Demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and competency in copper cable installation, termination and testing to the highest quality whilst complying to industry best practice and standards to ensure a right first-time approach.
It’s a comprehensive five-day program that blends a perfect mix of technical knowledge and practical activities for copper component installation. It proves that an individual is qualified to undertake copper cable installation 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.
The CNCI® certification is awarded on successful completion of both the CNCI® Copper Cabling and the CNCI® Optical Fibre Cabling programs.
The CNCI® certification 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.
On successful completion of the CNCI® Copper Cabling program it is recommended that you attend the CNCI® Optical Fibre Cabling program to secure the official CNCI® certification. Following this you are encouraged to 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® Copper Cabling program is classroom-based and led by one of CNet’s expert Instructors.


No previous experience is required to attend this program, however if you are working in the network infrastructure industry, it will prove advantageous.

Delegates will learn how to

Successful learners will have the knowledge and skills to confidently install, test and certify a complete copper 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.
If you are entering the industry or looking to formalise your skills with an industry recognised qualification and gain units towards the official CNCI® certification, this program, combined with the CNCI® Optical Fibre Cabling program is perfect for you.


  • 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
    Relationships between standards
    Categories and classes
    Fire Safety
    Why fire stop?
    Types of fire stopping
    Three pillars of fire stopping
    Construction Product Regulations (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