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BICSI retiring two professional credentials

BICSI recently announced that it is retiring two of the credentials it has offered to system-design professionals. The Network Technology Systems (NTS) and Wireless Design (WD) programs will no longer be supported by the development of curriculum in the form of classroom instruction, publications or testing. In a letter to members, BICSI president Jerry Bowman stated that BICSI will “enhance the relevance of the DCDC [Data Center Design Consultant] program by incorporating much of the content from the NTS program into the DCDC program.” Bowman’s letter also assured that BICSI is “in the progress of developing a transition plan for existing NTS credential holders. The transition plan will include details on how NTS credential holders can either continue to display their NTS or increase their attractiveness to potential clients and employers by assisting them in the migration of their NTS to a DCDC.” He also stated, “As the market-facing technology in our industry has evolved, the DCDC program is very relevant to industry need, and is increasingly well-positioned to add value to our value proposition to all BICSI stakeholders.” Concerning the WD program, Bowman said, “The Wireless Design Reference Manual has valuable content, but members have not participated in the program at high enough levels to justify continuing the program. A new wireless strategy will be developed and the relevant wireless information in this program will be incorporated into new or existing programs. This will allow us to continue to remain focused on the information that helps our members be in demand in the marketplace. Current WD credential holders can continue to display their retired WD credential.” You can read Jerry Bowman’s November/December President’s Message here.