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:

Shipboard Fiber Optic Training

AFSI’s MIL-STD-2042B based shipboard training course is designed for persons involved in the installation, testing, troubleshooting or maintenance of shipboard fiber optic interconnect systems. Focusing on the M28876 and M83522, EIA/TIA 604-3 (SC) connectors, this class is ideal for all personnel responsible for the maintenance and installation of shipboard fiber optic networks and is a must-attend course for those who must follow the practices, procedures and specifications as outlined in the MIL-STD-2042B.

MIL-STD-2042B fiber optic training

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

Day One: Fiber Optics 101

  • Class Introduction
  • Evolution of Fiber Optics
  • Fundamentals of Fiber Optics
  • Transmission and Attenuation
  • Fiber Optic Cables and Connectors
  • MIL-STD Components and Topology
  • Homework
MIL-STD-2042B fiber optic training

Day Two: Hands-On Lab

  • Homework review
  • Install connectors on OFCC demonstration ST-ST
  • Install connectors on OFCC (hands-on)
  • Basics of optic measurement demonstration
  • Basics of optic measurement (hands-on)
  • Install connectors on OFCC demonstration ST-SC
  • Install connectors on OFCC (hands-on)
  • Homework

Day Three: Hands-On Lab (continued)

  • Homework review
  • Install termini on OFCC demonstration 29504/14/15
  • Install termini on OFCC M29504/14 (hands-on)
  • Install termini on OFCC M29504/15 (hands-on)
  • Heavy duty connector assembly demonstration M28876
  • Heavy duty connector assembly (hands-on)
  • Homework
2042b fiber optic training

Day Four: Hands-On Lab (continued)

  • Homework review
  • Blown optical fiber
  • Records and reports
  • Maintenance concepts
  • Fiber optic test equipment (OTDR) lesson
  • Fiber optic test equipment (OTDR) lab
  • Homework

Day Five: Hands-On Lab (continued)

  • Homework review
  • Troubleshoot a fiber optic link demonstration
  • Troubleshoot a fiber optic link practice
  • Troubleshoot a fiber optic link graded
  • MIL-STD-2042B knowledge test
  • ETA FOIC test
  • ETA FOTC test
AFSI Fiber Optic Training


Successful completion of the five-day course and test qualifies the student to receive a certification from AFSI on the M28876 connector.

In addition to the AFSI certification, we are certified by the Electronics Technicians Associations (ETA) to offer the Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) and the Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) certifications for an additional cost.

Product Name/Product Number

MIL-STD-2042B Training
2042B AFSI On-Site / 2042B-1-01-5
2042B Mobile Training / 2042B-2-01-5
2042B Train-the-Trainer / 2042B-3-01-5

Product Name/Product Number

COTS M28876
M28876 AFSI On-Site / FT-F3M-1-01-5
M28876 Mobile Training / FT-F3M-2-01-5
M28876 Train-the-Trainer / FT-F3M-3-01-5