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BICSI Registered Communications

Distribution Designer
(RCDD)

Pre-Examination Assessment of
Current Knowledge and Experience
Based on the 11th edition of the
Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM)
This basic assessment is intended to provide training and development guidance for those who want
to become BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designers (RCDDs). RCDD is a designation
for individuals who demonstrate expertise in the design, integration and implementation of information transport systems (ITS)voice, data, video, audio and other low-voltage controland their related
infrastructure components.
This assessment will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. After completing the assessment
and the scoring analysis sheets, you will know what areas you need to study prior to coming to classes.
You will also know which training classes to take in order to have the best chance of passing the RCDD
examination the rst time.
If you are taking the RCDD exam, you should plan on investing a minimum of 100 hours of independent
study of the most recent edition of the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM). This
study should occur prior to attending the RCDD exam review class or sitting for the RCDD exam.
If you are not taking the RCDD exam or plan to take it at a later date, we recommend a minimum of 20
hours of pre-class study of the TDMM prior to attending class. Your pre-class study should focus on
areas where you had low scores (less than 10 points out of 15 per chapter) on this assessment.
The assessment is designed to help you prepare for BICSI design classes, and will not necessarily
indicate your ability to pass the RCDD examination.
Further information about BICSI conferences, seminars, publications and professional registration
programs (including the RCDD exam application) is available on BICSIs Web site at www.bicsi.org, or
by calling the BICSI ofce at +1 813.979.1991 or 800.242.7405 (USA and Canada toll-free).

Copyright BICSI, October 2006. All rights reserved. BICSI and RCDD are registered trademarks of BICSI, Inc.
Printed in the USA.

Assessment Instructions
Each assessment section has three parts:
1) A question(s) taken directly from each TDMM chapter.
2) An honest estimation of your overall knowledge level about the topic.
3) An honest estimation of your work experience regarding the topic.
In each section of the assessment:
Step #1 Answer the questions in each section. (Do NOT look up the answers yet!)
Step #2

Evaluate your knowledge of the topic and write your score in the Knowledge box (from 1 to 5
see scoring instructions below).

Step #3

Evaluate your work experience regarding the topic and write your score in the Experience box (from
1 to 5see scoring instructions below). Do these three steps now, then score the results starting with
Step #4.

To score and evaluate your knowledge level:


1 point
If you have no knowledge about this item.
2 points
If you have heard of the item but have no in-depth knowledge.
3 points
If you have average knowledge of this item (use at least monthly).
4 points
If you have above average knowledge of this item (use weekly/daily).
5 points
If you know enough about this item to teach it to others.
To score and evaluate your design experience level:
1 point
If you have no hands-on experience in the design or installation of this item.
2 points
If you have some hands-on exposure and some knowledge of the design/installation of this item.
3 points
If you have worked with co-workers to successfully complete the design of the item more than once.
4 points
If you have performed the design of this item by yourself on multiple occasions over the past two
(2) years.
5 points
If you have performed the design of this item and have instructed or been responsible for inspecting the designs of others for at least two (2) years.
Step #4

Using the answer sheet on pages 13-14, grade your answers to the questions. If you have the correct
answer, write a 5 in the appropriate answer block on the analysis sheet; partially correct answer = 3
points; and an incorrect answer = 1 point.
Note: For Core Chapter questions, you must determine your average score for the questions in that
chapter. Please add up the individual scores for each question in that chapter and divide the sum by the
number of questions. Write this number in the shaded box Question Score Average.

Step #5

Transfer your Knowledge and Experience scores to the section boxes on the analysis sheet.

Step #6

For each chapter section, add together your Question Score (your Question Score Average in the case
of Core Chapters), your Knowledge Score and your Work Experience Score. Enter this number in each
sections Chapter Subtotal Score box.

Step #7

After you have determined the subtotal score for each section on all three pages of the analysis sheet,
go back and circle the sections with the lowest subtotal scores. If the score for a particular section is
less than 10 points, you need further study before attending the class.

Step #8

Add the subtotal scores for all sections and enter this in the Sum of Chapter Subtotals box at the end of
the Core analysis sheet and the Non-Core analysis sheet.

