Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP) Full Program (CNIDP)

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Course Overview

Learn how to complete a detailed campus network design project and deliver this to the market via an effective tender response. The Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP®) is a full and comprehensive program that equips network infrastructure professionals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver complex infrastructure design projects from inception through to customer hand-over. The importance of collaborative working with key stakeholders is also emphasised to ensure that the optimal internal and external network infrastructure solutions are delivered, offering flexibility and resilience across a wide range of services, ensuring that network performance is maximised to meet the customer’s specified Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The core part of this program, the Certified Network Infrastructure Design (CNID®), explores the complex issues involved when designing whilst planning for both Inside Plant (ISP) and Outside Plant (OSP) network infrastructures examining the role of the designer and the multitude of disciplines required to deliver a multifaceted design to meet the customer requirements. Students will benefit from understanding the design life cycle (from concept to design completion), including the analysis of the customer needs, the site survey process and detailed structure of a final design document. The professional part of this program, the Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP®), is designed to significantly elevate the knowledge and skills of the student within the project delivery life cycle. The program explores the complex issues involved in completing a response to a Request for Quotation (RFQ) or Invitation to Tender (ITT). Students will benefit from gaining an understanding of all aspects of the tendering process from RFQ/ITT through to Tender award, and will understand the importance of the bid evaluation process and appreciate the need for thorough, detailed and accurate submittals to the client’s project team. Elements such as calculating accurate project delivery costs, creating comprehensive implementation plan and handover criteria will be examined in detail and provide a thorough overview of all elements involved in producing a successful tender response document. The CNIDP® also takes into account the requirements of the current BS EN, TIA and ISO standards. During the program students will also have access to current standards for reference purposes. The CNIDP® program is classroom based and led by one of CNet Training’s expert instructors.

Who should attend

This program is designed for telecommunications and data communications engineers within the network cabling design and installation environment, and those wishing to extend their skills, knowledge, qualifications and certifications in relation to the planning and design of cable systems within different environments. Students will have sound knowledge of copper and fibre optic cabling infrastructure and awareness of networks, inside plant and outside plant. They will also have an understanding of how relevant standards are applied to design.


To attend this program 5 years of verifiable cabling installation experience is necessary in addition to knowledge of the current cabling and networking standards. (pre-program research is highly advisable). Relevant professional qualification(s) would be advantageous.

Students are required to bring a laptop with internet connectivity.

Course Objectives

Successful students will gain in depth knowledge and supporting skills to confidently deliver detailed design documentation and the process of evolving a customer Statement of Requirement (SOR) into an accurate and successful tender response document. Students gain an understanding of the importance of national and international standards and can confidently apply them to design projects. Students will also know how the tender document is processed and the assessment criteria involved.


  • Internationally and industry recognised BTEC Level 5 Professional Award


  • Official Certified Network Infrastructure Design
  • Professional (CNIDP®) certification
  • Use of CNIDP post nominal title
  • Use of the CNIDP® logo

Certifications are a commitment to life-long learning and offer the perfect portal to ensure knowledge, skills and certification remain current and up-to-date. Each certification gained requires re-certifying every three years via a simple online system.

Additional Awards

  • Eligibility for an ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) Datacomms card
  • Continual Professional Development (CPDs)

CNIDP® Benefits for Individuals

  • Make effective design decisions based on detailed client requirements that demonstrates compliance with national and international standards
  • Deliver detailed drawings that accurately depict network infrastructure components
  • Generate a precise bill of materials detailing all infrastructure material requirements by type and quantity, including complex cost calculations
  • Specify the requirements for project documentation in support of progression and closure

CNIDP® Benefits for Business

  • A right-first-time approach that is technically accurate in all aspects
  • Confidence that design decisions are clearly represented enabling the prospective client to assess technical compliance with the statement of requirements
  • Costs are clearly and accurately communicated to the prospective client mitigating the risk of variations and change requests during implementation

Course Content

The Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP®) training program is 8 days in duration with a 5 day core unit and 3 day professional unit.

Students are required to bring a laptop with internet connectivity.

Classroom Training
Modality: G

Duration 8 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • United Kingdom: £ 3,995.-
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