IN250 is a five-day course setting the groundwork for optical fiber-based structured cabling system installation. The course will open with an overview of fiber transmission principles, professionalism, life safety and industry best practices, as related to fiber. A significant amount of course time will then be spent on installation, splicing, termination, testing and retrofitting of optical fiber cable. Additional topics covered will include pathways and spaces, firestopping and an introduction to field coordination. 

Course Highlights:

  • Codes and standards & industry best practices
  • Optical fiber transmission principles
  • Safety
  • Professionalism
  • Telecommunication pathways
  • Telecommunication spaces
  • Firestopping
  • Installation/pulling optical fiber cable
  • Termination of optical fiber cable
  • Testing/troubleshooting of optical fiber cable
  • Retrofits
  • Field coordination

The Installer 2, Optical Fiber exam is not included int the course fee.  You must register for the exam separately.  For exam information, including an application, please 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 or gain equivalent experience and knowledge through on-the-job training. BICSI strongly recommends reading the Information Technology Systems Installation Methods Manual (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. Topics taught in class build upon what is taught in IN101.

Course Materials
Students must bring a print version of the ITSIMM to class, along with any errata sheets. Please reference the course confirmation letter as to which edition is appropriate. 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 optical fiber systems become more common, your need to be recognized for your knowledge and expertise of  emerging installation practices.

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 IN250 and pass the Installer 2, Optical Fiber exam within seven days will receive 35 CECs for the review course toward Installer 2, Optical Fiber, 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. Click here for more information.