Program 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 the 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 a 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.

CNIDP® Topics at a Glance

Core Unit (CNID®) – 5 days

  • Design Principles
  • Standards u Spaces & Working Areas
  • Site Survey
  • Cabling Sub-systems (ISP & OSP)
  • Network Architecture
  • Pathways & Containment
  • Fire Stopping
  • Bonding & Earthing
  • Test & Commission Specifications


Professional Unit (CNIDP®) – 3 days

  • Understand the Design Process
  • Customer Requirements Assessment
  • ITT/RFQ Development
  • Bid Evaluations & Contract Negotiations
  • Project Execution
  • Administration, Documentation & Plans
  • Commissioning & Closure
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