About this Course

Duration 5 Days

The full CNCI® program (comprising the CNCI® Copper Cabling and the CNCI® Fibre Optic Cabling courses) and associated certification, is helping to shape the future of the network infrastructure industry by introducing professional and industry recognised certification to cable installers (individuals and companies). Once achieved the CNCI® certification ensures individuals are qualified to work to the correct cabling standards and follow the recommended codes of practice when undertaking cable installation projects.

With a team of professionally trained and certified individuals the risks are significantly reduced and organisations can feel confident that their staff are totally fit for purpose. When you consider the huge risks associated with not employing professionally qualified people to do the job, coupled with the impressive return on investment you can gain from utilising trained staff, the answer is to have trained and qualified employees you can rely on to deliver consistent results. The CNCI® offers the perfect solution to network cabling organisations to help ensure they continue to deliver quality of service and confidence to the market place, in addition to helping secure your organisations professional reputation.

The CNCI® Copper Cabling course is designed for those wishing to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and expertise regarding this fast moving sector. Network cabling installers are involved with the design and deployment of the communications cabling infrastructures that form the basis of IT local area network (LAN) infrastructures. This course provides the very latest information from the team of expert instructors about the preparation and installation of copper cabling.

The duration of this course is 5 days and is 50% theoretical learning and 50% practical hands-on training, which is led by one of the expert instructors.

Successful CNCI® Copper Cabling delegates gain an internationally recognised qualification. However, combining this course with the CNCI® Fibre Optic Cabling course provides delegates with the official CNCI® status in addition to the use of post nominal letters i.e. Martin Smith CNCI. It is highly recommended that delegates attend the CNCI® Fibre Optic Cabling course in order to gain the full CNCI® status.

Once a delegate has become a CNCI® they are likely to be able to lead a team within six months from course completion, whilst managing projects is a distinct possibility after approximately 18 months of on-the-job experience.

CNCI® certification enters the delegate into a commitment to life-long learning and offers the perfect portal to ensure knowledge, skills and certification remain current and up-to-date. Each certification gained requires re-certifying every three years. The process is simple and easy via an on-line learning management system allowing you to bring your knowledge up-to-date to reflect the very latest changes and technical developments within the industry. Successful delegates can benefit from having continued access to the training material whenever needed, continued use of the CNCI® logo and post nominal letters for the next three years.


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 cable 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® Optical Fibre Cabling program is perfect for you.


  • 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
    • Project plan preparation
    • On-site liaison
    • Planning
    • Containment installation
    • Cable installation, cable termination
    • Tool selection
  • Network Overview
    • What is a network
    • Characteristics of a network
    • Resource sharing
    • Why a network
  • Signal Theory
    • Electrical principals
    • DC current principals
    • Analogue v digital
  • Health & Safety
    • Electrical safety
    • Working at heights
    • Working in confined spaces
    • General safety
  • Standards
    • Why standards?
    • Standards bodies BSI, ISO, CENELEC, TIA/EIA
    • Categories/classes and where standards fit in
  • Fire Stopping
    • Why fire stop?
    • Types of fire stopping
    • Three pillars of fire stopping
  • Documentation & Labelling
    • Floor plans
    • Naming conventions
    • Symbols
    • Records
  • Ethernet in the LAN
    • Ethernet addressing
    • Operation
    • Standards
  • Practical
    • Patch cord manufacture
    • Cable installation
    • Pin designations
    • 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
    • HDTDX and HDTDR

5 Days


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