About this Course

Duration 5 Days
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.

Learn how to complete a detailed network infrastructure design project and deliver this to the market via an effective tender response.

The 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. It examines 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 the 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 a 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.

The CNIDP® also takes into account the requirements of BS EN, TIA and ISO standards. During the program learners will also have access to current standards for reference purposes.

The CNIDP® program is classroom based and led by one of CNet Training’s expert Instructors.

Learner Profile

This program is designed for telecommunications and data communications engineers within the network cabling design and installation environment, and those wishing to extend their skills, knowledge, qualifications and certifications in relation to the planning and design of cable systems within different environments. Learners will have sound knowledge of copper and fibre optic cabling infrastructure and awareness of networks, inside plant and outside plant. They will also have an understanding of how relevant standards are applied to design.

Program Duration

The Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP®) training program is 8 days in duration, split into a 5 day core unit (CNID®) and a 3 day professional unit (CNIDP®).


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.

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.
    You will also gain the following:
    Internationally and industry recognised BTEC Level 5 Professional Award Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional
    Official Certified Network Infrastructure Data Professional (CNIDP®) certification
    Use of CNIDP post nominal letters after your name i.e. Martin Smith CNIDP
    Use of the CNIDP® logo
    Eligibility for an ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) Datacomms Design (CNIDP®) card (only available in the UK)
    Continual Professional Development (CPDs)
    8 IEEE Continual Education Units (CEUs)


CNID Core Unit Breakdown:

  • Design Principles
    Assess requirements
    Information gathering
    Capacity planning
    Standards organisations
    Cabling standards
    Installation standards
    Electrical standards
    Network and application standards
    Building Information Modelling (BIM)
    Spaces & Working Areas
    Building Entrance Facility (BEF)
    Main Equipment Room (MER)
    Building Distributor (BD)
    Floor Distributor (FD)
    Horizontal/work area distribution
    Site Survey
    Site survey process
    Greenfield and brownfield impacts
    Formulation of site survey report
    Cabling Sub-systems (ISP & OSP)
    OSP cabling
    Backbone cabling
    Horizontal cabling
    Network cabling
    Network Architecture
    Access Control
    Environmental management
    Fire alarms
    Pathways & Containment
    Cable distribution systems
    Raised access floor
    Confined spaces
    OSP cable duct systems
    Fire Stopping
    Types & specifications
    Mechanical and non-mechanical
    Regulations and testing
    Bonding & Earthing
    Protective Earth (PE)
    Equipotential bonding
    Electrical and UPS
    Test & Commission Specification
    Commissioning process
    Certification test methods
    Testing standards

5 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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