Length: 40 hours
Prerequisite: CFOT or CPCT
Two certification exams given with this course. This course prepares participants to obtain both the fiber connector specialist (CFOS/C) and testing specialist (CFOS/T) certifications. After reviewing basic fiber information and safety procedures, participants will discuss, demonstrate, and perform the processes required to master fiber cable termination, testing, and troubleshooting. Approximately 80% of this course is hands-on training that provides participants with experience and a working knowledge of connector components; attenuation and reflectance specifications; tolerances; and the bonding, scribing, polishing, cleaning, and inspection of connector assemblies. In addition, participants will test their work for accuracy and troubleshoot faults using a variety of testing equipment.