Assessment Instructions (continued)


There are two analysis scoring sheets for the TDMM Core chapters and one analysis sheet for the Non-Core
chapters. Note that 85% of the RCDD exam is based on the core chapters and 15% on the non-core chapters.
If the Sum of Core Chapter Subtotals at the bottom of the Core Chapter analysis sheet is:
Greater than 150, we recommend training solution #1.
Between 115-150, we recommend training solution #2.
Less than 115, we recommend training solution #3.
If the Sum of Non-Core Chapter Subtotals at the bottom of the Non-Core Chapters analysis sheet is:
Greater than 105, we recommend training solution #1.
Between 80-105, we recommend training solution #2.
Less than 80, we recommend training solution #3.
The following training solutions are general recommendations. You may need more or less preparation
depending on your specic situation.
Training Solution #1
DD200: Telecommunications Distribution Systems Review (4 days)
Minimum of 50 hours of independent study of the TDMM prior to taking the RCDD examination
Training Solution #2

DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems course (6 days)


DD200: Telecommunications Distribution Systems Review (4 days)
Minimum of 75 hours of independent study of the TDMM prior to taking the RCDD examination

Training Solution #3

DD100: Introduction to Voice/Data Cabling Systems (2 days)


DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems course (6 days)
DD200: Telecommunications Distribution Systems Review (4 days)
Minimum of 100 hours of independent study of the TDMM prior to taking the RCDD examination

If specic item scores were low for:


Optical ber, we recommend you attend FO110: Fiber Optic Network Design (4 days).
Grounding, bonding and protection, we recommend you attend DD120: Grounding and Protection Fundamentals
for Telecommunications Systems (3 days).
Data network design, we recommend you attend DA100: Introduction to Networks (2 days) and/or
DA110: Designing Networks (5 days).
Design, construction and project management, we recommend you attend PM125: Project Management
Program (5 days).
Wireless, we recommend you attend WD100: Introduction to Wireless (2-days) and WD110: Designing Wireless
Networks (5-days).
Customer-owned outside plant, we recommend you attend OSP100: Introduction to Customer-Owned Outside
Plant (2-days), OSP101: Site Survey and Media Selection (3-days) and OSP110: CO-OSP Cable Plant Design (5-days).
For information on these and other courses, consult the BICSI Educational Resource Catalog, BICSIs Web site at
www.bicsi.org, or call the BICSI ofce at 800.242.7405 (USA and Canada toll-free) or +1 813.979.1991.

Core Areas
Scoring System:
1 = No knowledge/experience, 2 = Limited knowledge/experience, 3 = Average knowledge/experience,
4 = Weekly/daily knowledge/solo performance, 5 = Expert knowledge/experience

Chapter 1
1.

Principles of Transmission

A 1000BASE-T application uses balanced twisted pair Category _______or_______ and makes use of ______
pairs in the cable for transmission.

2.

Describe full duplex transmission: ___________________________________________________________________


___________________________________________________________________________________________________

3.

Crosstalk is signal interference between cable pairs, which may be caused by a pair picking up unwanted
signals from either: ______________________________________ or _______________________________________

4.

The four major types of optical ber transmitter light sources are: ____________________________________,
_______________________________, _______________________________ and _____________________________

5.

Which light source launches its full power into 50/125 m and 62.5/125 m multimode optical ber?
_________________________________________

6.

50/125 m laser optimized multimode optical ber has a _______________________ bandwidth at 850 nm
than at 1300 nm.
Knowledge

Experience

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
copper or optical ber transmission systems?
1-5

Chapter 2
7.

1-5

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Cables are susceptible to the transfer of unwanted signals. What are three methods used to suppress or
prevent unwanted signals? _____________________, ______________________ and _____________________

8.

Name the three types of electrostatic discharge used in testing: _____________________________________,


_____________________________________________ and ______________________________________________

Knowledge

Experience

1-5

1-5

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
or modifying cabling systems where you had to overcome electromagnetic
interference problems?

Core Areas (continued)


Scoring System:
1 = No knowledge/experience, 2 = Limited knowledge/experience, 3 = Average knowledge/experience,
4 = Weekly/daily knowledge/solo performance, 5 = Expert knowledge/experience

Chapter 3
9.

Work Areas

What is the difference between a consolidation point and a transition point? _____________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________

10.

In modular furniture applications, what is the recommended minimum separation for telecommunications
cable pathways running parallel to electrical pathways? ________________________________________________

11.

Furniture and horizontal pathway capacity should not exceed ________________ of the pathway cross section.
Knowledge

Experience

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
open ofce distribution systems?
1-5

Chapter 4
12.

1-5

Horizontal Distribution Systems

What is the maximum length allowed for horizontal distribution cables from the horizontal cross-connect to
the work area outlet? _________________________________

13.

