Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist (CFOS/S)

Description

This course is recognized by the US Department of Labor and is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA).

This in-person advanced specialist fiber optic training 2-day (16-hour) includes a complete PowerPoint Presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and further details the points and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student.

An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided during this presentation. 85% hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of either single or multimode fiber optic cables. Inside or outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized at instructor's discretion during these hands-on sessions along with fiber optics enclosures and splice trays. The student will be responsible for successfully making and testing both mechanical and fusion splices. In addition to the basic splicing activities outlined above, the student will further be required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and enclosures. The student will further be required to achieve a splice loss of less than 0.15 dB for all splices and demonstrate proficiency in interpretation of splice loss using OTDR splice traces.

Prerequisite: Students MUST have successfully passed the basic fiber optic training course, (CFOT) within the preceding 12 months or have renewed their FOA membership within that time frame prior to attending the (CFOS/T), (CFOS/S), (CFOS/O) and/or the (CFOS/H) FOA Specialist courses offered by BDI Datalynk at UCF. There are no exceptions. Students are encouraged to register for all courses being offered at the campus with the understanding that the CFOT course must be successfully completed prior to attending any of the other subsequent courses.

Course Objective: Program prepares the student to take the (CFOS/S) exam given and graded at the end of class.

Course Assessment: Along with chapter tests, class discussions, and substantial hands-on activities, the CFOS/S exam is given and graded at the end of the class. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the program.


Course Outline

Day 1:

  • Review of Fiber Optics Basics
  • Review of Fiber Optics Networking Standards
  • Fiber Optics Safety
  • Fiber Cable Preparation
  • Fusion & Mechanical Splicing Process
  • Splice Troubleshooting
  • Hands-on Session Begins - Student must build test and troubleshoot actual fiber optics cable plant using pigtails with both fusion and mechanical splicing techniques to industry standards.

Day 2:

  • Hands-on Session Continues
  • Wall Mount Enclosures and Installation with splices (both fusion and mechanical)
  • Administer and Grade Written and Hands-On CFOS/S Exam (Students must pass both the written and hands-on exams)
  • Test Results & Review, Conclusion

Textbook

Course fees includes all student materials and consumables and exams. Fiber Optics Technician's Reference Guide to Fiber Optics by Jim Hayes. Supplemental study materials includes CD, and Student Lab Manual.


Instructors

Instructor Tom Rauch

Tom Rauch

Tom is a Certified Fiber Optics Instructor and Fiber Optics Network Testing & Maintenance Specialist certified by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA). Tom retired from Verizon Communications as Manager, Network Operations. He was responsible for installation and maintenance field work groups throughout New Jersey. During his 30 year career with Verizon, Tom was involved in POTS (installation and maintenance), Digital, T1, T3, DSL/ADSL, Special Services (analog/digital), Safety, Training, Sales Generation and Public Affairs. After his retirement Tom has worked as a training consultant teaching FTTH (voice, data and video), Fiber Splicing and Fiber CO/Distribution Network Applications to broadband technicians throughout the country. He has also worked as a consultant providing computer training at community colleges in NJ, MD, and VA. 

Instructor Peter Morcombe

Peter H. Morcombe

Peter is a Certified Fiber Optics Instructor and Fiber Optics Network Testing & Maintenance Specialist certified by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA). Peter, a pioneer fiber optics engineer, 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.


Tuition & Schedule

Saturday, December 1, 2018
Registration Fee: $795.00

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Peter is a great instructor and goes out of his way to make sure you understand the material and pass the course.

Registration Options

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12/1/2018 - 12/2/2018
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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UCF Continuing Education 730 A and B
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2/2/2019 - 2/3/2019
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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UCF Continuing Education 730 A and B
Registration Fee   $795.00