CNCI® Fibre Optic Cabling

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Program Overview

Demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and competency in fibre optic cable installation, termination and testing to the highest quality whilst complying to industry best practice and standards to ensure a right first-time approach.

It’s a comprehensive five-day program that blends a perfect mix of technical knowledge and practical activities for fibre optic component installation. It proves that an individual is qualified to undertake fibre optic cable installation projects to the highest calibre whilst working to the current national and international industry standards and industry best practice. During the program learners will be provided a valuable opportunity to access the latest industry standards.

The CNCI® certification is awarded on successful completion of both the CNCI® Optical Fibre and the CNCI® Copper Cabling programs.
The CNCI® certification has become the industry preferred certification for network cable installation and is specified as a requirement on many job profiles and installation project contracts. In addition, manufacturers, major installation companies, associations and consultants endorse the certification knowing that it provides the right level of technical knowledge, competence and confidence to the industry. In recognition of the CNCI® certification many manufacturers also award accreditations towards their product warranties.

On successfully completion of the CNCI® Optical Fibre Cabling program it is recommended that you attend the CNC® Copper Cabling program to secure the official CNCI® certification. Following this you are encouraged to continue your professional development by advancing your knowledge and skills to gain further official certifications and qualifications by progressing through The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which maps education programs to career advancement throughout the network infrastructure and data centre sectors.
The CNCI® Optical Fibre Cabling program is classroom-based and led by one of CNet’s expert Instructors.

Program Content

The CNCI® Optical Fibre Cabling program consists of 213 pages of rich technical content of learning and reference material.

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Learner Profile

The CNCI® Optical Fibre Cabling program is perfect for individuals wishing to acquire the very latest skills and knowledge to enable them to complete fibre optic cable installation projects to the highest standards. It is relevant to new entrants to the network cable infrastructure sector in addition to those already working within the cable installation environment wishing to formalise their knowledge and skills.


No previous experience is required to attend this program. However, if you are working in the network infrastructure industry, it will prove advantageous.

Program Objectives

Successful learners will have the knowledge and skills to confidently install, test and certify a complete optical fibre installation. This forms part of the entry level requirement into the Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which allows learners to progress their knowledge, education and skills in line with their career within these fast moving industries.

If you are entering the industry or looking to formalise your skills with an industry recognised qualification and gain units towards the official CNCI® certification, this program, combined with the CNCI® Copper Cabling program is perfect for you.


  • Internationally and industry recognised BTEC Level 3 Award Certified Network Cable Installer (Optical Fibre)

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CNCI® Optical Fibre Cabling at a Glance
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    • Introduction to Fibre
      • Terminology
      • Components
    • Safely Working with Fibre/General safety
      • LED, VCSEL, laser safety
      • Fibre preparation hazards, disposal of sharps
      • Hazardous substances
      • OSP safety, pits, gas detection
      • General safety
    • Network Overview
      • History of fibre
      • Advantages
      • The future
      • What is a network
      • Benefits of a network
      • Topologies
      • Why a network
    • Hardware
      • Cable construction
      • LED, VCSEL, laser sources
      • Switches, routers, media convertors
    • Theory of Light Transmission
      • Optical windows
      • Electromagnetic spectrum
      • Transmission
      • Media choice
    • Cable
      • Construction
      • Choice of cable
      • Installation practices
      • Patchcords
    • Enclosures
      • ODF
      • 19” Splice tray
      • Slack fibre management, protection, patch field
    • Standards
      • Standards bodies BSI, ISO, CENELEC, TIA/EIA
      • Classifications
      • Application distances
    • Connectors
      • Connector types
      • Functionality
      • Density (SFF)
    • Outside Plant (OSP)
      • Fibre To The Home (FTTH)
      • Procedures
      • Media choice
    • Documentation & Labelling
      • Fibre To The Home (FTTH)
      • Plans
      • Symbols
      • Labelling
      • Naming conventions
      • Records
    • Testing
      • Why test
      • Visual inspection
      • Continuity
      • Tier 1 (OLTS)
      • Tier 2 (OLTS + OTDR)
      • Test methods/set up
    • Fire Stopping
      • Why fire stop?
      • Types of fire stopping
      • Three pillars of fire stopping
    • Cable Termination/Practical
      • Safety
      • Pigtail manufacture
      • Techniques, cold cure, mechanical splice,fusion splice
      • Site survey/plan
    • Fluke CCTT (Fibre)
      • Tier 1 fibre certification (CertiFiber® Pro)
      • Tier 2 fibre certification (OptiFiber® Pro)
      • Encircled Flux (EF)
      • End Face Inspection
      • Set a reference
      • OTDR event types
      • OptiFiber® Pro link testing