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Fiber Optic Training Course Overviews

Course Overviews

The Leader in Fiber Optic Skills Training

Aimed at professionals of all levels, Light Brigade foundational level courses establish and build upon the basics for thorough comprehension. These courses are tailored to establish knowledge for those new to fiber while also broadening knowledge for those more seasoned while making both feel like the course is suited for their level.

Introductory Training Courses

Introductory
Foundational
Light Brigade Introduction to Air Blown Fiber
Introduction to Air Blown Fiber
Course Overview

Aimed at anyone interested in learning the basics of air blown fiber technology or those that have recently purchased blowing equipment and want to learn how and why to use it. This course serves as an introductory level course focused on installation, maintenance, and machine operation. The two days will be a mix of theory and hands-on exercises that relate to the learned theory. Subjects covered will be an overview of air blown fiber technology to include terminology, components and equipment, best practices, setup, teardown, safety, communication, and various blowing methods and techniques.
Hands-on exercises will include calculating fill ratios, duct and microduct joining, proper lubrication methods, duct cleaning and preparation tests, as well as machine setup and blowing microcables and fiber units.

Foundational Training Courses

Light Brigade Fiber Optics 1-2-3
Fiber Optics 1-2-3
Course Overview
This four-day class includes 2 days of classroom knowledge and 2 days of hands-on skills training to provide the practical understanding and skills required to specify, install, test, and maintain fiber optic networks in many outside plant and inside plant applications. The course is designed to provide an understanding of fiber optic technology, how fiber works, various link components, industry standards, and best practices. Knowledge gained from the classroom session is then applied in two days of hands-on skills exercises.
Light Brigade OSP For Installers & Technicians
OSP for Installers & Technicians
Course Overview
This four-day instructor-led course is designed to provide useful technical knowledge of fiber optics relating to FTTx applications, as well as the skills needed to install and test the physical layer for active Ethernet and passive optical networks (PON). 
Light Brigade Fiber Optics For Wireless
Fiber Optics for Wireless
Course Overview
This two-day instructor-led course focuses on field testing and troubleshooting fiber optic spans/links and explains the various types of equipment and tools needed for acceptance testing, documenting performance, and finding problems in a fiber physical plant. The emphasis is on understanding proper OTDR settings, overall testing, and evaluating results.​
Light Brigade Fiber Optics For Utilities
Fiber Optics for Utilities - Level 1
Course Overview
This three-day instructor-led course teaches basic fiber optic theory and the products used in fiber networks, focusing on the proper installation and maintenance of aerial and underground utility fiber optic systems. Hands-on skills training includes splicing, termination, testing, and troubleshooting to increase efficiency, reliability, and deployment speed in the field.
Light Brigade Fiber Optics For Oil & Gas
Fiber Optics for Oil & Gas
Course Overview
This four-day instructor-led course teaches how to properly design, install, and maintain fiber optics systems in petrochemical environments. Attendees will use the latest fiber optic technology and equipment to splice, connectorize, test, and troubleshoot optical fiber networks in order to increase efficiency and reliability as well as reduce costs and downtime.
Light Brigade Fiber Optics For Mining
Fiber Optics for Mining Applications
Course Overview
This three-day instructor-led course teaches how to properly design, install, and maintain fiber optics systems in harsh environments underground and surface mines. Attendees will use the latest fiber optic technology and equipment to splice, connectorize, test, and troubleshoot mining-based optical fiber networks in order to increase efficiency and reliability.
Light Brigade Enterprise Networks
Fiber Optics for Enterprise Networks
Course Overview
This three-day, instructor-led course provides the practical knowledge and hands-on skills training required to properly design, install, and maintain fiber optic premises and data center networks. Attendees will use the latest fiber optic technology and equipment to splice, connector, test, and troubleshoot multimode and single-mode fiber networks in order to increase efficiency and reliability, as well as reduce costs and downtime.

