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SYSTIMAX Installation & Maintenance [SP3361]

This online course covers installation, termination and testing practices specific to the SYSTIMAX cabling solution. Upon completion, students should be prepared for installation projects using SYSTIMAX products and solutions. 

Estimated study time: 9 hours 40 minutes

Webcast duration: 6 hours 18 minutes


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 designed for Structured Cabling System (SCS) technicians who install and maintain SYSTIMAX copper and fiber products. The primary audiences are SYSTIMAX Partners and SYSTIMAX Solutions technical support personnel. The course focus is firmly based around staff involved in project or installer management on site such as foreman, team leaders, senior installers, installers or quality control and inspection staff.

Pre-requisite experience

No pre-requisite experience is required although most attendees will have had at least some exposure to Enterprise structured cabling installation.

This course is a full ONLINE VERSION of the ND3361 usually in the classroom - with the resulting savings in travel accommodation and work disruption.


  • Provides a detailed overview of SYSTIMAX SCS terminology, concepts, standards and components.
  • Introduce the methods used to install all SYSTIMAX structured cabling solutions.
  • Provide a thorough explanation of copper twisted pair products, cabling and administration panels.
  • Detail Fiber components such as selection of fiber cables, both indoor and outdoor and suitable connector selection.
  • Students will learn in animations and video how to install, terminate and test to SYSTIMAX registration standards. Installation Quality is the key to the course.

Key Topics:


  • Introduction to enterprise cabling
  • Transmission theory and the importance of quality

Copper Solutions

  • PowerSUM, GigaSPEED XL and GigaSPEED X10D cables and outlets
  • Cross-connect System VisiPatch 360
  • 1100 and PATCHMAX platform panels and Modular patch panels
  • Termination and Cable Management requirements e.g. Cable 'grooming', bundle sizes, stack heights, pair 'lay' and flute handling
  • Cable containment considerations and guidance
  • Power separation guidelines, grounding and bonding and technical overview
  • SPE Single Pair Ethernet technology and its impact on the Enterprise arena
  • PoE Power over Ethernet, limitations, design and installation

Fiber Solutions

  • Fiber Optic outdoor and indoor plant cables and connector selection, SC, LC, MPO
  • Hi-density Fiber Connectors. SN, MDC and CS styles
  • Fiber Optic cable installation
  • Fiber Termination procedures, epoxy, crimp, fusion splicing
  • Fiber Distribution Shelves HD, UD and EHD
  • Pre-Terminated Fiber solutions including SYSTIMAX ULL (Ultra Low Loss)
  • Fiber loss budgets

Inspection, Test and Warranty

  • Inspection and maintenance of copper and fiber installations
  • Copper Testing
  • Fiber loss budgets
  • Fiber cleaning and Testing
  • Latest best working practices and the mandatory installation requirements for successful SYSTIMAX installation registration and warranty

How will I learn?

You will study this course online in a self-paced format spoken in English but with 'language assist script conversion'

The course is made up of a number of animated webcast lessons, supplemented by many new videos and additional support material.

This course uses a ‘Credit Based Course Completion’ system which is designed to take the pressure off, so you can relax and enjoy studying the content. Simply by playing and downloading all of the course material, for example - Webcasts, Downloads & Videos, will get you to a Bronze medal Pass. In addition, there will be fun quiz questions within the webcast which can gain you additional credits. Finally, you will need to attempt multiple choice questions and successful answers will gain you still further credits to rise above the Bronze level award.

Successful completion will require

At a minimum you will need to download and study the course content of all lessons - providing a Bronze level pass. Doing well in the quizzes and multiple choice assessments will raise your score level to Silver and Gold.

Is this the right course for me?

Anyone involved in installing the SYSTIMAX solution will benefit from taking this course. Customers and consultants choosing this solution will expect the installation quality to match the quality of the product, so this course covers the best working practices and those practices unique to the installation of this solution.

Upon successful completion you will:

Receive a certificate which can be self-printed. If you are a CommScope Partner you’ll be entered on the CommScope certification database and a badge is available to you via the Infrastructure Academy App.

Effective Mar16th 2022, BICSI recognizes SP3361 - SYSTIMAX Installation & Maintenance training for BICSI continuing Education Credits (CECs).

Course information:

BICSI CECs: 7 Event ID: OV-COMM-OC-0322-2

Certificate valid for 2 years

Estimated study time: 9 hours 40 minutes

Webcast duration: 6 hours 18 minutes

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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