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Protecting the investment in a structured cabling system is one of the main concerns of customers today.  The structured cabling system provides a necessary foundation for a network to work effectively.  Problems identified when the network becomes active can be extremely costly to correct and may affect mission-critical system networks.

Ortronics standards-based curricula encompasses the design, application, installation, troubleshooting, and testing of the telecommunications infrastructures. 

This is a list of current courses being offered.  Please check the course schedule for available courses in your area or contact the Ortronics Training and Technology Department at (INT) + 1 (860) 405-2988.

Management Certification

The Management Certification course is designed to provide top-level managers with the latest information on telecommunications industry standards and installation practices, project management recommendations, new Legrand Data Communications products and discussions on expanding markets like healthcare and data centers.  Courses are held at the Legrand North & Central America headquarters, located in West Hartford, Connecticut. When you attend the Management course at Legrand, you will have an opportunity to meet with Product and Program managers and tour the Legrand Experience Center.

The Management Certification Live 2 day session, offered four times per year, or more when requested.  The course may be scheduled for individual contractor firms upon request. 

Certification Program administration will be covered, which includes warranty administration and its value to your company, project registration through Design-Build/Partnership-Awards, the re-certification process and Ortronics resources available to your company. 

Ortronics accepts no other training courses in lieu of this course for the Ortronics Certification Program. 

Attendance by a minimum of one management-level person per company office or market area is required for CIP - ESP and CIP Certified Contractors.  Attendee must have a minimum of two years of experience in the industry and must have decision - making ability for his/her company. 

Successful completion of the written test provides Ortronics certification for the company and on individual certificate of completion for the class attendee. 

Cost: $300 USD per person, prepaid 

Technician Certification - Network Infrastructure Installation and Testing

Length: Online eCertification pre-qualification and 1-day live hands-on training with final exam

Course Description

Become one of the most knowledgeable technicians in the industry by investing in yourself with this two part Technician Certification course developed to improve installation practices and efficiency on the job site. The first component of the Technician Certification training is an online session that provides the field tech with an overview of critical transmission concepts and telecommunications standards that define best installation and testing practice. The second component is a live, classroom session with hands-on experience terminating the latest Ortronics copper and pre-polished optical fiber connectivity. The combination of eCertification and live Technician Certification sessions cover all steps required to provide an extended warranty on projects where Extended Product or Application and Performance Assurance coverage has been requested from the Certified Contractor Company and Ortronics.

After completing both courses the technician will: 

• Understand how best installation practices greatly impact the performance of the network 
• Be able to perform proper installation and termination practices with latest products and solutions 
• Know proper current testing and troubleshooting practices 
• Know required installation and testing practices in support of warrantied projects 
• Become a qualified field technician for a CIP-ESP or CIP contractor to meet the minimum 30% trained technician requirements

Topics Include:

Self-paced eCertification coursework

• Transmission fundamentals for copper and optical fiber
• Project preparation, copper and fiber termination and testing
• Warranty installation and test requirements
• Installation videos

Six-hour live session

• Hands-on installation, termination and testing practices for copper twisted pair 
• Hands-on installation, termination and testing practices for optical fiber and physical support
• Review warranty requirements for installation and testing on projects covered by extended warranties

eCertification Online Course: 

• Prerequisite for CIP-ESP and CIP Certified Technician required training
• Training for CI Certified Contractor technicians and managers 
• Training module for all installers and individuals who want to stay current with the latest technology, standards, recommended installation practices and testing requirements

Cost: $50 USD per person, prepaid

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Certified Technician Live Course:

• Prerequisite for CIP-ESP and CIP Certified Contractor Certified Technician required training

Cost: $250 USD per person, prepaid

Legrand Design Professional - LDP

The Legrand Design Professional (LDP) seminar series is geared toward architects, desigers, engineers and communications consultatns. LDP seminars empower participants to delivery high-quality, leading-edge communications system designs by providing the highest level of technology support, including industry updates. 


Participants in LDP participants will receive 8 BICSI CECs.


The LDP seminars cover:


Industry Standards Updates: IEEE, TIA/EIA, BICSI 
    Data Center Standards and Design Review
    Healthcare Standards Update


Emerging Technology Review, including:  
    NextGen Commercial Office Specification
    10G/40G/100G Optical Fiber Migration 


Installation Considerations Impacting Network Performance:
    Optical Fiber and Copper Testing and Installation Practices
    Designing for High Density Installation
    Installation Certification and Warranty Considerations
    Air Flow Management for the White Space


Legrand Data Communications Solutions and Ortronics Product Line Updates

To learn more about LDP seminars being offered in your area, click here for scheduled seminars or contact the Legrand Training and Contractor Program at 860-405-2988.  

Ortronics is dedicated to providing information to our customers on industry relevant topics and current product offerings to help meet your needs.  To see a full listing of courses, click on the Legrand University link and then the Course Catalog link at the top of the page.  These courses are available on the Legrand University 24/7, so you can access them at your own convenience from your home or office.  Each is self-paced and easy to navigate.  


There is also a link below to the online Technician eCertification course required for technicians working for certified contractor companies (not on Legrand University). 


Technician eCertification Course (7 BICSI CECs)

Online training module required for Certified Technicians at all Certified Contractor tier levels.  Seven module course on installation and testing for structured cabling systems. 

Cost: $50

Register now >

Legrand University

The Legrand University, which houses all of the on-line industry, product and program training (not contractor certification), can be accessed here.  An up-to-date course list is available.  BICSI or other types of CECs will also be listed next to the course name if applicable. 

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