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Introduction To Fiber Optic Cabling

Welcome! This course is designed to give you a good understand of fiber optics and fiber data transmission.
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For years there has been a need for that faster internet connection. People rely on the internet for almost everything, information/research, streaming movies from popular services like netflix or hulu, online gaming, even with mobile phones there is a need for that faster connection. Fiber Optics is the answer! Our old copper based cabling simply wont support the speeds and data capacity needed this day in age. Big companies such as AT&T/Verizon & even the U.S. Government have invested in updating our old copper cabling to Fiber Optic Cabling. So why is it not everywhere? After investing billions in upgrading our old copper cabling to fiber cabling the communications industry realized the man power simply isn't there to install it fast enough. What does this mean? It means there are a lot of jobs out there in this field, the need for fiber optic professionals is high. I am here to teach you the basics of fiber optics. A lot of this course is based off of the curriculum I teach at the University of Riverside that gives students a CFOT(Certified Fiber Optic Technician) Certificate from the FOA(Fiber Optics Association).

This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn the basics of fiber optics, maybe you are curious about the buzz around fiber optics, or maybe you are a systems administrator and IT manager that wants to gain knowledge of fiber optics. Whatever the case, this course is for you!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is interested in learning fiber optic cabling, a background in IT or Telecom is helpful but not needed.
  • IT Professionals
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course you should have a good understanding of fiber optic cabling.
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  • There are no requirements to take this course, I try to explain everything in a way anyone can understand it.
  • Willingness to learn.
Curriculum For This Course
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2 Lectures 03:25

Welcome to Introduction to Fiber Optic Cabling! The goal of this class is to give you a basic understanding of Fiber Optic Cable Networks and get you going in your new career as a fiber optic technician in just a few days. I will try to hold monthly live conferences on udemy and answer any questions as fast as possible. I do offer a Fiber Optic Certificate after you pass the Intro to Fiber Optics Exam. Once you are finished with the course contact me for details on Certification for this course.

Enjoy the class and I will be with you every step of the way.

Preview 01:42

In this lesson we are going to talk about what fiber optics actually is.

Preview 01:43
Fiber Optic Safety
1 Lecture 03:14

In this lesson we will discuss the safety concerns while working with fiber.

Preview 03:14
Fiber Optic Cable Construction
4 Lectures 20:07

In this lecture we talk about the components that make up a fiber optic cable.

Preview 07:20

Here we discuss the various types of fiber cables that we work with.

Types of Fiber Cables

In this lecture we talk about fiber modes and fiber sizes.

Fiber Modes and Sizes

The color code we use with fiber optics is very important because it gives us a way to color coat fiber optic strands and distinguish one strand from another.

The Color Code
Data Transmission
2 Lectures 07:56

In this lesson we will discuss how a basic fiber optic system works.

Transmission Set-Up

In this lesson we will be discussing Wavelengths.

Why Fiber
1 Lecture 04:56

In this lesson we will discuss the many advantages of fiber optics.

Advantages of Fiber Optic Cabling
2 Lectures 01:47

Quiz yourself on what we have learned.

Basic Fiber Comprehension Quiz
5 questions

In this video I just wanted to share a app I created that might help to remember the color codes and such.

Preview 01:09

Thank you for taking this course.

Preview 00:38
About the Instructor
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I have been involved in fiber optic engineering for 8 years and have been teaching fiber optics communications for the past 3 years. I have taught at the University of Riverside, The National Communications Training Center, and have trained Military Personnel. I am a Computer Science Major and have focused a most of my work in the field of Fiber Optic Communication.

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