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SYSTIMAX Design and Engineering [SP3321]

The firm focus is generic best design practices and aspects of design specific to the large range of SYSTIMAX cabling products such as: GigaSPEED® UTP and FTP, VisiPatch™, modular copper and fiber terminated solutions, imVision® hardware. Design to both standards and extended SYSTIMAX standards are included together with testing and warranty requirements.

Estimated study time: 10 hours

Overall content duration: 9 hours


The webcasts for this course are available in the following languages:

 Chinese Danish Dutch Finnish French German Hungarian Italian Japanese Korean Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish Turkish

plus additional languages available for assessments.


This course is intended for anyone who will be directly involved in the Design and Engineering of SYSTIMAX Structured Cabling Systems. The primary audiences are SYSTIMAX PartnerPRO™, SYSTIMAX Solutions technical support personnel, account managers, consultants and 'end users' involved in SYSTIMAX Specification.

Pre-requisite experience

No pre-requisite knowledge is required for this course. Previous exposure to enterprise infrastructure environments and a general understanding of IT and LANs will all be helpful. This course will take new students to a high design level. This detailed foundation course is further complimented with a series of specialist courses that deal with design in areas such as 'In Building' Wireless, Data Center, Intelligent Building Automation systems, Security, and the imVision Infrastructure management solution.


  • Provide a foundation of essential knowledge to support the design of a SYSTIMAX solution
  • Understand data communication fundamentals
  • Review basic transmission principals
  • Overview industry standards
  • Introduce SYSTIMAX products & warranty
  • Understand architectural design issues
  • Learn about horizontal design copper and fiber
  • Design a fiber and copper riser system
  • Know what to consider for campus designs
  • Select optimum SYSTIMAX products for the design
  • Order all necessary termination hardware
  • Understand the test requirements for registration
  • Take students to the required design level to complete SYSTIMAX warranties

Key Topics

The focus of SP3321 is on the design of each SYSTIMAX subsystem. Designs for PowerSUM, GigaSPEED® XL, Xpress® and X10D (U/UTP & F/UTP), VisiPatch™ VP360, LazrSPEED®, TeraSPEED™ and 360imVision® hardware are all included.

The course will begin by overviewing SYSTIMAX design tools then move on with transmission techniques for copper and fiber, basic data communications fundamentals and industry standards. In the SYSTIMAX specific design lessons SYSTIMAX products and components are reviewed in terms of selection and use. The commercial aspects and advantages of product choice are covered in detail. Industry standards such as ISO/IEC 11801, EN 50173, EN50174, TIA/EIA-568, TIA569, TIA607 and many others are included in this course for review and impact on design.

Throughout the course, key design requirements for the SYSTIMAX performance and warranty for GigaSPEED X10D, XL, PowerSUM and fiber solutions are raised and discussed, together with the design and application of the imVision 360 iPatch Hardware.

Lessons include:

  •  SYSTIMAX Design Tools
  •  Data Transmission
  •  Key Standards Development
  •  Architectural Considerations
  •  Horizontal Designs
  •  Building Backbone Designs
  •  Campus Backbone
  •  Administration Area Design
  •  SYSTIMAX imVision hardware & Installation
  •  SYSTIMAX Safety Inspection and Testing
  •  SYSTIMAX Warranty, Assurance & Site Registration

How will I learn?

You will study this course online in a self- paced format. The course is made up of a number of webcast lessons and online multiple choice assessments giving immediate feedback.

Successful completion will require

Any level of pass in the accumulative overall assessment score.

Is this the right course for me?

If you are involved in design, project management, consultancy and warranting of SYSTIMAX enterprise projects and require a thorough understanding of both standards based design and SYSTIMAX extended design options, then this course is for you.

Upon successful completion you will:

Receive the course certificate. CommScope PartnerPRO™ students will receive an ID Badge and authorized certificate to register SYSTIMAX sites for the design aspect of the warranty. ​​​

Effective Jan30th, 2023 BICSI recognizes SP3321 – Systimax Design and Engineering training for the following BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs).

Course information:

BICSI CECs: 7 Event ID: OV-COMM-OC-0123-1

Certificate valid for 2 years

Estimated study time: 10 hours

Overall content duration: 9 hours

Course Benefits

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Effective learning
  • Learn on the go and on-site
  • Cost effective
  • Consistent training globally
  • Available in many languages
  • Access latest material

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