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Shaping the future of the network infrastructure industry

Shaping the future of the network infrastructure industry


03 Apr, 2017

The need for standardisation of education within the network cable infrastructure industry is more essential than ever and it is an issue that global industry education experts CNet Training has successfully addressed by launching an industry-endorsed certification that is shaping the future of the industry.

The certification, supported by the industry and end users, and fully embraced and approved by major industry organisations, is being specified as the ‘must have’ official certification for the industry. CNet Training is offering it to Service leavers who are looking to start a new and rewarding career within network cable infrastructure.

What is the certification?

The certification is the Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) programme. It provides everything you need (the knowledge, skills and practical hands-on experience) to confidently and accurately prepare, install, test and certify copper and fibre cabling systems, specifically for those wishing to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and expertise in network infrastructure. Successful completion provides two level 3 BTEC Advanced Award qualifications plus official industry-recognised CNCI® certification.

Blending a perfect mix of theoretical study and practical exercises the CNCI® also certifies individuals’ ability to work to the correct cabling standards and follows the recommended codes of practice when undertaking cable installation projects. Plus, it incorporates many of the manufacturers’ own certifications, such as the Fluke Versiv™ CCTT programme. 

The Resettlement CNCI® programme is 20 days in duration as it includes the addition of a valuable work placement, where Service leavers are provided with an opportunity to put their new skills to the test in a ten-day placement with an installation company, which could lead to employment as there is a known skills shortage within the installation sector. 

The CNCI® programme represents level 3 on the Global Data Centre and Network Infrastructure Education Framework, the only framework in the world that maps professional learning, education, qualifications and official certifications with roles and career progression within the industries, from level 3 right through to a level seven master’s degree. Many of the programs in the Framework are also eligible for ELC, allowing Service leavers that extra help to progress their knowledge and boost their career to the next level.

The Framework is recognised and trusted by many of the world’s leading organisations, and provides confidence and assurance that employees receive the right level of knowledge, skills and official certification in line with their particular career. 

What does CNCI® certification mean to Service leavers?

The 20-day Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) Resettlement Programme proves the quality of an individual’s copper and fibre cable installation workmanship, and demonstrates the highest level of knowledge, skills and expertise. Successful completion provides:

  • •    level 3 BTEC Advanced Award (Copper)
  • •    level 3 BTEC Advanced Award (Fibre)
  • •    official CNCI® certification
  • •    use of the CNCI logo as proof of your knowledge
  • •    use of the CNCI post-nominal letters, i.e. Martin Smith CNCI
  • •    eligibility for a ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) card for both Communications Installer Team Leader and the Communications Installer (Infrastructure).

For further details on the CNCI® call Ken Hillyer at CNet Training on +44 (0)1284 767100 or email

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