Professionals in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry who are exclusively working from home may have “found time,” with which they can seek opportunities for professional development or training. One resource available to these professionals—as it has been for years—is Fiber U: the Fiber Optic Association’s free online self-study program.
Fiber U includes self-study programs, tutorials, textbooks, videos, and links to other Fiber Optic Association (FOA) pages that educate on fiber optics and premises cabling.
“When you finish a free Fiber U online self-study program, you can get a Fiber U Certificate of Completion for the course for a nominal charge,” Fiber U explains. Fiber U courses can be used as preparation for the FOA’s certification programs.
Among the courses available through Fiber U are the following.
- Basic Fiber Optic Skills Lab
- Outside Plant Construction
- Fiber Optics in Communications and How It Works
- Premises Cabling (Copper, Fiber and Wireless)
- Fiber Optic Testing
- Fiber Optic Network Design
- Fiber for Wireless
- Data Center Cabling