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New BICSI Courses & Education Pathways
Our Technical Services Director, Keith Sawyer, has spent the past 2 weeks over in America working hard to earn a plethora of new BICSI qualifications and the ability to teach some new and exciting classes at the Academy. Here’s a breakdown of what these courses are, who they’re suited to and how you can get in touch to find out more. BICSI Cabling Installation Program The BICSI Cabling Installation Program focuses on the Installation aspects of ICT design with the majority of the course time is spent on troubleshooting copper and fibre optic cable installations. In addition, the course also covers project planning and implementation but ay the technician level. The BICSI Technician Training is suitable for those who have a greater experience as ICT installers and who wish to expand their knowledge of the industry, learn new skills and continue to advance professionally. It is also the ideal course program to take as a prelude to the RCDD Qualification. IN101: BICSI Installer 1 Training This course is designed to provide entry-level installers with the background, knowledge and basic skills needed to function safely and effectively as part of a cabling installation team. The BICSI Installer 1 Training course is the introductory course of the Installation Program series. This class takes place over a period of 4.5 days; 5.5 days for students planning to take the exam to earn the Installer 1 (INST1) certificate. Who Should Attend• Individuals with little or no cabling experience• Anyone wishing to pursue a career in ICT cabling distribution• Individuals needing basic knowledge of and skills in cabling installation• Anyone planning to take the BICSI Installer 1 exam IN225: BICSI Installer 2, Copper TrainingThis course sets the foundation of a copper-based structured cabling system installation. The course begins with an overview of professionalism, copper transmission principles and general safety practices associated with working with copper cabling. A significant amount of course time will then be spent on BICSI best practices for the installation, termination and testing of copper cable. This class takes place over a period of 4.5 days; 5.5 days for students planning to take the exam to earn the Installer 2, Copper (INSTC) credential.Who Should Attend• ICT installers with at least one year of verifiable cabling experience• Anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of the industry, learn new (copper installation) skills and continue to advance professionally• Level 1 Installers seeking the Installer 2, Copper (INSTC) credential• Individuals planning to sit for the BICSI Installer 2, Copper (INSTC) exam IN250: BICSI Installer 2, Optical Fibre TrainingThis course sets the groundwork for optical fibre-based structured cabling system installation. The course will open with an overview of professionalism, fibre transmission principles and the general safety practices related to optical fibre cabling. A significant amount of course time will then be spent on installation, splicing, termination and testing of optical fibre cable. This class takes place over a period of 4.5 days; 5.5 days for students planning to take the exam to earn the Installer 2, Optical Fibre (INSTF) credential.Who Should Attend• ICT installers with at least two years of verifiable cabling experience• Anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of the industry, learn new (optical fibre) skills and continue to advance professionally• Level 2, Copper Installers seeking the Installer 2, Optical Fibre (INSTF) credential• Individuals planning to sit for the BICSI Installer 2, Optical Fibre (INSTF) exam TE350: BICSI TechnicianThis course provides the necessary skillset of a structured cabling systems technician. A significant amount of course time will be spent on troubleshooting copper and optical fibre cable installations. In addition, this course will cover project planning and implementation at the technician level. Additional topics will include site safety, site surveys, blueprint reading, bonding and grounding (earthing) and fire stopping practices. This class lasts for a period of 4.5 days; 5.5 days for students planning to take the exam to earn the Technician (TECH) credential.Who Should Attend• Highly experienced ICT installers with at least three years of verifiable cabling experience• Anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of the industry, learn new skills and continue to advance professionally• Individuals planning to sit for the BICSI Technician (TECH) exam BICSI RCDD Following on from the BICSI Cabling Installation Course and the TECH Qualification, the next course which would follow on would be the BICSI RCDD Qualification.Those who achieve the RCDD designation have demonstrated their knowledge in the design, implementation, integration and project management of telecommunications and data communications technology and related infrastructure.BICSI telecommunications distribution design courses serve as a career path for those seeking advanced knowledge in this area. Several design courses are recommended for candidates preparing to take the RCDD examination.The RCDD status conveys instant advantages over the competition:• A professional designation of excellence• A highly-regarded status recognised and mandated by many private and state organisations• A noted mark of design knowledge valued internationally• An indication of experience and knowledge known throughout the ICT industryWho Should Attend Anyone preparing to take the RCDD exam. ICT designers with at least two years of on- the-job experience in low-voltage cabling systems. Individuals looking for a review of telecommunications distribution systems. If you have any questions about these courses or need help deciding the ideal education path then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us on 01403 754 233.
Fluke Networks FREE Guides
Don't miss out on some of the great guides and posters Fluke Networks are giving away! Complete Copper Certification Poster “The ‘4 Steps’ of the Complete Copper Certification Process” Poster was designed by Fluke Networks to help you maximise profitability whilst ensuring manufacturer warranty statements are promptly issued and jobs are completed ‘right the first time’ avoiding costly rework. Included are performance requirements that have been specified for the first time in the new Category 8 cabling standards. Whether you handle copper infrastructure on a regular basis or just occasionally, following “The ‘4 Steps’ of the Complete Copper Certification Process”, will make you more competitive than ever before! Fibre Certification Process Poster Certifying fibre infrastructure can be a challenge and is often not executed based on best practices. To address this Fluke Networks designed the “6 Steps of the Right Fibre Certification Process” Poster. Whether you handle fibre on a regular basis or just occasionally, following the “6 Steps” will ensure you never miss a critical step while certifying fibre and guarantee jobs are completed ‘right the first time’ avoiding costly rework.Fibre Testing Best Practices Pocket GuideFollowing fiber-handling best practices will minimise costly installer or contractor callbacks, network technician troubleshooting time and unnecessary network downtime. Whether you handle fibre on a regular basis or just occasionally, this Fibre Testing Best Practices Pocket Guide will serve as a useful tool to ensure you never miss a critical step during your fibre (OTDR) testing or troubleshooting.Copper Testing Best Practices Pocket GuideThe Copper Certification Testing Best Practices pocket guide was designed by Fluke Networks to share important handling best practices, including: • Assess the correct normative requirements to ensure certification by industry standards• Performing the actual certification• Troubleshooting• Documentation Whether you handle copper infrastructure on a regular basis or just occasionally, this pocket guide will serve as a useful tool to ensure you never miss a critical step in your copper testing or troubleshooting.
BICSI UK & Ireland Conference 2017
The BICSI UK Conference and Exhibition is a one day conference that takes place at London’s prestigious Barbican Conference Centre on the 14th June 2017. The event delivers game-changing information to those involved in the installation and specification of network infrastructures in the data centre and information technology environment. Our Technical Services Director, Keith Sawyer, will be supporting Networks Centre Training Academy at the BICSI Conference this year where we’ll be discussing all things BICSI – from RCDD to DCDC to helping you work out the best way to earn your Continuing Education Credits. If you’re interested in joining us at the event, then you can register for a ticket here. For more information on the training course we provide, visit our Training Hub or call 01403 754233.
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