BICSI Corporate Member
Since the official break-up of AT&T in 1984 in the United States, BICSI (the “Building Industry Consulting Service International”) has assumed the role that AT&T’s free service, BICSI fulfilled in helping with the development and design for information technology systems (ITS) such as the ANSI/EIA/TIA 568B structured cabling system standard. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the organization has membership in nearly 100 countries. This organization’s certifications are considered the defacto certification for cable installers and designers who specialize in complex voice/data cable layouts.
BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)
A Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) is an individual who has demonstrated knowledge in the design, integration and implementation of telecommunications and data communications technology systems and related infrastructure. These individuals are uniquely positioned to create the detailed design of a new system and/or integrate design into an existing structure. The RCDD is one of the highest design credentials in the information technology systems (ITS) industry, recognized worldwide. An RCDD is required to have at least five years of experience or an equivalent combination of experience and industry certifications. An RCDD has likely spent hundreds of hours studying the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) and sat through numerous ITS fundamental and design courses. But to earn the prestigious RCDD credential, they must have proven their knowledge by passing an extensive exam.
BICSI ITS Installer 2, Copper(INSTC)
A Information Transport System Installer 2, Copper is an individual who has at least one year of relevant experience in the implementation of copper information transport systems. An INSTC An INSTC can:
- Successfully interpret drawings, plans, and specifications.
- Properly test and troubleshoot copper installations.
- Discuss media selection and implications for implementation on the network.
- Make recommendations based on applicable codes, standards, and best practices.
- Interpret the job plan and scope of work as well as perform retrofits and upgrades for existing infrastructure.
Ortonics/Legrand Certified Contractor
Contractor Certification is a critical component of successful installations, yet it is often overlooked or not maintained. The best designs, products and installation practices always provide customers with the best return-on investment. Becoming a Certified Contractor or using a Certified Contractor to install and warranty projects will ensure the customer enjoys reliable network performance today and in the future.
Legrand has the most selective program worldwide for its Ortronics product line. The best contractors in the industry are selected for the Certified Contractor program. Each Certified Contractor company is required to meet and maintain the certification training requirements for managers and technicians:
At least 1 Project Manager attends a 2-day management certification course
30% of technicians successfully complete a 1-day hands on copper, fiber and Layer Zero installation course and a 7-module eCertification course on relevant standards, installation, testing and maintenance
Leviton Certified Contractor
Leviton certified contractors are selected into the program based on their expertise and professionalism. Leviton’s program is tailored to provide relevant training on networking standards and installation practices, and establish strong working relationships with contractors who have made a commitment to use quality products representing the latest in structured cabling technologies.
The CompTIA Network+ certification is the sign of a competent networking professional. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves a technician’s competency in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic network infrastructure.
The CompTIA A+ certification validates the latest skills needed by today’s computer support professionals. CompTIA A+ ensures the right people have the right skills. While many of the essential skills are universal, there are additional skills required to support the needs of businesses. By offering alternative validation paths for specific job scenarios, CompTIA A+ gives individuals the ability to grow their careers in a certain area, and employers the flexibility to choose the validation that best fits their needs.