Course Overview

  • Introduction and Safety
  • Jargon – the key to understanding any technology is to understand the language
  • Applications for Fiber Optic Communications – Telephone, CATV, Data Centers and more
  • Theory – How fiber optics works
  • Transmission Systems – Using the spectrum to deliver services. Splitters and WDM modules
  • Fiber Types, Fiber Cables and Components used in the network
  • Terminations – Permanent and non-permanent
  • Installation and Hardware – Recommendations on how we install and how we protect
  • Testing! The basics of Tier I and Tier II testing, before, during and after the install
  • Design and Documention — Begins at the start of the project. Link/power loss budget

Throughout our classroom training, you will be introduced to and instructed on proper installation procedures of Clearfield products that can be found throughout ISP, OSP, Network Access and Premise networks.


  • Learn the proper ways to prepare cables/fiber for termination, fiber management and protecting the fiber.

  • Get familiar with tools, work with Clearfield products and work with test equipment.

Hands-On Training

  • Terminate fibers with Clearfield pre-connectorized fiber choices as well as splice-on connectors and mechanical connectors.
  • Splice within the Clearview Cassette to learn proper procedures for preparing and splicing in the Cassette and xPAK.
  • Learn how to properly prepare mechanical splices.

Tools Needed

  • The best way to learn about what is in your field tool box, students are encouraged to bring their own fusion machines, test gear and end face cleaning materials, if possible.
  • Students should bring basic work tools to class. Some tools will be provided.