CNCI® Fibre Optic Cabling

Program Overview


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

The CNCI® certification is awarded on successful completion of both the CNCI® Copper Cabling and the CNCI® Optical Fibre Cabling programs.

The Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) 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.

It’s available as a classroom-based program or blended option with live Instructor-led remote attendance for the theory elements, followed by scheduled classroom-based practical sessions (see duration below for full breakdown). The CNCI® program blends a perfect mix of technical knowledge and practical activities for both copper and fibre component installation. Official CNCI® certification proves that an individual is certified to undertake network cable infrastructure 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.

Having successfully completed this program, and with the appropriate level of experience, it is highly recommended that you 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® program is led by CNet’s expert Instructors.

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

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
  • What is a network?
  • Benefits of a network
  • Topologies
  • Why a network?

Hardware

  • Cable construction
  • LED, VCSEL, laser sources
  • Switches, routers, media converters

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 backbone in the LAN
  • Hardware
  • Media choice

Fibre Splicing

  • Safety
  • Fusion splicer set up and operation
  • Singlemode programs
  • Multimode programs
  • Splicing in patch panels

Fibre Termination

  • Safety
  • Pigtail manufacture
  • Techniques, cold cure, mechanical splice, fusion splice
  • End-face inspection techniques

Fluke CCTT (Fibre)

  • Tier 1 fibre certification (CertiFibre® Pro)
  • Tier 2 fibre certification (OptiFibre® Pro)
  • Encircled Flux (EF)
  • End face inspection
  • Set a reference
  • OTDR event types
  • OptiFibre® Pro link testing

Classroom-based
Certified Network Cable Installer – Fibre Optic Cabling is a 5 day unit

Blended Option
The blended option combined live Instructor-led remote attendance theory elements, followed by a scheduled classroom-based practical session.

  • 4 Day Fibre Optic Cabling (via Remote Attendance)
  • 2 Day Practical Session (Classroom-based)

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.

Learners are required to have 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.

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

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® Copper Cabling - perfect for individuals wishing to acquire the very latest skills and knowledge to enable them to complete copper 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.
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