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FIBER OPTICS TECHNOLOGY



Fiber Optics Installer

A Fiber Optic Installer has a general understanding of optical fiber installation, connectorization, splicing, and testing, is familiar with optical fiber, connector, and splice performance characteristics described in TIA/EIA-568B, ITU-T G.671, ITU-T G.652 and Telcordia GR-326. A Fiber Optic Installer can perform connector endface evaluation as described in TIA/EIA-455-57B, is proficient in optical loss testing as described in TIA/EIA-526-14A, and understands the installation requirements described in articles 770 and 250 of the National Electrical Code. A Fiber Optic Installer is proficient at the installation of connectors on various types fiber of optic cables using various types of epoxies, and can perform mechanical and fusion splicing.

Fiber Optics Technician-Outside Plant

A Fiber Optic Technician – Outside Plant (OSP) must be able to properly terminate, test and troubleshoot singlemode fiber optic communication systems. This includes various types of termination techniques applicable to high speed laser based systems including SONET, DWDM, FTTx, GPON, FTTh, CATV networks using ITU-T G.652 and G.655 singlemode fibers. Disciplines include mechanical and fusion splicing per the TIA-758 standard and the preparation of fiber optical cables and cable management products. Testing and troubleshooting of each element of the fiber optic communication systems along with unique test requirements of SONET, DWDM, FTTx, and CATV networks. Testing roles include optical loss testing of transmission equipment and fiber spans per the TIA-526-7 standard along with an understanding of OTDR theory and skills including acceptance testing and troubleshooting of fiber optic elements and spans. The FOT-OSP understands optical loss budgets, not to exceed loss budgets and has the knowledge and skills required for troubleshooting singlemode OSP fiber optic communications systems addressing the roles of attenuation, dispersion and refection and how to identify and troubleshoot each. The FOT-OSP should have a basic understanding of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and the National Electrical Code (NEC) and all safety conditions specific to the outside plant environment and the applicable transmission equipment.

Fiber Optics Technician

A Fiber Optic Technician has a full understanding of inside plant optical fiber, connector, and splice performance characteristics as described in TIA-568C and can use these performance characteristics to create a worst case power budget for a fiber optic cable plant. An FOT can proficiently perform optical loss testing as described in TIA/EIA-526-14A and perform connector endface evaluation as described in TIA-455-57B. Using an OTDR an FOT can effectively locate faults in a fiber optic cable, mated connector pair, or splice as well as evaluate optical fiber performance, mated connector pair performance, or splice performance for compliance with TIA-568C.

Fiber Optics Designer

The certified Fiber Optics Designer (FOD) training program is an optical designer certification that will provide an in-depth knowledge of optical local area networks. This certification covers all aspects of a successful fiber optic system design from network protocols, network configurations, optical cabling, industry communications standards, determination of fiber count, hardware selection, splicing/termination methods, and cable system testing and documentation. All that is learned in class is put into practice through multiple and intensive case studies. The ETA certified Fiber Optics Designer program provides detailed instruction and practice of Local Area Network fiber optic design.

ARINC Installer, Technician (AFI/AFT)

ARINC organizes aviation industry committees and participates in related industry activities that benefit aviation at large by providing technical leadership and guidance. These activities directly support aviation industry goals: promote safety, efficiency, regularity, and cost-effectiveness in aircraft operations. ARINC recognizes ETA International as the fiber optic industry training certification entity in regards to the aerospace industry in the United States. The ARINC certification is based on the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standards.

ARINC Industry Activities organizes and provides the secretariat for international aviation organizations (AEEC, AMC, FSEMC) which coordinate the work of aviation industry technical professionals and lead the development of technical standards for airborne electronic equipment, aircraft maintenance equipment and practices, and flight simulator equipment used in commercial, military, and business aviation. The AEEC, AMC, and FSEMC develop consensus-based, voluntary standards that are published by ARINC and are known as ARINC Standards. The use of ARINC Standards results in substantial technical and economic benefit to the aviation industry.

Testing and Termination Technician

This certification is directed towards the education to properly, terminate, connect, test and troubleshoot IP-enabled voice/data/video cable and devices to each other. One of the key advantages to using Cat 5e/6/6A and fiber optic cables and connectors for electronic security and voice/video/data installations is that these cable connections can be readily built using the proper tools and techniques, which will be taught in the required course. This part of the training will emphasize the ETA challenge of being vendor-neutral and applying industry standards for terminations and cable performance. The knowledge gained by the examinees will be applicable to any vendor’s products within the scope of the technology studied. One of the primary principles of the network cabling standards is that if a cable is properly terminated and tests satisfactory, that cable can be used to connect any proper device from any manufacturer. There are hundreds of vendors making thousands of different IP network devices, any and all of which can be readily connected to a network if the cable to be used is properly terminated and tested.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Fabricator/ Fiber Optics

For individuals involved in the manufacturing, installation, support, integration and testing of fiber optics systems. Intended for managers, engineers, technicians, trainers/instructors, third party maintenance organizations, quality assurance and personal production. Both the SAE and ARINC certifications are based on the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standards.

