The FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optics is a concise overview of fiber optic technology for the designer, installer and user of fiber optic networks. It covers basic technology, components, installation and testing in a manner understandable to everyone. The book was written with training classes for fiber optic installers or self-study in mind. The FOA has designated this book as the official reference for FOA CFOT Certification. The FOA Online Reference Guide (http://www.foaguide.org) offers self-study guides for using this book and the website and additional materials covering fiber optic topics in greater depth.