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InfoComm and BICSI to produce online category cable course

InfoComm International has partnered with information and communication technology association BICSI to develop a new online education course titled ‘How to Install and Validate Category Cable.’ A foundational training course for AV and IT professionals working with high-resolution video and real-time audio.

The new course provides education for installation technicians working with category cable in the AV industry. The 10-hour course starts with the basics of cabling, getting familiar with cable connectors and category cable terminology. Then it 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 Labelling for Audiovisual Systems.

The online course is the first to include a skills demonstration component. Students will take photos or video of their termination and validation tests, which will be reviewed by instructors. To enhance the learning experience, the course also features 10 demonstration videos.

“InfoComm is committed to providing AV professionals with rich educational resources,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, executive director and CEO, InfoComm International. “It’s important for InfoComm to work with associations like BICSI to share best practices and incorporate them into our training. This ensures more technical professionals out in the field are following universal standards. We’re looking forward to partnering with BICSI on additional educational programs in the future.”

“BICSI is pleased to continue our long-time collaboration with InfoComm and provide best practice-based information for this course,” said BICSI president Brian Ensign, RCDD, NTS, OSP, RTPM, CSI. “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.”

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