In work results of the survey conducted among professional fiber optic technicians and engineers concerned with skills in fiber optic link testing and measurement are presented. Head count was provided on the basis of the Samara Regional Telecommunication Training Centre (SRTTC) of the Povolzhskiy State University of Telecommunications and Informatics (PSUTI) during the period from February to April, 2017. The developed survey included a set of the questions allowing to estimate an work length and qualification of the engineer, his practical skills, the main activity field, typical work volume on measurements and results processing and, respectively, obligatory and optional actions for grouping, marking, structuring and hosting of the database on this or that trace of the elementary cable section of fiber optic transmission links. More than 40 employees of communication industry, business units of the big companies and also the separate enterprises of medium and small business carry on installation and maintenance of fiber optic transmission links have participated in survey. At the same time part of them have been defective, proceeding from the revealed unacceptably low skill level and/or short work length. The analysis of the received survey results have allowed to establish the corresponding subsections of course programs in the "Measurements on Fiber Optic Transmission Links" demanding, at least, enhanced studying, and in some cases – modifications and carrying out an additional lecture practical training.