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Thursday, May 09, 2019


WECA is pleased that our BICSI courses at our Rancho Cordova headquarters have been well-attended, and strongly encourages our member contractors to enroll themselves or their employees in these courses to further develop a wide breadth of knowledge. 

But seats are filling fast, so be sure to register now - especially for popular courses such as Applied Outside Plant Design 102 and Applied Data Center Design and Best Practices 102. 


Wondering if registering yourself or your employees in these courses is worth it? Learn more below to find out what you can expect from these courses: 

OSP102 (Applied Outside Plant Design), June 17 - 21

Why Should I Attend, and What Will I Learn?

Through attendance in this course you will learn the following:

  • Identify the components of an outside plant infrastructure
     
  • Identify outside plant pathways and spaces
     
  • Describe effective route designs for outside plants
     
  • Describe media solutions
     
  • Describe planning requirements for initial outside plant design
     
  • Identify the primary codes and standards associated with outside plant cable installation
     
  • Identify 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
     
  • Describe the three primary cabling topologies and hybrid topologies
     
  • Identify special design considerations
     
  • Identify the minimum components of a maintenance plan
     
  • Identify the information that is needed to provide a cost estimate

Learn more about and register for OSP102 here.

DC102 (Applied Data Center Design and Best Practices), June 24 - 28

Why Should I Attend, and What Will I Learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to design a data center based on a set of given requirements; this will include both new and retrofit designs.

In addition to data center design, the course will also include life safety practices such as grounding and bonding to ensure that you can account for these issues when designing a data center.


You will be able to evaluate your learning through a final project and a comprehensive course assessment.

A variety of hands-on exercises, including the final group project, will help reinforce material and prepare students for real-world scenarios.

The DC102 course will address the following areas:
  • Data center design process
  • Site location
  • Building and support spaces
  • Computer room layout
  • Electrical systems
  • Bonding and grounding (earthing)
  • Mechanical systems
  • Telecommunications and IT
  • Ancillary systems
  • Security systems
  • Fire protection systems
  • Building automation systems (BAS)
  • Lighting
  • Security plan
  • Commissioning
Learn more about and register for DC102 here

These classes are rarely offered in Northern California, and we encourage our members to take advantage of this convenient opportunity. Registrations must be processed directly with BICSI. To enroll yourself or an employee,  visit BICSI here.