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.
Read more


No previous experience is required to attend this program.

Read more

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.

Read more


Introduction to Structured Cabling
Cable media types
Network topologies
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
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
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 converters
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 BSI, ISO, CENELEC, TIA/EIA
Application distances
Connector types
Density (SFF)
Outside Plant (OSP)
Fibre backbone in the LAN
Media choice
Fibre Splicing
Fusion splicer set up 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 (CertiFibre® Pro)
Tier 2 fibre certification (OptiFibre® Pro)
Encircled Flux (EF)
End face inspection
Set a reference
OTDR event types
OptiFibre® Pro link testing
Read more

Why choose QA

Dates & Locations

Frequently asked questions

See all of our FAQs

How can I create an account on myQA.com?

There are a number of ways to create an account. If you are a self-funder, simply select the "Create account" option on the login page.

If you have been booked onto a course by your company, you will receive a confirmation email. From this email, select "Sign into myQA" and you will be taken to the "Create account" page. Complete all of the details and select "Create account".

If you have the booking number you can also go here and select the "I have a booking number" option. Enter the booking reference and your surname. If the details match, you will be taken to the "Create account" page from where you can enter your details and confirm your account.

Find more answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQs: Bookings & Cancellations page.

How do QA’s virtual classroom courses work?

Our virtual classroom courses allow you to access award-winning classroom training, without leaving your home or office. Our learning professionals are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on exercises wherever they are.

We use the WebEx video conferencing platform by Cisco. Before you book, check that you meet the WebEx system requirements and run a test meeting (more details in the link below) to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings. If it doesn’t work, try adjusting your settings or contact your IT department about permitting the website.

Learn more about our Virtual Classrooms.

How do QA’s online courses work?

QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

Learn more about QA’s online courses.

When will I receive my joining instructions?

Joining instructions for QA courses are sent two weeks prior to the course start date, or immediately if the booking is confirmed within this timeframe. For course bookings made via QA but delivered by a third-party supplier, joining instructions are sent to attendees prior to the training course, but timescales vary depending on each supplier’s terms. Read more FAQs.

When will I receive my certificate?

Certificates of Achievement are issued at the end the course, either as a hard copy or via email. Read more here.

Contact Us

Please contact us for more information