About this Course

Duration 10 Days

The Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program and certification introduces professional and industry recognised certification to cable installers. (Read views from the industry).

The CNCI® is designed for those wishing to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and expertise in network cabling infrastructures. With a team of professionally trained and CNCI® certified individuals the risks are significantly reduced and organisations can feel confident that their staff are competent to meet today’s industry demands. Employing un-trained staff to work on critical projects poses a significant risk to your business. Employing professionally certified and qualified staff who you can rely on to deliver consistent results, significantly reduces that risk and offers an impressive Return On Investment (ROI) against the cost of the technical training.

CNCI® offers the perfect solution for network cabling organisations to help ensure they continue to deliver quality of service and confidence to the market place, in addition to helping secure an organisation’s professional reputation.

The program is comprehensive and blends a perfect mix of theoretical study and practical installation, testing and survey exercises providing the right level of knowledge and skills for both copper and fibre cable installation practices. Official CNCI® certification proves that an individual is qualified to undertake cable installation projects to the highest possible calibre whilst working to the current industry standards including BS EN, TIA and ISO, whilst following the latest codes of best practice. During the program learners will also have access to current standards for reference purposes.

In addition major manufacturers endorse the certification knowing that it provides the right level of technical knowledge, competence and confidence to the industry whilst demonstrating capability and credibility. Many also recognise it towards their own product training.

This program is a must for individuals currently working within, or wishing to enter, the cable installation and infrastructure environments. Project managers, IT personnel, Installation Technicians, Network Engineers, Data Centre Technicians and electrical engineers would all benefit from attending the CNCI® program.

What does the certification mean to organisations?

For employers who have a team of certified individuals, it will instantly deliver confidence and competitive advantage to the market place, in addition to helping to secure the organisation’s professional reputation as a leader in its field. There is also a benefit of the ROI associated with having a team of professionally trained staff, as they work more competently, accurately and efficiently.

Learner Profile

The CNCI® program is perfect for individuals wishing to acquire the very latest skills and knowledge to enable them to complete both copper and fibre cable installation projects to the highest standards.

It is relevant to new entrants to the cabling industry in addition to those already working within the cable installation environment wishing to formalise their skills. Project managers, IT personnel, installation technicians, network engineers and electricians would all benefit from attending this program.

Program Duration

The Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program is 10 days in duration, however it can be split into two units and taken separately:

  • Certified Network Cable Installer – Copper Cabling is a 5 day unit
  • Certified Network Cable Installer – Fibre Optic Cabling is a 5 day unit


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 and fibre cable installation.

You will also gain the following:

  • Internationally and industry recognised BTEC Level 3 Award Certified Network Cable Installer (Copper)
  • Internationally and industry recognised BTEC Level 3 Award Certified Network Cable Installer (Optical Fibre)
  • Official Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) certification
  • Use of the CNCI® logo
  • Use of CNCI post nominal letters after your name e.g. Martin Smith CNCI
  • Eligibility for an ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) Datacomms Specialist CNCI® card (only available in the UK)
  • Continual Professional Development (CPDs)
  • 10 IEEE Continual Education Units (CEUs)
  • Fluke CCTT® certification

You will also benefit from:

  • The ability to work to the correct standards and best practices
  • Building contacts with other like-minded industry professionals
  • Knowing you are a leader in network cabling and are therefore contributing to the changing face of the industry


CNCI Copper Cabling

  • Introduction to Structured Cabling
  • Cable media types
  • Network topologies
  • Categories
  • 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
  • Legislation
  • Workplace risk
  • Electrical safety
  • Working at heights
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Standards
  • Why standards?
  • Standards bodies BSI, ISO, CENELEC, TIA/EIA
  • Categories and classes
  • Fire Stopping
  • Why fire stop?
  • Types of fire stopping
  • Three pillars of fire stopping
  • Documentation & Labelling
  • Floor plans
  • Naming conventions
  • Symbols
  • Records
  • Testing & Commissioning
  • Continuity testing
  • Certification/acceptance testing
  • Level IV testing
  • Saving of results to database
  • O&M manuals
  • Practical
  • Patch cord manufacture
  • Cable installation
  • Termination techniques UTP/STP
  • Patch panel/outlet termination, Cat 5e/Cat6
  • Fluke CCTT (Copper)
  • Copper certification (DSX 5000)
  • Set up DSX 5000
  • Test using DSX 5000
  • Troubleshoot
  • Test standards/limits
  • DSX Diagnostics

CNCI Fibre Cabling

  • 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
  • Advantages
  • What is a network?
  • Benefits of a network
  • Topologies
  • Why a network?
  • Hardware
  • Cable construction
  • LED, VCSEL, laser sources
  • Switches, routers, media convertors
  • Theory of Light Transmission
  • Optical windows
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Transmission
  • Media choice
  • Cable Construction
  • Choice of cable
  • Installation practices
  • Patchcords
  • EnclosuresODF
  • 19” Splice tray
  • Slack fibre management, protection, patch field
  • Standards
  • Standards bodies ISO, CENELEC, TIA/EIA
  • Classifications
  • Application distances
  • Connectors
  • Connector types
  • Functionality
  • Density (SFF)
  • Outside Plant (OSP)Fibre backbone in the LAN
  • Hardware
  • Media choice
  • Fibre Splicing Safety
  • Fusion Splicer Setup and operation
  • Singlemode programs
  • Multimode programs
  • Splicing in patch panels
  • Fibre Termination Safety
  • Pigtail manufacture
  • Techniques, cold cure, mechanical splice, fusion splice
  • End-face inspection techniques
  • 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

10 Days


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