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CNet Training has been designing and delivering network cabling Resettlement Programs since 1996.

CNet is the only industry dedicated technical education provider to award both industry recognised qualifications and official certifications for its programs. It is respected and trusted by multinational organisations to provide technical education to their teams within network cable infrastructure and data centres across the world. CNet’s ELC provider number is 1267.

The company’s most popular resettlement program, the Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) teaches everything needed to confidently and accurately prepare, install, test and certify copper and fibre optic cabling systems. It is specifically for those wishing to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and expertise in network infrastructure.

  • The 10-day program is extended to 20-days for Forces Leavers, to include a two-week work placement with one of the top cable installation companies in the UK.
  • This provides essential hands-on work experience, the ability to gain valuable contacts and, for some, an offer of employment.
  • Successful completion of the program provides official certification with a post nominal title, two level 3 BTEC qualifications and ECS card eligibility. An ECS card is required to allow individuals to work on-site.

CNCI® certification is recognised and endorsed by major companies throughout the network infrastructure sector across the UK and Ireland and is proving popular in the United States too.

  • It has become recognised as the must-have credential for cable installers and is stated as a requirement on many job specifications and a must for teams within tender documentation for many new builds and refurbishments.
  • The Royal Corps of Signals have also adopted the certification. Recognising the importance of having professionally certified teams, they have entered into a collaborative agreement with CNet to internally deliver the Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program to its Installation Technicians.
  • Content of the program has been designed in close collaboration with the industry and is constantly being updated to reflect the very latest technical changes. This ensures that the program material is of the very highest standard and continues to be recognised as the essential certification needed to achieve high quality cable installations.

  • CNet offers many other programs for Service Leavers (see the list below), or you can view the different packages and prices here.

    CNet is also the originator of the Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which showcases a full suite of technical education programs throughout the network cable infrastructure and data centre sectors, all of which have been approved by ELCAS.

    • The Framework has been designed to provide the right skills and knowledge progression in line with industry career paths.
    • It is recognised and respected all over the world, providing designations that have become key skills reference points that allow those holding them to clearly demonstrate their ability and experience.
    • Forces Leavers are able to use their ELCs for programs across the Framework, providing the perfect opportunity to further enhance knowledge, skills, credentials and help achieve career goals.

    For individuals who require guidance, the dedicated Resettlement team at CNet is able to help every step of the way and offer advice regarding the best next steps on an individual basis.

    Download the CNet Resettlement Brochure here

    Download the CNet Resettlement Packages here


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Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®)
Demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and competency in network cable infrastructure. Undertake copper and fibre cabling installation, termination and testing to the highest quality whilst complying to industry best practice and standards to ensure a right first-time approach. The Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) has become the industry preferred certification for network cable installation and is specified as a requirement on many job profiles and installation project contracts. In addition, manufacturers, major installation companies, associations and consultants endorse the certification knowing that it provides the right level of technical knowledge, competence and confidence to the industry. In recognition of the CNCI® certification, many manufacturers also award accreditations towards their product warranties. The CNCI® program blends a perfect mix of technical knowledge and practical activities for both copper and fibre component installation. Official CNCI® certification proves that an individual is certified to undertake network cable infrastructure projects to the highest calibre whilst working to the current national and international industry standards and best practice.
International,Nationwide  +44 (0)1284 767100    email    website
Certified Telecommunications Project Management (CTPM®)
Add significant value to project delivery through a high-quality structured project management process that is standardised, repeatable and reliable. Good project management benefits from a structured approach to project delivery, with clearly defined roles, a structured life cycle and supporting processes. Repeatability of the project process speeds up the project initiation phase ensuring stakeholders and teams clearly understand expectations, allowing projects to be delivered ahead of time and under budget. The Certified Telecommunications Project Management (CTPM®) program equips learners with the skills to implement a cohesive risk management process, enabling potential risks and issues to be identified and appropriate actions to be taken to mitigate or manage them. The CTPM® program is designed specifically for the real-world of telecommunications design, planning and installation. It consists of nine learning modules covering the five processes of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).
International,Nationwide  +44 (0)1284 767100    email    website
Certified Network Infrastructure Technician (CNIT®)
Take your existing network infrastructure skills to new levels allowing you to successfully control and deliver major infrastructure projects. The Certified Network Infrastructure Technician (CNIT®) program develops the knowledge and skills required to perform the multifaceted role in delivering complex projects to the site. Learners will greatly enhance their supervisory and management skills through a series of complex case studies mastering the knowledge and understanding required to interpret complex design documentation, the need to establish effective relationships and communications with principal stakeholders and managing the end-to-end project implementation cycle. They will develop an aptitude for logistics and resource management, including team health and safety, dealing with risks and issues that impact project delivery. A certified CNIT® will be undaunted when dealing with escalations and problem resolution within a strategic network infrastructure project. The impact to the project delivery of current and emerging networking technologies will also be explored including wireless access, security systems and VOIP.
International,Nationwide  +44 (0)1284 767100    email    website
Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP®)
Learn how to complete a detailed campus network design project and deliver this to the market via an effective tender response. The Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP®) is a comprehensive program that equips network infrastructure professionals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver complex infrastructure design projects from inception through to customer handover. The core part of this program, the Certified Network Infrastructure Design (CNID®), explores the complex issues involved when designing whilst planning for both Inside Plant (ISP) and Outside Plant (OSP) network infrastructures, examining the role of the designer and the multitude of disciplines required to deliver a multifaceted design to meet the customer requirements. Learners will benefit from understanding the design life cycle (from concept to design completion), including the analysis of the customer needs, the site survey process and detailed structure of a final design document. The professional part of this program, the Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP®), is designed to significantly elevate the knowledge and skills of the learner within the project delivery life cycle. The program explores the complex issues involved in completing a response to a Request for Quotation (RFQ) or Invitation to Tender (ITT). Learners will benefit from gaining an understanding of all aspects of the tendering process from RFQ/ITT through to Tender award, and will understand the importance of the bid evaluation process and appreciate the need for thorough, detailed and accurate submittals to the client’s project team. A certified CNIDP® also considers the requirements for compliance, having a full understanding of national and international regulations, codes and standards.
International,Nationwide  +44 (0)1284 767100    email    website
Certified Data Centre Technician Professional (CDCTP®)
Excel in a highly skilled and efficient technical team charged with optimising the operational capability and productivity of the data centre to meet the evolving demands of the business. Ensuring zero downtime within the mission critical data centre environment involves employing highly competent and confident technicians who consistently demonstrate unrivalled technical knowledge and skills. High quality technicians are increasingly seen as a vital component to the smooth running of any data centre operation. The Certified Data Centre Technician Professional (CDCTP®) program explores the wide range of subjects relevant to the data centre technician including a detailed breakdown of the data centre operating environments and the four key constraints to its operational effectiveness (power, cooling, IT and space), the necessary operational policies, procedures and compliance based on legislation, standards (national & international) and codes of conduct. Certified technicians can foresee potential causes of failure, honing an in-depth understanding of facility components and their operating parameters. In addition, technicians can identify, analyse, and remedy problems as they occur, quickly, decisively and accurately, avoiding potential costly repairs and the risks associated with loss of service.
International,Nationwide  +44 (0)1284 767100    email    website

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