Intermediate Training Courses

Light Brigade OTDR Testing Deep Dive
OTDR Testing Deep Dive Workshop
Course Overview
This two-day instructor-led course focuses on field testing and troubleshooting fiber optic spans/links and explains the various types of equipment and tools needed for acceptance testing, documenting performance, and finding problems in a fiber physical plant. The emphasis is on understanding proper OTDR settings, overall testing, and evaluating results.​
Light Brigade Advanced OSP Technician
Advanced Outside Plant Technician
Course Overview
This four-day instructor-led course features one day of classroom theory that delivers a quick refresher on fiber terminology and technology before diving into FTTx, emergency restoration, fiber characterization, and how the latest industry trends may impact field practices. This is followed by three days of hands-on skills training, where attendees build and troubleshoot a passive optical network from patch panel to patch panel through various splice closures with multiple drops.
Light Brigade Fiber Optics For Utilities
Fiber Optics for Utilities - Level 2
Course Overview
This one-day instructor-led course examines fiber optic design parameters, cable management alternatives, route planning, optical testing requirements, test results interpretation, and cable system design.
Light Brigade Emergency Restoration
Emergency Restoration
Course Overview
This two-day instructor-led course focuses on fault location, troubleshooting, and test equipment with a heavy emphasis on hands-on skills training that simulates actual field restorations for both retrievable and non-retrievable slack scenarios. Attendees will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to help their organizations to better deal with outages.
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Splicing Deep Dive Workshop
Course Overview
This immersive instructor-led workshop focuses on the setup, operation, maintenance, and reporting aspects of fusion splicing. In this predominantly hands-on course, students will learn the proper usage of various types of fusion splicing equipment and best practices for preparing and splicing single fiber, ribbon fiber, and fusion splice connectors. Students will develop expertise through immersive hands-on practice exercises that go beyond typical exposure and manufacturer-hosted training. Other areas covered during the course include cable preparation, proper routing of splice trays, and documenting results.
Light Brigade Certified FTTH Professional
Certified FTTH Professional
Course Overview
This two-day instructor-led course focuses on the fundamentals of FTTH architecture, network design, deployment technology, and operational skills. Designed for those involved in deploying and maintaining FTTH and FTTB networks, it covers everything from FTTx systems to FTTx components, including discussion around the business issues involved with planning FTTx deployments.

Advanced Training Courses

Light Brigade FTTx OSP Design
FTTx Outside Plant Design
Course Overview
This three-day instructor-led course begins with fundamental fiber and network component information relating to FTTH network design considerations. The course then covers best practices for product selection and ideal placement for point-to-point, distributed, and centralized split network options.
Light Brigade Fiber Optics For Utilities
Fiber Optics for Utilities - Level 3
Course Overview
This one-day instructor-led course focuses on DWDM systems and transmission impairments such as PMD and CD that limit the bandwidth and operating rates of fiber optic transmission systems. It covers xWDM theory and applications with a special emphasis on fiber dispersion limits and system design considerations.
Light Brigade Fiber Characterization
Fiber Characterization Fundamentals
Course Overview
This two-day instructor-led course focuses on the principles behind the building and maintaining high-speed optical networks where key parameters such as polarization mode dispersion and chromatic dispersion must be calculated to evaluate system capabilities and potential upgrades to higher bit rates.
Light Brigade CFCE
Fiber Characterization Engineer
Course Overview
This five-day instructor-led course focuses on mastering the tests required to verify that an infrastructure can support high data rate (10+ Gb/s) applications, Raman amplification, and extended wavelength ranges for CWDM and DWDM systems, as well as those typically required to prove that the fiber will operate properly when dark fiber contracts are signed.
Light Brigade CONA
Certified Optical Network Associate
Course Overview
This five-day instructor-led course provides a fundamental review of optical networking and details key components that enable direct detection, and amplitude-modulated networks at data rates up to 10 and 25Gb/s.  Network distances are addressed from short links inside data centers to long-haul links that require amplifiers and dispersion compensation.  Actual case studies will be presented and discussed.  The course assignment will task teams to each successfully design a multiplexed, amplified, dispersion-compensated optical network circuit to link two distant data centers.
Light Brigade CONE
Certified Optical Network Engineer
Course Overview
This five-day instructor-led course examines how to meet the fast-evolving challenges of increasing capacity, reach, and flexibility, controlling latency, migrating to open/ interoperable systems, and providing quality service. All of this while keeping costs under control and reducing power consumption. Attendees will learn how the combination of coherent transmission and digital signal processing has transformed optical communications at the higher data rates of 100 – 800Gb/s; and about the changes necessary to implement DWDM systems for operating efficiently at data rates of 400Gb/s and above. 
Advanced
Intermediate
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Light Brigade Special Pricing & Discounts

Training Discounts

  • 15% discount for UTC and FBA members

  • 10% discount for Low Voltage Nation Gold Member

  • 10% discount for previous attendees of our three or four-day courses (good for four years)
     

*Note: Discounts cannot be combined.  CONA and CFCE courses are only eligible for the 10% discount for four or more attendees.  Other discounts do not apply.

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