Two weeks ago, Chris Turner, Director/Senior Consultant at I-Protect (Aust) in Sydney – sat and passed the RCDD exam, to earn the esteemed RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) credential.
Chris is to be commended for his resourcefulness and determination to acquire his RCDD credential amidst the constantly changing COVID-19 challenges.
Chris had been studying the BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) for some time, but when it came to preparing for the exam, Chris enrolled in the DD102 course, expecting to attend it at its scheduled time, then sit the exam a month later. That was before COVID-19 completely messed up his plans.
Chris not only gave up a big chunk of his personal and professional life in preparation for the exam, but he also exhibited exceptional endurance under what Chris described as: “constantly changing COVID-19 conditions where everything kept going wrong”. This included having the DD102 course that he originally enrolled in being deferred; not knowing when he could eventually attend the course as part of his exam preparation; having to request multiple extensions to his exam application with BICSI HQ; and then attend a week-long virtual DD102 class that started at 1 am each day! That was more than endurance – that was a superhuman effort.
Congratulations to Chris for achieving this professional landmark credential in ICT Infrastructure. He joins other RCDDs in Australia, who collectively lift the professionalism of the country’s ICT industry.