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Advanced Skills


Our Advanced Skills course begins with a review of fiber optic theory, products, and procedures. Then you’ll focus on advanced skill development in three days of hands-on exercises that include preparing indoor, outdoor cabling and routing through splice closures, patch panels and splice trays, fusion and mechanical splicing, testing and troubleshooting optical links, setting up and calibrating an OTDR, performing a cable acceptance test, and measuring optical return loss and reflectance using an OTDR.

Course Level

Intermediate to expert. This series of classes requires basic knowledge of fiber optic theory and terminology, as well as field experience, equivalent formal training such as the Fiber Optics 1-2-3 course, or viewing Light Brigade’s staff development videos (available online or as DVDs).

Course Length

One day of classroom lecture and three days of hands-on exercises

Certification Options

ETA Fiber Optic Technician–Outside Plant (FOT-OSP) certification
BICSI Continuing Education Credits (31 BICSI ITS CECs)

Course Content

Course overview
Detailed course outline

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Sign up early to avoid a late registration fee. Due to increased costs as we make changes close to course start dates, we impose a late fee of $250 when you register less than 21 days in advance. So please register early!

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