Written and developed by Optical Technology Training Ltd and licensed to CrossConnect Training.
Available as a public course or an onsite course. Duration: 5 days.
The COFI-core course is designed for installation and maintenance staff working on core telecom fibre optic networks. Including plenty of hands-on practical sessions, the course provides the skills and knowledge required to install, joint, terminate and test external fibre optic cabling links.
The Certified Optical Fibre Installer (COFI) course for Core networks is designed specifically for installation and maintenance staff working on core telecom fibre optic networks. It provides a broad knowledge of relevant fibre optic components, fibre optic tools and equipment and highlights good working practices in order to inspire a professional approach to the job role. Practical hands-on sessions build the skills required to install, joint, terminate and test external fibre optic cabling links from end to end locations.
The syllabus shown here is designed for staff involved with core telecoms networks. However versions of this certification are also available to cover Enterprise datacomms networks and Harsh environments.
All versions of this certification can be customised to meet specific requirements. Our intention is to provide the 'very best of class' installation training for corporate customers that require professional staff trained up to deal with high performance, critical or unusual networks.
Hands-on experience Hands-on practical sessions using a range of equipment.
Comprehensive manual Receive a comprehensive, up-to-date, indexed course manual.
Electronic resources Receive a USB drive with extra resources including reference information and review exercises.
Modern, engaging visual aids
COFI status Pass the assessment to gain Certified Optical Fibre Installer (COFI) status.
explain how singlemode optical fibres work and the issues that can affect performance
recognise telecoms link components and appreciate why different types are required for different environments
handle fibre optic cable and components correctly to ensure optimum performance
work safely on fibre optic core networks
prepare fibre optic cabling for splicing within splice closures and ODFs
fusion splice and manage fibres in a splice closure
joint a customer drop cable into a main network cable
terminate fibre optic cables by splicing on pre-terminated pigtails or splice on connectors in an ODF
manage cabling in an ODF
carry out continuity and insertion loss testing
use an OTDR correctly for optimum testing and troubleshooting of fibre optic links
make customer connections & patch circuits
methodically troubleshoot cabling links
This course is a hands-on, task based, practical course for optical fibre installation teams.
It starts from basics so no prior knowledge is required. It aims to take delegates up to a professional level in skills, knowledge and attitude. It also helps to remove incorrect working habits which might have been picked up from other cabling jobs. It can help if a team attends the course together along with their project supervisor or manager so everyone ends up working to the same professional standards.
Typical job roles of attendees include: fibre optic installation or fibre optic cabling technician or engineer; project supervisor.