What is the maximum length allowed for horizontal distribution cables including patch cords, jumpers and
equipment cables? ____________________________________

14.

When sizing horizontal pathways, what areas of the usable oor space would be omitted?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Knowledge

Experience

1-5

1-5

Chapter 5
15.

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
horizontal distribution systems, including open ceiling, conduit, underoor
duct, etc.?

Backbone Distribution Systems

What is the recommended physical topology for backbone cabling?______________________________________

Core Areas (continued)


Scoring System:
1 = No knowledge/experience, 2 = Limited knowledge/experience, 3 = Average knowledge/experience,
4 = Weekly/daily knowledge/solo performance, 5 = Expert knowledge/experience

16.

What three factors should be considered when choosing backbone transmission media?
a) ________________________________________________________________________________________________
b) ________________________________________________________________________________________________
c) _______________________________________________________________________________________________

17.

Fiber-to- the-desk applications may require backbone extension to the horizontal optical ber. What two
factors may preclude horizontal optical bers from being extended through the backbone pathways?
a) ________________________________________________________________________________________________
b)_________________________________________________________________________________________________
Knowledge

Experience

1-5

1-5

Chapter 6
18.

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
backbone cabling systems within commercial building structures?

Telecommunications Spaces

What is the minimum number of telecommunications rooms required if the usable oor space to be served
exceeds 929 m2 (10,000 ft2)? __________________

19.

What is the maximum oor area that a telecommunications enclosure (TE) can serve? ____________________

20.

If a substantial portion of the telecommunications room (TR) is dedicated to backbone cable distribution,
then include space for: ____________________________________ and _____________________________________
Knowledge

Experience

1-5

1-5

Chapter 7
21.

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
telecommunications rooms, including determining room location, room sizing,
backboard design and patch panel/rack specication?

Firestopping

What does a 2-hour (F) rating mean? ________________________________________________________________


___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________

22.
6

Several types of restop materials are available as putty. Most of these materials have _________________ properties.

Core Areas (continued)


Scoring System:
1 = No knowledge/experience, 2 = Limited knowledge/experience, 3 = Average knowledge/experience,
4 = Weekly/daily knowledge/solo performance, 5 = Expert knowledge/experience

23.

Describe the concept of compartmentation: ___________________________________________________________


___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Knowledge

Experience

1-5

1-5

Chapter 8

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
both mechanical and nonmechanical restopping systems for ITS cabling
between walls, oors and ceilings?

Grounding, Bonding and Protection

24.

What minimum size bonding conductor is typically used in commercial buildings?_________________________

25.

The ac grounding system consists of what two main components?


a) ________________________________________________ b) _____________________________________________

26.

Interbuilding circuits are considered to have a lightning exposure unless one or more conditions exist.
Name two of these conditions: ______________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Knowledge

Experience

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
grounding, bonding and electrical protection systems for commercial buildings?
1-5

Chapter 9
27.

1-5

Power Distribution

Inductive reactance is the portion of impedance that opposes a change in voltage due to magnetic eld
coupling.

28.

True

False

Capacitive reactance is the portion of impedance that opposes a change in current ow due to electric eld
coupling.

True

Knowledge

Experience

1-5

1-5

False
To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
power distribution systems for ITS equipment, including battery backup and
uninterruptible power supplies?
7

Core Areas (continued)


Scoring System:
1 = No knowledge/experience, 2 = Limited knowledge/experience, 3 = Average knowledge/experience,
4 = Weekly/daily knowledge/solo performance, 5 = Expert knowledge/experience

Chapter 10

Telecommunications Administration

29.

How many classes of administration are used for telecommunications systems? __________________________

30.

The description identier for a campus or site would fall into the class number of ____ for administration purposes?
Knowledge

Experience

1-5

1-5

Chapter 16
31.

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing and
implementing an administrative labeling and record keeping system for pathways,
spaces and cabling?

Data Network Design

In the OSI model, layer 4 (transport) services make it possible to assign various levels of __________________
to the data transfer process.

32.

The IEEE 802.3ah standard for Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) species: _______________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________

33.

The length of Ethernet frames can range from _________ octets to _________ octets.

34.

RIP is a widely used distance-vector routed protocol.

35.

Three practical power source options for power over Ethernet (PoE) are: ________________________________,

True

False

__________________________________________________ and ____________________________________________


Knowledge

Experience

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
Ethernet network transport systems and/or internetworks?
1-5

Chapter 17

1-5

Wireless

36.

The proposed IEEE 802.11n specication will have a maximum throughput of ___________________ or higher.

