Hands On Fiber Optic Training

 

Fiber Optic Training Overview

John Bruno from Fiber Instrument Sales conducts fiber optic training throughout the US. John will also conduct custom corporate training at your location in addition to his regular training schedule. He explains that even if you have taken one of his classes in the past, you might want to take a refresher. It is important to note that a lot has changed in fiber optics over the past few years and he is constantly updating his material. His classes are always a new experience for those wishing to begin or continue their fiber optic education.

John covers a large swath of topics during his training. The course starts with the basics and the fundamentals. He progresses through connectorization, power meter and light source attenuation testing, and hands on OTDR testing. He then finishes up with an entire section on fusion splicing.

If anyone has questions concerning training and travel logistics, they can please contact Grace Edel, Training Coordinator. As John says, he knows you will enjoy the class. In most instances he will be in a location near you this year. For additional info; contact Grace at gedel@fissales.com or call directly at 1-315-737-2169.


John Bruno

Vice President of Training

Robert Licari

Instructor, Sales Engineer, and Test Equipment Product Line Manager

Learn or Improve Your Skills

Fiber Optic Training is offered by FIS University, which is the training division of Fiber Instrument Sales, Inc. (FIS). Depending on the specific course, classes run from two to three days in length, providing technicians with a solid foundation upon which to build their careers in fiber optics. The hands-on training covers such topics as connectorization techniques, test equipment operation, fusion splicing, OTDR operation, network cabling installation and restoration, LAN applications and more. Courses are recognized by leading industry organizations, including BICSI and ETA, Certificate of Completion awarded upon graduation.

• Fiber Optics I and II is great for beginners as well as seasoned professionals who want to sharpen their skills.

• Classroom sessions provide hands-on instruction with theory, giving students the knowledge needed in today’s fiber optic applications.

• In two consecutive days, students will gain experience with the essential tools used by network installers and technicians. Classes cover fiber optic splicing, termination methods, network testing and more.


 

Day 1: Fiber Optics

Basic Fiber Optic Theory

This section provides the basic fundamentals that all fiber optic professionals need. Maybe the most important module, everything taught after draws from these fundamentals.

• Cleaning
• Advantages of Fiber Optics
• Components in a Link
• Cable Layers
• Singlemode vs. Multimode
      • Fiber Standards (OS2, OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4)
      • CWDM
      • DWDM
      • SWDM

• Bend Optimized Fiber
• Transceivers
• Multifiber Cable Construction
• Fiber Optic Connectors
      • Single Fiber
      • Multifiber
• MPO Patterns & Methods


 


 

 

Connectorization Workshop
Hands-on fiber optic connectorization gives the student all of the skills needed to manufacture SC fiber connectors.

• Cable Preparation
• Fiber Cleaning
• Connector Installation
• VFL Verification

Video Microscope Operation and Workshop

• IEC Singlemode and Multimode workshop
• Hands-On Visual Inspection and Testing of Connector End Faces


 


 

Day 2: Advance Fiber Optics

Review Test
Review of previous days' class with questions used to reinforce basic fiber fundamentals.

Lecture and Hands-On Power Meter and Light Source Testing
The student will learn the function and operation of a Power Meter and Light Source testing. SC cable that was made on day one will be tested by the student to pass/fail criteria.

• Power Meter and Light Source Operation
• Power Budget and Loss Budget
• Hands-on testing of SC Fiber Cables Made in Day One

OTDR Lecture
An in-depth overview of OTDR operation and Trace analysis.

• OTDR overview
• Review of Connector Polishes (APC, UPC, PC, Flat)
• Fusion Splice relationship to OTDR
• Mechanical Splice relationship to OTDR
• How to interpret a Trace
• Graphical trace analysis and trace interpretation

OTDR Hands-On
Hands-on OTDR testing of a 4-kilometer test box with several events.

