This five-day course sets the foundation of a copper-based structured cabling system installation. The course begins with an overview of copper transmission principles, professionalism, life safety and general industry best practices, as related to copper. A significant amount of course time will then be spent on BICSI best practices for the installation, termination, testing and retrofitting of copper cable. Additional topics covered will include BICSI best practices for pathways and spaces; grounding, bonding and protection; and firestopping.

Course Highlights:

  • Codes and standards & industry best practices
  • Copper transmission principles
  • Safety
  • Professionalism
  • Telecommunication pathways
  • Telecommunication spaces
  • Bonding, grounding and protection
  • Firestopping
  • Installation/pulling copper cable
  • Termination of copper cable
  • Testing/troubleshooting of copper cable
  • Retrofitting
  • Field coordination

The Installer 2, Copper exam is not included in the course fee. You must register for the exam separately. For exam information, including an application, click here.

Who Should Attend
ICT installers who wish to expand their knowledge of the industry, learn new skills and continue to advance professionally.

This course builds on the lessons taught in the IN101 course. Students of this class may wish to first attend IN101 ot gain equivalent experience and knowledge through on-the-job training. BICSI strongly recommends reading the ITSIMM before coming to class and/or taking the exam.

Knowledge and Skills
Must be able to distinguish between different colors and possess manual dexterity to complete fine motor tasks.

Course Materials
Students must bring a print version of the Information Technology Systems Installation Methods Manual (ITSIMM) to class, along with any errata sheets. The manual is not included in the course fee. For more information or to place an order click here. Personal or prescription safety glasses are also recommended.

What's In It For Me?
As ICT systems become more complex, your need to be recognized for your knowledge of current and emerging installation practices becomes more critical.

For exam information, including an application, please click here.

Review Course CEC Policy
In addition to earning CECs toward renewal of your existing credentials, all students who complete IN225 and pass the Installer 2, Copper exam within seven days will receive 35 CECs for the review course toward Installer 2, Copper, renewal. This means that all Installation Program students who take this course and pass the exam within the seven-day time period will recieve All of the CECs needed for their first renewal period. Click here for more information.