TECU 0065 - ETA Fiber Optics Technician Certification

Students will gain the necessary training to prepare for the ETA Fiber Optics Technician Certification exam.

Program Overview

Gain the necessary knowledge to prepare for the ETA Fiber Optics Technician Certification. In this course you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of installation and troubleshooting procedures for fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry. Learn about light sources, detectors, connectors, amplifiers, and other optical passive components typical of a fiber optic system. The main characteristics of the most used fiber optic cables are introduced together with the industry standards such as NEC® and TIA which regulate fiber systems installation. At the end of this course, you will be ready to sit for the ETA Fiber Optics Technician Certification exam.

This course is also taught with Brandman’s LIVE ONLINE training format. Students receive the same high-quality training as found in a traditional classroom setting.

LIVE ONLINE training includes:

  • Delivered in real time by an instructor
  • Full access to course presentations and documents
  • Live interaction with classmates and instructor using a collaborative learning platform
  • Play back recording of any class for later review

Course Topics

  • Differentiate the different types of fiber optic cables
  • Demonstration of the fiber optics installation principle
  • Testing equipment including Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)
  • Tier 1 vs. tier 2
  • Passive optical components found in a Passive Optical Network (PON) vs. Fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) architectures
  • Procedure to perform mechanical and fusion splicing

Tuition covers only the cost of the course. Nothing else is provided to the student.


Approximately 40 hours

Estimated Cost


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4.0 CEUs

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