Overview

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.
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Prerequisites

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.

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Delegates will learn how to

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.

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Outline

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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Why choose QA

Special Notices

Learners are required to bring a webcam enabled laptop or suitable device with unrestricted wireless internet connectivity, the latest internet browser and suitable applications for reading/annotating PDFs and editing standard office documents.

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How can I create an account on myQA.com?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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