Course Code: 5761

TE350 - BICSI Technician Training

Class Dates:
5 Days
Class Time:


  • Course Overview
  • This course is designed to provide the necessary skillset of a structured cabling systems technician. A significant amount of course time will be spent on troubleshooting copper and optical fiber cable installations. In addition, TE350: Technician Training will cover project planning and implementation at the technician level. Additional topics will include site safety, site surveys, blueprint reading, bonding and grounding (earthing) and firestopping practices.
  • Audience
  • This course will help students successfully lead an installation group or team using project management skills. This course will greatly benefit highly experienced ICT installers with at least three years of verifiable cabling experience; anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of the industry, learn new skills and continue to advance professionally; and individuals planning to sit for the BICSI Technician exam.

    Earn 35 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) upon successfully completing this program.


  • At least three years of current ICT industry installation experience within the last five years is recommended for the course. Individuals who plan to take the exam after the class, this three years of experience is a requirement for the exam, not a recommendation.
    Complete both IN225 and IN250 courses and/or obtain the Installer 2, Copper and Installer 2, Optical Fiber credentials prior to attending this class. Individuals not currently holding both the Copper and Optical Fiber Installer 2 (INSTC), (INSTF) credentials, or the Installer Level 2 credential, will receive four additional hands-on tasks and 30 additional written exam questions focused on copper and optical fiber topics to complete as part of the process.
    In addition, read the ITSIMM before coming to class and/or taking the exam. For students who plan to take the exam, examinees should spend at least 50 hours studying the ITSIMM.

Course Details

  • After this course you will be able to:
  • Identify the components of an outside plant infrastructure, pathways, and spaces
  • Describe effective route designs and media solutions for outside plants.
  • Identify the primary codes and standards as well as grounding and bonding requirements associated with OSP installation
  • Locate requirements in project documentation, including an RFQ, scope of work, and other information typically established during a site and/or field survey
  • Identify underground, direct-buried, and aerial sections of a route; special design considerations; minimum components of a maintenance plan; and information that is needed to provide a cost estimate.