FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optics
And Study Guide To FOA Certification
 FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optics

Now available in Spanish  French and Portuguese

FOA Fiber Optic Textbook In Spanish

Guía de Referencia de la Asociación de Fibra Óptica (FOA) Sobre Fibra Óptica

FOA text in Spanish 

Disponible desde y muchos otros libreros
Kindle Edition

FOA Fiber Optic Textbook In French

Le Guide de référence de la FOA pour la fibre optique et et guide d'étude pour la certification FOA: Guide d'étude pour la certification FOA

FOA book in French

Disponible à partir Amazon, Kindle Edition 
Here are more books you may be interested in:

Fiber Optic Installation Standard

ANSI/NECA/FOA-301standard for Installing and Testing Fiber Optics

(free download from FOA)

NECA 301

FOA Fiber Optic Textbook In Portuguese

Guia de Referência sobre Fibra Óptica da FOA

     RGFO Portuguese

Disponível na Amazon em brochura e Kindle
Available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle

Updated January 2019 for additional coverage on installation and testing

ISBN 1-4392-5387-0

$27.95 US

Available in paperback or Kindle versions from and other distributors.

Disponible desde y muchos otros libreros
Available on the Apple Store for the iPad and iPhone for $9.95 .
Discounts for schools available. Contact the FOA.

A new textbook for training or studying for FOA CFOT® and other certifications, and...
An up-to-date reference on fiber optic applications for the contractor, installer, designer and user.
  • New reference book and textbook for FOA CFOT certification classes
  • Based-on and complementary to The FOA Online Reference Guide
  • Arranged logically for teaching installers (see Table of Contents below)
  • Expanded coverage of system components, design and installation (Chapter 3)
  • Keyed to available FOA Instructor curriculum materials 
  • First published in 2009, updated regularly for new technology and techniques - latest 2019
  • Available from Amazon Books worldwide
  • Reasonably priced

The FOA has always tried to provide the world with sources of technically correct, unbiased information on fiber optics using both print and electronic media. The FOA Online Reference Guide on the FOA website is probably the largest and most used reference site on fiber optics on the Internet. The FOA Online Reference Guide provides a readily-accessed reference for FOA certifications for those schools using electronic texts. For those who prefer printed materials, we offer this book, a basic reference for fiber optics and a study guide for FOA certifications. Supplementary materials with even more depth on many subjects, of course, will be on the FOA website.

The organization of this book is very different from The Fiber Optic Technicians Manual, our previous reference book. It is much better organized for teaching fiber optics and for self-study by those wanting to learn the practical applications and installation practices. See the Table of Contents below.
The new FOA book uses state-of-the-art "publish on demand" technology where the book is printed when you order it using the latest printing technology. This new technology is less expensive than conventional publishing plus the cost of inventory is no longer an issue for books. We can update the book easily to keep up with new technology, applications, and FOA programs. And using a web ordering and delivery system saves even more costs associated with the overhead and distribution of a conventional publisher. The FOA, a real non-profit organization working for the good of the industry, is passing these savings directly on to you!

Companion Curriculum
The FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optics has a companion curriculum available from the FOA for trainers who want an instructor's guide, PowerPoint Slides, Student Lab manuals, etc. 
Contact FOA for more information.

Answers to chapter questions.

About the Author
Jim Hayes, current FOA President, has over 30 years experience in the fiber optic communications industry as an technologist, entrepreneur and trainer. He is a co-founder of the FOA, author of several textbooks on fiber optics and a columnist for several trade magazines.

Table of Contents
1 Introduction
2 Fiber Optic Jargon
3 Fiber Optic Communications
4 Fiber Optic Transmission Systems and Components
5 Optical Fiber
6 Fiber Optic Cable
7 Fiber Optic Connectors and Splices
8 Fiber Optic Testing
9 Fiber Optic Network Design
10 Fiber Optic Installation

A  KSAs for Fiber Optic Technicians
B  Additional References For Training and Study
Sample pages:

Chapter 5, Optical Fiber

Chapter 5

Chapter 10, Installation

Chapter 10

Pages: 236

ISBN 10 1-4392-5387-0
ISBN 13 978-1-4392-5387-8

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