BICSI CONNECT is your all-inclusive online resource for all of your ICT training needs. Access online learning resources such as Academy Instructor-Led (ILT) courses, earn CECs and more! Check out some of the most recently added courses below:
- Network Storage and Security
- Remote Access, Virtualization and Network Services
- Data Center Networks
- IPv6 Fundamentals: The New Age of Internet Protocol Addresses
- Are You Ready for the Internet of Things (IoT) to Change Our Buildings?
- Safety and Performance Implications of Counterfeit Cables
See what else we have available here.
The wait for ANSI/BICSI 009-2019 is almost over. With new revisions, content and frequently given answers, this highly anticipated guide for data center operations and maintenance is packed with the latest knowledge. A range of topics are covered, such as emergency operations, security, commissioning, maintenance and more! Be on the lookout for this first of its kind, ANS DC Operations standard, coming this May. Click here to view our current standards.
If you have ever wondered how BICSI credentialing rules and regulations come about, the Credentialing 2020 program may be the answer. Within this BICSI Board Strategic Plan initiative, modernization and advancement are key factors that drive credentialing changes which are processed by leading industry experts and managed through BICSI's Credentialing 2020 Task Force. An abundance of data is extracted through third-party testing and results, numerous studies and more. Find out additional information here.
Designed with cabling installers and technicians in mind, the new ICT Installation Field Guide, Volume 1 - General Cabling is a quick reference for all things cabling. Click here to read more about this never-before-seen publication.
Contribute to BICSI's bimonthly journal, ICT Today, with relevant articles from around the world. Please consider sharing your technical expertise and insight so that readers in every BICSI District and Region find useful content to help them learn and grow within their unique ICT community. Experienced ICT professionals are encouraged to submit vendor-neutral, timely and authoritative articles related to ICT design and installation practices and solutions. Send your article ideas to email@example.com.
First Webinars of the BICSI-CALA Technical Series was a Success
We are proud to announce the first of a series of webinars presented by the BICSI-CALA District held on Thursday, 7 March turned out to be a success.
Part 1: "Updates on the Technologies and Considerations of the New Generation of Intelligent Buildings," presented by Christian Ramírez Montilla (RCDD, DCDC | Technical Manager Andean Region | The Siemon Company | BICSI Colombia Country Secretary),
addressed the role of modern infrastructure and how devices, low-voltage applications and a converged infrastructure facilitate this change. The opportunities and design criteria of buildings increasingly connected and aligned with a digital revolution
was also explored.
Part 2 of the webinar shared information on "Recommendations for the Design and Implementation of ICT Systems in Intelligent Buildings" and was presented by BICSI Colombia Country Chair Hugo Santos (RCDD | Technical Director | Dittel SAS). This webinar focused on showing the effect of monitoring practices defined in the TDMM and /or ITSIMM (design and implementation of ICT systems), which could overcome certain shortcomings in the development of projects from its early stages.
Thank you to those who have attended and to our presenters as well.
Stay tuned—more webinars will be coming soon.
Large Turnout at BICSI Day Guatemala
On 21 February, BICSI Day Guatemala was held at Hotel Barceló Ciudad de Guatemala. With over 300 attendees, many exhibitors, engaging presenters and a lot of technical participation, the event was a success! Take a look at some of the action in the photos below:
BICSI would like to give a special thank you to all of our participants, attendees and exhibitors. We hope to see you again next year!
BICSI CALA México Congress & Exhibition and other Upcoming 2019 BICSI CALA Events
Don't miss out on 2019 BICSI CALA events. These conferences will have academic agendas and exhibit halls where you will find the latest trends, new solutions, and best practices and standards that are a must in today’s industry to lead the modern
world towards integral connectivity. We invite you to join us as an attendee or sponsor at our three major events in the area:
- BICSI CALA México Congress & Exhibition
TIC Inteligente - Cómo la infraestructura digital está cambiando el mundo
22-23 May 2019 | Hotel Marriott Reforma - Ciudad de México, México
- BICSI Day Perú
Conectando el Futuro al Mundo de la Tecnología
22 August 2019 | Hotel Sonesta Olivar - Lima, Perú
- BICSI CALA Puerto Rico
7 November 2019 | Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (CIAPR) | San Juan, Puerto Rico
Register for the BICSI India District Conference & Exhibition on 12 April
For over a decade the BICSI India District Conference & Exhibition has provided a platform for participants to learn from ICT community experts and to network with peers. It is anticipated that more than 300 delegates will attend the Annual Conference at Mumbai and attendees range from End-users, System Integrators, Installers, Consultants, Distributors, OEMs from the Information & Communications Technology (ICT) community, Members of BICSI and other ICT Industry Associations in India. Besides a large emphasis on voice, data and audio-video applications, this year's topics will also consist of:
- Life safety and automation systems
- Electronic safety & security
- Integration and installation of pathways
- Fibre and copper-based distribution systems
- And much more!
