This program provides a comprehensive understanding of Fiber Optic Cabling.

Suited to anyone working with optical fiber at any level. 

The online course covers fiber optic infrastructure transmission, construction, planning, installation, termination, inspection, testing, and more.


Fiber 1 – Fiber and the Internet  Register Here

Fiber 1 covers the terminology and tools used in the fiber industry. The three sections cover internet architectures for both copper and fiber systems, an overview of fiber, cables, and connectors, followed by a section on fiber architectures and components. It assumes no knowledge of fiber optics and is targeted at those who interact with fiber systems through sales, support staff, technicians, and engineers. 


  • Module 1:Optical communication networks
  • Module 2:The Internet, the driver for Optical Fiber
  • Module 3: Optical Fiber Basics
  • Module 4: Key Fiber Optic Components

Topics covered 

  • Internet Architectures 
  • Fiber and copper comparison 
  • Fiber link components 
  • Multimode versus Singlemode fiber 
  • Fiber connectors (UPC/APC, SC, LC, MPO)  
  • Fiber cables (indoor and outdoor) 
  • Installation processes overview 

Learning Outcomes 

  • How the internet is distributed & why use fiber 
  • Optical fiber and components necessary to provide and maintain fiber optic connections 

Fiber 2 – Fiber Cables, splicing, and connectors Register Here

Going beyond terms and definitions, our Fiber 02 course teaches technicians, engineers, and managers key hands-on procedures dealing with fiber network components. 3 sections cover fiber cable handling safety, performing fusion splicing, and lastly connector installation, inspection, and cleaning.  It assumes some knowledge of fiber terms and is targeted to those actually working with the fibers but have no experience.  


  • Module 1: Fiber Testing Tools
  • Module 2: Optical Loss testing
  • Module 3: The OTDR 

Topics Covered 

  • Typical fiber tasks overview and safety considerations 
  • Fiber types and structures for different applications 
  • Fiber cable preparations 
  • Working with Fiber enclosures   
  • Fiber Splicing including tool maintenance 
  • Connector termination,  
  • Connector inspection  
  • Connector cleaning techniques 

Course Objectives 

You will be able to: 

  • Understand the importance of fiber safety and identify hazards 
  • Learn practices to mitigate danger working with fibers 
  • Identify fiber you are working with and evaluate the suitability 
  • Choose the right fiber or cable type for different applications 
  • Strip cable and fibers to prep them for splicing and termination 
  • Utilize a splice enclosure 
  • Perform fusion splices including splice protection and handling 
  • Connectorize fibers and work properly with them 
  • Inspect fiber optic connections and properly clean and maintain them.  

Learning objectives 

  • How to safely work with & install fiber cable 
  • Work with a variety of splicers & closures  
  • Install and care for fiber connectors 

Fiber 3 – Fiber Troubleshooting Register Here

The test and troubleshoot fiber course building on Fiber 01 and 02, Fiber 03, It covers what tools are available to test optical fiber and when to use them and explains and teaches you to use each measurement tool to verify and troubleshoot any optical communication network. It ensures you know when to use which tool depending on the length of what you are trying to install, commission, benchmark, or repair. 


  • Module 1: Fiber Testing Tools
  • Module 2: Optical Loss testing
  • Module 3: The OTDR 

Topics covered 

  • Overview of tools 
  • Connecting to different networks with, making and interpreting Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) measurements 
  • Making loss measurements a source and power meter or combination product called an optical loss test set (OLTS) 
  • Using a Visual Fault Locator (VFL) and why. 
  • Get the best results from all the tools by following best practices on connector/cleaning care. 

Course Objective

Fiber 03 is for technicians who need to begin to test and troubleshoot fiber optic systems. It will explain why to test and cover all the measurements and the troubleshooting tools that are commonly used to test systems. Students will learn how to take and interpret loss and Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) measurements. 

