BICSI adds new online courses

March 24, 2008 -- BICSI announced that its BICSI Connect, an online interactive learning network for information transport systems (ITS) professionals, is expanding its educational offerings with three new courses starting in April.

March 24, 2008 -- BICSI announced that its BICSI Connect, an online interactive learning network for information transport systems (ITS) professionals, is expanding its educational offerings with three new courses starting in April.

According to a press release, the new courses include the following:

Conquering F.E.A.R. A Simplified Approach to Data Center Layout and Design: This course familiarizes ITS professionals with a technique known as a Footprint-Energy-Arrangement-Redundancy (F.E.A.R). The technique incorporates a survey tool that is useful in capturing and understanding a client's needs to develop a flexible space plan for data center projects. The course has been developed from a presentation which was originally delivered in January during the 2008 BICSI Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Confined Spaces: This introductory level course focuses on the characteristics of confined spaces, acceptable entry conditions, and protective equipment. A key element of the course is learning to properly identify common confined space hazards.

Network Security: This entry level course focuses on the technologies used to safeguard vital equipment, software, data files and operations on organizational networks. Critical areas of study include security fundamentals, authentication, firewalls and virtual private networks (VPNs).


The complete list of BICSI CONNECT courses, along with pricing and Continuing Education Credit (CEC) information, is as follows:

Conquering F.E.A.R. A Simplified Approach to Data Center Layout and Design, 1 CEC for RCDD, NTS Specialty, Level 2 Installers and Technicians, $30

Confined Spaces, 6 CECs for RCDD, OSP Specialty, NTS Specialty, WD Specialty, Level 2 Installers and Technicians, $185

Local Area Networks, 8 CECs for RCDD, NTS Specialty, Level 2 Installers and Technicians, $249

Remote Access, 8 CECs for RCDD, NTS Specialty, Level 2 Installers and Technicians, $249

Network Security, 4 CECs for RCDD, NTS Specialty, WD Specialty, Level 2 Installers and Technicians, $125

Network Storage, 8 CECs for RCDD, NTS Specialty, Level 2 Installers and Technicians, $249

Ethernet, 6 CECs for RCDD, NTS Specialty, Level 2 Installers and Technicians, $185

Network Management, 4 CECs for RCDD, NTS Specialty, WD Specialty, Level 2 Installers and Technicians, $125

Internet Protocol, 4 CECs for RCDD, NTS Specialty, WD Specialty, Level 2 Installers and Technicians, $125

Firestopping, 8 CECs for RCDD, OSP Specialty, NTS Specialty, WD Specialty, Level 2 Installers and Technicians, $249

Interactive Test Prep, Network Design Reference Manual (NDRM), 6th edition, $99 for a 30-day use, $199 for a 90-day use. No CECs awarded.


Geared to help ITS professionals earn continuing education credits (CECs) through online courses, BICSI Connect is billed a user-friendly educational resource that provides students with the flexibility of 24 x 7 Web-based training, at their own pace, without incurring travel expenses, and at a reduced cost compared to traditional classes.

Full courses descriptions can be found in the course catalog at www.bicsiconnect.org.

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