About FOA

FOA Certification and Certified Fiber Optic Technician

The FOA is an international non-profit educational association that is chartered to promote professionalism in fiber optics through education, certification and standards. FOA is also an internationally recognized certifying body for fiber optic technicians.

Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) - is the primary FOA certification for all fiber optic technicians among others. CFOTs have a broad knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) in fiber optics that can be applied to almost any job - design, installation, operation ĘC and for almost any application using fiber optic communications.

The training is open to students from all backgrounds. These courses are intended for;

  • Technicians just getting started or already working in fibre optics
  • Designers, contractors and installers of fibre optic cable plants
  • Users of fibre optic cable plants and communications systems involved in designing and managing networks
  • May be used as preparation for the FOA CFOT Exam which covers the same basic material in this course

Who We Are

Prime Training and Services

Prime Trainings and Services is the first of its kind offering Fiber Optic Certification program in the whole of Central Africa and environs. We are based in Cameroon with skills pulled from a wide range of international professionals. We render quality services by ensuring we train the best and manage your problems adequately. We provide education and hands on training to students, professionals and any interested parties in fiber optic theory and optical components that are commonly used in telecommunication industry.

Fiber Optics technicians have been certified by the FOA since 1995 all over the world with Prime Trainings and Services being the first of its kind in Cameroon in Particular and Central Africa and environs in general.

Services

FOA TRAINING COURSES

Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT).

This covers an Overview of fiber optic applications and installations, various communications systems utilizing fiber optics, components, standard installation, splicing, finishing and testing with hands on training.

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Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Outside plant (CFOS/O).

This covers fiber optics and how it is used in outside plants, how is it being used in communication, how it transmits signals, good components used in transmitting signals, not forgetting how it is spliced, terminated and tested. You shall equally gain knowledge on designing the network and how they are installed in plants.

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Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Splicing (CFOS/S).

Classroom sessions in all types of splicing, including fusion and mechanical splicing; hands-on training in appropriate splicing types including placement of the splice into a splice tray and closure, interpretation of splice loss on OTDR traces instructor verification of achievement of advanced skills in splicing this will include 70% practical work.

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Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Testing (CFOS/T).

Gain knowledge on all that is needed to be tested in fiber optics, how it is tested and what equipment to use in testing with simulation of various scenarios, how will the test affect networks, good standards and ethics of testing and common situations you will find in the field.

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Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/FTTH (CFOS/H).

Defining communications system needs, how to create a plan to install the project, what paperwork and documentation will be needed for the project, choosing components appropriate for the communications systems, how the proposed routing of the cable plant affects component choice and installation

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Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Design (CFOS/D).

Defining communications system needs, how to create a plan to install the project, what paperwork and documentation will be needed for the project, how to choose components appropriate for communications systems, how the proposed routing of the cable plant affects component choice and installation, how to determine what should be tested and documented and how to manage the installation

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Reasons To Join Us

Why obtain FOA Certification from Prime Trainings and Services Center

  • Highly qualified and certified FOA instructor in both English and French languages
  • We use Modern and Flexible teaching methods to accommodate variations in students specific needs
  • We are a fully accredited FOA training Center
  • We are equipped with all state of the art material and documentation for learning
  • We create a good learning and research environment for learners
  • Our Training Center is located at the center of heart of Africa where cost of travel and lodging is average and could be arranged to facilitate your stay

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