The Network Infrastructure Education Framework is continuing to grow in both popularity and size, according to CNet Training – specialist in technical education for the network infrastructure – who originated the framework.
The continuing growth of the Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI) programme across the UK and Ireland has resulted in the expansion to now five CNCI education centres, with CNet planning to open two more in the UK this year. The company says that the programme has also recently launched in North America, alongside the Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP), with both programmes gaining support from engineering consulting firm IMEG, as well as, being specified on tender documents. Dates for the CNCI and the CNIDP in North America are scheduled through to April 2019.
CNet says it is also adding two more technical education programmes to The Network Infrastructure Education Framework, which forms part of the renowned Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework, as demand for more education programmes increases.
The Certified Integrated Infrastructure Technician (CIIT) and Certified Wireless Infrastructure Technician (CWIT) will form part of the Network Infrastructure Education Framework at qualification level four. CWIT will focus on the knowledge and practical skills to confidently install, test and certify installations in support of wireless Ethernet and small cell applications in the WAN environment and other emerging networking technologies. The company say that CIIT is a smart hands approach to extending the skills and capabilities of installers to include emerging technologies.
Andrew Stevens of CNet says, “I have seen an increase in the number of companies and individuals that are realising the benefit of having professionally certified staff within their facilities. As more technologies evolve in this ever-changing world, there will always be a need for enhanced knowledge and skills. I’m excited about the new programmes, which both reflect how the digital world is progressing. We have come a long way since CNet first started in 1996 and will continue to progress as technologies do.”