UCF Continuing Education in partnership with BDI DataLynk is proud to offer Fiber Optics Network Certification Courses. These courses prepare the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) exam, the CFOS/T (Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance) exam, the CFOS/S (Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist) exam, the CFOS/O (Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Outside Plant Cabling) exam, and the CFOS/H (Certified Fiber to the Home Specialist) exam.
This program is divided into five individual courses, each comprised of all topics needed to prepare for the Basic Fiber Optic Training Course: (CFOT) exam and the Advanced Fiber Optics Training Courses: (CFOS/T) exam, (CFOS/S) exam, (CFOS/O) exam, and the (CFOS/H) exam. All training course exams are given and graded the final day of class. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the program. The format of the course involves:
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BASIC FIBER OPTIC TRAINING COURSE
ADVANCED FIBER OPTIC TRAINING COURSES
Who Should Attend:
The Basic Fiber Optic Training Course for Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT) is designed for anyone interested in learning basic fiber optic networking and becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician. Additionally, the courses assume a basic working knowledge of computers, the ability to see and identify small items, and be able to speak and understand the English language.The (CFOT) course is a prerequisite course required before taking any of the Advanced Fiber Optic Training Courses.
The Advanced Fiber Optic Training Courses for (CFOS/T), (CFOS/S), (CFOS/O), and (CFOS/H) are designed for students who seek advanced training with the testing and maintenance, splicing of fiber optics networks, outside plant cabling and fiber to the home (FTTH) fiber segment. Prerequisites for the Advanced Fiber Optic Training Courses are as follows:
This course boasts these and many other benefits:
What Can Be Expected:
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
CHALLENGE: Ask your Fiber Optics Technicians (from all years of experience) these simple, basic questions below. Students who successfully completed our class can answer them - can your technicians?
"If your fiber installation technicians can not answer the basic questions listed above, why not enroll them in our CFOT program so they can do a better job for you AND your customers." - Bob Ballard, RCDD, CFOI
BDI DataLynk is pleased to announce that Peter H. Morcombe, pioneer fiber optics engineer, has joined as a Contract Instructor. Peter has over 24 years experience in high tech telecommunications and computers. He had responsibility for more than 500 projects in 18 countries, including the 140 Mbps fiber optic link from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK to Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK in 1977.
Additionally, Peter was project manager for the 1980 ME29 computer project and the Duke University Free Electron Laser. He spent 4 years developing lasers and picosecond streak cameras. His fiber optics experience includes the manufacture of fiber, fiber optic cable, terminal equipment, and complete systems installation. Peter worked with many of the fiber optic pioneers including Charles Kao and David Payne in the design and development of the early fiber optic systems. He contributed to the development of the fibers used in TAT-8, the first long-haul submarine fiber optic system.
Additionally he was responsible for many terrestrial fiber optics projects. For several years, Peter was Chief R & D Engineer at the Duke University Free Electron Laser Laboratory in Durham, NC. His teaching experience includes "Fiber To The Home" and many specialist courses in fiber theory and technology. Peter's professional memberships include FOA, IEE, IEEE and LEOS (Lasers & Electro-Optics Society). Peter has a Master of Arts with Honors from Cambridge University in Electrical Engineering and Physics. In addition, he was awarded a scholarship in physics by Pembroke College, Cambridge and an industrial scholarship by GEC Ltd. He is a Certified Fiber Optics Technician and Fiber Optics Network Testing & Maintenance Specialist certified by the Fiber Optics Association.
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