CNCI® Copper Cabling

Program Overview


Demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and competency in network cable infrastructure. Undertake copper and fiber 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 Fiber 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 fiber component installation. Official CNCI® certification proves that an individual is certified to undertake network cable infrastructure projects to the highest caliber 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 center sectors.

The CNCI® program is led by CNet’s expert Instructors.

The CNCI® Copper Cabling program consists of 195 pages of rich technical content of learning and reference material.

 

Introduction to Structured Cabling

  • Cable media types
  • Network topologies
  • Categories

LAN Hardware

  • PCs, switches, routers

Installing Structured Cabling

  • National and international standards
  • Interpreting drawings
  • Risk evaluation
  • Working in containment routes
  • Cable installation, cable termination
  • Tool and equipment selection

Network Overview

  • What is a network?
  • Characteristics of a network
  • Resource sharing

Signal Theory

  • Electrical principals
  • DC current principals
  • Analogue v digital

Health & Safety

  • Legislation
  • Workplace risk
  • Electrical safety
  • Working at heights
  • Working in confined spaces

Standards

  • Why standards?
  • Standards bodies BSI, ISO, CENELEC, TIA/EIA
  • Relationships between standards
  • Categories and classes

Fire Safety

  • Why fire stop?
  • Types of fire stopping
  • Three pillars of fire stopping
  • Construction Product Regulations (CPR)

Documentation & Labelling

  • Floor plans
  • Naming conventions
  • Symbols
  • Records

Testing & Commissioning

  • Continuity testing
  • Certification/acceptance testing
  • Level IV testing
  • Saving of results to database
  • O&M manuals

Practical

  • Patch cord manufacture
  • Cable installation
  • Termination techniques UTP/STP
  • Patch panel/outlet termination, Cat 5e/Cat6

Fluke CCTT (Copper)

  • Copper certification (DSX)
  • Set up DSX
  • Test using DSX
  • Troubleshoot
  • Test standards/limits
  • DSX Diagnostics
  • HDTDX and HDTDR

Classroom-based
Certified Network Cable Installer – Copper 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 Copper Cabling Theory (via Remote Attendance)
  • 2 Day Practical Session (Classroom-based)

The CNCI® Copper Cabling program is 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 formalize 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 copper cable 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 formalize your skills with an industry recognized qualification and gain units towards the official CNCI® certification, this program, combined with the CNCI® Optical Fiber Cabling program is perfect for you.

  • Internationally and industry recognized BTEC Level 3 Award Certified Network Cable Installer (Copper)
  • CNCI® Fiber Optic Cabling - perfect for individuals wishing to acquire the very latest skills and knowledge to enable them to complete fiber 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 formalize their knowledge and skills
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