37.

Dene an access point: _____________________________________________________________________________


___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Knowledge

Experience

1-5

1-5

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
wireless networks?

Core Areas (continued)


Scoring System:
1 = No knowledge/experience, 2 = Limited knowledge/experience, 3 = Average knowledge/experience,
4 = Weekly/daily knowledge/solo performance, 5 = Expert knowledge/experience

Chapter 19

Customer-Owned Outside Plant

38.

In cold weather regions, direct buried cables should be placed below: ____________________________________

39.

In aerial plant environments, name the three types of loading that poles are subjected to:
__________________________________________________, _______________________________________________
and _______________________________________________

40.

In CO-OSP underground applications, the top of conduit must be buried below the ground surface at:
a) 457 mm (18 in)_____

41.

b) 610 mm (24 in)_____

c) 762 mm (30 in)_____

d) 914 mm (36 in)_____

Under what circumstances should conduits be encased in concrete?_____________________________________


__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Knowledge

Experience

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
customer-owned outside plant?
1-5

1-5

Non-Core Areas
Scoring System:
1 = No knowledge/experience, 2 = Limited knowledge/experience, 3 = Average knowledge/experience,
4 = Weekly/daily knowledge/solo performance, 5 = Expert knowledge/experience

Chapter 11
42.

Field Testing

What are nine eld acceptance test parameters for balanced twisted-pair cabling?
_____________________________ , ___________________________________ , _______________________________
_____________________________ , ___________________________________ , ______________________________
_____________________________ , ___________________________________ , _______________________________
Knowledge

Experience

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience interpreting
test parameter results?
1-5

Chapter 12
43.

1-5

Design, Construction and Project Management

What are three tangible elements in the design phase of a construction project? _________________________,
________________________________________________ and ______________________________________________
Knowledge

Experience

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience managing
ITS projects?
1-5

Chapter 13
44.

1-5

Private CATV Distribution Systems

A directional coupler is a splitter with uneven outputs.


Knowledge

True

False

Experience

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
private CATV systems?
1-5

Chapter 14
45.

1-5

Overhead Paging Systems

Generally, there are two audio amplier constant voltage distribution systems in current use. The most common
is the __________________ volt system.
Knowledge

Experience

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
overhead paging systems in commercial buildings?
1-5

10

1-5

Non-Core Areas (continued)


Scoring System:
1 = No knowledge/experience, 2 = Limited knowledge/experience, 3 = Average knowledge/experience,
4 = Weekly/daily knowledge/solo performance, 5 = Expert knowledge/experience

Chapter 15
46.

Building Automation Systems

The ITS cabling distribution designer can calculate one voice and data work area for every 9.3 m2 (100 ft2).
A building automation distribution designer can calculate one coverage area for every _______m2 (_____ ft2).
Knowledge

Experience

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
building automation systems?
1-5

Chapter 18
47.

1-5

Electronic Safety and Security

The three elements of any security program are: ___________________________, __________________________


and ______________________________
Knowledge

Experience

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
electronic safety and security systems?
1-5

1-5

Chapter 20 Data Centers


48.

A secondary distribution area is required for Tier ____ redundancy.


Knowledge

Experience

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
data centers?
1-5

Chapter 21
49.

1-5

Special Design Considerations

A(n) ______________________ transformer is inserted between the telecommunications pair and the terminal
equipment serving an electrical power station.
Knowledge

Experience

1-5

1-5

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing the
following: pay telephone locations in public facilities, cabling systems for
marinas and cabling systems located within tunnels?

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Non-Core Areas (continued)


Scoring System:
1 = No knowledge/experience, 2 = Limited knowledge/experience, 3 = Average knowledge/experience,
4 = Weekly/daily knowledge/solo performance, 5 = Expert knowledge/experience

Chapter 22 Residential Cabling


50.

Grade 2 residential cabling consists of a minimum of:


a) One 4-pair category 5e and one 75 ohm Series 6 coaxial cable.
b) Two 4-pair category 3 and two 4-pair category 5 cables.
c) Two 4-pair category 5e and two 75 ohm Series 6 coaxial cables.
e) One 75 ohm coaxial cable and one 62.5/125 m optical ber cable.
Knowledge

Experience

To what extent do you have knowledge and actual work experience designing
single-unit residential and multi-tenant residential cabling distribution systems?
1-5

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1-5

Answers
By question number
All answers are from the 11th edition TDMM.

1.

5e or 6; four. Chapter 1, pages 77, 79.

