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BICSI RCDD - Virtual Course
BICSI RCDD - Virtual Course
Registered Communications Distribution Designer
Section 1 - Intro

The virtual course is 36hrs of study spread over 9 ½ days ( 8 am – 12 pm GMT) .
This allows time for students to absorb content between sessions whilst also being able to maintain some daily routine.

Focusing on designing a structured cabling system, you will learn to design telecommunications spaces, horizontal and backbone distribution systems, respond to and bid an RFQ, and select media. Effective strategies are utilised to enhance your learning experience. These include case studies and structured application exercises, using modernised technical designs with solutions based upon real-world conditions,


Course Schedule

Download the BICSI RCDD Course Booklet.

Section 2 - Benefits & Images





























Who Will Benefit?

Those who achieve the RCDD designation have demonstrated their knowledge in the creation, planning, integration, execution and/or detailed-oriented project management of telecommunications and data communications technology.

The RCDD status conveys instant advantages over the competition, such as a professional designation of excellence, a highly regarded status recognised and mandated by many private organisations, a noted mark of design knowledge valued internationally and an indication of experience and knowledge known throughout the ICT industry

Course Highlights

Virtual/Online Classroom
Collaboration with other students
Codes, Standards and Regulation
Telecommunications Spaces
Horizontal Distribution Systems
Backbone Distribution Systems
Outside Plan (OSP) and Campus Cabling
Firestopping
Telecommunications Administration
Bonding and Grounding (Earthing)

What are the course requirements?

DD102 is designed for those who have a minimum of five years of information and communications technology (ICT), industry design experience within the last ten years or two years of verifiable ICT design experience within the last ten years. Three years of additional ICT equivalents chosen from combinations of experience, approved education and approved ICT license/certification (i.e. NTS, WD, CCNA). BICSI reserves the right to determine what is approved curriculum and approved ICT license/certification.

How do you complete the course?

The RCDD credential is achieved by passing a comprehensive, application-based and knowledge-based exam rooted in the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM).

Virtual Course Tips

Course Duration:

This course runs for 36 hours (9-days - not including weekends/bank holidays)

Required Materials:

Your student workbook

Print or Electronic Version of the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) 14th Edition

A laptop or tablet with audio and webcam 


CEC's: You will earn 37 CEC's on successful completion of this virtual course. To find out which of our other courses offer CECs on completion, visit our CEC page.

Suggested Study To Achieve Qualification:

125-plus hours of study from the above referenced materials RCDD Online Test Preparation Course DD101: Foundations of Telecommunications Distribution Design (online) DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems Please note, course exam fees apply and are charged separately by BICSI. Please reference the BICSI website for up to date fees.


   Tips for Virtual & Online Training:

   • Have a quiet place free of distractions to set up your computer with enough space for workbooks and manuals.
   • Have pencils, pens, highlighters, and a ruler to assist you with activities and notes.
   • Have enough light so that you can clearly be seen on your webcam
   • Determine how you will be accessing the audio portion of the class. Most students find it helpful to use a hands-free headset with a microphone for the class as        there will be less audio distortion.
   • Please plan to log in 20 to 30 minutes prior to the session start time to check audio and become familiar with the interface.
   • Treat this as a real class. Multitasking with email, web surfing or other distractions are not recommended and will slow the performance of the session software    (e.g Zoom, Teams etc).
   • Participate and collaborate with your classmates.
   •  Do not be afraid to ask question either by raising your hand or in the chat box, you will get out of this class what you put into it.
   • Have fun!