR). In addition to time spent on chromatic and polarisation mode dispersion and FTTX testing







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Qualifications You Get

1. Introduction

  • Fibre Optic Terms
  • Metric System
  • Fibre Optic Communication Systems

2. Health & Safety

  • Personal safety
  • Material disposal
  • Standards and regulations

3. Fibre Types

  • Multi/Single mode for internal installations
  • Type of optical fibre
  • Attenuation
  • Dispersion

4. Cable Types

  • Cable types, use and construction
  • Loose Tube, & Tight Buffered

5. Connectors

  • Connectors basics and types
  • Termination processes

6. Optical Splitters & Couplers

  • WDM
  • DWDM
  • CWDM

7. Splicing

  • Splicing processes
  • Trouble shooting
  • Splicing parameters

8. Installation & Planning Considerations

  • Loss budgets
  • Choosing components
  • Documentation

9. Test Equipment & Correct Procedures

  • Using the VLS
  • Setting up ILM Kit and referencing
  • Light Source & Power Meter (ILM) Testing
  • Understanding all Test equipment
  • Understanding OTDR features and principles
  • Event types i.e. Reflective and Non-Reflective
  • Macro & Micro Bending explained
  • Correct Fault Locating Principles
  • Test Leads, Launch & Tail Leads
  • OTDR Trace Analysis & Bi-Directional trace interpretation
  • OTDR capability and limitation explained

10. Concepts of Fibre Optic Testing

  • Introduction to fibre optic testing
  • Common terms used
  • Power & Loss budgets
  • Fibre Types
  • Recognising Fibre Issues
  • Fibre Equipment types

11. Fibre Optic Installation & Commissioning

  • Stage 1 a,1b and 2 testing
  • Optical Loss Budgets
  • Fusion splicing, Mechanical splicing and BFA’s
  • Test leads—Launch and Reference
  • Standards
  • Testing Procedures - Acceptance, Installed Cables, Complete
  • Documentation

12. Fibre Optic Fault Finding & Testing

  • Introduction to advanced testing & common terms used
  • Power & Loss budgets
  • Connectors
  • Testing Equipment & Techniques
  • VLS/VFL testing
  • Fibre identifier
  • Microscopes
  • ILM (Light source & Power Meter)
  • OTDR Testing

13. Understanding Chromatic, Polarisation Mode Dispersion and FTTx Testing

  • Effects of PMD and CD
  • Limitations
  • How to minimise PMD and CD
  • How to test PMD and CD
  • Additional considerations when testing FTTx
  • Optimised test equipment
  • Certification tools

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Complete the Course Registration Form Online

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Once your deposit is paid, you will receive a registration letter and we will see you on your course

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