About this Course

Duration 5 Days

The CNCI® is shaping the future of the industry. The Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program (which consists of the 5 day CNCI® Copper Cabling and the 5 day CNCI® Optical Fibre Cabling programs) and certification is helping to shape the future of the network cabling infrastructure industry by introducing professional and industry recognised certification to cable installers.

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. When you consider the huge risks associated with not employing professionally qualified staff, coupled with the impressive Return on Investment (ROI) from utilising trained staff, the answer is to have trained and qualified employees you can rely on to deliver consistent results.

The CNCI® Optical Fibre Cabling 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 fibre installation practices and, combined with the CNCI® Copper Cabling program provides official CNCI® certification. This 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 very latest codes of best practice. During the program learners will also have access to current standards for reference purposes.


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 optical fibre 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® Copper Cabling program is perfect for you.


The CNCI® Optical Fibre Cabling program consists of 213 pages of rich technical content of learning and reference material.Introduction to FibreTerminology

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 OverviewHistory of fibre
The future
What is a network
Benefits of a network
Why a network

HardwareCable construction
LED, VCSEL, laser sources
Switches, routers, media convertors

Theory of Light TransmissionOptical windows
Electromagnetic spectrum
Media choice

Choice of cable
Installation practices

19” Splice tray
Slack fibre management, protection, patch field

StandardsStandards bodies BSI, ISO, CENELEC, TIA/EIA
Application distances

ConnectorsConnector types
Density (SFF)

Outside Plant (OSP)Fibre To The Home (FTTH)
Media choice

Documentation & LabellingFibre To The Home (FTTH)
Naming conventions

TestingWhy test
Visual inspection
Tier 1 (OLTS)
Tier 2 (OLTS + OTDR)
Test methods/set up

Fire StoppingWhy fire stop?
Types of fire stopping
Three pillars of fire stopping

Cable Termination/PracticalSafety
Pigtail manufacture
Techniques, cold cure, mechanical splice,fusion splice
Site survey/plan

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

Internationally and industry recognised BTEC Level 3 Award Certified Network Cable Installer (Optical Fibre)

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