BICSI begins intro to installation course

January 16, 2009—BICSI, the association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment, is now offering the IN101: BICSI ITS Installer 1 Training.

January 16, 2009—BICSI, the association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment, is now offering the IN101: BICSI ITS Installer 1 Training.

IN101 is a comprehensive five-day course for those with little or no cabling installation experience. It is designed to provide students with the necessary background, knowledge and basic skills needed to function effectively on the job.

Course topics include:
· Industry orientation;
· Codes and standards/industry best practices;
· Safety;
· Professionalism;
· Structured premises cabling systems;
· Media;
· Job site skills.

"The IN101 course is BICSI's comprehensive orientation to the ITS industry," says Richard Dunfee, RCDD, OSP, BICSI director of professional development. "It is structured in a way that makes it very easy for someone to get their foot in the door and start a successful cabling career."

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to sit for the ITS Installer 1 exam in order to attain the ITS Installer 1 designation. Pricing for the course is $950; it awards 35 BICSI continuing education credits (CECs) for RCDD, ITS Installer, or ITS Technician credential holders. Students must be able to distinguish between different colors and possess manual dexterity to complete fine motor tasks.

Interested candidates can download an exam application at www.bicsi.org/installer1 or call 1-800-242-7405 to request an application.

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