About CNet Training

CNet Training – Customer Focused, Quality Driven

The Global Leader of Technical Education for the Digital Infrastructure Industry

International award-winning education company, CNet Training, formerly CableNet Training Services Limited, has been designing and delivering professional network infrastructure training programs since 1996.

Today, officially the largest education provider in the world dedicated to the digital infrastructure industry, comprising the data centre and network infrastructure sectors, CNet Training is recognised throughout the world for being the global industry leader and the only industry dedicated education provider to award both internationally recognised qualifications and professional certifications, starting at entry level through to a qualification level 7 Masters Degree program.

A significant part of CNet Training’s history is the development of the highly acclaimed Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework, which offers industry professionals an opportunity to map data centre and network infrastructure education, qualifications and certifications to meet individual and business needs.

CNet Training deliver programs in locations across the world and via live Instructor-led remote attendance classes. In addition to its impressive client list of multinational organisations, the company is proud of its close associations with the world’s leading trade associations and industry bodies including the Data Centre Alliance, Infrastructure Masons, AFCOM, 7×24, Green Grid, ISO quality standards and Pearson. So trusted is CNet Training’s expertise that it also designs and delivers vendor-specific programs for many of the world’s leading manufacturers of data centre and network infrastructure solutions.

Our History

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2022

  • Celebrated with the most recent graduates of the Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management at the 2022 Gradutation Ceremony
  • Won the Education & Training Provider of the Year award at the Network Computing Awards 2022
  • Celebrated CNet's first staff day for over three years, bringing everyone together from across the globe
  • Launched the Network Infrastructure Fundamentals Program
  • Won the Education and Employment Award 2022 at the prestigious Datacloud Awards
  • Launched the Certified Data Centre Project Management (CDCPM®) Program
  • Gained the Silver Medal in the EcoVadis Sustainability Rating

2021

  • Celebrating 25 Years of CNet Training
  • CNet is proud to be part of the first Data Centre focussed curriculum for 14-19 year olds with University Technical College (UTC), Heathrow, alongside other industry partners
  • CNet Training receives the Ministry of Defence’s highest badge of honour, the Gold Defence Employment Engagement Award
  • CNet Training launched the NEW Certified Wireless Infrastructure Technician (CWIT®)
  • CNet Instructor Melissa Chambal is recognised as one of the Top 25 Women in Technology
  • CNet Celebrates the Committed Education Partners for the Network Cable Installer (NCI®) Apprenticeship - available in England & Wales, UK
  • CNet Celebrates having educated over 76,000 individuals, across 45 countries, in 19 time zones
  • Gained ISO 14001:2015 accreditation for Environmental Management
  • CNet Wins the Network Computing Award for Education & Training Provider of the Year
  • CNet Wins the Network Computing Innovation Award
  • CNet's US, LATAM & Canada Technical Manager, Melissa Chambal, is runner up for the Network Computing Inspiration Award

2020

  • CNet Training’s President and CEO Andrew Stevens awarded ‘The Inspiration Award’ at the 2020 Network Computing Awards
  • Launched the NEW Certified Outdoor Plant Technician (COPT®) Program
  • CNet Training updated and reviewed the content of the CDCSP® program to reflect the latest sector needs and innovations
  • CNet Training named as a Network Computing Awards finalist in the following categories
    - Education & Training Provider of the Year
    - Company of the Year
    - The Inspiration Award for CNet’s President and CEO Andrew Stevens
  • CNet Training increase number of Smart Rooms to 15, allowing us to deliver 15 different Remote Attendance programs simultaneously in different time zones across the globe
  • CNet Training launched Digital Badges for all certified individuals
  • CNet Training signed the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Launched the Certified Telecommunications Project Management Program (CTPM®) as a 3-day Instructor-led Remote Attendance Program
  • CNet Training awarded Bronze Defence Employment Engagement Award
  • Launched the Certified Network Cable Installer Program (CNCI®) as a Blended Learning Program
  • CNet Training’s Director of Marketing and Communication Sarah Parks named in Data Economy’s list of the top 50 most influential marketeers across the data centre industry
  • CNet Training has been an Approved Pearson BTEC Centre For Over 20 Years
  • CNet Training awarded Silver Defence Employment Engagement Award

