VDV Academy
Training In Voice-Data-Video



Free Online Tutorials

Lennie Lightwave's Guide To Fiber Optics

Uncle Ted's Guide To VDV (voice/data/video) Cabling
FOA's Fiber U website
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VDV Works
1119 S. Mission Road #355
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Tel 1-760-451-3655
Fax 1-781-207-2421
email: jim.hayes @ vdvworks.com
web: www.vdvworks.com

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Practically all communications technologies depend on fiber optic backbones and structured cabling connections, making these important technologies for communications professionals to understand. VDV Works has created many programs available through the FOA.
Fiber Optic And Structured Cabling Training Programs From The People Who Wrote The Books
The VDV Academy training curriculum is 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.
Jim is author of The Fiber Optic Technicians Manual and Data, Voice and Video Cabling,  the three FOA reference guides 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.

Lennie and Ted are now available free for the iPad from iTunes Store.
Lennie on iTunesTed on iTunes 

Instructor Resource Kits
If you are an instructor who wants to teach a VDV class, VDV Academy has created programs that are available through the FOA to FOA approved schools, affiliates and corporate members.

VDV Academy instructor programs require tools, test equipment and supplies which are available at a discount through TreeTop Technical Products.
Self-Study 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 has created programs for self-study and instructor-led classes, covering both fiber optics and communications cabling (structured cabling with Cat 3/5/5e/6, telephone wiring and coax for video plus fiber and wireless.) These programs are unique in that they cover both knowledge and skills - with detailed hands-on exercises for installation techniques. These programs are available free from FOA's Fiber U website.

Fiber Self-Study Programs With Tools and Consumables
All tools, test equipment and supplies for teaching or self study programs are available through TreeTop Technical Products. Tree Top Technical Products offers all the tools, test equipment and consumables described in the training materials necessary for their use in the hands-on exercises.
Onsite Seminar Programs
If 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.
Free Online TutorialsLennie Lightwave's Guide To Fiber Optics
VDV 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.
Lennie 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.)
These programs are also available free from FOA's Fiber U website.

VDV Academy is the educational division of VDV Works 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.