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Kent, WA – October 23, 2018 – Light Brigade, the industry leader in fiber optic training, is proud to introduce the newest member to their extensive line-up of instructor-led training classes. The four-day Advanced OSP Technician course offers a true “next step” in training for those who have previous experience with fiber optics.
The program offers a quick review of basic fiber terminology and technology before diving into topics like FTTx, xWDM systems, and OSP skills like emergency restoration and fiber characterization. In addition, students will learn how collapsible ribbon, 200 micron fiber, “micro” style cables, and other trends may affect them in the field. From there, participants spend the majority of their class time in hands-on skills labs where they will learn to perfect their cable prep, splicing, and testing skills by building a fiber link from patch panel to patch panel through various closures.
“Our goal was to address a request from many customers looking for an advanced course that took a deep dive into today’s outside plant skills,” explained Andy Daigle, Learning and Development Manager for Light Brigade.  “Along with preparing students for a certification exam, we wanted to give our thousands of Fiber Optics 1-2-3 graduates a great follow-on class to extend their skills and provide the perfect next step in their professional development.”
Designed to advance any fiber technician’s installation skills and industry knowledge, Advanced OSP Technician also prepares students for the ETA’s Fiber Optics Technician – Outside Plant (FOT-OSP) certification exam. This course requires that students have knowledge of fiber optic theory, terminology, and field experience, or formal training such as Fiber Optics 1-2-3 or an equivalent.
Advanced OSP Technician will be available starting in December 2018 and offered in more than a dozen cities in 2019.

About Light Brigade 
Founded in 1987, Light Brigade has trained over 60,000 people worldwide in its instructor-led public and custom classes. Training is focused on fiber optic installation, testing, and troubleshooting as well as engineering design including specialized applications for FTTx, utilities, industrial, traffic systems, broadcast, and many others. The company also produces online courses and staff development videos that provide focus for specific fiber related topics. To learn more information about this course and other Light Brigade training, visit and

Rick Atchison 
Marketing Specialist
Light Brigade
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