Ventoux Learning Network is offering a series of a-la-carte courses for students preparing to take the BICSI RCDD (Registered Communication Distribution Designer) exam. The notoriously challenging exam is based on BICSI’s Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM), and a cottage industry serves to train students specifically for the test. Many of these training options are multiple-day, classroom-based experiences.
Ventoux is led by David Cranmer, a BICSI past president and also former executive director/CEO of BICSI. When announcing the launch of these a-la-carte options, Cranmer explained, “Each course will be offered as an instructor-led online [ILO] course, where the students and instructor will be able to see and communicate with each other in a live setting. Each course will touch on every page of the particular chapter and will concentrate on the sections that the class finds most difficult. The courses will be structured as a Q&A session with periodic exercises to reinforce concepts. All courses are based on BICSI’s 13th Edition TDMM.
“We have tried to schedule classes so that they will be convenient to you no matter where you are in the world. If you need a specific time, let us know and we will be happy to work with you. Classes begin January 12, 2015.”
Cranmer also stated, “As master instructor I’ve taught hundreds of students and as past president and former CEO/executive director I have talked to many members about their training needs. And from that experience, I’ve selected chapters from the TDMM which many students find difficult, so that a BICSI RCDD candidate can choose what to review.”
To begin with, the following chapter-based courses will be available.
- Chapter 1: Principles of Transmission—2 hours
- Chapter 2: Electromagnetic Compatibility—1 hour
- Chapter 7: Firestop Systems—1 hour
- Chapter 8: Bonding and Grounding—1 hour
- Chapter 9: Power Distribution—2 hours
The classes each have different costs, and the maximum number of students for each class is 8.