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AFL offers a complete spectrum of fiber optic training opportunities

AFL offers technology and applications training through our training division, Light Brigade. Since 1987, Light Brigade has trained more than 45,000 technicians, installers, engineers and designers from a wide variety of industries.
Whether you are a service provider, contractor, or end user, Light Brigade provides critical training for your personnel to lower operating costs and improve installation efficiency for your business. Our training courses offer hands-on skills practice labs that give your personnel valuable time performing fiber optic tasks in a controlled, risk-free environment. 
Training spans the entire spectrum of fiber optics:

  • Fiber Optics 1-2-3
    • This course covers multimode and single-mode technology and can easily be tailored to address engineering, installation and management needs.
  • Advanced Hands-on Training
    • This course gives experienced installers and technicians an extra level of hands-on skills training in order to increase their expertise with cable preparation, splicing and testing.
  • Fiber to the User (FTTx)
  • Fiber Characterization
    • This course can be tailored specifically to your application and requirements. Our on-the-job training option provides outside plant characterization on your spans using our instructors and equipment.
  • Restoration/Maintenance
    • Prepare your staff to handle emergency restoration scenarios in this course, which features a simulated network outage that attendees must diagnose and resolve in class.
  • Premises/Enterprise Networks
    • Bring your staff up to speed on the latest advancements in data communications, fiber, transmission equipment and options for growth and migration.

Light Brigade has training courses for many other topics, including:

For available dates and locations of our 200 + scheduled training programs, visit Light Brigade.

"The best instructor I've ever dealt with. I learned more in four days than I ever did in college."

- Jeremy Warren, Windstream
  Attended Fiber Optics 1-2-3 in San Diego, CA


Out of classroom training

For instances when classroom training is not a convenient option, Light Brigade has created 12 professional-quality DVDs, the equivalent of 20 hours of classroom training. 

Customize your training

In addition to our traditional courses, Light Brigade can develop and deliver customized fiber optic training to meet your specific needs and application. For more information, contact one of our training facilities

Register for Light Brigade training now and receive a 10% discount using AFL's discount code TRN-AFL