Overview

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 cooper 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 industry best practice.

During the program learners will be provided a valuable opportunity to access the latest industry standards. Having successfully completed this program, and with the appropriate level of experience, it is highly recommended that you continue your professional development by advancing your knowledge and skills to gain further official certifications and qualifications by progressing through The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which maps education programs to career advancement throughout the network infrastructure and data centre sectors. The CNCI® program is led by CNet’s expert Instructors.

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Prerequisites

No previous experience is required to attend this program.

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Delegates will learn how to

Successful learners will have the knowledge and skills to confidently install, test and certify a complete copper and fibre cable installation. This forms part of the entry level requirement into the Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which allows learners to progress their knowledge, education and skills in line with their career within these fast moving industries.

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Outline

CNCI Copper Cabling:

Introduction to Structured Cabling

  • Cable media types
  • Network topologies
  • Categories

LAN Hardware

  • PCs, switches, routers

Installing Structured Cabling

  • National and international standards
  • Interpreting drawings
  • Risk evaluation
  • Working in containment routes
  • Cable installation, cable termination
  • Tool and equipment selection

Network Overview

  • What is a network?
  • Characteristics of a network
  • Resource sharing

Signal Theory

  • Electrical principals
  • DC current principals
  • Analogue v digital

Health & Safety

  • Legislation
  • Workplace risk
  • Electrical safety
  • Working at heights
  • Working in confined spaces

Standards

  • Why standards?
  • Standards bodies BSI, ISO, CENELEC, TIA/EIA
  • Categories and classes

Fire Safety

  • Why fire stop?
  • Types of fire stopping
  • Three pillars of fire stopping
  • Construction Product Regulation (CPR)

Documentation & Labelling

  • Floor plans
  • Naming conventions
  • Symbols
  • Records

Testing & Commissioning

  • Continuity testing
  • Certification/acceptance testing
  • Level IV testing
  • Saving of results to database
  • O&M manuals

Practical

  • Patch cord manufacture
  • Cable installation
  • Termination techniques UTP/STP
  • Patch panel/outlet termination, Cat 5e/Cat6

Fluke CCTT (Copper)

  • Copper certification (DSX)
  • Set up DSX
  • Test using DSX
  • Troubleshoot
  • Test standards/limits
  • DSX Diagnostics
  • HDTDX and HDTDR

CNCI Fibre Optic Cabling:

Safely Working with Fibre/General safety

  • LED, VCSEL, laser safety
  • Fibre preparation hazards, disposal of sharps
  • Hazardous substances
  • OSP safety, pits, gas detection
  • General safety

Network Overview

  • History of fibre
  • Advantages
  • What is a network?
  • Benefits of a network
  • Topologies
  • Why a network?

Hardware

  • Cable construction
  • LED, VCSEL, laser sources
  • Switches, routers, media convertors

Theory of Light Transmission

  • Optical windows
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Transmission
  • Media choice

Cable

  • Construction
  • Choice of cable
  • Installation practices
  • Patchcords

Enclosures

  • ODF
  • 19” Splice tray
  • Slack fibre management, protection, patch field

Standards

  • Standards bodies ISO, CENELEC, TIA/EIA
  • Classifications
  • Application distances

Connectors

  • Connector types
  • Functionality
  • Density (SFF)

Outside Plant (OSP)

  • Fibre backbone in the LAN
  • Hardware
  • Media choice

Fibre Splicing

  • Safety
  • Fusion Splicer Setup and operation
  • Singlemode programs
  • Multimode programs
  • Splicing in patch panels

Fibre Termination

  • Safety
  • Pigtail manufacture
  • Techniques, cold cure, mechanical splice, fusion splice
  • End-face inspection techniques

Fluke CCTT (Fibre)

  • Tier 1 fibre certification (CertiFiber® Pro)
  • Tier 2 fibre certification (OptiFiber® Pro)
  • Encircled Flux (EF)
  • End Face Inspection
  • Set a reference
  • OTDR event types
  • OptiFiber® Pro link testing
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