IG-150 – Fundamentals of Telecommunications Grounding and Bonding

IG-150 Course

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 21 BICSI ITS CEC’s
  • $995USD – per person for suitcase training
  • Pricing includes ALL related shipping and travel expenses
  • For Canadian or other international courses, contact us at info@iground.biz for your qualified pricing structure.

iGround Training Brochure (PDF)

It can be a challenge to meet the ever-increasing demands to promote effective operation of electronic equipment while balancing the requirement of personnel safety. Regardless of your industry or level of expertise, iGround’s IG-150 three-day course will provide you the perfect blend of theory and practical experience to help you identify, test, and maintain the most common issues that affect electronic equipment today; including grounding, bonding, electrical system troubleshooting, testing, voltage quality, lightning, and many others. This course will provide the information that will benefit all personnel that design, install, or maintain electrical and electronic systems, including voice and data systems.

There is plenty of emphasis on the National Electrical Code® as well as other industry standards that are relevant to telecommunications, data center, and electrical designs. (This course can also be customized for the Canadian Electrical Code®.)


Course Materials

  • Comprehensive, professional manual.
  • Certificate of Completion.

Basic Course Outline

Chapter 1 – Electrical Basics

  • Volts, Ohms, Amperes
  • Magnetic Fields
  • Conductor Properties
  • Impedance
  • Lightning Generation/Mitigation
  • Electrostatic Discharge Concerns

Chapter 2 – AC Grounding Electrode (Earthing) System

  • What is Earthing?
  • Purposes
  • Grounding Electrodes (Types, Installation Requirements, etc.)
  • Grounding Electrode Conductors (Sizing, Usage, etc.)
  • Grounding Electrode Terminations
  • Earth Ground Resistance
  • Corrosion of Grounding Electrode System
  • Testing Requirements and Criteria

Chapter 3 – AC Equipment Grounding System

  • Purposes of The Equipment Grounding System
  • Components and Their Usage
  • Impedance of Equipment Grounding System
  • Simulated Fault Circuit
  • Improper Neutral/Ground Bonding
  • Isolated Grounding
  • Multi-Story Grounding/Bonding

Chapter 4 – Telecommunications Bonding System

  • Purpose of Telecommunication Bonding
  • Components
  • Bonding Conductor Sizing
  • Bonding Infrastructure Installation Methods
  • Common Mistakes
  • Testing of Bonding Infrastructure
  • Grounding/Bonding of Multiple Buildings
  • Grounding/Bonding Outside Plant
  • Surge Protection Grounding

Chapter 5 – Investigating Power and Ground Problems

  • What are Power and Ground Problems
  • Wiring/Grounding Issues
  • Troubleshooting Methods
  • Tester Usage and Criteriae
  • Harmonics
  • Voltage Quality Issues

Chapter 6 – Checklists and Sample Reports

Chapter 7 – Open Book Quizzes

Chapter 8 – Glossary Of Terms