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The objective of this 3 day fiber optic training course is to provide you with the tools you need to learn the aspects of fiber optic theory, how it works, history, uses, common types of cable and connectors, hardware, tools, cable termination, polishing, insertion loss testing, OTDR testing and basic networking.  This course is non-vendor specific, and allows participants to work "hands-on" with a wide variety of materials supplied by a number of leading manufacturers. You will acquire necessary information to effectively manage your fiber optic network using state-of-the-art components and equipment. No prior knowledge or experience with fiber optics is required for participation.


Personnel responsible for the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of fiber optic networks.
  • Installers
  • System Network Engineers
  • System Managers
  • Field Technicians
  • Contractors
  • Communication Managers
  • Consultants/Architects
  • Sales / Tech Support


  • Understand the different types of fiber cables
  • Evaluate many different connectors and their costs
  • Terminate and polish connectors
  • Industry standards and codes
  • Evaluate your fiber optic network
  • Insertion loss theory
  • OTDR testing


  • Inspect, install and test your cable plant's multimode/singlemode fibers
  • Install connectors using epoxy, anaerobic adhesive and mechanical techniques
  • Troubleshoot cable plants by interpreting OTDR measurements
  • Avoid common fiber optic cable damage during installation
  • Develop the techniques that will allow you to achieve acceptable loss for cables and connectors
  • Use light sources and power meters to verify your installation results
  • Understand the different termination methods with several different connector styles
  • Evaluate common fiber optic cable damage during testing
  • Diagnose problems


  • History of Fiber Optics
  • Fiber Optic Theory & Applications
  • Fiber Optic Safety
  • Fiber Types
  • Costs, Standards, & Terminology
  • Cable Designs & Construction
  • Connector Types
  • Fiber Termination Overview
  • Terminate connectors using epoxy and anaerobic adhesives
  • Attenuation
  • Test terminated connectors using a Power Meter & Light Source
  • OTDR Testing Overview
  • Perform OTDR Test
  • Interpret OTDR traces and identify cable problem areas
  • Basic Networking
  • Enclosure Set-up & Methods


Certified Instructors: EIA, SCA, FOA, and WCCC.  All instructors have a minimum of 20 years of experience in the wire and interconnect industry.  All instructors have taught a general fiber optics course for numerous clients such as Conrail, Verizon Telephone, Merck & Co., FAA, US Steel, DEC, IBM and many other corporate, government, and institutional clients.


The fee covers course tuition, manuals, and the use of all course materials.  A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the course. Any traveling, hotel accommodations, meals or parking expenses that may be incurred are not included. Payment must be received ten (10) business days prior to the course date. For on-site training, a minimum of 6 people will be required. CALL FOR PRICING at 717-715-1456.


Cancellation and full refund will be allowed if written cancellation is received in our office at least ten (10) business days prior to the course start date. Registrants who cancel more than three (3) business days in advance, will be refunded 50% of the course fee. Registrants who do not attend or cancel less than three (3) business days prior to the course start date are responsible for the full registration fee. Registrants may request to transfer to a later course date provided there is space available, the course fee is paid in full and the request is made seven (7) business days prior to the scheduled course date. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Electronic Interface Associates
638 Fulton St.
Akron, PA 17501
717.715.1457 (Fax)
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