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Certified Fiber Optic Installer Exam (TE-CFI)

Exam: CFI – 50 Question Multiple Choice

Training Code: TE-CFI

Preparation Guide for FiberOptic.com Certified Fiber Optic Installer Written Exam

Measure your ability to comprehend and define fiber optic systems and components


Objectives

The FiberOptic.com Certified Fiber Optic Installer Exam (TR-CFI) is designed to measure your ability to comprehend and define fundamental fiber optic systems and components.


Requirements

To get pass an exam you need to complete the FiberOptic.com Certified Fiber Optic Installer (TR-CFI) Course.

Written Exam measures your ability to comprehend and define fiber optics systems and components.

  • Exam consists of multiple choice or true/false questions.
  • The examinee will be allowed 2 hours to complete the written portion of the exam.
  • In the event the examinee will fail the written exam, the option to retake exam at a later date is available and additional fee will apply.

Hands-on Exam measures your ability to perform an assigned task based on a skill and proficiency level appropriate to this training.

  • Must successfully complete seven classroom tasks to industry standards.
  • Must successfully identify selected fiber optic system components.
  • Each task takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

 


Credit Toward Certification

When you pass Fiber Optic Fundamentals Exam you will earn full credit toward the following certifications:

  • Full credit toward FiberOptic.com Certified Fiber Optic Installer (TR-CFI)
  • Full credit toward ETA Certified Fiber Optic Installer Exam (E-ETA-CFI)
  • Automatically covered credit toward Fiber Optic Fundamentals written exam (TE-FOF)

 


Preparation Tools and Resources

Some of the material needed to prepare for this exam will be included with the online portion of this course including annotated lecture slides and a written manual. You are also provided a course workbook. The National Electric Code Handbook, ANSI\EIA\TIA Commercial Wiring Standards, various training videos and other training materials will be made available for your use during the course. ↑ Top


Skills Being Measured

The written certification exam measures your ability to comprehend and define fiber optics systems and components. The Hands-on exam measures your ability to perform an assigned task based on a skill and proficiency level appropriate to this training. Before taking the exam, you should be proficient in the job skills listed below.

KEY:   = The course provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work
= The course includes some material to prepare you for this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work
= The course includes material to prepare you for this task
Skills measured by exam TR-CFI
Fiber Optics as a solution concept (Introduction)

  • Fiber Optic advantages and applications
  • Characteristics of Singlemode and Multimode fiber
  • Fiber bandwidth
  • Fiber manufacturing
Identification of Cables

  • Cable types and construction
  • Selection criteria
Identification of Connectors and Terminations

  • Temporary and permanent connections
  • Connector types
  • Connector loss issues
  • Splicing applications
Splicing Techniques: Fusion and Mechanical

  • Fusion splicing
  • Mechanical splicing
Identification of Enclosures & Panels

  • Fiber optic panels: distribution, patch and splice types
Plans and Specifications

  • Loss Budgets
  • EIA/TIA Standards
  • Premise Networks
  • Outside Plant & Methods
Identification of Test Equipment

  • Power Meter and Light Sources
  • Tools & Equipment
  • Standards & Methods
  • OTDR
Equipment Operating

  • Fusion Splicing techniques
  • Optical Loss Testing
  • OTDR Operation
Skills Testing

  • Assemble a Patch Cord to EIA\TIA 568 B.3 Standards
  • Inspect a connector end face
  • Assemble a mechanical splice that meets or exceeds EIA\TIA 568 B.3 Standards
  • Measure the bi-directional loss in a splice with a light source and power meter
  • Set up and select proper parameters on a fusion splicer
  • Prepare fibers for fusion and/or mechanical splicing
  • Perform an arc test and calibrate a fusion splicer
  • Perform a fusion splice
  • Measure the bi-directional loss in a fiber optic link with a power meter and light source
  • Measure the bi-directional in a fiber optic mated connector pair with a power meter and light source
  • Set up and select proper parameters on a OTDR
  • Evaluate and OTDR trace
  • Successfully identify selected fiber optic system components.

 


Note: This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at FiberOptic.com’s sole discretion. FiberOptic.com exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. FiberOptic.com does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use the exam objectives listed in this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.

More Information

For more information on the Certified Fiber Installer course please visit the course page at Certified Fiber Installer.


Course Components

Note: The costs shown below are for individual course components. For items such as Locations, Exams, Optional Lectures, Certifications, etc. the cost shown is in addition to the normal course cost and cannot be purchased separately.

Course Component Price
Exam: CFI – 50 Question Multiple Choice
This exam must be passed in order to qualify for a certificate in our Certified Fiber Optic Installer course. This exam will consist of a combination of multiple-choice, fill in, diagram drawing, or other similar questions. More information about this specific exam will be given during the Certified Fiber Optic Installer lecture (either online or in person.)
Item Type: Installer Training Exams
Included Code: TE-CFI