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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Fiber Optics (348)


45 hours (15 weeks). 

Various approved locations

April 2015 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:define fiber to the home (FTTx); compare types of FTTx architectures and networks, advantages, and disadvantages; describe FTTx components, options in types used; discuss testing and troubleshooting methodologies; discuss the design of  FTTx networks; describe installation methods; determine safe working practices; define Optical Lan; discuss the development of local area network (LAN) and Premise cabling; describe Fiber To The Office (FTTO); compare the advantages and disadvantages of optical local area networks (OLAN); describe OLAN installation methods; demonstrate OLAN testing methods; describe OLAN safety issues; describe Data Center operations; define Data Center cabling requirements; discuss industry cabling standards for Data Centers; demonstrate various media capabilities and uses; define connectors and fiber types used in Data Centers; discuss Data Center cable testing and documentation requirements; describe Data Center security issues.


Instruction is offered via traditional classroom format consisting of interactive lectures, in-class demonstrations, proctored skills applications/lab activities, and proctored testing.Topics include: fiber to the home, fiber optic local area networks, fiber to the office, installation and testing, data center architecture, cabling standards for data centers, and security for data centers.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate degree/certificate category, 3 semester hours in  Computer Science, Networking, Communications Technology, Information Technology, Photonics/Fiber Optics,  Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Architectural Engineering (4/15).