Course Overview
The Registered Communications Distribution Designer Course (RCDD) is designed for IT Professionals seeking to gain an advanced understanding of telecommunication systems.

The BICSI RCDD DD102 is an intensive 5-day course that focuses on designing a structured cabling system. You will design telecommunications spaces, horizontal and backbone distribution systems, respond to and bid an RFQ and select media. Effective strategies utilised to enhance your learning experience.  This includes case studies and structured application exercises using modernised blueprints with solutions based upon real-world conditions.

The DD102 course was developed using the following materials:

  • Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) 13th edition
  • ANSI/TIA/EIA standards
  • National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
  • Lightning Protection Standard (NFPA 780)
  • Best Practices from numerous international codes and standards
Course exam fees apply and are charged separately by BICSI. Please reference the BICSI website for up to date fees.


Download the BICSI RCDD Course Booklet

Objectives

What are the course requirements?
IT Professionals are recommended to have at least five years of distribution design experience OR two years of distribution design experience AND Three years of additional ICT equivalents (experience, approved education and approved ICT license/certification) Equivalents including BICSI or industry design courses or certifications with experience from the last 10 years.

150 Hours of independent study is required for the exam. The application process will require references.

How do you complete BICSI RCDD?
The RCDD accreditation is achieved by passing a comprehensive, application-based and knowledge-based exam rooted in the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM).

Course Objectives

Students will advance knowledge of Data Centre Design and Implementation, with a focus on achieving flexible, cost-effective and future-ready systems.

Materials 
• Your student workbook
• Print or Electronic Version of the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) 13th Edition
• A laptop or tablet 

DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems - Course Outline 

Module 1 Course Overview
Module 2: Introduction to Telecommunications Distribution Systems

At the end of this module, students will be able to:
Define types of telecommunications spaces
Identify components of horizontal and backbone distribution systems
Describe characteristics of twisted-pair, coaxial, and fibre optic cables
Classify copper and fiber optic cables based on their use

Module 3: Codes, Regulations and Standards
At the end of this module, students will be able to:  
Define codes, regulations and standards
Examine in hierarchy of compliance
Identify the codes and standards that affect telecommunications designs
Identify ADA requirements relevant for ITS designers

Module 4: Telecommunications Spaces
Given the customer and site requirements, students should be able to determine the location, size, and layout of telecommunications spaces including:
Telecommunications enclosure (TE)
Telecommunications Room (TR)
Equipment Room (ER)
Entrance Facility (EF)


Module 5: Horizontal Distribution
At the end of this module, students will be able to:
Describe the components of a horizontal distribution system
Describe the different methods of horizontal distribution
Design various horizontal distribution systems

Module 6: Backbone Distribution Systems
Given the customer requirements and site characteristics, students should be able to:
Select the correct physical topology
Design a backbone distribution system
Select appropriate media

Module 7: OSP and Campus Cabling
Given the site characteristics and customer requirements, students should be able to:
Identify the OSP components for customer-owned outside plant
Identify access provider (AP) requirements
Design the entrance facility

Module 8: Bonding, Grounding and Electrical Protection
At the end of the module, students will be able to identify:
Requirements, components, methods and practices for establishing the telecommunications bonding infrastructure

Module 9: Firestopping
At the end of this module, students will be able to:
Describe the types of firestopping systems and materials
Select the appropriate firestop solutions based on barrier and penetrating item specifications

Module 10: Telecommunications Administration
At the end of this module, students will be able to:
Define telecommunications administration systems
Describe the classes used to identify telecommunications cabling systems
Describe various elements of telecommunications administration systems

Module 11: Final Exercise

Module 12: Evaluation

Module 13: Post Assessment


Useful Links
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DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems

Module 1 Course Overview
Module 2: Introduction to Telecommunications Distribution Systems

At the end of this module, students will be able to:
Define types of telecommunications spaces
Identify components of horizontal and backbone distribution systems
Describe characteristics of twisted-pair, coaxial, and fibre optic cables
Classify copper and fiber optic cables based on their use

Module 3: Codes, Regulations and Standards
At the end of this module, students will be able to:  
Define codes, regulations and standards
Examine in hierarchy of compliance
Identify the codes and standards that affect telecommunications designs
Identify ADA requirements relevant for ITS designers

Module 4: Telecommunications Spaces
Given the customer and site requirements, students should be able to determine the location, size, and layout of telecommunications spaces including:
Telecommunications enclosure (TE)
Telecommunications Room (TR)
Equipment Room (ER)
Entrance Facility (EF)


Module 5: Horizontal Distribution
At the end of this module, students will be able to:
Describe the components of a horizontal distribution system
Describe the different methods of horizontal distribution
Design various horizontal distribution systems

Module 6: Backbone Distribution Systems
Given the customer requirements and site characteristics, students should be able to:
Select the correct physical topology
Design a backbone distribution system
Select appropriate media

Module 7: OSP and Campus Cabling
Given the site characteristics and customer requirements, students should be able to:
Identify the OSP components for customer-owned outside plant
Identify access provider (AP) requirements
Design the entrance facility

Module 8: Bonding, Grounding and Electrical Protection
At the end of the module, students will be able to identify:
Requirements, components, methods and practices for establishing the telecommunications bonding infrastructure

Module 9: Firestopping
At the end of this module, students will be able to:
Describe the types of firestopping systems and materials
Select the appropriate firestop solutions based on barrier and penetrating item specifications

Module 10: Telecommunications Administration
At the end of this module, students will be able to:
Define telecommunications administration systems
Describe the classes used to identify telecommunications cabling systems
Describe various elements of telecommunications administration systems

Module 11: Final Exercise

Module 12: Evaluation

Module 13: Post Assessment