We are pleased to announce a prestige international qualification,
Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), organised
by US Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI)
for structured cabling system design is available in Hong Kong.
Established in 1984, RCDDs demonstrate
knowledge in the design, integration and implementation of information
& communications technology (ICT) and related infrastructure components.
BICSI telecommunications distribution design
courses serve as a career path for those seeking advanced knowledge in
cabling design and critical infrastructure. The RCDD status conveys
instant advantages over the competition:
- A professional designation of excellence
- A highly regarded status recognized and
mandated by many private and state organizations
- A noted mark of design knowledge valued
- An indication of experience and knowledge
known throughout the ITS industry
Did you know that the RCDD is a Department of Defense (US) requirement?
Page 4 of the Department of Defense UFC
lists the RCDD as a requirement for all telecom design projects. View
the UFC here.
To sit for the RCDD exam, you must have
at least one of the following:
Design includes the development of design plans for ITS integration. This
includes site surveys, user needs analysis, work print creation, project
specifications, RFP creation and pre-project coordination with PEs, architects,
Design does NOT include installation,
testing, project/site supervision, project QA, ITS sales or sales support,
teaching of ITS subject matter, etc. Although these items are important
to the success of a project, they do not qualify under the definition
The RCDD qualifcation is based on a 5-day
DD102 core program and a training manual - TDMM 13th edition:
Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems
Distribution Methods Manual, 13th edition (TDMM)
The qualification is targeted to those looking
to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge regarding network infrastructures
and cabling design. Suitable for designers, installers, IT managers, consultants,
building specifiers and architects.
Information for RCDD
Examination Format: 2.5 hours, 100 questions,
closed-book, multiple choice
(knowledge- and application-based questions, minimum 70% correct to pass)
To register for the exam, please download
and complete the examination and membership application forms -
Exam Application Form
Membership Application Form
Membership Fee (Hong Kong): US$195 (Paid to BICSI)
Exam Application Fee: Members - US$255; Nonmembers - US$370 (Paid
Exam Fee: Members - US$210; Nonmembers - US$285 (Paid to Pearson
Exam Retake Fee (if applicable):
Members - US$210; Nonmembers - US$285
Once your exam application is approved, you
will receive an email confirmation. Notification includes the required
candidate ID Number and scheduling information. You will need to schedule
your exam at www.pearsonvue.com/BICSI.
You will have up to one year to pass the examination after your
application has been approved.
The examination is administered in a computer-based
testing (CBT) format at Pearson VUE Authorized Training Centers worldwide.
Locations of testing centers can be found at www.pearsonvue.com/BICSI.
The RCDD credential is valid for three years.
Within each three-year period, all RCDDs must obtain a minimum of 45
BICSI ITS continuing education credit (CEC) hours. As part of this 45-hour
requirement, attendance in at least one BICSI conference during the three-year
period is mandatory. The RCDD registration must be renewed every three
here for additional renewal information.
Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems
The 4-day BICSI Registered Communications
Distribution Designer (RCDD) course comprises classroom based instructor
led theoretical study and discussions with practical hands-on exercises.
It is 90 per cent theory and 10 per cent practical.
It focuses on designing a structured cabling system. You will design telecommunications
spaces, horizontal and backbone distribution systems, respond to and bid
an RFQ and select media. Effective strategies utilized to enhance your
learning experience include case studies and structured application exercises
using modernized blueprints with solutions based upon real-world conditions.
The 5 days program should be followed by
125+ hours of self-study recommended over a period of five to seven
Program Fee (5-day, Core Unit -DD102):
HK$33,900 per head *
* Including course notes and a digital copy of TDMM (13th Edition,
> 1900 pages)
* Exam, Application and Membership
Fees are excluded
Either online or paper application is accepted.
Upon receipt of your registration
our staff will be in touch with you (by phone / email)
Alternatively, you may complete and
application form by
Fax: (852) 2184 9978
Mail: Strategic Media Asia Ltd, Rm 1350, 13th Floor,
Eton Tower, 8 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, HK
Crossed cheque (payable to "Strategic Media Asia Limited")
and bank transfer are accepted. For further information, please contact
us at (852) 2117 3893.