FBL101: Fundamentals of ICT for Installers and Designers
Are you considering starting a career as a cable installer or an information and communications technology (ICT) designer? Or do you have employees who need to know how ICT systems work? Or have you been in the industry for a while, but feel like you could use a refresher on some of the basics? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the ICT Fundamentals Series of courses may be just what you need.
This five-course series covers the basic principles and concepts of ICT design and installation:
- Structured Cabling Systems
This course defines what a structured cabling system (SCS) and explains how its components are used to provide predictable performance while supporting moves, adds, and changes (MACs), and future growth.
- Telecommunications Media
This course explains how information is transmitted via three types of telecommunications cabling (balanced twisted-pair, coaxial, and optical fiber). It covers the primary advantages and disadvantages associated with each type of cable.
- Bonding and Grounding
This course addresses how proper bonding and grounding safeguards personnel and property from electrical currents.
- Network Design
This course covers design considerations for traditional wired networks, data center networks, and wireless networks.
- Project Management
This course explains how project management principles are used to manage ICT projects from bidding to closeout.
At the end of the series, you can complete a 100-question exam to assess your mastery of the knowledge and skills that were taught in the series.
Note: If you do not pass the exam on the first attempt, you may register for a retake exam. A retake fee will apply. Please contact BICSI Customer Service at 1.800.242.7405 or 1.813.979.1991 if you wish to enroll in a retake exam and reference code: WBT-BICSI-EXSA-2-0.
Why you should attend?
Learn the fundamental principles that determine how ICT systems are designed installed—from cabling to project management.
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 series, you will be able to:
- Define structured cabling system (SCS)
- Identify common guidelines for designing and
constructing telecommunications spaces such as entrance facilities (EFs),
equipment rooms (ERs), telecommunications rooms (TRs), and telecommunications
- Identify the common characteristics of
telecommunications cables and connectors
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages associated
with balanced twisted-pair, coaxial, and optical fiber cables
- Recall the three main sources of electrical threat to
a telecommunications system
- Recognize elements of a telecommunications grounding
system for a building
- Identify safe and unsafe conditions in a bonding and
- Describe the most common LAN topologies
- Describe the purpose of the OSI model
- Describe network connections via Ethernet and
- Identify the uses of Voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP) and Power over Ethernet
- Describe the factors that are used to determine a
data center’s design requirements
- Describe how signals are transmitted from source to
wireless device within an organizational network in a building
- Identify the phases, elements, specifications, and
tools used in ICT construction projects
- Identify different approaches and techniques in managing ICT construction projects
How long is this course?
27-hour self-paced course with 6 months from the date of purchase to complete.
Can I earn credit?
No Continuing Education Credits (CECs) are awarded for this program.
What is the cancellation policy?
All BICSI CONNECT courses are nonrefundable and nontransferable.