Lennie Lightwave's
Guide To Fiber Optics
Part of the VDV Academy Fiber Optic Training Programs














"Virtual Hands-On" Termination

"Virtual Hands-On" Testing

Understanding OTDRs
VDV Works Presents Lennie Lightwave's New Guide to Fiber Optics
Lennie has been involved in fiber optics since he first went to "Fiber U" - Fotec's fiber optic installer conference in 1993. Lennie is now working with "VDV Works," a company that provides training, training materials and web content on fiber optics, structured cabling, computer networking and telecommunications.
This guide is the outcome of more than 25 years of experience in fiber optics from Lennie and the VDV Works staff.
For you it's easy to learn more about fiber optics! All you have to do is keep reading......
Also see our program on OTDRs , "virtual hands-on" explanation of fiber optic termination and "virtual hands-on" explanation of fiber optic testing. When you are finished with Lennie's Guide, you might want to get a copy of our textbook, The Fiber Optic Technicians Manual.
Now you can get a fiber optic self-study program from VDV Academy that starts with "Lennie" and includes classroom and hands-on training in fiber optics. You can get certified as a fiber optic tech from The Fiber Optic Association.
Check back often or visit VDV Works and see how we'll keep adding material to keep everything up to date. Feel free to send us your comments at lennie@lennielightwave.com - tell us how you like it and what you would like to see us change or add.
Lennie's Uncle Ted is the expert on structured cabling, including Cat 5. Here's Uncle Ted's online guide to communications cabling.
Want a printed version of "Lennie"? Here is a PDF file to print. It's 3.3 MB, so be patient.
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What Do People Say About "Lennie"?

"I am a 30 year veteran of the "Bell System" with many years of experience with design of OSP Systems and also had 15 years as a product Rep. for AT&T/Lucent with responsibility of representing their fiber cable and apparatus products in the Northwest. In all those years I have not seen a better guide that takes the basics of fiber optics and puts it into an easily understandable format ..... that includes the "famous Bell Labs" fiber guru's." DS

 If you like "Lennie Lightwave's Guide To Fiber Optics" you'll love "Uncle Ted's Guide To Communications Wiring!"
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