Demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and competency in fibre optic 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 fibre optic component installation. It proves that an individual is qualified to undertake fibre optic 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® Optical Fibre and the CNCI® Copper 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 successfully completion of the CNCI® Optical Fibre Cabling program it is recommended that you attend the CNC® Copper 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® Optical Fibre 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.

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Successful learners will have the knowledge and skills to confidently install, test and certify a complete optical fibre 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® Copper Cabling program is perfect for you.


Introduction to Fibre
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
The future
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 BSI, ISO, CENELEC, TIA/EIA
Application distances
Connector types
Density (SFF)
Outside Plant (OSP)
Fibre To The Home (FTTH)
Media choice
Documentation & Labelling
Fibre To The Home (FTTH)
Naming conventions
Why test
Visual inspection
Tier 1 (OLTS)
Tier 2 (OLTS + OTDR)
Test methods/set up
Fire Stopping
Why fire stop?
Types of fire stopping
Three pillars of fire stopping
Cable Termination/Practical
Pigtail manufacture
Techniques, cold cure, mechanical splice,fusion splice
Site survey/plan
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