The two-day class "goes beyond the basic functions of a light source and power meter and optical time-domain reflectometer, and prepares the craftsperson for optical fiber network acceptance testing and troubleshooting," the company says. "The course is loaded with practical exercises and extensive hands-on training to equip the installers with the skills required to perform detailed link-loss testing by practicing on simulated fiber-optic systems using a light source and power meter, and OTDR. This class is designed for those who desire advanced testing skills and knowledge."
The curriculum includes:
- Testing and documentation
- Theory of testing
- Industry standards
- Testing with an OTDR
- Attenuation testing with a light source and power meter
Classes held at Corning's regional facilities in Hickory, NC (October 16-17); Keller, TX (October 30-31); Palo Alto, CA (November 13-14); and Corning, NY (December 4-5) cost $799 per student for the two-day course. Those held elsewhere cost $899 per student. Corning sets a maximum class size at 12.
Students with any of the following professional credentials offered by BICSI will earn 14 continuing education credits toward renewal of those credentials by completing the course: RCDD, RITP, OSP, Installer 2, Technician, Certified Trainer.