Residential-cabling course added to BICSI offerings

The residential cabling market is taking off, and a new BICSI course reflects this reality. Acknowledging the fact that residential telecommunications cabling is now being installed by electricians, BICSI plans to offer proper training to electricians and other cabling installers interested in cabling homes. Starting in April 2000, BICSI will offer a new installation course for cabling contractors interested in cabling single and multifamily residences. The course is based on the ansi/tia/eia-5

The residential cabling market is taking off, and a new BICSI course reflects this reality. Acknowledging the fact that residential telecommunications cabling is now being installed by electricians, BICSI plans to offer proper training to electricians and other cabling installers interested in cabling homes. Starting in April 2000, BICSI will offer a new installation course for cabling contractors interested in cabling single and multifamily residences. The course is based on the ansi/tia/eia-570a standard for residential cabling and on other applicable ansi/tia/eia standards as well as the National Electrical Code and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers standards.

The course will cover voice, video, and data residential cabling design, installation, and testing. It will teach students proper termination techniques for copper, fiber, and coaxial cabling, in addition to installation practices for ancillary and peripheral equipment such as uninterruptible power supplies. The three-day course costs $795 per person, with an eight-student minimum. For more information, call BICSI at (800) 242-7405 or (813) 979-1991, or visit its Website at www.bicsi.org.

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