FTTx for Installers and Technicians


This four-day class is structured with the first 2 days being focused on fiber optic technology knowledge then followed by 2 days of hands-on skills training with a variety of tools, hardware and equipment. The information learned in this class will provide students with a practical understanding of how fiber optics works and the specific needs for FTTx networks. The hands-on skills training will teach students how to properly prepare, install, test and maintain fiber-to-the-home/building/curb (FTTx) physical networks. 
Attendees will work with PON and active Ethernet FTTx systems and equipment as well as learn about the requirements and impact of codes and ITU/IEEE standards. Students will test a variety of configurations including WDM and splitter testing with FTTx test equipment such as PON power meters and optical time-domain reflectometers (OTDRs). This class provides the right preparation for taking the ETA-International’s FOT-OSP Certification Exam.

Course Level

Introductory to intermediate. Beginners to experienced fiber technicians find the class and extensive hands on skills training beneficial.

Course Length

4-days: Two days of classroom learning and two days of hands-on training labs

Certification Options

ETA Fiber Optic Technician – Outside Plant (FOT-OSP) Certification
BICSI Continuing Education Credits (30 BICSI ITS CECs)

Course Content

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Upcoming Course Locations

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