Training Overview

MJD Communications offers three levels of FOA fiber optic certification:

First Level Certifications:

There are two certifications which can be taken for first time membership in the FOA. Any one of these may be used for new FOA members and any one holding one of these certifications can take the certification exams for the others if they have appropriate experience or training for that specialty. Current CFOTs can apply to add the other two certifications if they have the proper experience or take appropriate training courses.

CFOT® - Certified Fiber Optic Technician for general fiber optics applications. CFOTs have a general knowledge in fiber optics that can be applied to almost any application - outside plant, premises, manufacturing, etc.

CPCT - Certified Premises Cabling Technician includes fiber, copper and wireless in building and campus networks. Recommended for those working in enterprise networks (LANs) and building security and management systems.

Specialist Certifications:

CFOS or Certified Fiber Optic Specialist. The specialist level, CFOs tests for the applicant's level of knowledge of fiber optics in a broad-based exam that covers technology, components, installation and testing.

CFOS/S: Specialist in splicing optical fibers, including fusion and mechanical splicing of single fibers and ribbon/mass splicing.

CFOS/C: Specialist in fiber optic connectors, covering all types of adhesive/polish and prepolished/splice terminations for multimode and singlemode fiber.

CFOS/T: Specialist in fiber optic testing, including visual inspection, visual tracing and fault location, insertion loss testing, OTDR testing, return loss/reflectance, chromatic dispersion, polarization mode dispersion and spectral attenuation.

CFOS/D: Fiber optic network design covering how to design the route of a network, choose components, plan the installation, set up a test plan, and all other aspects of overseeing a fiber optic project.

CFOS/H: formerly CFxT - Certified Fiber Optic Technician for FTTx covers fiber to the home, fiber to the premises, fiber to the curb and fiber to the business.

CFOS/O: Certified OSP Technician for outside plant fiber optic installation. Aimed at technicians working in outside plant cabling for telecom, CATV, security, utilities, municipal networks, etc. (In process for Fall 2010.)

CFOS/L: This is a specialist application certification covering optical LAN (OLAN) networks, cabling design and installation, which includes P2P and PON networks.

About MJD Communications

MJD Consulting has over 35 years experience in communications, specializing in fiber optic technology services and training. Presently offering all FOA certification courses, both copper and fiber. The fiber courses offer both classroom instruction and hands on labs and include instruction and practice in all aspects of installation, restoration, and industry standards. The premise cabling course includes both classroom and hands on practice, covering voice, video, data and wireless networks.

Classes are held in Florida or in a private facility anywhere in the U. S. A customized course can be arranged for a client and requires a minimum of seven students.

Additional courses include certification in alternative energy, solar, wind and fuel cell, as well as the FCC general radio licensing and electronic technician certification.

Michael J. DiMauro

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