- VDV Academy
Lightwave's Guide To Fiber Optics
Uncle Ted's Guide
To VDV (voice/data/video) Cabling
- Instructor's Kit
- Fiber Optics
- Communications Wiring
Price List & Ordering
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Optic Self-Study Programs
Everything you need to teach yourself fiber optic
guides for learning installation practices on your own.
and advanced modules.
course includes simulator.
Program available optionally with fiber optic equipment & tools
or use your own
Fiber Optics Yourself!
If you can't take time out to attend an onsite
training course or just prefer to learn on your own, you will like our
self-study fiber optics courses. The VDV Academy Self-Study Courses
offer a self-paced format so you can customize the course to your own
needs and learn on your own schedule.
The first part of this course is free
go online to VDV Academy.com for the tutorial Lennie Lightwave's
Guide To Fiber Optics.
you're ready, you can purchase the Self-Study program which will
provide you with a more detailed education in fiber optic installation.
The Basics section includes how fiber optics works, how it's used,
installation procedures, components like connectors, splices and cable,
and testing. The Installation section leads you through "hands-on" exercises, including fiber
optic cable handling, splicing and termination, using the same programs
taught by VDV Academy instructors.
can purchase the course modules only and use your own equipment or we
can also provide basic equipment and consumables for the course,
customized for your needs.
- Prerequisites: These courses assume you are
already familiar with networking and cabling and have studied all the
modules of Lennie
Lightwave's online guide. If you are a novice, we suggest you
take a complete training course.
Get Started With VDV Academy Online - Get started with our free
online training program at www.LennieLightwave.com
VDV Academy Fiber Basics & Installation
Basics course based on Fiber Optic
Technicians Manual or Data, Voice
and Video Cabling (one book included). Includes
lessons on: The Basics and Safety, Fiber Optic Networks, Cables and
Installation, Termination and Splices, and Testing.
Hands-on exercises are provided for Handling and Preparing Cables,
Terminating Fiber, Splicing (both multimode & singlemode) and
newly-expanded program includes new tutorials on cables, terminations
(5 different ways, plus singlemode polishing and inspection), splicing
(mechanical, fusion and ribbon splicing), testing (including OTDRs), design and fiber to
hands-on exercises you can use your own equipment or equipment can be
purchased as part of the course.
you want to get certified through the FOA CFOT program, you can order
VDVSSF and VDVCFOT (below) together and save $100 - see the order form.
This provides the fiber optic self-study program plus a study guide for
the FOA CFOT exam and includes the exam.
SSO: VDV Academy Understanding OTDRs
show you how to operate their OTDR but not a lot about how to analyze
the data. That's where this program comes in. Classroom
study on OTDR theory and practice including numerous sample OTDR traces
to analyze. Includes OTDR
simulation software that requires PC running Windows. Included in VDVSSF above.
VDV Academy FOA CFOT Preparation Course
This course prepares you for your Fiber Optic
Association CFOT certification, which is highly regarded in the fiber
optic industry. About 11,000 students have achieved the CFOT (Certified
Fiber Optic Technician) since 1996. Includes the FOA textbook, The Fiber
Optic Technicians Manual, study guide and CFOT applications
fee. Note: The FOA requires fiber optic training and/or experience to
qualify for the certification. (Completing the companion VDV
Academy Fiber Basics & Installation (VDVSSF) would
courses include access to instructor for questions via e-mail
the Ordering Guide for