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Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T) is a Course

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T)

Started Aug 15, 2019

$675 Enroll

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This 2-day course is designed to offer advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. Participants gain the knowledge and skills needed to use the overall spectrum of testing and maintenance of singlemode fiber optics networks and gain a detailed overview and of the various pieces of equipment used in testing and maintenance. Topics include a detailed study of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-(7)A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the power source and light meter. Upon successful completion of this course, participants are able to effectively and efficiently identify fiber network defects and provide quality assurance procedures to minimize or eliminate future network outages. Prerequisite: Participants must have successfully passed the basic CFOT course within the preceding 12 months or have renewed their FOA membership within that time frame prior to attending this course.

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The course is recognized by the US Department of Labor, and the CFOT exam is sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA.) The exam is given on the final day.


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Course Instructors


Steve Hudson


FOA Instructor – CFOT, CFOI With almost 20 years in the technology industry, Steven has worked on various fiber projects including working as an onsite project manager for Lowe’s fiber to the desktop project. In addition, he was involved with the Arkansas Department of Education as it expanded the fiber optic network for hundreds of school campuses throughout Arkansas. During the same time, Steven managed a network engineering firm established by his father in 1986.

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Class Meets

Thursday & Friday


8 hrs/day


FOC Building 24, Room 204

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