Dave Engebretson, technical writer for SDM for over a decade, is a well-known trainer and certification proctor in IP networking, copper and fiber optic technologies and techniques. In the following video, Dave explains the basic concepts of fiber optics including technician safety, cleanliness and the precision needed to properly install fiber optic connectors and splices.

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Please direct any technical questions to Dave at SlaytonSolutions@sbcglobal.net. He welcomes your questions, and if he doesn’t know the answer he does know how to Google.