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The COFI-enterprise course is a 5-day training programme, Certified Optical Fibre Installer (COFI) course for enterprise networks, which is designed specifically for installation and maintenance staff working on datacomms local area (LAN) networks, typically found in businesses or small campus sites.  It introduces the relevant fibre optic components, fibre optic tools and equipment required and highlights good working practices in order to inspire a professional approach to the job role. It includes plenty of hands-on practical sessions to build up the skills required to to install, joint, terminate and test fibre optic cabling enterprise links.

You’ll also receive a comprehensive course manual which is a great reference resource, as well as access to additional online resources including review questions to help you revise. You’ll usually work with another delegate/s to complete a practical installation assignment. And you’ll also need to pass a theory assessment to gain Certified Optical Fibre Installer (COFI) status.

Is it the right course for you or your team?

The COFI-enterprise course is designed for installation and maintenance staff working on enterprise, datacomms, local area (LAN) networks. It is a hands-on, task based, practical course providing the skills and knowledge to install, terminate and test internal fibre optic cabling networks. It starts from basics so no prior knowledge is required. It aims to take delegates up to a professional level in skills, knowledge and attitude. It also helps to remove incorrect working habits which might have been picked up from other installation jobs. It can help if a team attends the course together so they end up working to the same professional standards.

Typical job roles of attendees include: fibre optic installation or fibre optic cabling technician or engineer; project supervisor.

What will you be able to do after the course?

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explain how optical fibres work and the issues that can affect performance
recognise enterprise link components and explain why different components are required for different environments
handle fibre optic cable and components correctly to ensure optimum performance
work safely with optical fibre and fibre optic equipment
prepare fibre optic cabling for splicing
terminate fibre optic cables by splicing on pre-terminated pigtails or splice on connectors
test patch cords correctly
carry out continuity, polarity, and insertion loss testing
test fibre optic links according to relevant standards
use an OTDR correctly for optimum testing and troubleshooting of fibre optic links
methodically troubleshoot cabling links

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The COFI-enterprise course is currently delivered by OTT’s training delivery partner in the UK & Ireland. Other regions may become available. If you’d like to keep up-to-date with future dates for this course then why not follow us on your preferred social media.

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