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T-101 Telecommunications Fundamentals for Non-Telecommunications Professionals


  • Telecommunications Vocabulary Terms, Buzzwords, Acronyms, and Standards
  • Overview of the history and hierarchy of communications services and technologies
  • General understanding of data communications processes, standards, and networking
  • Understanding the definition and role of the standards organizations
  • Review of standards defining cabling and infrastructure design
  • Understanding copper networking environments
  • Understanding fiber-optic networking environments
  • Understanding wireless environments
  • The traditional PBX and the move to IP Internet Protocol.
  • The impact of voice, video, and data convergence in an IP environment.
  • The future of residential access and how can it help you do your job better
  • The Internet, intranets, and extranets as a productivity tool

T-201 Maximizing Economic Efficiency in Telecommunications Infrastructure Design


  • Initiating a structured design approach to Telecommunications Planning within the enterprise
  • The steps to achieve a successful design
  • The requirements of the standards bodies and their relationship to design success
  • The EIA/TIA and its definition of and requirements for compliant structured wiring systems
  • Basic campus telecommunications design
  • Basic commercial building telecommunications infrastructure design
  • Basic telecommunications closet design
  • Fundamentals for Data Center Spaces
  • Fundamentals for Residential and Institutional cable design.
  • Cost vs. Benefits the key component in the approvals process
  • How to evaluate risk alternatives in economic terms

I-101 Construction Project Process and the Role of Information Technology


  • The construction project timeline: Inception to occupancy
  • IT Managementís roles and responsibilities in the construction project
  • Use of Tools to support the Project
  • Budgeting
  • Project Management
  • Design
  • Collaborative
  • Input to the project and lead-times: When is it due?
  • Back-up systems and the requirements that drive them
  • Defending the IT requirement in economic terms
  • Monitoring and assuring performance and compliance
  • Planning elements essential for occupancy

I-201 Basic Electrical and Mechanical Design for Data and Communications Spaces

This course uses a pragmatic mathematical approach to problem solving in certain sections. A command of Basic Algebra will required for the enrollee to be successful.


  • Architectural fundamentals for planning Data and Communications Spaces
    UBC and NFPA provisions
  • Overview of electricity and thermodynamics
  • Evaluating electrical requirements for data and communications spaces
  • How to determine cooling requirements in data and communications spaces
  • 7x24 and other room systems requirements
  • Back-up requirements for data and communications spaces (N and N+1)
  • Preparing a load summary
  • The role-up of loads
  • Requirements of the National Electrical Code
  • Fire Suppression Technologies
  • Addressing with seismic issues
  • Monitoring and alarm technologies
  • Hand-off and Collaboration with the Architectural and Engineering Team
  • Operations, Maintenance, and Monitoring