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Network Infrastructure Technician

Network Infrastructure Technician

A Network Infrastructure Technician configures routers and switches to be able to send data around the world.



The competition focuses on all the essential requirements for a successful career as a Network Technician.

This competition consists of a series of tasks that include the installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of ICT networks using predominantly CISCO devices. The competition will test the knowledge and skills learned in the Cisco Network Academy programme. 

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • Up to 3 competitors are permitted to enter this competition per location/campus, and up to 6 in total per organisation.
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies (these can be found in the Tools section below) and must not have more than 2 years’ industry experience

Steps to taking part in this skills competition

  1. Register to enter this competition by 5 April 2019
  2. Competitors will be invited to a National Qualifier during Spring/Summer 2019.
  3. WorldSkills UK quality assure the results and finalists will be notified by September 2019.
  4. Finalists will participate in the UK National Final at the NEC in November 2019 as part of WorldSkills UK LIVE.

Additional information

  • Download the competition overview from the Tools section to find out more about this skills competition and help with your preparation.
  • Pre-competition activity pack will be available soon.

Heats, dates and venues

03/05/2019 Bradford College
24/05/2019 Northumberland College
03/06/2019 New College Lanarkshire
05/06/2019 Edinburgh College
07/06/2019 Glasgow Clyde College
13/06/2019 Cardiff & Vale
19/06/2019 NW&SLC
21/06/2019 Bedford College
25/06/2019 Walsall College
27/06/2019 NESCOT


Competition organising partner

Competition organising partner

The Northumberland College is the competition organising partner for the Network Infrastructure Technician competition.

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