National CAE Designated Institution
  • Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This course provides an introduction and overview into fiber optics. Students will learn about applications, installations, and communication systems related to fiber optics. Students will also learn about splicing, terminating, and testing of fiber optic cable.  This course is mapped to the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optic Technician) certification, by The Fiber Optic Association.

Learning Objectives

  • A. explain fiber optic and cabling applications and installations
  • B. explain how communications systems utilize fiber optics
  • C. identify appropriate fiber optic components for fiber optic networks
  • D. describe fiber optic cable installation of premises and outside plants
  • E. demonstrate the ability to splice and terminate fiber optic cable
  • F. Test fiber optic components and cable plants
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Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.