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Fiber Optics LightMASTER Training Course Hands-on
We created this Fiber Optics LightMASTER Training course to meet the needs of system installers, technicians, outside plant personnel, and electrical contractors tasked with the important job of converting local-loop facilities from traditional copper to state-of-the-art fiber optic technology. An intensive five-day program, it consists of two days of theory lecture and three days of hands-on laboratory work. The lab exercises were created to simulate the actual field environment.
The Fiber Optics LightMASTER Training course may be used to prepare the participants for the Electronic Technician Association (ETA)’s Fiber Optic Installer (FOI) examination. This important industry certification is portable, valid for four years, renewable and recognized worldwide as an indicator of professional competence. When thus employed, it includes an aggressive test preparation component with 150 practice questions and examples that reinforce and unify the theory and lab exercises into a keener understanding of the fiber optics field. The FOI examination can be included in the course fees and administered on the last day of the class.
● If you are familiar with some aspects of this course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
● We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
● If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.
Duration: 4-5 days
◾Understand the theory of fiber optic transmission
◾Describe the components of a fiber optic link
◾Perform validation testing and troubleshooting using fiber optic test and measurement equipment
◾Perform cable preparation, termination, and splicing
◾(Optional) Prepare and sit for the Fiber Optic Installer (FOI) examination, a portable and industry standard certification administered by Electronic Technicians Association International (ETA-I).
Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Architecture
◾Fiber Pair Gain Systems
◾Passive Optical Network (PON)
The Basics of Fiber Optics
◾Advantages of Fiber Optics over Copper Cabling
◾Frequency, Wavelength, and the Speed of Light
◾The Electromagnetic Spectrum
◾Reflection and Refraction
◾Index of Refraction
◾Total Internal Reflection
◾Multimode and Singlemode Fibers
◾Step and Graded Index Profiles
◾Macrobending and Microbending
Optical Link Components
◾Light Sources (LED, VCSEL, Laser)
◾Photodiode Receivers (PIN, APD)
◾Indoor and Outdoor Cables (Tight Buffer, Loose Tube)
◾Connectors (ST, SC, FC, LC)
◾Splices (Fusion and Mechanical)
◾Decibel and Percentage Gain and Loss
◾Link Loss Calculation
◾Fiber Handling and Disposal
◾Epoxy, Crimp, Pre-loaded, Chemical, UV-Curable
◾Cleaving and Preparation
◾Polishing and Visual Inspection
◾Splicing (Fusion and Mechanical)
Test and Measurement Equipment
◾Visual Fault Locator
◾Optical Loss Testing
◾Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)
◾Testing Methodologies (Fiber Optic Test Procedures)
Fiber Optic Installer Examination Preparation
◾Practice Questions and Exercises
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