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Program Overview

Take your existing network infrastructure skills to new levels allowing you to successfully control and deliver major infrastructure projects.

The Certified Network Infrastructure Technician (CNIT®) program is a comprehensive program perfect for those with at least two years of verifiable experience within the network infrastructure sector, or relevant qualifications and certifications in a wider project environment.

The five-day program aims to develop the knowledge and skills required to perform the multifaceted role in delivering complex project to site. Learners will greatly enhance their supervisory and management skills through a series of complex case studies mastering the knowledge and understanding required to interpret complex design documentation, the need to establish effective relationships and communications with principle stakeholders and managing the end to end project implementation cycle. They will develop an aptitude for logistics and resource management, including team health and safety, dealing with risks and issues that impact project delivery. A certified CNIT® will be undaunted when dealing with escalations and problem resolution within a strategic network infrastructure project.

The CNIT® also takes into account the requirements of the current BS EN, TIA and ISO standards, whilst also meeting the architectural and technical requirements. During the program learners will also have access to current standards for reference purposes. The impact to the project delivery of current and emerging networking technologies will also be explored including wireless access, security systems and VOIP.

Learners will gain an in-depth knowledge of technical parameters for cable testing and will demonstrate confidence when dealing with escalations from installers undertaking cable testing.

Learners will also gain experience in the management of test records using cloud-based applications, from the cable test through to the delivery of warranty certificates to the customer.

On successful completion learners can demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, competency and confidence in supervising the delivering complex infrastructure projects, demonstrating efficiencies in both time and cost, coupled with a focus on quality and accuracy in order to achieve project closure on time and within budget.

A CNIT® can also feel confident that they are progressing through The Global Network Infrastructure Education Framework. They also gain an internationally recognised BTEC Level 4 Professional qualification and official CNIT® certification. This certification enters the learner into a commitment to life-long learning and offers the perfect portal to ensure knowledge; skills and certification remain current and up-to-date. Each certification gained from CNet Training requires re-certifying every three years. The process is simple, cost effective and easy via an online learning management system allowing knowledge to be brought up-to-date to reflect the very latest changes and technical developments. Re-certified learners can also benefit from utilising the latest program material, can continue to use the CNIT® logo and post nominal letters for the next three years.

Learner Profile

This program is designed for those wishing to extend their knowledge, skills, qualifications and certifications into a wider and more complex project environment with emphasis on enhancing supervisory, leadership and management skills.

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Program Duration

The Certified Network Infrastructure Technician (CNIT®) training program is 5 days in duration.


A minimum of two years installation experience within the network infrastructure sector is required. Successful completion of the Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program would be advantageous. If you would like to discuss your experience or suitability for this program please contact us.

Program Requirements

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.

Program Objectives

Successful learners will have the added supervisory and management skills, knowledge and competency to confidently deliver complex infrastructure projects within site environments.

You will also gain the following:

  • Internationally and industry recognised BTEC Level 4 BTEC Professional Award Certified Network Infrastructure Technician
  • Certified Network Infrastructure Technician (CNIT®) Certification
  • BTEC Level 4 Professional Award
  • Use of CNIT post nominal title e.g. Martin Smith CNIT
  • Use of the CNIT® logo
  • Eligibility for an ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) Datacomms Technician CNIT® card (only available in the UK)
  • Continual Professional Development (CPDs)
  • 5 IEEE Continual Education Units (CEUs)


CNIT® Benefits for Individuals

  • Utilise new multi-disciplined supervisory knowledge to manage people and tasks confidently and competently
  • New and improved technical skills, widening your scope of capability with up-to-date technology
  • Greater understanding of project complexity enabling more effective delivery management
  • Increased focus on service excellence resulting in a “right first time” approach
  • Awareness of stakeholders enabling more effective communications
  • Ability to effectively manage teams, resulting in improved team moral and performance
  • Industry recognised qualification and official certification

CNIT® Benefits for Business

  • Added supervisory skills provides the ability to realise cost efficiencies through effective planning and manpower utilisation
  • Improve confidence in project progression through accurate reporting
  • Increased customer satisfaction leading to quicker project closure and final payment
  • Greater opportunities for repeat business due to improved quality of service
  • A more structured delivery methodology through standardised task planning and strategies
  • Investment in team development, improves morale and job satisfaction leading to greater staff loyalty

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  • Role of the CNIT®
    •  Role of the CNIT® in:
    • – The core layer
    • – The distribution layer
    • – The access layer
  • Fundamentals of Network Architecture
    • Networking protocols
    • Ethernet
    • Network architecture
    • Active network devices
    • 3 layer network topology
    • Bandwidth demand
    • Intelligent building infrastructure
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Wireless network standards
    • – 802.11 variations
    • – IEEE standards
    • – Frequency bands
    • – Channel overlap
    • Power Over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Compliance
    • National/international standards
    • Legislative requirements
    • Good practice
    • BS EN 50173 series
    • BS EN 50174 series
    • Other supporting BS EN standards
    • Construction products regulations
    • The approach to implementing standards
  • Design Documentation
    • Active network design drawings
    • Inside plant drawings
    • Outside plant drawings
    • Network equipment room design
    • Bill of materials
    • Patch lists
    • Rack face layout
  • Health and Safety
    • General requirements
    • CDM requirements
    • Permits and cards
    • Legal requirements
    • Risk
    • – Identification
    • – Evaluation
    • – Mitigation
    • Risk assessments and method statements
    • Tool box talks
  • Network Implementation Management
    • Outside plant
    • – Manholes and building entry points
    • – OSP cable run-out list
    • – Material call off
    • – Task planning
    • Inside plant
    • – Pathways and containment systems
    • – Material call off
    • – Task planning
    • Quality Assurance
  • Fire Stopping
    • Regulations
    • Compartmentation
    • Fire stop rated materials
  • Test Procedures and Escalations
    • Certification Vs qualification
    • Warranty requirements
    • Testing principles
    • Test standards
    • Copper cabling
    • – Custom setup
    • – Channel testing
    • – Dealing with test failure escalations
    • Optical fibres
    • – Loss budgeting
    • – Passive optical networks
    • – Dealing with test failure escalation
    • – Certification
  • OEM Software Project Structure
    • Complex project structure
    • Project creation
    • Importing test results
    • Cloud access
    • Re-certification
  • Change Control
    • MACs
    • Evaluating impacts on:
    • – Cost
    • – Time
    • – Material
  • Project Closure
    • Red-line drawings
    • Certification
    • Site closure
  • Pre-Class Study
  • Cabinets and Containment
    • Cabinet structure and components
    • Containment choices, types and construction methods
    • Separation of services
  • Fixings
    • Fixing choices, types and construction methods
    • Tools
    • Deflection calculations
    • Structural Support
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