Cable technicians are proficient in the design, planning, and installation of cabling systems, for computer infrastructure phone systems, and security systems all of which involve substantial and complex cabling.
Professionally planning and organizing these systems is invaluable for successful initial installation for the future should they require repair, replacement, troubleshooting, or maintenance.
For any stage of cabling, it is important to enlist a qualified technician. The best way to ensure a technician has the proper credentials is to look for BICSI certification.
Here is a look at what this certification means and why working with a BICSI certified cabling technician is a smart business move.
What Is BICSI?
Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) is a respected professional association in the information and communications technology sector. It was originally founded with the aim of standardizing IT systems, from voice and data to project technology and electronic security technologies.
BICSI offers certification and training in several essential areas of the ICT community, including cable network design and cabling installation.
To obtain BICSI technician certification, technicians must pass a rigorous series of exams and demonstrate their knowledge in this field. They must also possess significant experience in the industry. It is not an easy qualification to obtain, and technicians who have achieved it are viewed with great respect by their peers.
The Benefits Of Working With a BICSI Certified Cabling Technician
From greater efficiency and scalability to higher-quality work, here are some of the reasons your organization should work with a cabling technician who possesses this valuable certification.
Often, business owners or managers lack in-depth technical knowledge about cabling, which can make it difficult to discern whether those being hired for the project are properly qualified.
When you work with a BICSI certified cabling technician, you have the assurance they have demonstrated, to the highest standards, the knowledge and skills needed to perform your cabling work to the highest standards.
Ensuring Compliance With Regulations
BICSI certified cabling technicians must successfully complete training that follows the National Electrical Code (NEC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) guidelines. They have also been qualified in the proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials such as fire retardants, lead, and asbestos.
In addition, BICSI certified cabling technicians ensure all cabling complies with applicable regulations and codes. This is a valuable service that reduces the risk of injuries, accidents, and lawsuits, along with fines and other penalties that could be incurred if you violate any regulations.
Better Customer Satisfaction
A company that provides BICSI certified technicians means both the company and the technician understand the requirement to meet specifications and deadlines to ensure the accuracy and quality of your cabling project. They will also be able to supply reports, supporting documentation, and warranties for your organization’s cabling system.
More Efficient Service
BICSI certified cabling technicians are skilled in planning, installing and testing a range of cabling systems for video, security, wireless, data, voice and other applications.
They know the best way to optimize a specific cabling system to ensure reliable performance. Working with these professionals can help your business save time and money on the project by avoiding expensive mistakes and the need for additional corrective work in the future.
Many organizations do not have qualified personnel for the more technical aspects of cabling systems. A BICSI certified technician can assess your network and ensure that it not only supports your network’s current needs but will be scalable to accommodate changing needs as your business grows.
These technicians are also current on emerging technologies and standards, which means they can help your business prepare for the future and leverage new opportunities offered by the latest technological advancements.
What Can a BICSI Certified Cabling Technician Do?
Technicians who have demonstrated the knowledge and skill required to earn BICSI certification are suited to a broad range of cabling-related tasks, including:
- Addressing all aspects of various types of cabling systems, from fiber optic and wireless to copper and coaxial
- Carrying out site surveys to determine the cabling requirements of projects
- Planning and conducting cabling projects according to the design specifications and objectives identified by an organization
- Conducting cable work in a variety of environments and industries, including residential, industrial, commercial, healthcare, education, and government
- Performing quality assurance tests and troubleshooting problems
Discuss Your Project With The BICSI Certified Cabling Technicians At Advantage Technology
Cabling projects are typically very complicated making it essential to work with qualified professionals at every stage, from designing and planning to equipment and hardware selection, and installation.
Advantage Technology offers structured cabling services from experienced professionals who adhere to BICSI standards as well as Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) standards.