Since the official break-up of AT&T in 1984 in the United States, BICSI (pr. "BIK SEE") (the "Building Industry Consulting Service International") has assumed the role that AT&T's free service, BICS, fulfilled in helping with the development and design for information technology systems (ITS) such as the ANSI/EIA/TIA 568B structured cabling system standard.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the organization has membership in nearly 100 countries. This organization's certifications are considered the defacto certification for cable installers and designers who specialize in complex voice/data cable layouts.
Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) Established in 1984, RCDDs demonstrate knowledge in the design, integration and implementation of information technology systems (ITS) and related infrastructure components. Registered Information Technology Professional (RITP) Established in 2010, the RITP was created for individuals who work in the ITS industry but do not design ITS systems or have limited design experience including instructors, educators, management and sales personnel.
Registered Telecommunication Project Manager (RTPM) Information technology systems (ITS) professionals pursuing excellence within the industry should consider becoming a BICSI RTPM.
Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) Established in 2011, Data Center Design Consultants demonstrate knowledge in all facets of data center design.
Electronic Safety and Security (ESS) Designer Established in 2009, ESS Designers demonstrate knowledge in electronic safety and security design.
Network Technology Systems (NTS) Designer Established in 1995 as the LAN Specialist, NTS Designers demonstrate knowledge in local area networks (LANs) and internetworking design.
Outside Plant (OSP) Designer Established in 2001, OSP Designers demonstrate knowledge in Outside Plant design.
Wireless Designer (WD) Established in 2005, Wireless Designers demonstrate knowledge in wireless systems and design.
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