About this Event

Safety and Performance Implications of Counterfeit Cables


How can you be certain that the cable you are installing in your ICT project has passed the necessary safety tests for code compliance? In this course, you will learn about ways in which unscrupulous manufacturers fraudulently market cable which has not been verified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory as UL or ETL listed, and steps that you can take to identify such cables and protect yourself from the serious risks that their use entails.

Todd Harpel, RCDD, the director of business development for LAN Canada Nexans on behalf of the Communications Cable & Connectivity Association (CCCA), discussed all of this and more at the BICSI 2018 Winter Conference in San Antonio, TX.

Why you should attend?

Learn how counterfeit cable can expose your installations to fire and safety risks, and your company to liability; learn how to distinguish between authentic UL or ETL-rated cable and counterfeit versions.

What to expect?

Technical Requirements

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?

This course is intended for all ICT designers and installers who work with plenum and riser communications cable.

What will I learn?

After this course you will be able to:

  • List the characteristics of an authentic UL or ETL Listed cable
  • List methods of reliably telling authentic from counterfeit cable in the field
  • Identify markers of likely authenticity or likely counterfeit status in the marketing materials for a cable
  • Recall safety and liability risks that can result from use of counterfeit cable

How long is this course?

One-hour self-paced course with 90 days from the date of purchase to complete.

Can I earn credit?

Earn 1 Continuing Education Credit (CEC) upon successfully completing this program

What is the cancellation policy?

All BICSI CONNECT courses are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Event Details


    Safety and Performance Implications of Counterfeit Cables $65.00


    Start : 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM

    End :12/31/2099 12:00:00 AM


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