2.

Full-duplex is a term used to describe the transmission of signals in both directions at the same time.
Chapter 1, page 44.

3.

Adjacent pair of conductors or nearby cables. Chapter 1, page 65.

4.

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs); short wavelength lasers (CDs); vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL);
and laser diodes (LDs) or lasers. Chapter 1, page 91.

5.

VCSELs. Chapter 1, page 93.

6.

Higher. Chapter 1, page 109.

7.

Bonding, shielding and grounding cable shields and equipment. Chapter 2, page 14.

8. Discharge through a spark in the air; radiated effects of ESD; contact discharge. Chapter 2, page 15.
9.

A consolidation point is a location for interconnection between the permanently installed horizontal cables
extending from the HC(FD) in the TR and the horizontal cables extending to the telecommunications outlet/connectors or MUTOAs. A transition point is described as a location in the horizontal cabling where at
undercarpet cable connects to round cable. Chapter 3, page 15, 19.

10. 51 mm (2 in). Chapter 3, page 9.


11. 40%. Chapter 3, page 9.
12. 90 m (295 ft). Chapter 4, page 65.
13. 100 m (328 ft). Chapter 4, page 65.
14. Common areas of the building such as rest rooms and utility closets. Chapter 4, page 10.
15. Hierarchical star. Chapter 5, page 3.
16. a) Flexibility of the medium with respect to supported services; b) The required useful life of backbone
cabling; c) Site size and user population. Chapter 5, page 25.
17. a) The need to be rated for riser use; b) They can take up too much space in the backbone pathway.
Chapter 5, page 51.
18. Two. Chapter 6, page 23.
19. 3,600 ft2. Chapter 6, page 32.
20. Splicing and ladder racking. Chapter 6, page 24.
21. That the restop withstands the test re for a two-hour period without permitting ames to pass through the
restop, or permitting ames to occur on any element of the unexposed side of the restop, or developing
any opening in the restop during the hose stream test. Chapter 7, page 10.
22. Intumescent. Chapter 7, page 21.
23. Compartmentation is a critical requirement for reducing the severity of re loss. If a re can be contained in its
early stages, reghters have a chance to control it before the entire structure is involved. Chapter 7, page 4.
24. 6 AWG [4.1 mm (0.16 in)]. Chapter 8, page 20.
25. a) Grounding electrode conductor; b) Grounding electrode. Chapter 8, page 5.
Answers continued on other side.

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Answers (continued)
26. Circuits in large metropolitan areas where buildings are close together and sufciently high to intercept
lightning AND;
Interbuilding cable runs of 42.7 m (140 ft) or less, directly buried or in underground conduit. (The shield or
conduit must be bonded to the buildings ac grounding electrode system at each end. This is another simplied zone of protection, as well as proper bonding practice.) AND;
Areas having an average of ve or fewer thunderstorm days per year and earth resistivity of less than 100
ohm-meters. Chapter 8, page 24.
27. False. Chapter 9, page 10.
28. False. Chapter 9, page 10.
29. Four. Chapter 10, page 3.
30. Four. Chapter 10, page 5.
31. Quality. Chapter 16, page 10.
32. The functionality required for the subscriber access network. Chapter 16, page 18.
33. 64 to 1,522. Chapter 16, page 80.
34. False. Chapter 16, page 103.
35. VoIP switches with integrated power supplies; mid-span units; and local power sources. Chapter 16, page 111.
36. 100 Mb/s. Chapter 17, page 7.
37. The role of an access point is to serve as a central point for communications and management on a WLAN.
Chapter 17, page 63.
38. The areas 50-year frost line. Chapter 19, page 7.
39. Transverse storm loading; vertical loading; and bending moments (due to eccentric loads). Chapter 19, page 23.
40. 610 mm (24 in). Chapter 19, page 13.
41. The minimum conduit depth cannot be obtained; conduits pass under roads, driveways or railroad tracks; and
bend points might be subject to movement. Chapter 19, page 13.
42. Wire map; length; insertion loss; NEXT; ELFEXT; propagation delay; return loss; PSNEXT; PSELFEXT.
Chapter 11, page 14.
43. Drawings; specications; and cost estimates. Chapter 12, page 23.
44. True. Chapter 13, page 10.
45. 70. Chapter 14, page 12.
46. 23 m2 (250 ft2). Chapter 15, page 51.
47. Architectural; electronic; and operational. Chapter 18, page 3.
48. IV. Chapter 20, page 22.
49. Isolating. Chapter 21, page 27.
50. C. Chapter 22, page 3.

