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Interpreting Fiber Test Results and How to Identify Common Mistakes

Learn how to read the many fields on a fiber optic certification report generated by a field tester and understand how they will affect the applications you are planning to run.

Viewers will earn one BICSI CEC
Recorded Dec 5 2017 62 mins
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Jim Davis, Fluke Networks
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