Certifications, Qualifications, Accreditation

Certification & Re-certification

Certifications are unique as they show a commitment to life-long learning, they offer the perfect portal to ensure knowledge and skills remain current and up-to-date. Each certification gained from CNet requires re-certifying EVERY THREE YEARS. We have designed an simple online system that allows re-certification to be undertaken quickly and easily. Learn more…  

Qualifications

Qualifications are valid for life. They differ from certifications in that they are controlled by international educational bodies and are therefore recognised across the world (see the qualifications equivalence table). Whilst there are differing qualifications across many levels within the data centre and network infrastructure industries, they are all referenced to the International Qualification Framework, so a recognised qualification brings several additional benefits compared to courses that only offer certifications. These include:
BTEC Professional Qualifications
BTECs offer a practical approach to learning, which is structured around real-life situations and can include both theoretical and practical learning. Learners undertake a number of units to allow them to demonstrate their skill and knowledge. They are available in varying levels – the lowest is an Award, the next one is a Certificate and the highest is a Diploma. Learners can build their own qualification portfolio over time to grow in line with their careers. BTECs are also quite flexible in terms of the time allowed to complete them and at the end of the learning an examination is undertaken to confirm the level of knowledge achieved. BTECs can only be designed by authorised and approved professional training providers and this allows the learning to reflect the actual needs of the industry as it changes. Training providers have to go through a rigorous process of approval by Pearson – the BTEC examination board – and are the subject of continuous external verification. All of CNet’s programs award BTECs or units towards a BTEC qualification. We also take part in a mandatory renewal process to ensure that all of the qualifications continue to be relevant and useful. Visit the BTEC website for further information.
The CPD Certification Service
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is defined as ‘a commitment to structured skills enhancement and personal or professional competence’. The updating of skills and knowledge is critical in keeping abreast of industry changes, maintaining professional competence and ensuring that qualifications do not become obsolete. Anyone who is a member of a professional body or institution is automatically expected to do CPD as a requirement of individual membership. In addition, most employers now require all their employees to undertake CPD regardless of role or responsibility. The CPD Certification Service primarily supports organisations looking to provide CPD certified training activities. Individuals are now expected to engage in a wide variety of training activities and learning experiences. The CPD Certification Service’s experience and knowledge of its members who regularly provide CPD activities has enabled it to develop advice and pointers to individuals looking to undertake their CPD effectively. Visit the CPD Certification Service website for further information.

Qualifications Equivalence Table