First Woman in the World Attains Official CNIDP® Certification

 Dubai based ELV Design Engineer, Shuchi Goyal, from Salt TS, says she feels “honoured” to be the first woman in the world to obtain the Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP®) status.

In a male dominated industry, becoming the first woman in the world to hold the certification, Shuchi is thrilled with her achievement: “I am excited and on top of the world as the building and IT infrastructure consultancy industry is mainly male dominated. I would like to thank CNet Training and my company Salt-TS for giving me the platform and opportunity to develop and excel in the field.”

After a huge success in the UK, CNet Training launched the CNIDP® in the Middle East in September 2016, which was the first CNIDP® to be launched outside of the UK. The program continually receives positive feedback and Shuchi said taking the CNIDP® was the right choice for her: “I feel that I have made one of the best decisions of my professional career to attend the CNIDP® program. It is well designed to enhance technical knowledge and take us through the complete life cycle of the project from inception to handover. I rate it as the most technical complete training I ever attended.”

The CNIDP® is a level 5 program and joins CNet Training’s other world renowned programs, which form The Global Data Centre and Network Infrastructure Education Framework, spanning from introductory level 3 right through to the world’s first Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management at level 7 on the International Qualifications Framework. The CNIDP® program equips network infrastructure professionals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver complex infrastructure design projects from inception through to customer hand-over. It includes completing a detailed network infrastructure design project and how to deliver this to market via an effective tender response.

As an ELV Design Engineer for Salt-TS, Shuchi’s day-to-day role involves working with architects, interior designers and MEP consultants to design ELV services for hotels, resorts, education facilities, medical establishments and residential and office towers. She plans data arrangements on building layouts, develops network fibre and copper schematics, containment, Wi-Fi planning and prepares schedules and specifications. Obtaining the CNIDP® has also improved her CV: “I have benefitted from including the CNIDP® on my resume with the internationally recognised level 5 BTEC professional award that it provides, along with the international recognition as an ELV professional.”

The classroom led CNIDP® program is eight days in duration, divided into a five day core unit and a three day professional unit. Shuchi has high praise for her CNet Training instructor: “I learned so much in eight days of training. Paul Gorman is a good instructor; his teaching was very impressive and detailed. It was very intense technical material and was delivered in a brilliant form that was both enjoyable and easy to understand. Paul had the knowledge and willingness to answer every question during the class and outside of the class, he was commendable.”

Shuchi is looking forward to the next step in her career, which will be obtaining the Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®), another level 5 program from The Global Data Centre and Network Infrastructure Education Framework, which is taught globally.

CNet Training has plans to launch its other network infrastructure programs in the Middle East and other regions of the world in the near future.

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Posted: 23/11/2016 8:00 AM