About this Event

Introduction to Telecommunications Media


This course explores the transmission of information over various forms of telecommunications media, including balanced twisted-pair, coaxial, and optical fiber cabling. It focuses on the common characteristics of those mediums and how their construction affects transmission. The course also explains how various installation methods will affect transmission.

This is the second course in the ICT Fundamentals Series. BICSI recommends that students complete this course, along with the other courses in the series, before they take the ICT Fundamentals exam.

Why you should attend?

Learn how information and data are transmitted through common forms of telecommunications media, including copper and optical fiber cabling

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 individuals who are interested in a pursuing a career in the ICT industry.

What will I learn?

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Define common terms and concepts used to describe signal transmission in cable media
  • Identify the common characteristics of telecommunications cables and connectors
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages associated with balanced twisted-pair, coaxial, and optical fiber cables
  • Match recommended cable types to their applications
  • List factors that impact the design of outside plant (OSP) cables
  • Identify the installation requirements for telecommunications cabling media
  • Interpret designations and color coding for telecommunications cabling
  • Identify the primary purpose of cable management, including documentation and labeling

How long is this course?

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

Can I earn credit?

Earn 8 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) upon successfully completing this program

What is the cancellation policy?

All BICSI CONNECT courses are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Event Details


    FMD101: Fundamentals of Telecommunications Media $515.00


    Start : 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

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


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