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Program Schedule

5 Days Core Program -
(DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems)

Date: To be announced very soon

Venue: 19th Floor, Office Plus,
93 - 103 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, HK (Exit A2, Sheung Wan MTR Station)

Time: 9:30 - 17:30

Delivered by Experienced BICSI Instructor

BICSI Authorized Design Training Provider (ADTP)

All instructors are RCDD certified and have more than 10 years experience in lecturing plus cabling system design.


Core Program (5-day) DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems

Topic include:

- Codes, standards and regulations
- Principles of transmission
- Electromagnetic compatibility
- Telecommunications spaces
- Work areas
- Horizontal distribution systems
- Backbone distribution systems
- Bonding and grounding (earthing)
- Firestopping
- Telecommunications administration
- Design and construction
- Project management
- Networking fundamentals
- VoIP and wireless
- Outside Plant (OSP)
- Campus Cabling

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Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual, 13th edition (TDMM)

Content include:

Unit 1: Principles of Transmission
Unit 2: Electromagnetic Compatibility
Unit 3: Telecommunications Spaces
Unit 4: Backbone Distribution Systems
Unit 5: Horizontal Distribution Systems
Unit 6: IT Cables & Connect Hardware
Unit 7: Firestop Systems
Unit 8: Bonding & Grounding
Unit 9: Power Distribution
Unit 10: Telecoms Administration
Unit 11: Testing of Structured Cabling
Unit 12: Outside Plant
Unit 13: Audiovisual Systems
Unit 14: Building Automation Systems
Unit 15: Data Networks
Unit 16: Wireless Networks
Unit 17: Electronic Safety and Security
Unit 18: Data Centers
Unit 19: Health Care
Unit 20: Residential Cabling
Unit 21: Business Development and
Project Management

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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 internationally
  • 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.

Requirements and Qualification

To sit for the RCDD exam, you must have at least one of the following:

  • Five years ICT (Information & Communications Technology) design experience
  • Two years verifiable ICT design experience and three years additional ICT equivalents chosen from combinations of experience, approved education and approved ITS license/certification (i.e. NTS, WD, CCNA)


  • Three to Four reference (previous experience / design work performed)

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, AHJs, etc.

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 of design.

The RCDD qualifcation is based on a 5-day DD102 core program and a training manual - TDMM 13th edition:

(1) DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems
(2) Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual, 13th edition (TDMM)

Target Audience

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.

Exam 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 -

(1) RCDD Exam Application Form
(2) BICSI Membership Application Form

Membership Fee (Hong Kong): US$195 (Paid to BICSI)
Exam Application Fee: Members - US$255; Nonmembers - US$370 (Paid to BICSI)
Exam Fee: Members - US$210; Nonmembers - US$285 (Paid to Pearson VUE)

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 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

Qualification Renewal

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 years. Click here for additional renewal information.

Program Details

DD102: 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 weeks.

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

Enrolment & Registration

Either online or paper application is accepted.

Upon receipt of your registration through Internet,
our staff will be in touch with you (by phone / email)
very soon.

Alternatively, you may complete and return the
application form by

Fax: (852) 2184 9978
Mail: Strategic Media Asia Ltd, Rm 1350, 13th Floor,
Eton Tower, 8 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, HK


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