• Use overview and operation of Singlemode OTDR
• Trace analysis of Singlemode Test Box


 


 

 

Fusion Splicing Lecture and Workshop
Maintenance, Arc Checking, and Cleaver operations are covered in this section. The student will understand the difference in models and manufacturers along with the fundamentals of splicing technology. Hands-on Arc Checking and Fusion splicing will be performed.

• Fusion Splicer Overview
• Splicer Cleaning
• Cleaver Maintenance
• Arc Checking
• Fusion Splicing Hands-on

Cheetah Splice on Connector Lecture and Certification
Cheetah Splice on Connector demo is performed and then each student will splice their own connector to receive certification.

• Introduction of SOC connectors
• Installation instruction of SOC connectors
• Student demonstrates the installation of SOC Connector
• Certification


 

Brightside Training Center

The FIS University’s Brightside Training Center is where the past and present merge to create an unparalleled, all-inclusive fiber-optic learning experience.

Located approximately 80 miles north of Fiber Instrument Sales’ Technology Park and Headquarters in Oriskany NY, the Brightside Training Center on Raquette Lake offers you uninterrupted hands-on fiber optic instruction – without having the worry of booking a hotel room, reserving a rental car, or finding an affordable place to dine.

Classroom sessions provide hands-on instruction with theory, giving students the knowledge needed in today's fiber optic applications.

In two consecutive days, students will gain experience with the essential tools used by network installers and technicians. Classes cover fiber optic splicing, termination methods, network testing and more.

Fiber Optics I and II is great for beginners as well as seasoned professionals who want to sharpen their skills.

Accommodations

The Main Lodge consists of the Great Room with a fireplace and spectacular views of the lake and mountains, the Indian Room lounge with self-service bar, the Dining Room and an Open Kitchen where guests enjoy watching their meals being created while sinking into the plush rockers by the crackling wood stove. Most of the furniture is original. The Main Lodge has 14 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

The Guest Lodge is a separate facility immediately adjacent to the Main Lodge and features four guest bedrooms, one full bathroom, convenience kitchen & lounge. Learn more about the history of the Brightside Training Center.

Brightside Itinerary

8:00 am: Meet at FIS Corporate in Main Lobby for Coffee and Pastries

8:30 am: Begin tour FIS Campus and Facilities

10:00 am: Depart for Brightside Training Center

11:30 am: Arrive at Raquette Lake Village, board water shuttle to The Brightside

11:45 am: Check-in

12:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Training

3:00 pm: Break with refreshments

3:15 pm: Training Continues

5:00 pm: Wine and Cheese Reception

6:30 pm: Dinner 8:00 pm: Free time / campfire at the lean-to

7:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 am: Training

10:00 am: Coffee break

10:15 am: Training continues

12:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Training

3:00 pm: Break with refreshments

3:15 pm: Training continues

5:00 pm: Free time

6:00 pm: Dinner

7:30 pm: Free time / campfire at the lean-to

7:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 am: Training

10:00 am: Coffee break

10:15 am: Training continues

12:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Departure

1:15 pm: Travel back to FIS corporate

3:00 pm: Arrive at FIS

Custom & Corporate Training

Are you looking for fiber optic training uniquely geared for your organization?

FIS University has developed and delivered thousands of customized courses, videos, and other training materials for organizations around the world, each geared specifically to the skill level and subject matter unique to your organization.

Focus, Flexibility and Efficiency: We can design and deliver a custom course geared specifically for your needs, objectives, and staff skill-levels. We can bring our training programs directly to your site(s) and schedule the course to meet your specific business needs.

• Convenience: Select a time & location convenient for you.

• Saves You Money: Eliminate time, travel and accommodations expenses for multiple participants.

• Your Location: Schedule sessions at more than one corporate locations, over a defined time period.

We can conduct the training with your own equipment, or we can bring the entire program to you...including equipment and supplies.

To learn more about FIS University's Corporate Training Program, contact Grace Edel at gedel@fissales.com or call 1-315-737-2169


For additional information:

Contact Grace Edel
gedel@fissales.com
1-315-737-2169

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