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Learn how to complete a detailed campus network design project and deliver this to the market via an effective tender response.
The eight-day Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP®) is a full and comprehensive program that equips network infrastructure professionals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver complex infrastructure design projects from inception through to customer hand-over.
The importance of collaborative working with key stakeholders is also emphasised to ensure that the optimal internal and external network infrastructure solutions are delivered, offering flexibility and resilience across a wide range of services, ensuring that network performance is maximised to meet the customer’s specified Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
The core part of this program, the Certified Network Infrastructure Design (CNID®), explores the complex issues involved when designing whilst planning for both Inside Plant (ISP) and Outside Plant (OSP) network infrastructures examining the role of the designer and the multitude of disciplines required to deliver a multifaceted design to meet the customer requirements. Learners will benefit from understanding the design life cycle (from concept to design completion), including the analysis of the customer needs, the site survey process and detailed structure of a final design document.
The professional part of this program, the Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP®), is designed to significantly elevate the knowledge and skills of the learner within the project delivery life cycle. The program explores the complex issues involved in completing a response to a Request for Quotation (RFQ) or Invitation to Tender (ITT).
Learners will benefit from gaining an understanding of all aspects of the tendering process from RFQ/ITT through to Tender award, and will understand the importance of the bid evaluation process and appreciate the need for thorough, detailed and accurate submittals to the client’s project team.
Elements such as calculating accurate project delivery costs, creating comprehensive implementation plan and handover criteria will be examined in detail and provide a thorough overview of all elements involved in producing a successful tender response document.
A certified CNIDP® also considers the requirements for compliance, having a full understanding of national and international regulations, codes and standards. During the program learners will be provided a valuable opportunity to access the latest industry standards.
Following this program 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 CNIDP® program is classroom-based and led by one of CNet’s expert Instructors and is also available via remote attendance.

The CNIDP® program is classroom based and led by one of CNet Training’s expert Instructors.

Learner Profile

This program is designed for telecommunications and data communications engineers within the network cabling design and installation environment, and those wishing to extend their skills, knowledge, qualifications and certifications in relation to the planning and design of cable systems within different environments. Learners will have sound knowledge of copper and fibre optic cabling infrastructure and awareness of networks, inside plant and outside plant. They will also have an understanding of how relevant standards are applied to design.

A minimum of five years experience of working in the network infrastructure sector is required with at least two years project delivery experience, preferably in an installation management or infrastructure design role. In addition, knowledge of applicable industry standards would be advantageous. If you would like to discuss your experience or suitability for this program please contact us.

Successful learners will gain in-depth knowledge and supporting skills to confidently deliver detailed design documentation and the process of evolving a customer Statement of Requirement (SOR) into an accurate and successful tender response document. Learners gain an understanding of the importance of national and international standards and can confidently apply them to design projects. Learners will also know how the tender document is processed and the assessment criteria involved.

The Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP®) training program is 8 days in duration, split into a 5 day core unit (CNID®) and a 3 day professional unit (CNIDP®).

Core Unit -

Design Principles

Assess requirements
Information gathering
CDMQ
Constraints
Capacity planning
Standards
Standards organisations
Cabling standards
Installation standards
Electrical standards
Network and application standards
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Spaces & Working Areas
Building Entrance Facility (BEF)
Main Equipment Room (MER)
Building Distributor (BD)
Floor Distributor (FD)
Horizontal/work area distribution
Site Survey
Site survey process
Greenfield and brownfield impacts
Formulation of site survey report
Cabling Sub-systems (ISP & OSP)
OSP cabling
Backbone cabling
Horizontal cabling
Network cabling
Network Architecture
Ethernet
VOIP
CCTV
Wireless
Access Control
Environmental management
Fire alarms
Pathways & Containment
Cable distribution systems
Raised access floor
Confined spaces
OSP cable duct systems
Fire Stopping
Types & specifications
Mechanical and non-mechanical
Regulations and testing
Bonding & Earthing
Regulations
Protective Earth (PE)
Equipotential bonding
Electrical and UPS
Test & Commission Specification
Commissioning process
Certification test methods
Testing standards

Professional Unit -

Understand the Design Process
Roles of the design team
Design stages
Contracts
Tools and traits for success
Customer Requirements Assessment
Conducting customer interviews
Identfying key stakeholders
Needs analysis
Scope, plan and schedule
ITT/RFQ Development
RFP/RFQ objectives and structure
Formulation of RFP/RFQ
Scope review
Bid submission
Change management
Bid Evaluations & Contract Negotiations
Bid evaluation techniques
Shortlist interviews
Contract negotiations
Contract award
Project Execution
Project delivery cycle
Contractual and professional obligations
Project scope and schedule
Quality assurance/change management
Installation and test sequences
Communication plan
Manage stakeholder expectations
Administration, Documentation & Plans
Identification systems
Test results and reports
As-built documentation
Handover process
Warranty compliance
Commissioning & Closure
Commission and test sequence
Test results and documentation
Snag/punch list process
Customer handover
Customer training
Project closure process
Throughout this program learners will work on an individual campus based case study.

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