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Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI) Copper Cabling (CNCIC)

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Detailed Course Outline

Introduction to Structured Cabling

  • Cable media types
  • Network topologies Categories

LAN Hardware

  • PC’s, 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 Pricipals
  • DC current principals
  • Analogue v. digital

Health & Safety

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


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

Fire Stopping

  • Why fire stop?
  • Types of fire stopping
  • Three pillars of fire stopping

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

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