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QUESTION
QUESTION
QUESTION
QUESTION
QUESTION
QUESTION

1
2
3
4
5
6

SCORE

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE = 1,2,3,4 OR 5
WORK EXPERIENCE = 1,2,3,4 OR 5

CHAPTER

SCORE

QUESTION ANSWERED CORRECTLY = 5


QUESTION PARTIALLY CORRECT = 3
QUESTION ANSWERED INCORRECTLY = 1

SUBTOTAL

ASSESSMENT SCORING ANALYSIS

TDMM, 11th Edition


CORE CHAPTERS
Chapter 1
Principles of Transmission

QUESTION SCORE AVERAGE


(divide total score by 6)

KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
QUESTION 7
QUESTION 8

Chapter 2
Electromagnetic Compatibility

QUESTION SCORE AVERAGE


(divide total score by 2)

KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
QUESTION 9
QUESTION 10
QUESTION 11

Chapter 3
Work Areas

QUESTION SCORE AVERAGE


(divide total score by 3)

KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
QUESTION 12
QUESTION 13
QUESTION 14

Chapter 4
Horizontal Distribution Systems

QUESTION SCORE AVERAGE


(divide total score by 3)

KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
QUESTION 15
QUESTION 16
QUESTION 17

Chapter 5
Backbone Distribution Systems

QUESTION SCORE AVERAGE


(divide total score by 3)

KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
QUESTION 18
QUESTION 19
QUESTION 20

Chapter 6
Telecommunications Spaces

QUESTION SCORE AVERAGE


(divide total score by 3)

KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
15

QUESTION 21
QUESTION 22
QUESTION 23

SCORE

CHAPTER

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE = 1,2,3,4 OR 5
WORK EXPERIENCE = 1,2,3,4 OR 5

SUBTOTAL

QUESTION ANSWERED CORRECTLY = 5


QUESTION PARTIALLY CORRECT = 3
QUESTION ANSWERED INCORRECTLY = 1

SCORE

ASSESSMENT SCORING ANALYSIS

TDMM, 11th Edition


CORE CHAPTERS
Chapter 7
Firestopping

QUESTION SCORE AVERAGE

(divide total score by 3)


KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE

QUESTION 24
QUESTION 25
QUESTION 26

Chapter 8
Grounding, Bonding and Protection

QUESTION SCORE AVERAGE

(divide total score by 3)


KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE

QUESTION 27
QUESTION 28

Chapter 9
Power Distribution

QUESTION SCORE AVERAGE

(divide total score by 2)


KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE

QUESTION 29
QUESTION 30

Chapter 10
Telecommunications Administration

QUESTION SCORE AVERAGE

(divide total score by 2)


KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE

QUESTION
QUESTION
QUESTION
QUESTION
QUESTION

31
32
33
34
35

Chapter 16
Data Network Design

QUESTION SCORE AVERAGE

(divide total score by 5)


KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE

QUESTION 36
QUESTION 37

Chapter 17
Wireless

QUESTION SCORE AVERAGE

(divide total score by 2)


KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE

QUESTION
QUESTION
QUESTION
QUESTION

38
39
40
41

Chapter 19
Customer-Owned Outside Plant

QUESTION SCORE AVERAGE

(divide total score by 4)


KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
Sum of Core Chapter Subtotals (max. 195)

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QUESTION
KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
QUESTION
KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
QUESTION
KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
QUESTION
KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
QUESTION
KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
QUESTION
KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
QUESTION
KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
QUESTION
KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
QUESTION
KNOWLEDGE
WORK EXPERIENCE

SCORE

CHAPTER

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE = 1,2,3,4 OR 5
WORK EXPERIENCE = 1,2,3,4 OR 5

SUBTOTAL

QUESTION ANSWERED CORRECTLY = 5


QUESTION PARTIALLY CORRECT = 3
QUESTION ANSWERED INCORRECTLY = 1

SCORE

ASSESSMENT SCORING ANALYSIS

TDMM, 11th Edition


NON-CORE CHAPTERS

42

Chapter 11
Field Testing

43

Chapter 12
Design, Construction and Project Management

44

Chapter 13
Private CATV Distribution Systems

45

Chapter 14
Overhead Paging Systems

46

Chapter 15
Building Automation Systems

47

Chapter 18
Electronic Safety and Security

48

Chapter 20
Data Centers

49

Chapter 21
Special Design Considerations

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Chapter 22
Residential Cabling
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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN


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