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Fiber Optic Color Codes MiniCourse

MiniCourse: Fiber Optic Color Codes
Level: Basic


Fiber Optic Color Codes MiniCourse

fiber optic color codes

Fiber U MiniCourses are courses on a specific topic that you can take in about an hour or less. They are based on questions people ask FOA all the time, so the topics are recommended by our readers.

Level: Basic

Intended For:
Designers of fiber optic communications networks
Users of fiber optic communications networks
Contractors and techs who install, operate and maintain them.

Objectives: From this self-study program you should learn:
How color codes are used to identify fiber optic components
How color is used to ensure proper connections, especially in splicing fibers


Prerequisites
You will need a basic understanding of fiber optics, e.g. training and a FOA CFOT certification or at least a familiarity with fiber optic technology.
For an quick, simple overview of fiber optics, you can use one of these three options: 1) the Fiber U self-study program Fiber Optics in Communications and How It Works, 2) the FOA YouTube Videos Fiber Optics and Communications and How To "Talk" Fiber Optics or 3) Lennie Lightwave's Guide To Fiber Optics  

For more comprehensive preparation, see the Fiber U Basic Fiber Optics self-study program or the printed FOA textbook FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optics.


Fiber U Certificate of Completion
When you finish, you can take an online test on this course to qualify for a "Fiber U Certificate of Completion." The test cost for a Fiber U MiniCourse is $10US.


Introduction
Color codes are used for identifying fibers, cables, splices and connectors, ensuring correct connections. Color codes are also an important part of fiber optic cable plant documentation. It's important that designers, installers and network operators understand the importance of color codes. FOA highly recommends that everyone involved with fiber optics bookmark the FOA Guide page about color codes linked below as a reference to ensure color coding is done correctly.


Assignments
For this lesson plan you will be instructed to watch the videos, read the references and take a quiz (Test Your Knowledge) to complete the course.


Lesson Plans
Watch the video, read the section in the FOA Guide and take the quiz. For this course, we recommend watching the videos first and then reading the FOA Guide page on Restoration. There is a short quiz you can use to check your comprehension. The Certificate of Completion test is based on those materials.


Videos: FOA Lecture 61 Fiber Optic Color Codes  



FOA Guide: Fiber Optic Cable And Connector Color Codes


Test Your Comprehension

Fiber Optic Color Codes Quiz 



Fiber U Certificate of  Completion
When you finish all the assignments you can take an online test on this course to qualify for a "Fiber U Certificate of Completion." The test cost is $10US.

Go here to take the Fiber U "Fiber Optic Color Codes" Certificate of Completion test. Here are detail directions if this is your first time taking a
Fiber U Certificate of Completion exam.
 

This information is provided by The Fiber Optic Association, Inc. as a benefit to those interested in teaching, designing, manufacturing, selling, installing or using fiber optic communications systems or networks. It is intended to be used as an overview and/or basic guidelines and in no way should be considered to be complete or comprehensive. These guidelines are strictly the opinion of the FOA and the reader is expected to use them as a basis for learning, as a reference and for creating their own documentation, project specifications, etc. Those working with fiber optics in the classroom, laboratory or field should follow all safety rules carefully. The FOA assumes no liability for the use of any of this material.



 

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