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 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.
NOTE: FOR VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TRAINING
To successfully participate in the virtual classroom training, each attendee must have the following:
- Laptop, desktop or tablet that meet the system requirements noted here.
- Microphone and speakers (headset recommended**).
- Standalone webcams and/or mobile device camera for class activities.
- Internet connection - 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended) | 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio).
NOTE: FOR TRADITIONAL IN-PERSON TRAINING
Each attendee should bring a laptop or mobile device to class.