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TIA Announces New Network Standards Partnership with CNet Training

Arlington, VA. (February 18, 2015) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced that it has licensed CNet Training to develop courseware incorporating 25 TIA standards, including the ANSI/TIA-942, ANSI/TIA 568 and ANSI/TIA 569 series.

CNet Training, an international network infrastructure and data center education provider, will now include TIA standards in its programs. In addition, they are invited to participate, vote, and have access to working papers of the TIA Engineering Committee, which defines ICT infrastructure systems.

Stephanie Montgomery, TIA's acting vice president of technology and standards commented, “TIA is excited to join with CNet Training and others in the industry to enhance the trainings related to network infrastructure and data centers. TIA has been developing quality technical standards for the network since 1988, and we are dedicated to supporting and improving the network which drives communications around the globe. Engaging with CNet Training will extend our reach and help the broader industry, and we encourage companies to bring their technical work to TIA so that together we can continue advancing the future of the network.”

Andrew Stevens, CNet Training’s Managing Director adds, “We are delighted to have this official authorization from TIA and look forward to working with the TIA Engineering Committee. One of CNet Training’s primary goals since we began delivering network infrastructure education back in 1996 has been to ensure quality of design and delivery of our programs and to ensure that our clients receive the correct level of technical insight for their job roles. Now working closely with TIA, we feel confident that we can share these standards across our entire education framework, providing even greater insight and added value for our clients and making a bigger impact on the industry itself.”

Every program in the CNet Training framework, from entry level through to degree level, will now include contemporary references to TIA standards. This will allow professionals to acquire a greater knowledge and understanding of the TIA standards and increase the confidence necessary to deliver consistent quality of service throughout the industry.

About CNet Training

CNet Training is an international award-winning training company. It has designed and delivered professional network infrastructure training programs since 1996. Today, being the largest training provider in the world dedicated to the data centre and network infrastructure industry, it is recognised globally for being the industry leader and the only dedicated training provider to award both internationally recognized qualifications and professional certifications. CNet is trusted and renowned for its comprehensive and technically in-depth programs, and its quality of delivery by instructors who, themselves, have years of experience working within data centre facilities. A significant part of CNet’s history is the development of the highly acclaimed Global Data Centre & Network Infrastructure Education Framework, which offers industry professionals an opportunity to map and configure data centre training, industry recognised qualifications, and official certifications to meet individual and business needs.

CNet Training delivers its programs in locations across the world and, in addition to its impressive client list of multinational organizations, it is proud of its close associations with the world’s leading trade associations and industry bodies including the Data Centre Alliance, AFCOM, Broad Group, Green Grid, ISO quality standards and Pearson Edexcel. So trusted is its expertise that it also designs and delivers vendor-specific programs for many of the world’s leading manufacturers of data centre and network infrastructure solutions.

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About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit  for details.