Certified Integrated Infrastructure Technician (CIIT®)

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Program Overview

Take your existing network infrastructure skills to new technical levels, developing a “smart hands” approach to infrastructure delivery and gain a comprehensive knowledge of a range of intelligent devices that support smart building technical architecture.

The Certified Integrated Infrastructure Technician (CIIT®) program aims to develop the knowledge and practical skills required to deliver network infrastructure projects that include the installation and commissioning of intelligent network devices. It’s a comprehensive five day 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.

A certified CIIT® also takes into account the requirements for compliance, having a full understanding of national and international regulations, codes and standards. During the program learners will also have access to current standards for reference purposes. Learners will explore the effect of bandwidth demand on the network based on the operating parameters of a range of intelligent devices. In addition, the effects of power demand by Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices on the cable infrastructure will also be addressed.

Practical hands-on sessions are incorporated throughout this program, focusing on PoE network equipment architecture. Learners will also site and mount equipment to optimise coverage and direction, and will commission and configure devices into service. Such devices include wireless access points, VoIP telephony, CCTV cameras, security control systems (both swipe access and biometric).

A CIIT® 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 Award and official CIIT® 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 CIIT® logo and post nominal letters for the next three years.

Learner Profile

This program is designed for those wishing to extend their technical knowledge, further develop practical skill sets, with an aim to achieve a broader technical level capability, supported by professional qualification and certification.

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Program Duration

The Certified Integrated Infrastructure Technician (CIIT®) 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 knowledge, competency and confidence to install and commission Smart Building technology devices. On successful completion learners will demonstrate the highest levels of technical skills and capability when installing wireless access devices, VoIP telephony, CCTV cameras, door access controls and biometric security systems.

You will also gain the following:

    • Internationally and industry recognised BTEC Level 4 Professional Award Certified Integrated Infrastructure Technician
    • Official Certified Integrated Infrastructure Technician (CIIT®) Certification
    • Use of CIIT post nominal letters after your name i.e. Martin Smith CIIT
    • Use of the CIIT® logo
    • Continual Professional Development (CPDs)
    • 5 IEEE Continual Education Units (CEUs)

    • CIIT® Benefits for Individuals

        • Develop an increased technical knowledge and capability
        • Enhanced technical capability, able to deliver multi-disciplined projects
        • Greater potential for variety and enhanced job satisfaction
        • Industry recognised qualification and official certification

      CIIT® Benefits for Business

        • Investment in team development, improves morale and job satisfaction leading to greater staff loyalty
        • Enhanced delivery portfolio, leading to greater opportunities when project tendering for projects
        • Take control of normally external dependencies
        • Realise cost savings through greater efficiencies

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  • Role of the CIIT®
    • Understand “intelligent buildings and technologies”
    • Select and prepare equipment for installation
    • Install terminal equipment
    • Commission terminal equipment
    • Troubleshoot installations
  • Datacommunications
    • Binary coding
    • Internet protocol
    • IP addressing
  • Standards and Compliance
    • BSEN 50173-6
    • Legislation and regulation
    • Compliance
    • Warranties
  • Power over Ethernet
    • Concept
    • PoE standards and power ratings
    • Power considerations and media selection
    • PoE injectorion devices
    • Network segregation
  • Virtual Local Area Networks
    • VLAN structure
    • Planning the VLAN
    • Switch configuration
    • Network security
  • Integrated Network Architecture
    • PoE capable technology
    • Bandwidth demand
    • Planning
    • Media considerations
  • Network Commissioning and Troubleshooting
    • BSEN 50174 quality standards
    • Network warranty
    • Commissioning PoE channels
  • Practical Installation Tasks
    • Prepare, install and commission
    • Access control devices
    • CCTV camera systems
    • Wireless access points
    • Voice over IP telephones
    • Digital signage
    • Configure devices
    • Troubleshoot network failures

    There is a final case study which challenges learners to plan and prepare their practical installation tasks.

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