Telefocal Certified Fiber Optics Technician (TC-FOT)

This course equips participants with the necessary knowledge, theories and concepts on Fiber Optics and Fiber Optics Communications. Practical lab sessions using essential fiber optics equipment such as OTDRs and Fusion Splicers will be included. It would help to translate what students learn in class to practical experiences.

At the end of the course, participants will undergo a certification exam which will validate their knowledge on
Fiber Optics theories and concepts, as well as Fiber Optics system, transmission and testing.

The exam will cover key domains listed as follows:

  • Deploying Optical Fiber Network
  • FTTx and GPON
  • Light Theory and Optical Transmission
  • Optical Fiber Network and Systems
  • Optical Fiber, Cables and Hardware
  • Telecom Network and Transmission
  • Tools and Testing

Fiber optics core technicians and supervisors, cable splicers and other telecommunications professionals or contractors who are employed in (or looking to be employed in) the build, installation, repair and troubleshooting of optical transport systems.

Instructor-Led Training

  • Classroom: 5 days
  • LIVE Virtual*: 35 hours
  • A minimum of 6 or more participants are required for a company-based LIVE Virtual course to commence
  • LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.

15 – 19 Apr 2024 (Mon – Fri), GMT +08:00
If you are keen on attending this course, please register your interest via our course enquiry form.

By attending this ‘Telefocal Certified Fiber Optics Technician (TC-FOT)’ course, participants will be able to understand the theories, concepts and technologies which underpin fiber optic transport networks.

They will learn fiber optics Outside Plant (OSP) components and fiber optic cable planning and installation. Also, they would appreciate fiber optic Health and Safety issues, comprehend the key tools and testers associated with fiber optics and be fully competent in their operation.

Lastly, they will acquire a range of practical skills associated with cable splicing, build and installation, testing, repair and trouble-shooting of fiber optic transport networks.

  1.   Optical Fiber General Studies Review
  2.   Theory of Light
  3.   Single Mode and Multi-Mode Fiber
  4.   Optical Fiber Cables
  5.   Optical Fiber Health and Safety Issues
  6.   Optical Fiber Cable Planning and Installation
  7.   Selecting the Right OSP Cable
  8.   Tools and Testers
  9.   Identification of Optical Fiber Connectors
  10.   Cable Preparation
  11.   Mechanical and Fusion Splicing
  12.   Optical Line Test Sets (OLTS)
  13.   Light Source and Power Meter
  14.   Optical Time Delay Reflectometer (OTDR)
  15.   Testing and Trouble-shooting
  16.   Measurements, Events, Traces
  17.   Commissioning and Acceptance Testing
  18.   Practical Demonstrations
  19.   Hands-on Exercises
  20.   Written Examination
  21.   Practical Assessment

Certification: At the end of the course, participants will sit through both written and practical examinations. A professional certificate will only be issued upon:

  • Scoring 75% or higher on the written exam AND
  • Scoring 80% or higher on the practical assessment AND
  • Achieving at least 75% attendance for the course.

Prior experience of working with fiber optics cables and systems.

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