Light Brigade
About Company & The Course

Since 1987, The Light Brigade has trained more than 75,000 technicians, installers, engineers, and designers from a wide variety of industries: telephony, broadband, utilities, media and broadcast, industrial, manufacturing, mining, government, aerospace, and the military. Our professional instructors and technicians have a variety of real world practical experience in all aspects of fibre optics.

With experience in applications such as communications, signaling, security, and network control, our instructors provide valuable insight into the design, installation, and operation of state-of-the-art fibre optic systems.

Hands-on Training

Extensive hands-on training sessions help our attendees to learn fibre optics by doing rather than watching. In our training classes, you receive an objective viewpoint, not a sales pitch. We teach techniques that are applicable to any product, and we select the best available equipment and supplies from many different manufacturers. We offer Continuing Support to ensure continued long-term support, we also offer technical assistance to our class attendees. If you have a question or need guidance after the class is over, our staff is there to help. All alumni of our three- and four-day classes are also entitled to a 25% discount on additional Light Brigade training courses and DVDs.



This four-day class is structured with the first 2 days being focused on fiber optic technology knowledge then followed by 2 days of hands-on skills training with a variety of tools, hardware and equipment. The information learned in this class will provide students with a practical understanding of how fiber optics works and the specific needs for FTTx networks. The hands-on skills training will teach students how to properly prepare, install, test and maintain fiber-tothe-home/building/curb (FTTx) physical networks. Attendees will work with PON and active Ethernet FTTx systems and equipment as well as learn about the requirements and impact of codes and ITU/IEEE standards. Students will test a variety of configurations including WDM and splitter testing with FTTx test equipment such as PON power meters and optical time-domain reflectometers (OTDRs). This class provides the right preparation for taking the ETA-International’s FOT-OSP Certification Exam.