Fiber Optics Training and Wireless Communications Workshops to be Featured at the 2012 ETA International Education Forum

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Register today for ETA International's 2012 Education Forum. Offering hands-on workshops and presentations by industry professionals and covering a wide spectrum of technologies, several sessions will feature fiber optics training and wireless communications workshops.This world-class technical education conference will be October 18-19 in Greencastle, Indiana.

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For more information on Education Forum, including full registration, session details and speaker biographies, call ETA anytime or visit the website.

Save $300 on Corning TS-LAN-500 Hands-on Comprehensive Installation Technology Course for Optical Multimode and Single-Mode Local Area Networks. Corning’s TS LAN 500 is a five-day course offered by a qualified instructor with Corning Cable Systems that prepares craftspeople for all aspects of fiber optic cable installation in a local area network environment. Both multi-mode and single-mode fiber types are covered. Cable placement, fusion and mechanical splicing, cable termination (connector installation and pigtail splicing) and acceptance testing are taught with extensive hands-on practice. Students build, test and troubleshoot complete systems in this class. Also covered is the use of equipment, hardware and procedures pertaining to building distribution and campus applications. ETA’s Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) Certification exam is included, a $150 value. Sign up today as space is limited. The original fee of $2099 is discounted to $1695 for ETA Members and $1795 for non-members.

As a perfect complement to the Fiber Optics Installer Workshop, ETA International is proud to have its board chairman, Bill Woodward, co‐author of “Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber‐Optic Networking,” 4th Edition, signing the latest edition of his book at this year’s Education Forum.

Also available for book signings will be respected authors Jay Warmke, “WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE: How we got ourselves into this mess, and how we are going to get out of it,” along with Gary Rockis and Glan Mazur, American Technical Publishers, “ELECTRICAL MOTOR CONTROLS for Integrated Systems.”

Several workshops will focus on wireless communications technology along with a wide spectrum of other technologies.

Ira Wiesenfeld, PE, CETsr, will present “Test and Measurement 101.” Topics to be covered in the course are Systems and Fundamentals, Test and Measurements – Using the Instrumentation and more.

John Baldwin , CETsr, will offer “Cellular Wireless, How We Got Where We Are,” which includes the history of cellular and how systems migrated to what we use today for portable voice, text, and data; the public view of what wireless does and how the provider sees it; the changing game, what works and what doesn’t, handsets then and now; confusion with wireless terminology and the many choices of technology mix for users to consider; and what a cellular field technician does today and so much more.

Tom Dover, FOI, will present “Antenna Testing and the Importance of PIM Testing in Wireless Networks.” Antenna systems have become critical failure points for wireless networks. As more systems are placed into service, the need to increase the quality and performance of the antenna system has taken on new importance.

Don Huston, Bird Technologies, will offer workshops on line sweeping and spectrum analysis.

For more information on the 2012 ETA Education Forum, including full registration, session descriptions and speaker biographies, call ETA at (800) 288-3824 anytime or visit the website at

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ETA® International - Founded in 1978, the Electronics Technicians Association International is a not-for-profit, professional association promoting excellence in electronics technologies through certifications. The association’s initiatives are to provide a prominent certification program of competency criteria and testing benchmarks that steer international electronic standards and renowned professional electronics credentials. Today, ETA has issued over 115,000 technical certifications covering more than 70 certification programs in a variety of electronics fields. The association consists of over 5,000 members, 625 Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) serving on various Industry Advisory Committees and 1,010 Exam/Certification Administrators (CA’s). (

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