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DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems

Learn how to design distribution systems in this comprehensive workshop.

DD102 is an intensive, hands-on course focused on the design of structured cabling systems. Offering hands-on skill building activities from day one, this knowledge-intensive course instructs you in real-world tasks, preparing you for design roles outside of the classroom. Assignments from the award-winning Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) augment your learning, allowing you to prepare questions for the classroom.

Through the use of case studies, schematic and construction drawings, and real-life scenarios, you will learn to design codes and standards-compliant telecommunications infrastructure, beginning where the cabling enters the building to any telecommunications environment within the building.

In addition to structured cabling, all facets of design for the support infrastructure, including telecommunications spaces, pathways, bonding and grounding, and firestopping are included in the course.

DD102 Course Information

  • Why Should You Attend?

    RCDDs set the benchmark for the ICT industry, and DD102 is an essential course in preparing you to earn that elite designation.

    Through the use of case studies, schematic and construction drawings, and real-life scenarios, you will learn to design codes and standards-compliant telecommunications infrastructure, beginning where the cabling enters the building to any telecommunications environment within the building.

    In addition to structured cabling, all facets of design for the support infrastructure, including telecommunications spaces, pathways, bonding and grounding, and firestopping are included in the course.

    DD102 has been structured to maximize your take-away from the class. Students work together to complete a final group project, allowing immediate use of new knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

    Note: The RCDD exam is not included in the course fee. You must apply and register for the exam separately.

    Course Highlights:

    • Codes, standards and regulations

    • Telecommunications pathways and spaces

    • Backbone and horizontal distribution systems

    • Bonding and grounding (earthing)

    • Firestopping

    • Telecommunications administration

    • Outside Plant (OSP) and campus cabling
  • Who Should Attend?

    • ICT designers with at least two years of on- the-job experience in low-voltage cabling systems

    • Professionals responsible for designing IP-enabled building systems (e.g., security, AV, HVAC)

    • Individuals preparing to take the RCDD exam

    • Individuals looking for a review of telecommunications distribution systems
  • What Are the Prerequisites and Preparation Required?

    The DD102 course is designed for those who have a minimum of two years of experience in the design and specifications of cabling infrastructure systems.

    If you do not meet these requirements, BICSI strongly recommends that you complete the DD101: Foundations of Telecommunications Distribution Design course prior to enrolling in DD102.

  • What Course Materials Are Required?

    Students must bring the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM), print or electronic, to class.

    Students are also required to bring a laptop computer or tablet to class each day.

    Order the TDMM!

  • Can I Earn Credit?

    You will earn 37 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for successfully completing the program.  
  • What Is the Attendance Policy?

    Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and 37 CECs.

    Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the program. Please note that this is not the RCDD Certification, which requires a special exam application (apply by clicking on link below). 

    Apply for the RCDD Exam

    Review BICSI Course Cancellation Policy

  • How Long Is This Course?

    This course is five days long. 

Student Testimonials

“Awareness of BICSI and its training and credentialing programs in the Middle East has grown massively over the past five years, creating a solid infrastructure of ICT professionals striving to be recognized as BICSI trained and credentialed. This recognition by the consultant base is driving specifications to demand BICSI-trained personnel.”

- Asef Baddar, RCDD, DCD
Technology Director
Leviton Middle East FZE

“I strongly believe BICSI has changed my life by giving me knowledge to be able to grow in the telecommunications field. Through my mentors and the BICSI courses I have completed, I have been able to cultivate my knowledge of telecommunications to levels I didn’t think possible.”

– Fernando Chavez, RCDD
Project Consultant, JBA Consulting Engineers
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 

“The BICSI classes I have taken in both the design and installation of ICT systems have made me a more knowledgeable, valuable and respected participant in our industry. Could I have learned some of this by simply reading the standards? Sure, but BICSI design classes taught me why the standards are important, and BICSI installation classes taught me how to perform best practice-based installations to assure I meet those standards. BICSI training is an invaluable resource.”

– David Levine, RCDD
Director of Sales – Network Cabling Solutions
HellermannTyton
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

“BICSI training reinforces the importance of standardized, high-quality performance by anyone involved in the design or installation of data communications systems.”

– Stan Davidson, RCDD, LEED AP®
Data Communications Designer, Woolpert
Dayton, Ohio, USA

 

DISCOUNTS

Qualify for a 10 percent discount when:

  • Three or more students from the same company preregister for the same class at the same time.
  • A student preregisters for three or more classes at the same time.

Please contact the Membership Department to redeem this discount, +1 813.979.1991 or 800.242.7405.

Qualify for a 5 percent discount when:

  • A student preregisters for a course at least 45 days in advance.

BICSI CONNECT courses and training provided by companies outside of BICSI are not eligible for these discounts.

 

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