BICSI-IN101: BICSI Installer-1
This course is designed to provide entry-level installers with the background, knowledge and basic skills needed to function safely and effectively as part of a cabling installation team. The BICSI Installer-1 Training course is the introductory course of the Installation Program series.
This class takes place over a period of 4.5 days and 5.5 days for students planning to take the exam to earn the Installer-1 (INST1) certificate.
This course provides foundational knowledge for entry-level installers, including:
- Professionalism at the work site
- Transmission fundamentals
- Safety practices and procedures
This course offers multiple opportunities for hands-on practice. Learn to:
- Pull cable
- Perform multiple IDC terminations (66, 110, LSA and BIX)
- Terminate coaxial cable
- Perform basic testing of copper cabling installations
Who Should Attend?
- Individuals with little or no cabling experience.
- Anyone wishing to pursue a career in ICT cabling distribution.
- Individuals needing basic knowledge of and skills in cabling installation.
- Anyone planning to take the BICSI Installer-1 exam.
What’s In It For Me?
The Installer-1 designation is the start of a rewarding career path full of continuing advancement opportunities.
Pre-requisites / Preparation
Little or no experience is needed to sit for this class. However, BICSI strongly recommends reading the ITSIMM before coming to class and/or taking the exam. In addition, some students may benefit from completing the online ICT Fundamentals series through BICSI CONNECT prior to attending.
For students who plan to take the exam, BICSI recommends that examinees spend at least 50 hours studying the ITSIMM. Order the ITSIMM online at bicsi.org/publications.
Required / Encouraged materials needed for class
Students must bring the Information Technology Systems Installation Methods Manual (ITSIMM) to class (hard copy and/or electric) and a laptop or mobile device. Please reference the course confirmation letter as to which edition is appropriate. The manual is not included in the course fee. Personal or prescription safety glasses are also recommended.
Other Knowledge & Skills
Participants must be able to:
- Distinguish between different colors
- Possess manual dexterity to complete fine motor tasks
- Stand for extended periods of time (e.g. 30 minutes)
- Climb ladders
- Lift and carry items weighing ~22.7 kg (50 lb)