Shuchi Goyal becomes first woman to attain Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional designation

Nov. 23, 2016
The Dubai-based design engineer said attending CNet Training’s Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional program was ‘one of the best decisions of my professional career.’

CNet Training announced that Shuchi Goyal, a Dubai-based ELV (extra low voltage) design engineer employed by Salt TS, became the first woman to obtain the organization’s Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP) designation. “In a male-dominated industry, becoming the first woman in the world to hold the certification, Shuchi is thrilled with her achievement,” CNet said.

“I am excited and on top of the world as the building and IT infrastructure consultancy industry is mainly male-dominated,” Goyal said. “I would like to thank CNet Training and my company Salt TS for giving me the platform and opportunity to develop and excel in the field.”

CNet Training launched the CNIDP in the Middle East in September 2016, after years of offering the program in the UK. The training organization reports that the program continually received positive feedback.

Goyal added, “I feel that I have made one of the best decisions of my professional career to attend the CNIDP program. It is well-designed to enhance technical knowledge and take us through the complete lifecycle of the project from inception to handover. I rate it as the most technically complete training I ever attended.”

CNIDP joins CNet’s other training programs in the organization’s Global Data Center and Network Infrastructure Education Framework, which includes a master’s degree in data center leadership and management. “The CNIDP program equips network infrastructure professionals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver complex infrastructure design projects from inception through to customer handover,” CNet says. “It includes completing a detailed network infrastructure design project and how to deliver this to market via an effective tender response.”

Shuchi Goyal’s day-to-day role with Salt TS includes working with architects, interior designers and mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) consultants to design ELV services for hotels, resorts, education facilities, medical establishments and residential and office towers. She plans data arrangements on building layouts, develops network fiber and copper schematics, containment, WiFi planning, and prepares schedules and specifications. “I have benefitted from including the CNIDP on my resume with the internationally recognized level 5 BTEC [Business and Technology Education Council] professional award that it provides, along with the international recognition as an ELV professional.”

The classroom-led CNIDP program is eight days in duration, divided into a five-day core unit and a three-day professional unit. Goyal praised her instructor: “I learned so much in eight days of training. Paul Gorman is a good instructor; his teaching was very impressive and detailed. It was very intense technical material and was delivered in a brilliant form that was both enjoyable and easy to understand. Paul had the knowledge and willingness to answer every question during the class and outside of the class, he was commendable.”

She says the next step in her career will be to obtain the Certified Data Center Design Professional (CDCDP) designation—another program from the Global Data Center and Network Infrastructure Education Framework.

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