This Friday was the conclusion of a 4-Day Fiber Optic Specialist training held at Vision Net’s headquarters in Great Falls (MT). The CFOS/S – Certified Fiber Optic Specialist, Splicing is the FOA certification for technicians splicing primarily outside plant (OSP) fiber optic cable plants for concatenation and termination. The skills focus includes cable preparation of numerous cables, fusion splicing fibers, placing splices in splice trays and then placing trays in splice closures. Splice testing with an OTDR is also covered.
Congratulations to the course participants: Mark Christensen and Koery Nelson from Vision Net. Brian Maki, Chalis Wilson, Jim Willoughby and Kyle Shorten from Blackfoot. Ben Elsbernd, Chris Harvey, Curtis Swanson and Josh Jones from 3 Rivers Communications.
The instructors of this course are Guy Sanford and James Hettrick from International Network Consultants, LLC. Guy is an expert in all forms of splicing, termination and most importantly the testing, certification, and troubleshooting electrical and fiber optic networks. James is considered a global expert on networks, acclaimed for his work in FTTh and its various forms.
These courses are sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA), the largest professional society of fiber optics in the world. FOA courses offered by International Network Consultants are recognized by The US Department of Labor.