CFOS/W FOA Certified Fiber Optics Specialist - Fiber for Wireless (3 days)

Monday, 28 March – Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Location: Ken Wigard NETCOM Training Centre, 1424 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Ticket Type Price Quantity
NETCOM Member Ticket No Charge N/A
Public Ticket 900.00 CAD N/A
IBEW Member Ticket 700.00 CAD N/A

-Course is 3 days (9:00AM-4:00PM) March 28 to 30, 2022
-Login or create a NETCOM Website account to register.
-Participants are asked to wear work appropriate clothing & steel toe boots.
1. NETCOM Assessment Members $0.00
2. IBEW Members $700.00 +GST
3. Public $900.00 +GST

Course Level: Intermediate to expert.

Prerequisite: CFOT, CPCT or equivalent basic knowledge of fiber optics and communications networks.

NETCOM offers the Certified Fiber Optics Specialist - Fiber For Wireless (CFOS/W) course. It is the FOA certification for technicians installing wireless communications systems that are connected on fiber optics.
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning how fiber optics is used to implement cellular, small cell, WiFi and other wireless networks. This Fiber Optic Training combines lecture sessions and hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the CFOS/W hands on and written exams that are sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and given and graded the final class day. CFOS/W - Certified Fiber Optic Specialist, Fiber For Wireless - is the FOA certification for technicians installing wireless communications systems that are connected on fiber optics. This course is an application specialist course focusing on educating technicians about what is involved in connecting cell site backhaul and fronthaul, antennas on cell towers, small cells, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and WiFi access points for premises, urban and rural line-of-sight WiFi networks. Skills for technicians should be learned for other certifications.. Examples of additional topics include:

• Fiber optic installation safety
• Cellular wireless technology
• Fiber to cellular wireless tower architectures
• Fiber to the antenna
• small cells
• DAS (distributed antenna systems)
• WiFi technology
• Enterprise WiFi
• Metropolitan WiFi
• Line of sight WiFi
• Rural WiFi
• Testing the components and installed cable plant

This course is designed for individuals who wish to increase their knowledge and gain hands-on skills in fiber optics technology in preparation for writing the Fiber Optics Association exam. The FOA exam is administered on the last day of the course. CFOS/W Accreditation will be awarded by the FOA upon successful completion and passing the final exam.
Course tuition covers the following:
  • Textbook
  • All handouts
  • All lab supplies
  • Exam fee
  • Three year FOA membership
  • Wall mount certificate of completion from NETCOM
  • Wallet sized official FOA certification card
    All necessary hand tools and test equipment will be supplied by NETCOM