BICSI Schedules Release of the Fifth Edition of the Network Design Reference Manual

This latest release of the NDRM continues the BICSI tradition of providing comprehensive, standards-based, and vendor-neutral descriptions, methods, and practices for the design of local area networks.

Tampa, FL, USA, September 4, 2003¾BICSI will publish the fifth edition of its LAN design manual, the Network Design Reference Manual (NDRM), on September 30, 2003.


This latest release of the NDRM continues the BICSI tradition of providing comprehensive, standards -based, and vendor -neutral descriptions, methods, and practices for the design of local area networks. First published in 1995, the manual is updated every two years to provide the most current information in this rapidly evolving field. The NDRM is the basis for BICSI's Registered Communications Distribution Designer/Local Area Network Specialist (RCDD/LAN Specialist) designation.

The NDRM is written and edited under the direction of experienced LAN network designers of BICSI's Technical Information and Methods (TI&M) Committee. Indexed and illustrated, the fifth edition NDRM contains 13 chapters providing in -depth, up -to -date information on networking, connectivity, fundamental technologies, administration, and emerging applications. The new NDRM also contains three appendices featuring reference material that covers numbering systems and conversions, IP addressing and subnetting, and network technologies other than Ethernet

The two -volume manual has more than 700 pages and 400 illustrations, tables, and examples. The fifth edition NDRM is available from BICSI in an easily referenced three -ring binder set or on CD -ROM, and sells for US$179 to BICSI members and US$329 to nonmembers. The NDRM can be ordered by calling BICSI at 800 -242 -7405 (toll free USA/Canada) or +1 813 -979 -1991.

About BICSI
BICSI is an international, not -for -profit association that serves nearly 26,000 designers and installers of communications systems. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, BICSI delivers standards -based, vendor -neutral manuals and training that prepare individuals to successfully pass rigorous examinations required to earn BICSI professional registrations in areas of design and installation of cabling infrastructures. BICSI also supports individuals with ongoing educational opportunities through conferences and other venues to ensure that registration remains current. Many end users in business and government require BICSI -registered individuals for cabling infrastructure projects.

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