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Outside Plant Fiber Optics Specialist (CFOS/O) December is a Course

Outside Plant Fiber Optics Specialist (CFOS/O) December

Ended Dec 17, 2019

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This 2-day, fiber optics specialist course combines lecture sessions and 85% hands-on activities to prepare students to take the CFOS/O, OSP hands-on and written exams that are sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association.) This course introduces students to industry standards governing the installation, testing, and troubleshooting of OSP fiber optics cable - primarily single mode OSP cable used in the outside plant rugged environment. Students learn how to properly identify OSP fiber cabling types, recognize various outside plant closures used in OSP fiber installation, install, prepare, terminate, splice, and properly test and troubleshoot installed OSP fiber cable to existing standards. Course fee includes study materials, Text Book, CD, and exams and 1-year membership to the FOA. Note: Students must pass both the written and hands-on exams to successfully pass 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

Wednesday & Thursday


8 hrs/day


FOC Building 24, Room 204

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