OSP101: Introduction to Outside Plant Design
BICSI's OSP101: Introduction to Outside Plant (OSP) is an online, self-paced course. The course provides learners with an overview of outside plant design considerations for route selection and underground, direct-buried, and aerial pathways.
Why you should attend?
Learn about industry-recognized cables for cabling systems, using codes and standards, and right-of-way requirements for an OSP project.
What to expect?
This course has an audio component; please make sure you have speakers/headphones available.
All BICSI CONNECT courses require an internet-capable device and internet connection.
Java software; Windows 7 or 8; Mac OSx10.6+; Android 4.1 or later; Apple 10S 6.x, 7.x; IE 10 or later; Firefox 21 or later; Chrome 29 or later; Safari 5.1.8 or later; sound card with speakers/headphones for audio (audio not available for all courses); pop-up blockers disabled.
Who should attend?
The course is developed for ICT professionals who would like to increase their knowledge about basic outside plant design.
This course is recommended for those who are considering attending the OSP102: Outside Plant Design instructor-led class and/or taking the exam for the OSP credential.
What will I learn?
After this course you will be able to:
- Identify the codes, standards, and regulations to be
followed for an OSP project
- List the steps for performing pre-job assessment for
new and existing construction
- Identify considerations for installing underground
pathways and spaces
- Identify considerations for installing direct-buried
- Identify considerations for installing aerial support
- Identify the general requirements of bonding and
grounding (earthing) and electrical protection for outside plant
- Identify requirements for acquiring public or private rights-of-way
How long is this course?
Six-hour self-paced course with 90 days from the date of purchase to complete.
Can I earn credit?
Earn six Continuing Education Credit (CEC) upon successfully completing this program. The OSP101 course includes a comprehensive end-of-course assessment. The assessment contains 30 questions, and you will be given 45 minutes to complete and submit your answers. You will be able to take the assessment as many times as you need to master the content. A score of 75 percent or higher must be achieved to satisfy course completion and earn continuing education credits (CECs).
What is the cancellation policy?
All BICSI CONNECT courses are nonrefundable and nontransferable.