BICSI recommends that all students who take this class have at least two years of current ICT industry installation experience within the last five years.
For all individuals who plan to take the INSTF exam after the class, this two years of experience is a requirement for the exam, not a recommendation.
Because the skills in this course build on the basic skills and knowledge that an installer is likely to acquire during the first two years on the job, students will be expected to have basic knowledge of optical fiber cabling media and to know how to perform entry-level cable installation tasks prior to enrolling in this class.
If you feel that you may not be fully prepared for this course, BICSI recommends that you complete the IN101: Installer 1 and/or IN225: Installer 2, Copper Training courses prior to attending this class. IN101 covers the basic cable installation concepts and skills that will help you to succeed in the Installer 2, Optical Fiber Cable class.
BICSI strongly recommends reading the Information Technology Systems Installation Methods Manual (ITSIMM) before coming to class and/or taking the exam.
For students who plan to take the exam, BICSI recommends that examinees spend at least 50 hours studying the ITSIMM.
Order the ITSIMM before class!