About this Course

Duration 8 Days

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.


To attend this program, it is highly recommended that individuals have 5 years experience of working in the digital infrastructure sector, working in an installation or surveyor role. In addition, knowledge of current cabling and network standards will be required; research prior to attending the program will be of benefit. Relevant professional qualification(s) would also be advantageous.

Delegates will learn how to

  • 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)

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.

  • CNIDP® Benefits for Individuals
  • Make effective design decisions based on detailed client requirements that demonstrates compliance with national and international standards
  • Deliver detailed drawings that accurately depict network infrastructure components
  • Generate a precise bill of materials detailing all infrastructure material detailing all infrastructure material requirements by type and quantity, including complex cost calculations
  • Specify the requirements for project documentation in support of progression and closure


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®).

Core Unit Breakdown:
Design PrinciplesAssess requirements
Information gathering
Capacity planning

StandardsStandards organisations
Cabling standards
Installation standards
Electrical standards
Network and application standards
Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Spaces & Working AreasBuilding Entrance Facility (BEF)
Main Equipment Room (MER)
Building Distributor (BD)
Floor Distributor (FD)
Horizontal/work area distribution

Site SurveySite 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 ArchitectureEthernet
Access Control
Environmental management
Fire alarms

Pathways & ContainmentCable distribution systems
Raised access floor
Confined spaces
OSP cable duct systems

Fire StoppingTypes & specifications
Mechanical and non-mechanical
Regulations and testing

Bonding & EarthingRegulations
Protective Earth (PE)
Equipotential bonding
Electrical and UPS

Test & Commission SpecificationCommissioning process
Certification test methods
Testing standards

Professional Unit Breakdown:

Understand the Design ProcessRoles of the design team
Design stages
Tools and traits for success

Customer Requirements AssessmentConducting customer interviews
Identfying key stakeholders
Needs analysis
Scope, plan and schedule

ITT/RFQ DevelopmentRFP/RFQ objectives and structure
Formulation of RFP/RFQ
Scope review
Bid submission
Change management

Bid Evaluations & Contract NegotiationsBid evaluation techniques
Shortlist interviews
Contract negotiations
Contract award

Project ExecutionProject delivery cycle
Contractual and professional obligations
Project scope and schedule
Quality assurance/change management
Installation and test sequences
Communication plan
Manage stakeholder expectations

Administration, Documentation & PlansIdentification systems
Test results and reports
As-built documentation
Handover process
Warranty compliance

Commissioning & ClosureCommission and test sequence
Test results and documentation
Snag/punch list process
Customer handover
Customer training
Project closure process

Throughout this program learners will work on an individual campus based case study.

8 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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