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
VDV Works LLC
1119 S. Mission Road #355
email: jim.hayes @ vdvworks.com
(C) 2003-7 VDV Works LLC
all communications technologies depend on fiber optic backbones and
strutured cabling connections, making these important technologies for
communications professionals to understand. If you need to learn - or
teach - communications cabling, VDV Works has a program for you.
Optic And Structured Cabling Training Programs From The People Who
Wrote The Books
The VDV Academy training programs are developed by Jim and Karen Hayes,
founders of Fotec, the fiber optic test equipment company they sold to
Fluke Networks in 2001, and the "Fiber U," "Wire U" and "Cable U"
training programs, including the famous "Fiber U" conferences. The
Cable U website was the place many techs got their start in cabling.
is author of The Fiber
Optic Technicians Manual and Data, Voice
and Video Cabling and monthly columns in several
magazines. Karen is the originator of "Lennie Lightwave's
Guide To Fiber Optics" and "Uncle Ted's Guide
to VDV Cabling," the highly-praised free online guides to
cabling. Together they have trained over 10,000 cabling professionals
and hundreds of instructors, written a half-dozen textbooks and
hundreds of industry white papers, magazine articles and web pages.
you are an instructor who wants to teach a VDV class , VDV Academy has
complete training programs for you to use for teaching the classes. Why
spend all your time researching technical materials and creating
training programs and PowerPoint presentations when we have already
done all the work for you and you can take advantage of our decades of
experience? Hundreds of instructors at schools, professional training
organizations, companies and government agencies worldwide already use
VDV Works training materials to teach their classes.
programs are provided on CD-ROM,
with PowerPoint presentations, instructor guides, lab manuals and
Quicktime videos based on our textbooks. These programs can be used by
a high school, technical/vocational school, college or a commercial
training organization, as well as companies wishing to start their own
employee training programs.
is a sample PowerPoint presentation
(PPT file 2.5 MB) to download that shows how VDV Works PPTs
are set up to make teaching a class much easier.
- VDV Academy Fiber optic programs are approved for FOA CFOT
certification programs. VDV
Academy programs are pre-approved for FOA certification
training, making it much easier to get your school approved by these
organizations! Many instructors also offer BICSI CEC credits for these
Programs In Fiber Optics
And VDV Copper Cabling
Suppose you need to learn VDV cabling but want to learn it on your own.
VDV Academy offers programs for self-study and instructor-led classes,
covering both fiber optics
and communications wiring
(structured cabling with Cat 3/5/5e/6, telephone wiring and coax for
video.) These programs are unique in that they cover both knowledge and
skills - with detailed hands-on exercises for installation techniques.
With a VDV Academy self-study program you can learn on your own at your
own schedule using your own equipment.
- Onsite Seminar Programs
you have a group interested in a training class, we can have a VDV
Academy instructor come to your location anywhere in the world and
present a custom class for your company or organization.
Works offers two free online tutorials for those getting started in
fiber optics or structured cabling. These websites have been used by
more techs to get started than any other website or publication because
they are the best overviews of the technologies available anywhere -
and there's no product sales pitches!
Feel free to link to these guides from your website.
Lightwave's Guide To Fiber Optics (with "virtual hands-on" tutorials in
termination and testing and a tutorial on OTDRs.)
Uncle Ted's Guide
To VDV (voice/data/video) Cabling (with "virtual hands-on" tutorials on
terminating category-rated UTP cabling.)
on the appropriate pages in the column to the left for more information
on each program.
Academy is the educational division of VDV Works LLC
which provides technical support to the voice, data and video industry
through consulting in technology and marketing and developing technical
content for websites and training programs.