If you can't make it to Mumbai, a second event will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Nagar, Bengaluru on 20 September 2019.
BICSI Visits Pune for the India Technology Seminar
On 15 February, the 2019 BICSI India Technology Seminar at Pune took place. This well-received event was attended by many industry professionals for the latest on ICT related trends, products and technological advancements. India District Chair Ninad Desai, RCDD, NTS, CT was part of the event as well. Take a look at the highlights here.
2019 Japan District Conference & Exhibition Update
The BICSI Japan website was renewed for 2019 and the BICSI Japan Conference & Exhibition logo now shows as the key visual of the conference! This year's symbol comes from origami (the Japanese traditional art of folding paper). It symbolizes friendship and harmony.
Also in preparation for the 2019 Japan Conference & Exhibition, we have started calling for sponsors. We are seeking sponsors from numerous industry partners, to make the event even more active than the 2018 Conference. We will simultaneously be holding the Cabling Skills Challenge during the event and for the first time, will be conducting a pre-training of challengers for about 50 hours total over a six-month period starting this April.
Upcoming Events in the District
BICSI Japan will have a booth at events hosted by Sun Telephone Co., Ltd. in cities around Japan. The schedule is as follows:
- 15 May: Okinawa (Naha)
- 22 May: Nagoya
- 29-30 May: Osaka
- 28 June: Hiroshima
- 3 July: Fukuoka
BICSI Japan will also be participating in the Fiber Optics Expo (FOE), the largest optical fiber industry exhibition in Japan on 17-19 July in Tokyo.
Another event we plan on attending in July is the JApan Network Operators' Group (JANOG) in Kobe city.
Japan is not big, but it is a big challenge for us.
Volunteers from Japan will participate in BICSI conferences in Dubai and New Zealand.
We hope we can meet and show new information, including the translation of ANSI/BICSI 002-2019 and 009-2019 into Japanese.
New RCDD and DCDC exams will be held on 29 June in Tokyo.
New Country Chair Appointed in Denmark
Jesper Andersson, RCDD, DCDC is now Denmark's new Country Chair. His plans are to organize events and seminars for the ICT/DC community by spreading knowledge about BICSI as well as the importance in following approved standards and best practices. BICSI would like to congratulate Jesper on his new role.
You're Invited! Register to Attend Upcoming Events in the District
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MEA District Appoints New Country Chairs
Two recent promotions have taken place in the district since last month. Haitham Hussien, RCDD has been promoted from UAE Vice Chair to the Region's new Country Chair and Pr Rajendranath, RCDD, OSP, CT, DCE, CTS, was recently promoted from UAE secretary to Vice Chair. Congratulations to both Chairs on their new roles.
Discounted Hotel Rates Have Been Extended for the MEA Conference & Exhibition
The 2019 Middle East & Africa Conference & Exhibition will be taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 16-18 April and now is the perfect time to make hotel reservations if you haven't already. Special room rates have been extended now through Thursday, 21 March at the Fairmont Dubai Hotel. Book your stay and gain new knowledge from technology-focused educational presentations by international presenters on ICT infrastructure systems, discover the latest ICT industry products and solutions in the Exhibit Hall and network with like-minded professionals at the conference.
Our two Keynotes will be:
- Mark Acton of CBRE – “The Increasing Dependence on Digital Infrastructure – A New Utility”
- Eugene Seah of Trainium – “The Three Biggest Mistakes We Can Make to Sabotage our Future”
If you are interested in sponsoring the event, slots are sill available.
Don't miss out—register here today and spread the conference news by using #BICSIMEA.
You're Invited! Register to Attend Upcoming Events in the District
- 2019 Middle East & Africa Conference & Exhibition
16-18 April | Dubai, UAE
- GITEX Technology Week
6-10 October | Dubai, UAE
- BICSI ACE Summit
8 October | Dubai, UAE
UK & Ireland Conference is 12 June
Get ready for the next big event taking place in the city of London, England on 12 June. Creating the Network Infrastructure Connecting Tomorrows World, is BICSI's annual conference event for the UK & Ireland Region. This conference mainly targets buyers and decision makers seeking information on products, services and solutions that can assist with benefiting the company, team members and individuals. Although registration is not open as of yet, sponsorships are currently available. Visit our conference website here for more details.