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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 and 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 ten-day program is extended into 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 three 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 Forces Leavers team at CNet are able to help every step of the way and offer advice regarding the best next steps on an individual basis.


Emily Jessup


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Certified Outside Plant Technician (COPT®)
Fibre To The Everything (FTTx), learn how to construct high capacity, high quality external fibre optic networks to meet the demand of smart technologies of the future. Big data is getting bigger, the development of smart technology devices and the concepts of the Internet of Things (IoT), smart homes, smart buildings and smart cities are driving a significant demand for wider network accessibility. Improvements in wireless technology and the increased deployment of wireless access points along with the rollout of small-cell technology (5G) aims to meet the growing demand for access. Underpinning all of this, as well as the UK government strategy for a ‘full fibre broadband’ access, is the need for a significant growth in the national fibre optic network structure. The five-day Certified Outside Plant Technician (COPT®) program is a comprehensive program perfect for those with 2-3 years’ experience within network infrastructure who wish to extend their knowledge, practical hands-on skills, qualifications and certifications into deployment of fibre optic connectivity in the external environment.
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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®) 30-hour distance learning 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 designed specifically for the real-world of telecommunications design, planning and installation. It consists of nine learning modules covering the five processes of the PMBOK®.
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Data Centre Fundamentals (DCF)
De-mystify the complex world of data centres. Gain a structured overview of the data centre environments, the role of a data centre and key operational aspects. Data centres play such significant roles in our business and personal lives, yet not many people really know what they are. Often referred to as “the cloud” where our data is stored and processed, they are much more than this; they power the internet giving us the ability to pay bills online, access our emails, obtain money from ATM machines, watch movies, communicate around the world and to carry on what is now considered a normal, fiercely technological lifestyle. This 8-hour distance learning program allows you to learn at your own pace. The content has been designed to help de-mystify the complex world of data centres. It provides an overview of what data centres are, what they do and why we need them. Key aspects relating to basic design and design philosophies are also examined and the essential considerations of data centre management such as operational processes, energy management and facility management are explored along with their relationships to overall business strategy. The data centre sector as a whole is also explained including the value of the sector today, the significant growth it has experienced to date and how this will continue in the future.
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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 five-day 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 high cost repairs and the risks associated with loss of service.
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Certified Data Centre Management Professional (CDCMP®)
Gain unparalleled knowledge, skills and competency to manage the complex technical environments of a data centre facility and the ability to optimise its effectiveness by driving efficiencies. Create a credible business strategy and apply strong leadership to maximise the operational capability of the data centre whilst continuing to meet the on-going demands of the business. The five-day Certified Data Centre Management Professional (CDCMP®) is a comprehensive program that investigates the functionality of all elements of a data centre facility and the relationships and dependencies between them, with a focus on maintaining consistent reliability, security and integrity of data and the availability of service. Opening with a solid grounding in the basic design principles, the program progresses to provide an overview of the physical infrastructure elements, through to an understanding of the project management methodology required to deliver complex data centre projects. It also explores the efficient management of the often conflicting operational and maintenance demands required of the data centre plant to continuously deliver the business needs. The challenges of regulatory compliance, data centre strategies and audit demands are also thoroughly examined. Real-life case studies are used to demonstrate putting theory into practice.
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Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management
Join the global elite group of data centre professionals. Data centres are complex facilities that are expected to deliver faultless service and financial results in a world of rapidly changing technologies, business pressures and environmental expectations. In order to achieve this, data centres need highly capable leaders and managers – individuals who are capable of dealing with business complexity and technological change with the knowledge and skills to ensure their teams deliver against consistently challenging objectives. The Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management is a unique program, which has been designed in collaboration with the industry to advance data centre professionals worldwide. No other program offers data centre professionals this high level leadership and management education tailored to the data centre sector.
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