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Another BICSI credential – RITP – but no design experience required


April 27, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

April 27, 2010

BICSI, an association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry (previously “transport systems”) released the Registered Information Technology Professional (RITP) credential exam application.

“I’m excited about our newest credential, the RITP. It is going to be a
great addition to the suite of excellent credentials/specialties that
BICSI has to offer its members,” said Brian Hansen, BICSI president.
“The RITP recognizes and provides a certification for those members who
are professionals in the ITS industry, but don’t have design
experience.”

As Hansen points out, the RITP is similar to the Registered
Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) credential with the
exception that there is no requirement for actual design experience.
This designation is for individuals who work in the industry (i.e.
instructors, project managers and sales personnel) but do not design
information systems, or have limited design experience.

RITP requires a minimum two years of industry-related experience
including—but not limited to—ITS/IS military experience, site or project
management or industry sales. Applicants also need either to have
graduated with an Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, or Master
of Science degree in an approved technical field of study, or have
achieved two or more approved industry certifications. Applicants must
also have successfully passed the BICSI ITS Design Fundamentals
examination.

The primary difference between the RCDD and RITP written exams is the
distribution of knowledge versus design application questions. The RITP
exam focuses on the knowledge content of the technology involved in the
industry rather than the working application of the technology required
to produce design documents for construction and implementation of ITS
infrastructure.

CLICK HERE for more in BICSI’s newest credential.