FBG101: Fundamentals of Bonding and Grounding
In normal conditions, telecommunications cables do not carry voltage, but what if something goes wrong? Fault conditions can cause high voltages to surge into the cables with potentially fatal consequences. In this course, you will learn how proper bonding and grounding can protect ICT equipment, your client’s reputation, your job, and even your life!
Grounding and bonding are an integral portion of the telecommunications infrastructure for providing a safe electrical operating environment. They are also instrumental in providing a reliable reference for the operation of electronic equipment. This course covers basic electrical theory and grounding and bonding system configurations and components.
This is the third course in the Introduction to ICT Series. BICSI recommends that students complete this course, along with the other courses in the series, before they take the Introduction to ICT exam.
Note: If you register for the exam, you will be given one attempt to pass. If you do not pass the exam on that attempt, you will need to enroll in a retake exam and a retake fee will apply.
Why you should attend?
Learn the basic principles associated with properly bonding and grounding ICT equipment to safeguard people and property.
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?
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:
- Recall the three main sources of electrical threat to
a telecommunications system
- Recognize elements of a telecommunications grounding
system for a building
- Recall conditions that are likely to cause dangerous
- Identify the types, parts, and purpose of grounding
- Identify purpose and types of equipment bonding
- Identify safe and unsafe conditions in a bonding and
- Recall testing procedures for a bonding and grounding system
How long is this course?
Three-hour self-paced course with 90 days from the date of purchase to complete.
Can I earn credit?
Earn 3 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) upon successfully completing this program
What is the cancellation policy?
All BICSI CONNECT courses are nonrefundable and nontransferable.