BICSI-IN225: BICSI Installer-2 Copper
This course sets the foundation of a copper-based structured cabling system installation. The course begins with an overview of professionalism, copper transmission principles and general safety practices associated with working with copper cabling. A significant amount of course time will then be spent on BICSI best practices for the installation, termination and testing of copper cable.
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-2, Copper (INSTC) credential.
This course offers multiple opportunities for hands-on practice. Activities include learning to:
- Perform advanced IDC terminations (210 and GigaBIX)
- Terminate STP cable to patch panels and wall outlets
- Terminate coaxial cable using a BNC connector
- Test copper cabling installations
Who Should Attend?
- ICT installers with at least one year of verifiable cabling experience
- Anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of the industry, learn new (copper installation) skills and continue to advance professionally
- Level-1 Installers seeking the Installer-2, Copper (INSTC) credential
- Individuals planning to sit for the BICSI Installer-2, Copper (INSTC) exam
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.
Pre-requisites / Preparation
Students of this class may wish to first attend IN101 or gain equivalent experience and knowledge through on-the-job-training. BICSI recommends that all students who take this class have at least 1 year of verifiable ICT industry installation experience within the last five years. For all individuals who plan to take the exam after the class, this one year of experience is a requirement for the exam, not a recommendation.
The skills in this course build on the basic skills and knowledge that an installer is likely to acquire during the first year on the job. For this reason, students will be expected to have basic knowledge of copper cabling media and know how to perform the following skills prior to attending class:
- Install a pull string
- Pull horizontal cable through a continuous conduit run
- Perform IDC terminations on a 66 block, 110 block, LSA block and a BIX block
- Terminate coaxial cable using an F connector
- Test 4-pair cable with a pair scanner
If you do not know how to perform any of these tasks or feel that you may not be fully prepared for this course, BICSI recommends that you complete the IN101: Installer-1 Training course first. IN101 covers these skills, as well as other foundational knowledge that will help you to succeed in the Installer-2, Copper class.
In addition, BICSI strongly recommends reading the 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 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)