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Certified Fiber Optic Technician - CFOT (WPG041-62)
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Certified Fiber Optic Technician - CFOT (WPG041-62)

$850

This introductory 3-day, 24-hour (*Approx.) fiber optic technician course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optic Technician. This Fiber Optic Training combines theory and 85% hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optic Technician) test that is sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optic Association) and given and graded the final class day.

This course also introduces the student to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home), and Distribution Cabling. Students will learn how to identify fiber types, recognize various connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice, and properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards. This program explores the history and future of fiber optics and fiber optics capabilities, and basic testing and troubleshooting. Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optic Technician should attend this class.

Note: The student must pass both the written and hands on exams to successfully pass this course.

Certified Fiber Optics Programs are offered in partnership with BDI Datalynk

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance - CFOS/T (WPG042-62)
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Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance - CFOS/T (WPG042-62)

$775

This 2-day, 16-hour (actual hours may vary depending on number of students) program is designed to offer advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optic networks. A focal point in the program is to offer a general, easy to understand, approach to fiber optics testing standards with little theory and considerable hands on activities. This comprehensive program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and splicing and how to choose among them. This 85% hands on course explores the overall spectrum of testing and maintenance of singlemode fiber optic networks, and provides a detailed overview and demonstration of various pieces of equipment used in testing and maintenance. Subject matter includes a detailed study of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-(7)A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the Power Source and Light Meter.

This course is recognized by The US Department of Labor and is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA).

Prerequisite: FOA CFOT course. As of January 1, 2015, the student MUST have successfully passed the basic CFOT course within the preceding 12 months or have renewed their FOA membership within that time frame prior to attending the CFOS/T, CFOS/S, and/or the CFOS/O FOA Specialist courses offered by BDI Datalynk. There are no exceptions. Students are encouraged to register for all courses being offered at the individual locations with the understanding that the CFOT is the prerequisite for all other courses and it must be successfully completed first prior to attending any of the other specialist courses.

Certified Fiber Optics Programs are offered in partnership with BDI Datalynk

Information Session for Introduction to Podcasting Program (WGB105-62)

Free

with Naomi Arenberg

Calendar Jan 28, 2021 at 12:30 pm

Learn more about our Introduction to Podcasting Program and find your voice as a podcaster!

Register and you'll receive an email with instructions for joining our virtual Introduction to Podcasting Information Session offered via Zoom. 

This class will focus on the basic skills needed to produce podcasts or any audio pieces. 

First, we will consider what makes a compelling podcast.  Then we will work on writing scripts and recording them. 

You need no prior experience.  All you need is curiosity about the podcasting process and a willingness to have fun while you’re learning.

This course will be offered in a remote learning capacity via Zoom. Instructions and link will be provided in advance of the session. 

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing - CFOT/S (WPG043-62)
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Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing - CFOT/S (WPG043-62)

$775

This 2-day, 16 hour (actual hours may vary depending on number of students) Splicing Specialist Training includes a complete PowerPoint presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided during this presentation. 85% hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of either single or multimode fiber optic cables.

Inside or outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized at instructor's discretion during these hands-on sessions along with fiber optics enclosures and splice trays. The student will be responsible for successfully making and testing both mechanical and fusion splices. In addition to the basic splicing activities outlined above, the student will further be required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and enclosures. The student will further be required to achieve a splice loss of less than 0.15 dB for all splices and demonstrate proficiency in interpretation of splice loss using OTDR splice traces.

This course is recognized by The US Department of Labor and is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA).

Prerequisite: FOA CFOT course. As of January 1, 2015, the student MUST have successfully passed the basic CFOT course within the preceding 12 months or have renewed their FOA membership within that time frame prior to attending the CFOS/T, CFOS/S, and/or the CFOS/O FOA Specialist courses offered by BDI Datalynk. There are no exceptions. Students are encouraged to register for all courses being offered at the individual locations with the understanding that the CFOT is the prerequisite for all other courses and it must be successfully completed first prior to attending any of the other specialist courses.

Certified Fiber Optics Programs are offered in partnership with BDI Datalynk

MS Excel for the Workplace - Part 1 (WIT034-66)

$129

with Elaine Moore

Calendar Feb 3, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful and versatile business tools. This course will help students familiarize themselves with basic functions, formulas, commands and keystrokes. Students will learn the basics of creating and using spreadsheets to increase their workplace productivity. This course will include an overview of the ribbon bar, commonly used commands, and basic formulas used to automate one's work. Students will also discover professional Excel tips for brilliant, distinctive output every time, on every worksheet. 

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 

Introduction to Podcasting (WIT335-66)

$149

with Naomi Arenberg

Calendar Feb 16, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Find your voice as a podcaster!

This class focuses on the basic skills needed to produce podcasts or any audio pieces. 

First, we will consider what makes a compelling podcast.  Then we will work on writing scripts and recording them. 

You need no prior experience.  All you need is curiosity about the podcasting process and a willingness to have fun while you’re learning.

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom link will be provided in advance of the first session. 

Adobe Forms (WIT330-66)

$59

with Patricia Allen

Calendar Feb 19, 2021 at 10 am

Get best practices and learn tips and tricks for creating and distributing documents using Adobe Forms. Learn to develop a variety of fillable and interactive form templates from scratch in Adobe, including how to add fields, buttons, formulas and other data. This program is ideal for those who are part of a team and are currently working independently and/or in a remote environment.

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instruction will be provided in advance of the session. 

MS Excel for the Workplace - Part 2 (WIT033-66)

$129

with Elaine Moore

Calendar Mar 10, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful and versatile business tools. This course will help students familiarize themselves with basic functions, formulas, commands and keystrokes. Students will learn the basics of creating and using spreadsheets to increase their workplace productivity. This course will include an overview of the ribbon bar, commonly used commands, and basic formulas used to automate one's work. Students will also discover professional Excel tips for brilliant, distinctive output every time, on every worksheet. 

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 





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