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IN225: BICSI Installer 2, Copper Training

This course sets the foundation of a copper-based structured cabling system installation. The course begins with an overview of professionalism, copper transmission principles and general safety practices associated with working with copper cabling. A significant amount of course time will then be spent on BICSI best practices for the installation, termination and testing of copper cable.

IN225 Course Information

  • Why Should You Attend?

    As ICT systems become more complex, your need to be recognized for your knowledge of current and emerging installation practices becomes more critical.

    This course offers multiple opportunities for hands-on practice.

    Activities include learning to:

    • Perform advanced IDC terminations (210 and GigaBIX)
    • Terminate STP cable to patch panels and wall outlets
    • Terminate coaxial cable using a BNC connector
    • Test copper cabling installations

     

    Please note: The Installer 2, Copper (INSTC) exam is not included in the course fee. You must register for the exam separately.

    Apply for the INSTC Exam!

  • Who Should Attend?

    This program is ideal for: 

    • ICT installers with at least one year of verifiable cabling experience.

    • Anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of the industry, learn new (copper installation) skills and continue to advance professionally.

    • Installer 1 certificate holders seeking the Installer 2, Copper (INSTC) credential.

    • Individuals planning to sit for the BICSI Installer 2, Copper (INSTC) exam (you must apply for the exam separately from the course).
  • What Are the Knowledge and Skills Requirements?

    Participants must be able to:

    • Distinguish between different colors
    • Possess manual dexterity to complete fine motor tasks
    • Stand for extended periods of time (e.g., 30 minutes)
    • Climb ladders
    • Lift and carry items weighing ≈22.7 kg (50 lb)
  • What Are the Prerequisites and Preparation Required?

    Students of this class may wish to first attend IN101 or gain equivalent experience and knowledge through on-the-job-training.

    BICSI recommends that all students who take this class have at least 1 year of verifiable ICT industry installation experience within the last five years.

    For all individuals who plan to take the exam after the class, this one year of experience is a requirement for the exam, not a recommendation.

    The skills in this course build on the basic skills and knowledge that an installer is likely to acquire during the first year on the job. For this reason, students will be expected to have basic knowledge of copper cabling media and know how to perform the following skills prior to attending class:

    • Install a pull string
    • Pull horizontal cable through a continuous conduit run
    • Perform IDC terminations on a 66 block, 110 block, LSA block and a BIX block
    • Terminate coaxial cable using an F connector
    • Test 4-pair cable with a pair scanner

     

    If you do not know how to perform any of these tasks or feel that you may not be fully prepared for this course, BICSI recommends that you complete the IN101: Installer 1 Training course first. IN101 covers these skills, as well as other foundational knowledge that will help you to succeed in the Installer 2, Copper class.

    BICSI strongly recommends reading the Information Technology Systems Installation Methods Manual (ITSIMM) before coming to class and/or taking the exam.

    For students who plan to take the exam, BICSI recommends that examinees spend at least 50 hours studying the ITSIMM.

    Order the ITSIMM before class!

  • What Course Materials Are Required?

    Students must bring the Information Technology Systems Installation Methods Manual (ITSIMM) to class (hard copy and/or electronic) and a laptop or mobile device.

    Please reference the course confirmation letter as to which edition is appropriate. The manual is not included in the course fee.

    Personal or prescription safety glasses are also recommended.

  • Can I Earn Credit?

    Earn 35 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) upon successfully completing this program. 

    In addition to earning CECs toward renewal of your existing credentials, all students who complete IN225 and pass the Installer 2, Copper (INSTC) exam within seven days will receive 35 CECs for the review course toward Installer 2, Copper, renewal. This means that all Installation Program students who take this course and pass the exam within the seven-day time period will receive all CECs needed for their first renewal period.

    Review Course CEC Policy

    CECs for select BICSI courses taken immediately prior to an examination will be given to those who successfully complete that particular Design or Installation credential exam. The time between course completion and the exam must not exceed seven calendar days for the CECs to be awarded.

  • 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 35 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 INSTC Certification, which requires a special exam application (apply by clicking on link below). 

    Apply for the INSTC Exam

    Review BICSI Course Cancellation Policy

  • How Long Is This Course?

    This class takes place over a period of 4.5 days; 5.5 days for students planning to take the exam to earn the Installer 2, Copper (INSTC) certification.

“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

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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