Learning Objectives

  • Determine scenarios to use a Visual Fault Locator
  • Make measurements using an optical source & power meter
  • Make and interpret OTDR traces

You will be able to: 

  • List all the major troubleshooting and test tools 
  • Know when to use what tool for a given situation. 
  • Make and interpret OTDR traces and the importance of storing and communicating results. 
  • Make measurements using an optical source and power meter or a combination product called an optical loss test set (OLTS) 
  • Determine scenarios to use a Visual Fault Locator and understand their limitations. 
  • Get the best results from all the tools by following best practices on connector/cleaning car

Fiber 4: Understanding Optical Link Design Register Here

Building on Fiber 01, 02, and Fiber 03, Fiber 04 reviews the components of an entire fiber communication system. It then explains the fiber parameters of attenuation and dispersion that determine speeds. The final section demystifies the math to understanding power and loss calculations using examples. This is for anyone who needs to choose components to design a link or evaluate a proposed design with confidence. 


  • Module 1: Optical Network Basics
  • Module 2: The Decibel as a unit
  • Module 3: Link Budget Calculations

Topics covered 

  • Key parameters that affect transmission capacity 
  • The Decibel as a unit 
  • Link Budget Calculations 
  • Link design examples 

Course Objectives 

Fiber 04 is for technicians and engineers who want to design fiber optic systems as well as understand their architecture and makeup when dealing with dark fiber providers, contractors, and installers. It will teach how to choose the right cable type, calculate optical link budgets as well as understand network element power levels and sensitivities all to select the right architecture and components for your application. 

Learning Objectives

  •  Understanding fiber parameters and phenomena such as attenuation and dispersion 
  •  Calculate the optical link budget. 
  •  Understand network element power levels and select the right architecture and components

You will be able to: 

  • Outline a basic fiber communication system with key elements of consideration 
  • Understanding the fiber parameters and phenomena such as attenuation and dispersion that affect maximum transmission capacity. 
  • Understand the effects of different sources (transmitters) on link performance 
  • Understand both linear and logarithmic power values and convert between them without a calculator. 
  • Understand transmit power and receiver sensitivity expressed in either a linear or log scale. 
  • Calculate link loss and use it to predict the power budget of an existing or proposed design. 
  • Design an example link considering all the key elements that make up the link. 
  • Understanding fiber parameters and phenomena such as attenuation and dispersion 
  • Calculate optical link budget. 
  • Understand network element power levels and select the right architecture and components 

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Register for Online Fiber Course(s)

Register for the Fiber Technician Bundle:  This bundle includes our Fiber 1, Fiber 2 and Fiber 3, Fiber 4 courses. This is the perfect bundle for technicians and professionals that work with fiber.


Our condensed and compact learning solutions increase on-the-job competence and confidence fast.

  • Practical Topics: Understand the growing market for fiber optic infrastructure and its applications.

  • Easy Access: Access our entire course library, with regularly updated resources available both during and after the course has been completed. Self-Paced. Available 24/7.

  • No Pre-Requisite Experience Required: This course is designed for anyone working with optical fiber, and all technical abilities.

  • Expert, Experienced Instruction: Our experienced teachers and training developers are industry experts; dedicated to practical instruction and support to ensure you understand what can be complex material.

  • Learning Support: Easily contactable support team to offer practical, practiced advice, to support you throughout your training.

  • Recognized Certification: Gain certification and validation. For relevant training courses, certificates and digital badges are provided.

  • Valid For Up To 3 Years: Certification is valid for up to 3 years, with regularly updated course resource material accessible throughout validity.

  • Various learning methods: The online courses are self-paced with unlimited test attempts. Courses are interactive, accessed on-demand, customized with the tools used on the job.

  • E-learning platform: The on-line platform has a student dashboard that tracks learning progress with reports that can be used for performance reviews and career progressions. Track requirement fulfillment for designation requiring multiple courses

  • LEARNING STYLES AND INCLUSION: Our unique training accounts for differences in individual learning styles and abilities, and relevant on the job demonstrations.. Average Duration of online courses: 1.5 - 2.5 Hours.

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