2019

  • Celebrated with the most recent graduates of the Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management at the 2019 Gradutation Ceremony
  • Launched the NEW Certified Integrated Infrastructure Technician (CIIT®) Program
  • Launched the Network Cable Installer (NCI®) Apprenticeship, the first network infrastructure apprenticeship across England and Wales
  • Andrew Stevens named as a finalist in the Infrastructure Masons Diversity and Inclusion Champion 2019 Award
  • Andrew Stevens listed in the Data Economy’s Power200 list of the world’s most influential Data Economy leaders

2018

  • Chosen as the official Global Education Partner with media technology company, BroadGroup and their global Datacloud event series
  • CNet Training look forward to the very first Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership & Management graduation
  • Winner of the Best Programme for Data Center Training and Professional Development award at BroadGroup’s Datacloud Asia event
  • Launched the NEW Certified Data Centre Sustainability Professional (CDCSP®) Program
  • Winner of the Best Programme for Data Centre Training and Professional Development award at BroadGroup’s Datacloud Europe Awards

2017

  • Launched the CNIDP® in the U.S.
  • Approved as an Associate College by Anglia Ruskin University to deliver the Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership & Management
  • CNet Training launched Remote Attendance Classes

2016

  • It’s our 20th Anniversary
  • Launched the World’s First Competency & Confidence Assessment Modelling (CCAM®) Tool for the data centre sector (exclusive to CNet Training)
  • Winner of the Intelligent Training Provider of the Year Award
  • Winner of the Innovation in Global Data Centre Education Award from the Datacloud Awards

2015

  • Launched the NEW Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP®) Program
  • Launched a NEW online program Data Centre Fundamentals
  • Launched the NEW Certified Network Infrastructure Technician (CNIT®) Program

2014

  • Chosen to be an AFCOM Educational Partner
  • Winner of the Best Contribution to Education for the Data Centre Industry in the International Data Centre & Cloud Awards
  • CNet Training & Uptime Institute announce a Global Educational Alliance
  • CNet Training launch a Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership & Management with Anglia Ruskin University
  • Launched the CNCI® as the new industry standard certification for those working within the network infrastructure industry
  • Launched the NEW Certified Network Infrastructure Design (CNID®) Program
  • Launched the NEW CDCAP® (Certified Data Centre Audit Professional) program

2013

  • Network World – Vendor Awards – Training Provider of the year 2013
  • Launched the Certified Telecommunications Project Management (CTPM®) program - First online program

2012

  • Opened Singapore office location
  • Winner of the Netcomms Award for Data Centre Professional Development & Training Excellence
  • Launched the NEW Certified Data Centre Energy Professional (CDCEP®) program
  • Opened United States office location

2011

  • Winners of the Comms Expo Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry
  • We trained our 35,000th individual
  • Launched the CNCI® (Certified Network Cable Installer Advanced) program
  • Launched the NEW Certified Data Centre Technician Professional (CDCTP®) program

2010

  • Launched the NEW Certified Data Centre Management Professional (CDCMP®) program
  • Go for Growth – Finalists for Excellence Awards Professional Services

2009

  • Launched programs into the United States
  • Awarded the 2012 Olympics Project

2008

  • Moved to larger headquarters

2007

  • NCN – Voted CNet Training as one of the top ten most influential organisations
  • Launched the NEW Certified Data Centre Technician (CDCT®)  program

2005

  • Launched the NEW Certified Data Centre Design (CDCD®) program

2004

  • Winner of the Networking Industry Awards for Training Company of the Year

2003

  • Winner of the Networking Industry Awards for Training Company of the Year

2002

  • Moved to new headquarters
  • NCN – Voted CNet Training as one of the top ten most influential organisations
  • Winner of the Networking Industry Awards for Training Company of the Year

2001

  • Winner of the Networking Industry Award for Training Company of the Year
  • Gained ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for Quality Management Systems

2000

  • Winner of the Networking Industry Award for Training Company of the Year
  • Became an Approved Edexcel Centre

1999

  • Winner of the Communications Industry Award for Outstanding Achievement

1998

  • Winner of the Communications Industry Award for Trainer of the Year

1996

  • CNet Training began trading as CableNet Training Services Limited
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