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.


Take your existing network infrastructure skills to new levels allowing you to successfully control and deliver major infrastructure projects.
The five-day Certified Network Infrastructure Technician (CNIT®) program develops the knowledge and skills required to perform the multifaceted role in delivering complex projects to the site. Learners will greatly enhance their supervisory and management skills through a series of complex case studies mastering the knowledge and understanding required to interpret complex design documentation, the need to establish effective relationships and communications with principle stakeholders and managing the end-to-end project implementation cycle. They will develop an aptitude for logistics and resource management, including team health and safety, dealing with risks and issues that impact project delivery. A certified CNIT® will be undaunted when dealing with escalations and problem resolution within a strategic network infrastructure project. The impact to the project delivery of current and emerging networking technologies will also be explored including wireless access, security systems and VOIP.
Learners will gain an in-depth knowledge of technical parameters for cable testing and will demonstrate confidence when dealing with escalations from installers undertaking cable testing. Experience will also be gained in the management of test records using cloud-based applications, from cable testing through to the delivery of warranty certificates to the customer.
On successful completion, learners can demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, competency and confidence in supervising the delivering complex infrastructure projects, demonstrating efficiencies in both time and cost, coupled with a focus on quality and accuracy to achieve project closure on time and within budget.
A certified CNIT® 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 CNIT® program is classroom-based and led by one of CNet’s expert Instructors and is also available via remote attendance.


A minimum of two years installation experience within the network infrastructure sector is required. Successful completion of the Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program would be advantageous. If you would like to discuss your experience or suitability for this program please contact us.

Delegates will learn how to

Successful learners will have the added supervisory and management skills, knowledge and competency to confidently deliver complex infrastructure projects within site environments.


Role of the CNIT®

Role of the CNIT® in:
– The core layer
– The distribution layer
– The access layer
Fundamentals of Network Architecture
Networking protocols
Network architecture
Active network devices
3 layer network topology
Bandwidth demand
Intelligent building infrastructure
Internet of Things (IoT)
Wireless network standards
– 802.11 variations
– IEEE standards
– Frequency bands
– Channel overlap
Power Over Ethernet (PoE)
National/international standards
Legislative requirements
Good practice
BS EN 50173 series
BS EN 50174 series
Other supporting BS EN standards
Construction products regulations
The approach to implementing standards
Design Documentation
Active network design drawings
Inside plant drawings
Outside plant drawings
Network equipment room design
Bill of materials
Patch lists
Rack face layout
Health and Safety
General requirements
CDM requirements
Permits and cards
Legal requirements
– Identification
– Evaluation
– Mitigation
Risk assessments and method statements
Tool box talks
Network Implementation Management
Outside plant
– Manholes and building entry points
– OSP cable run-out list
– Material call off
– Task planning
Inside plant
– Pathways and containment systems
– Material call off
– Task planning
Quality Assurance
Fire Safety
Fire stop rated materials
Construction Product Regulations (CPR)
Test Procedures and Escalations
Certification Vs qualification
Warranty requirements
Testing principles
Test standards
Copper cabling
– Custom setup
– Channel testing
– Dealing with test failure escalations
Optical fibres
– Loss budgeting
– Passive optical networks
– Dealing with test failure escalation
– Certification
OEM Software Project Structure
Complex project structure
Project creation
Importing test results
Cloud access
Change Control
Evaluating impacts on:
– Cost
– Time
– Material
Project Closure
Red-line drawings
Site closure
Pre-Class Study
Cabinets and Containment
Cabinet structure and components
Containment choices, types and construction methods
Separation of services
Fixing choices, types and construction methods
Deflection calculations
Structural Support