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. (Read views from the industry). 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.
It’s a comprehensive ten-day program that 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 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 classroom-based and led by one of CNet’s expert Instructors.


No previous experience is required to attend this program.

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.


Copper Cabling -
Introduction to Structured Cabling
Cable media types
Network topologies
LAN Hardware
PC’s, 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
Workplace risk
Electrical safety
Working at heights
Working in confined spaces
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
Testing & Commissioning
Continuity testing
Certification/acceptance testing
Level IV testing
Saving of results to database
O&M manuals
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
Test standards/limits
DSX Diagnostics
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
What is a network?
Benefits of a network
Why a network?
Cable construction
LED, VCSEL, laser sources
Switches, routers, media convertors
Theory of Light Transmission
Optical windows
Electromagnetic spectrum
Media choice
Choice of cable
Installation practices
19” Splice tray
Slack fibre management, protection, patch field
Standards bodies ISO, CENELEC, TIA/EIA
Application distances
Connector types
Density (SFF)
Outside Plant (OSP)
Fibre backbone in the LAN
Media choice
Fibre Splicing
Fusion Splicer Setup and operation
Singlemode programs
Multimode programs
Splicing in patch panels
Fibre Termination
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