Training is an important part of Amphenol Fiber Systems International’s (AFSI) service to its customers. In addition to regularly scheduled training, AFSI is pleased to offer the following technical course:

COTS Two-Day Training

AFSI’s training course is designed for persons who are involved in the installation, testing, troubleshooting or maintenance of fiber optic interconnect systems. Focusing on the FC, LC, SC, and ST COTS connectors, this class is ideal for both beginners and experienced field personnel responsible for the maintenance and installation of fiber optic networks. The length of this course depends upon the type of connector with which the customer needs to become aquainted and will therefore be adjusted accordingly.

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On-site Training:

AFSI offers training at our location in Allen, Texas, according to your schedule. Our expert trainers provide classroom instruction in a well-equipped, modern training facility. Hands-on lab activities support the classroom instruction and allow one-on-one interaction and guidance from the instructor.

Mobile Training:

AFSI also provides this training at customer-specified locations for up to eight students. Mobile training minimizes travel for the class and reduces costs. In addition, students learn in their own environment, allowing them to apply the training quickly. AFSI offers flexible scheduling and can perform training during normal business hours or “after hours.”

Day One: Fiber Optics 101

  • Introduction and Welcome
  • Introduction to Fiber Optics
  • Fiber Optic Advantages
  • Fiber Optic Essentials
  • Light Guiding Principles
  • Fiber Optic Cables
  • Fiber Optic Connectors
  • Fiber Optic Safety
  • Demonstration ST Assembly
  • Student ST-ST Cable Assembly
  • Demonstration SC Assembly
  • Student SC-SC Cable Assembly
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Day Two: Hands-On Lab

  • Demonstration of LC assembly
  • Student LC-LC cable assembly
  • Demonstration of FC assembly
  • Student FC-FC cable assembly
  • Troubleshooting and testing methodologies of all assemblies

Product Name Product Number

COTS AFSI On-Site / FT-COM-1-01-2
COTS Mobile Training / FT-COM-2-01-2


Successful completion of the two-day course and test qualifies the student to receive a certification from AFSI on the COTS connectors.