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Tukwila, WA – The Light Brigade has reached a major milestone of training more than 50,000 people worldwide through its public and customized classes, e-learning programs, and educational webinars.

Light Brigade’s training courses, which have been awarded a GSA contract from the United States government, cover the entire spectrum of fiber optics from basic theory, design, maintenance and testing through advanced topics such as FTTx, DWDM, SONET/SDH/OTN, fiber characterization, and fiber optic video transmission. In addition, the company offers course development services in which training can be customized to target various skill levels, focus on specific subject matter, or occur at different locations.

Over the course of the last three decades, Light Brigade has expanded from a small company that developed training for the State of Washington to the worldwide leader in fiber optic training with training facilities and ventures throughout North America, Asia, and Europe.

“We strive to maintain focus on developing technologies through our training programs,” said Larry Johnson, Founder and Director of Light Brigade. “This is an incredible milestone, and we will continue to design our courses to best serve those who want to make informed decisions based on their own specific needs and applications in the fiber optic industry.”

The Light Brigade has worked in conjunction with prominent trade associations and organizations to create certification programs specifically designed for their respective industries. The company is instrumental in the program development and ongoing training aspects of the Certified Fiber to the Home Professional program for the FTTH Council, the Fiber Optics for ITS, Traffic Systems, Fire Alarm, and Communication Systems program for the International Municipal Signal Association, and the Fiber Optic Professional program for the Utilities Telecom Council.

In addition, Light Brigade offers third-party certifications and accreditation through Electronics Technicians Association (ETA), Infocomm International, Building Industry Consulting Service International, Inc. (BICSI), and the Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers (SCTE).
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About the Light Brigade

Since its founding in 1987, the Light Brigade has instructed more than 50,000 attendees worldwide in its public and custom classes on fiber optic design, maintenance, and testing, including advanced topics such as FTTx, DWDM and PMD/CD. In addition to creating custom courses tailored to any need or skill level, the company produces educational DVDs, CDs and online courses that provide focus on specific fiber-related topics.