September 23, 2013
Benefits of ETA Certification for Fiber Optic Professionals
By Lavanya Rathnam
TMCnet Contributing Writer
Certifications are essential in almost every field to distinguish skilled and experienced workers from non-experts. These certifications are rigorous and train the workers in their respective fields. It helps them to learn the tools of the trade and use them to further their career prospects. Further, these qualifications are essential for customers too because they know their task is in safe hands.
There are many organizations that offer certifications in different areas. One such organization is ETA International that gives certifications in the area of fiber optic installation and maintenance. This non-profit organization offers three distinct certifications called Fiber Optics Installers, Fiber Optic Technicians and Fiber Optics Technician – Outside Plant. The Fiber Optics certification is a basic certification in the field of fiber optic. Through this certification, students are taught to install all kinds of fiber optic communication cables.
While this course provides only a basic introduction, the next level is Fiber Optics Technicians. In this certification, students are taught the fundamentals of fiber optics so they can design, test, install, maintain and fix any issues that come up with fiber optics. This course offers a wider scope for students and they are in a better position to find a suitable job. The last certification is the Fiber Optic Technician – Outside Plant that is mostly for those who are looking to troubleshoot single-mode fiber optic systems.
The primary benefits of these certifications are recognition and quality control. When students have a certificate from ETA, it boosts their chances of finding a job since this is one of the most popular certifications available today for the fiber optic industry. Also, it gives students the subject matter expertise needed to operate in this industry. For these reasons, many aspiring fiber optic technicians go in for this certification.
Edited by Ryan Sartor
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