November 2018 Region CONNECTION

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Next up: 2019 Winter Conference & Exhibition

Winter ThumbStart the year off right with fresh ICT knowledge at the 2019 BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition! Escape the cold and join BICSI January 20-24 in sunny Orlando, Florida! See the best products and services at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center—an extravagant and premier location to host the latest ICT developments! More details lie ahead in the coming months for this fantastic event. Sign up now for a registration alert here and start planning your trip early by reserving your room at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center here.

BICSI will also be hosting the 2019 BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge, where participants can win a grand prize totaling $5,000! Find out more here.

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Votes Are In!

The 2018 BICSI Board of Directors Election is complete and five Board members were elected to serve two-year terms on the BICSI Board of Directors.

The results are as follows:

Special Board of Directors Run-off Election: Canadian Region Director

The 2018 BICSI Board of Directors Special Run-off Election is complete. BICSI members have voted to install Fernando Neto, RCDD, as the 2019-2020 BICSI Canadian Region Director. Click here to see the final election results.

The new Board will officially be inaugurated on January 22, 2019, during the BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Thank you to every member who made an effort to participate in this most important BICSI event.

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Join BICSI for an Inaugural Event in Canada

Canada-Conf-Mega-NavIt's a great time to start planning your trip for ICT CANADA – Presented by BICSI, a major event for global technology professionals. Join us at the Toronto Congress Centre on April 8-11 for this spectacular event and learn more about about the following topics:

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Intelligent Buildings
  • Smart Cities and Smart Buildings
  • Data Centres
  • Distributed Antennae Systems
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) 
  • Passive Optical Network (PON)
  • And much more

Don't miss out—sign up now to be alerted for when registration opens for this event here.  

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The MEA Conference is not far Away

Springtime is a great time of year to catch a BICSI conference in almost any part in of the world! Immediately following ICT CANADA, the 2019 Middle East & Africa Conference & Exhibition will take place. Gain new knowledge from technology-focused educational presentations from international presenters on ICT infrastructure systems, discover the latest ICT/ELV industry products and solutions in the Exhibit Hall, network with like-minded professionals and learn so much more.   

Sign up now to be alerted once registration opens. 

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Open More Doors to Success With a BICSI Registered Telecommunications Project Manager (RPTM) Certification

CertifiedWith an emphasis on telecommunications, the BICSI project management program paves the path to certification by providing standards and best practices to improve every project. This program also serves as a career path for anyone seeking an advanced understanding of ICT project management and comes with a multitude of benefits. Through certification, many RPTMs enjoy the following highlights:

  • Positive Impact on Professional Image
  • New Job and Promotion Opportunities
  • Higher Salary Possibilities
  • Expansion within the ICT Career Field
  • Recognition by the ICT Community and Employers
  • And much more!

BICSI also produces fantastic technical manuals based on industry regulations, codes, standards and best practices that form the foundation of knowledge required for the professional credentials offered. Check out the RPTM Certification Handbook and the Telecommunications Project Management Manual (TPMM), 1st edition, which will help guide you along the way.

Find out more about RTPM certification here.

 

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Build More Knowledge Around Intelligent Buildings With the ANSI/BICSI 007-2017 Standard

BICSI Standards 007-2017 The ANSI/BICSI 007-2017, Information Communication Technology Design and Implementation Practices for Intelligent Buildings and Premises standard is key for providing the best requirements and recommendations for design and implementation of the structured cabling system and related applications for any size building or premise. This includes commercial, government, transportation, residential, or structures with any other functions.

Driven by the need for environments which are safer, more comfortable, productive or efficient for the people within, ICT has become the means to interconnect building systems of all sizes and applications, providing results which are far greater than just the sum of the parts. With ICT as the common thread, an effective and efficient structured cabling is critical to the success of both initial implementation and future growth in meeting the building and occupant needs. Find out more here.

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Now Available! Healthcare Institutions and Facilities Design and Implementation Best Practices Standard

ANSI/BICSI 004-2018, Information Technology Systems Design and Implementation Best Practices for Healthcare Institutions and Facilities, which is the latest standard pertaining to intelligent ICT design within the healthcare industry, is now right at your fingertips. Learn more about meeting today's technological requirements for tomorrow's ever-evolving world through ANSI/BICSI's specifications here.

Updates to the standard include:

  • Communication, ICT and wireless infrastructure
  • Architectural aspects of healthcare facilities, including telemedicine and communication suites
  • Emergency medical services radio, sound and acoustical systems, sound masking and digital signage and wayfinding
  • Network design and security
  • Other facets of smaller systems and spaces

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Corporate On-site Training 

Want to get ahead of competition by having your staff fully trained and certified by BICSI? Now you can while keeping convenience and efficiency in mind with BICSI On-site training! Students can receive the same first-rate education that BICSI offers while remaining in the office the entire time.

Volunteer 2We can offer the following training at your facility:

  • Cabling Installation
  • Telecommunications Distribution Systems
  • Project Management
  • Data Center Design
  • Outside Plant Design

Learn more about what we have to offer here.

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Get More with a BICSI Student Membership

A great way to supplement your education and increase your information and communications technology (ICT) industry knowledge is to become a BICSI member! As a member you'll have access to all of BICSI's products, services and members-only resources. With a student membership you'll also be eligible for:

  • Job-seeking tools, including posting resumes and searching employment openings
  • Members (and immediate family) eligible for the Ray Gendron BICSI Cares college scholarship
  • Free BICSI region events
  • Special student rates at all BICSI conferences
  • Networking opportunities
  • Free subscription to ICT Today
  • Free download of BICSI's ICT Terminology Handbook
  • Discounts on education

Reap the benefits of the ICT industry's premier association membership—apply today for a BICSI student membership!

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Need BICSI CECs?

Transparant BICSI LogoBICSI Learning Academy offers several ways to earn continuing education credits (CECs) toward renewing your BICSI credential, including:


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Stay Up-to-Date With BICSI

Keeping your BICSI membership contact information up-to-date is critical to ensure you don't miss out on exclusive access to substantial discounts, industry information, volunteer opportunities and more. Log in to your BICSI Member Profile account to update your contact information and check to see if you're due to renew your membership. Not a BICSI member? Joining BICSI is easy—click here to see membership benefits and join today!

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Are You a BICSI Corporate Member?

corporate_Blue_GrayEvery company has a vision and a plan to increase their marketing impact, client retention and employee engagement. BICSI's Corporate Connection Program can help you achieve these goals—with three membership levels it's easy to select the best fit for you and your company's needs! Visit bicsi.org/connected for full membership details.

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Support BICSI Cares via AmazonSmile

Did you know you can shop online and support BICSI Cares at the same time—at no additional cost? You can, through AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. To donate to BICSI Cares while shopping on Amazon, log on to your Amazon account at smile.amazon.com, select BICSI Cares from the list of charities, and shop as you normally would on Amazon.com. Thank you for supporting BICSI Cares!

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