Network Infrastructure Fundamentals (NIF®)

Program Overview

Gain detailed knowledge in the field of telecommunications network
infrastructure.

To operate successfully, all methods of communication require a source and a destination with a pathway in between. The source is most often a smart device such as a phone, tablet, scanner, camera, card reader etc. The destination (the point of processing the data) could be a telephone exchange or storage and processing equipment in a data center. The media pathway can be fiber optic or copper cables, or quite often wireless links.

This program provides a broad understanding of the principles of communications systems, an understanding of voice and data communications technologies, and how to relate that information to the complexity of the physical network required. It explores the physical infrastructure components that combine to create the pathways, containment systems and network cabling infrastructure.

This program has been designed for individuals who are either new to the network infrastructure
sector or are seeking to develop their knowledge in relation to telecommunications networks. If you would like to discuss your experience or suitability for this program please contact us.

Basic Network Functions

Networking Technologies

  • Ethernet, Passive Optical Networks (PON) and other distribution methods
  • WiFi
  • Cellular infrastructure
  • Audio visual
  • Security
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Smart environments

Data Communications Principles

Networking Protocols

Physical Infrastructure

Service Assurance and Maintenance

Sustainability Practices

The Network Infrastructure Fundamentals Program is 1 day in duration.

Instructor-led: Learners are required to have:

  • A webcam and microphone enabled laptop with unrestricted wireless internet connectivity and a pre-installed web browser
  • A suitable application for opening and reading PDFs. Typically, your device's in-built PDF reader is sufficient

Distance Learning: As a distance learner you have access to an experienced and dedicated online support team during your program. Learners are required to have:

  • A laptop or suitable device with unrestricted wireless internet connectivity and a pre-installed web browser
  • A suitable application for opening and reading PDFs. Typically, your device's in-built PDF reader is sufficient

The program de-mystifies the technical terminology that permeates all extents of network infrastructure, using simple language, clear explanations, and useful analogies.

Learners will gain a comprehensive overview of the network infrastructure sector, a broad understanding of the principles of communications systems, an understanding of voice and data communications technologies, and how to relate that information to the complexity of the physical network required. As well as a CNet Certificate, you will also gain use of the official Network Infrastructure Fundamentals Digital Badge.

There are no specific pre-requisites for this program however some awareness of the network infrastructure industry would be advantageous.

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