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Fiber Optics


Our Fiber Optics test measures your knowledge of concepts and practices of installing fiber optics. Designed for experienced telecom engineers, and network planners, this test covers the following topics: Fiber Optics Construction, Applications, Specifications, Connectors, and Hardware.

This test is associated with a Job Role. Please visit the Job Role Center for more details.


Once you request a test, your Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be stored in your My Plan for easy access. You will have 90 days in which to take the test you requested.

Test Outline

Fiber Cabling for Gigabit Ethernet
LEDs Versus Lasers
Operating Distance for Singlemode and Multimode
Fiber Connectors
Cleaning Connectors
Fiber Optic Applications
Fiber Specs Versus Copper Specs
Local Area Networks
Telecom and CATV
Fiber Optic Basics
Attenuation and Bandwidth
Technical Methods of Manufacturing Fiber
Fiber Optic Construction
The Cable Jacket
Types of Optical Cable
Fiber Optic Hardware
Fiber Distribution Point
Hardware Components
Fiber Optic Specifications
Environmental Specifications
Technical Specifications
Fiber Optic Transmitters
Fiber Splices
Fusion Splicing
Mechanical Splicing
Testing Fiber Optics
Optical Power Measurements
Testing Couplers
Using Fiber Optic Power Meters
Using OTDR