April 27, 2016
BICSI has partnered with InfoComm International to release a new online course focusing on category cable and the audio visual sector.
“How to Install and Validate Category Cable for AV” provides fundamental education for installation technicians working with category cable in the AV industry. The 10-hour course starts off with the basics of cabling, getting familiar with cable connectors and category cable terminology. It then moves into instruction on terminating and testing cables, cable linking and installation, and troubleshooting cables. The course also includes lessons on InfoComm’s new standard F501.01:2015 Cable Labeling for Audiovisual Systems.
This course also includes a skills demonstration component. Students will take photos or video of their termination and validation tests which be reviewed by instructors. To enrich the learning experience, the course also features 10 demonstration videos.
BICSI president Brian Ensign said “knowledge of category cable is critical for ICT and AV professionals alike, and partnerships with other associations, like InfoComm, are vital to advance education and ensure information consistency across our industries.”
“It’s important for InfoComm to work with associations like BICSI to share best practices and incorporate them into our training,” said InfoComm CEO and executive director David Labuskes. “This ensures more technical professionals out in the field are following universal standards.”
More information about this course can be found at www.infocomm.org/education.