CNet Training are shaping the future of the network infrastructure industry

This major step addresses the ongoing need for educational and knowledge standards and is supported by the industry, end users and the Government Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS). More importantly it is also fully embraced and approved as the new ‘must have’ official certification by LMG, NG Bailey, Redstone Converged Solutions, Computacenter and GCL to name a few.

The certification is gained from the Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI) program. It’s a 10 day program dedicated to providing cable installers with everything they need to confidently and accurately prepare, install, test and certify copper and fibre cabling systems, specifically for those wishing to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and expertise in network infrastructure.

Born out of close collaboration with the industry, the CNCI is the result of CNet’s industry experience and expertise, combined with pilot programs to ensure the program reflects real-life scenarios in addition to the correct standards and working practises needed by todays’ network cabling professionals. The program is delivered at CNet’s dedicated training facilities at Barking & Dagenham College, chosen for its new state-of-the-art facility, excellent learning environment, professional focus and ease of access. It will also be rolled out at a number of other additional strategic locations across the UK.

In addition to blending a perfect mix of theoretical study and practical exercises the CNCI has achieved vendor acceptance and therefore provides further benefits for certified individuals; it incorporates the Fluke Versiv CCTT program providing full certification and the Excel System Installation program, eliminating the need for individuals to attend the two day Excel program and just take the Excel Online training element.

Andrew Stevens says, ‘The CNCI program is designed for the industry, and is having a very positive impact on it. The entire industry has been crying out for educational standards and professional certification for years and it is now more important than ever simple because network infrastructure really is the backbone of modern life. With a team of professionally trained and certified individuals the risks of getting it wrong are significantly reduced and organisations can feel confident that their staff are highly competent and able to deliver consistent quality of service.’

He adds, ‘We are so pleased to have the backing of the leading and most respected organisations within the industry for this project, having this accolade confirms that this welcomed change is set to make a huge difference now and in the future.

When you consider the huge risks associated with not employing professionally certified staff, coupled with the impressive return on investment you can gain from utilising trained staff, the rationale behind what we are doing really does make sense for network cabling organisations and individuals alike. We are also thrilled to see the CNCI status being specified on tender documentation for major cable installations, proving that our collaboration is making a real and positive change to the industry now and is set to re-shape it in the future.”

Iauan Rowe, managing director of LMG comments, ‘LMG and CNet Training began a collaboration using the CNCI program some time ago to bring infrastructure working practices into the business and test competency of engineering standards in a practical setting. Now our engineers are fully prepared for any future solution when on site and have the confidence and knowledge so critical in this market. In our experience the synergy between sound business ethics, good training practices and adaptive partnership has enabled strong, sustainable and ethical business development.’

Bob Dunnett, managing director, NG Bailey’s IT Services Division adds, ‘NG Bailey IT Services are very excited about our partnership with CNet Training. The CNCI training program will support our business direction and ultimately further enhance our “best in class” service to our clients in the future’.

Matt Salter, operations director, Redstone Converged Solutions, ‘Our team is highly qualified and we understand that constant training and development is key to helping them deliver every time for our customers. CNet Training’s CNCI program provides the perfect opportunity for us to get behind a recognised certification that provides the right level of technical knowledge and gives reassurance to customers. The feedback we have had from our staff that have attended the CNCI program has been excellent, even those with lots of experience have found the program challenging and rewarding.’

Jamie Allender, head of physical infrastructure at Computacenter comments, ‘At Computacenter we are delighted that the CNCI training program will bring a defined and appropriate level of competence, and therefore confidence, that is much needed. Whilst we feel we offer the highest levels of service today, the CNet Training program brings an industry recognised certification that will demonstrate both capability and credibility and we welcome it.’

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