Upcoming Course Events
The table below lists our currently scheduled training events for Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) provided by Netcom Training.
|January 22, 2024 - January 26, 2024|
Course Prices & Registration
- Netcom Assessment Member
- IBEW Member
- Public Member
GST added at checkout.
Course Level: Introductory to Intermediate. Beginners to experienced premise cabling technicians will benefit from this course. FOA CPCT certification is available as a first level FOA certification for those with no prior FOA certifications. Those who already have CFOTs will learn more about copper, wireless and how fiber is used in structured cabling networks.
NETCOM offers the Certified Premises Cabling Technician (CPCT) course. CPCT – Certified Premises Cabling Technician – is the FOA certification for designers, installers and operators of premises cabling networks. Premises cabling refers to building and campus cabling that is generally customer-owned and used for local area networks of computers (LANs), security systems (CCTV and alarms), building management systems, distributed antenna systems (DAS for cellular and WiFI) and other applications like industrial systems, electrical distribution management systems, etc.
FOA CPCT certification includes all types of infrastructure for premises cabling and communications – copper and fiber cabling and wireless systems. CPCT certification is based on KSAs (knowledge, skills and abilities) that require a knowledge of cabling and wireless technology and standards along with demonstrated skills in the installation of copper and fiber cabling system to support networks. Most CPCTs will work as contractors and installers, although the certification provides excellent training for IT or security personnel responsible for the operation of networks. CPCT courses will generally be 50% hands-on labs developing the skills necessary for working with premises cabling systems.
Course Outline / Competencies:
• Introduction to premises cabling
• Structured cabling descriptions and standards
• Premises wiring
• Premises fiber optics
• Wireless standards and installation procedures
• Hands-on labs: cables, punch down, jacks and plugs.
• Test and troubleshoot installed premises cabling
• Analyze and identify components of common premises networks
Course Tuition Covers the Following:
• All handouts
• All lab supplies
• Exam fee
• Three year FOA membership
• Wall mount certifiate from NETCOM
• Wallet sized FOA certification card
• All necessary hand tools and test equipment will be supplied by NETCOM