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Join our Certified by OTT group

We have introduced a LinkedIn group for all of you that have achieved a certification with OTT, whether it is a CFCE (Certified Fibre Characterisation Engineer), CFCT (Certified Fibre Characterisation Technician), CONA (Certified Optical Network Associate), CONE (Certified Optical Network Engineer) or COFI (Certified Optical Fibre Installer) or more than one!

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OTT are now on Google+

Did you know that we are not only on Facebook but you can now find all the latest information about Optical Technology Training Ltd on Google+

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Australia course dates announced

OTT is working in partnership with JDSU to bring two of our unique certifications to Melbourne in November 2013.

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New course guide now available

We have now put together a course guide to help explain our expanding range of certification courses and to answer some of your questions about OTT and our courses.

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CFCE course date announced in Texas, USA

The next USA date for this unique training programme has just been announced, and will be taking place on 4th - 8th March 2012 in Richardson, Texas, but seats are limited so you'll need to book fast to secure your seat.

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CONA course announced in Ireland

Our new Certified Optical Network Associate (CONA) course will be running as a public course in Maynooth, Co. Kildare on the 03 - 07 Dec 2012, just in time to get yourself a real head start to 2013. Enhance your skills, gain the latest certification, and get yourself noticed.

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New optical networking certification courses from OTT

Responding to customer demand, OTT is launching a pair of new optical networking certifications to provide people with the right training at the right level for their involvement with optical networks.

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Are you banking on low latency network promises?

The use of algorithmic trading systems demands the fastest possible network connections, and many network equipment and service providers are making a lot of noise about their "low latency" solutions. But do their claims stack up? What about the performance compromises that low latency designs may bring? What else can be done in the optical domain to reduce transit times through the network?

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OTT is 21

As of September 2010 OTT has been trading for 21 years!

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Follow us on Facebook

Why not join up with us on our recently launched Facebook page to keep up-to-date with news from OTT, and join in discussions on the world of optical networking and fibre optics standards. We hope it will offer a forum for our trainees to stay in contact with each other and share the experience and challenges of their roles within the fibre optics and optical networking industry.

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City & Guilds 3666 Award in communications cabling becomes 3667

In the last few years there has been a process underway of transferring qualifications which came under the scope of the National Qualifications Framework into qualifications accredited under the newer National Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The qualifications in the new QCF are made up of small units so you can build up useful learning that is relevant to you and achieve qualifications bit by bit. Every qualification in the QCF is made up of units. Every unit has a credit value that tells you how long the unit takes to complete.

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Are you in control of Laser Safety?

The world of telecoms and long haul communications is seeing many developments that are leading to potentially hazardous power levels being deployed, especially with the more widespread adoption of Raman amplfier technology. The Enterprise arena has not been exempt from this issue either and increased power levels mean that for some datacomms users such as in data centre environments then power levels, exceeding class 1 limits, that are not 'intrinsically safe' are being deploted for the first time.

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100Gb/s ahead?

The demands being made of telecoms systems today are challenging! Networks need to deliver exponential growth in capacity, ubiquitous coverage, total security, five-nines reliability, instantaneous flexibility and they mustn't cost the earth, in more ways than one.

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Demand for Certified Optical Network Engineers hots up

In July OTT's Technical Director, Richard Ednay, was invited to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for two weeks to train two groups of engineers from Mobily to attain the CONE certification. Courses were presented in Riyadh to engineers who were of an excellent standard and really keen to learn as much as possible, despite the fact that English was not the first language for many of the delegates.

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