Fiber Optic Network Design Specialist (CFOSD)

CFOS/D— Fiber Optic Network Design Specialist —is the FOA certification for network owners, IT personnel, facilities managers, network designers, estimators or technicians involved in the design or installation of fiber networks. The objective is to design a fiber optic cable plant for communications systems or construction projects such as computer LANS, CATV, municipal wireless, intelligent highways, and cellular phone towers.


The CFOS/D certification qualifies a fiber optic network designer in creating a plan and a documentation necessary to facilitate the actual network construction. The training includes: planning the network, starting the documentation, choosing equipment, understanding power and loss budgets, planning and supervising the installation process, planning for operation and restoration, and hands-on case studies.


Recommended preparation for the training and certification include having the first level of certification either Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) or Certified Premises Cabling Technician (CPCT) or equivalent knowledge and experience in fiber optic communication technology and installation.

What are the benefits CFOS/D certification?

Getting certified as a Fiber Optic Network Design Specialist levels up your acumen and competence as a fiber optic technician. Moreover, it’s a strong indication of your extensive knowledge and experience in the said profession. The CFOS/D certification solidifies your credentials and makes you a cut above the rest.

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