The Aerospace industry has always required the highest standards of workmanship to be maintained. This certification is universally recognized for competency, ability, and knowledge as an Aerospace Fiber Optics Fabricator (FAB). ETA worked with the SAE International’s Fiber Optics and Applied Photonics Committee to develop the certification. To be recognized for this honor, practicing fabricators must demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge verifying their proficiency in Aerospace Fiber Optics Fabrication procedures and technology as defined in the SAE International Aerospace ARP5602/3and ARP5602/4 competencies.

Passive Optical Network Engineer

PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS TEST ENGINEER TRAINING SYLLABUS

 

The ASTI PON test engineer training syllabus is a must have for all professional fibre optic cable engineers, operators, installation contractors and sub-contractors involved in the testing, maintenance and fault finding of PON networks, this applies to construction process and active application and delivery of service in the successful distribution of triple play.

 

The syllabus can be delivered as a 45 contact hours instructor led or self-paced on-line training package with self-assessment modules throughout designed as progressive self testing, placing emphasis on the delegate to enforce their learning prior to final test and evaluation.

 

This is not entry-level training, fibre engineers whom already work within the FTTx environment will benefit greatly from this level of training. The vanguard fibre optic advanced OTDR training syllabus works in conjunction with this syllabus as does the delegate current experience with fibre testing.

Certified Fiber to the Home Professional (CFHP)

This programme is geared toward network designers, planners, supervisors, and project managers that will deploy and maintain FTTH networks. Students will gain a broad base of knowledge and familiarity with FTTH architectures, network design, deployment technology, and operational skills.

Fiber Optics for ITS, Traffic, Fire Alarm, and Communication Systems

The Fiber Optics for ITS, Traffic, Fire Alarms and Communications Systems  consists of three levels of certifications. For each of the certification levels, the programmes are to ensure that students have a firm grasp on the technical information, best practices, knowledge, and technical skill sets in order to meet the certification exam requirements and successfully work on traffic, fire alarm, communications, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) for city and state transportation departments.

Fiber Optics Emergency Restoration

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Fiber Optics Project Quality Management

Fiber Optics Quality Management is an advanced certificate programme for individuals that are already qualified in the Fiber Optics field. There are three levels that must be completed in order to receive the designation of Fiber Optics Project Management. These are:

Level One- Termination and Testing Technician

This certification is directed towards the education to properly, terminate, connect, test and troubleshoot IP-enabled voice/data/video cable and devices to each other. One of the key advantages to using Cat 5e/6/6A and fiber optic cables and connectors for electronic security and voice/video/data installations is that these cable connections can be readily built using the proper tools and techniques, which will be taught in the required course. This part of the training will emphasize the ETA challenge of being vendor-neutral and applying industry standards for terminations and cable performance. The knowledge gained by the examinees will be applicable to any vendor’s products within the scope of the technology studied. One of the primary principles of the network cabling standards is that if a cable is properly terminated and tests satisfactory, that cable can be used to connect any proper device from any manufacturer. There are hundreds of vendors making thousands of different IP network devices, any and all of which can be readily connected to a network if the cable to be used is properly terminated and tested.

 

Level Two- Advanced Fiber Optics Testing and Evaluation

The objective of the fiber optics training course is to provide you with the tools you need to become a Certified Fiber Optic Testing and Evaluation Technician. . You will learn in all aspects of fiber optic theory, how it works, history, uses, common types of cables and connectors, hardware, tools, cable termination, insertion loss testing, OTDR testing,  splicing and basic networking. This course 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 optics network state-of-the-art components and equipment. For testing, you will acquire necessary information to effectively Test and Diagnose your fiber cable plant. The Certification Exam will be given on the last day of class.

 

Level Three- Project Quality Management

This course focuses on both the management of  projects and the management of the process quality for creating project deliverables. It provides exposure to the tools, techniques, installation procedures, designs and metrics used to ensure that sufficient product and process quality is achieved. It includes assignments which allow participants to learn how to plan quality into a project and determine key metrics to manage project and process quality.

Customer Service for Fiber Optics Technicians

Customer Service for Fiber Optics and Broadband Technician programme provides an invaluable and unparalleled base of knowledge of high-speed data services, equipment, operations and troubleshooting. Of particular value is the extensive information regarding DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems and the return path’s effect on high-speed data service. The course also provides an understanding of the Internet, network and wireless communications and other broadband access technologies. Personnel completing this course will be uniquely qualified to provide immediate and effective customer support for highspeed data service.

Optical Fiber and Advanced OTDR Specialist Training

The ASTI Data Optic Fiber and Advanced OTDR Operators course is a 45 contact hrs. instructor led training package with an extensive series of post course student assessment tasks delivered through the VanGuard Data OTDR Emulator.

This course is aimed at entry level optical network field technicians and testers, the specific pre-requisites to attend this course is an ASTI Fiber Optic Installer but it’s recommended to review the introductory lessons before attending on-site training. The objectives for this course is to learn the principals of optic fiber optical networking and OTDR operation from basic through to advanced fault finding and trace analysis.

This course and the assessment tasks are delivered using the VanGuard Data OTDR Emulator to provide practical, hands on OTDR measurement skills both in the class room or delivered on-line. The VanGuard Data OTDR Emulator is the single most advanced OTDR training aid available with the ability to simulate OTDR operation in real-time right from your PC or Mac desktop without the need for expensive hardware or fiber spans.


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