Anixter University - Curriculums and Locations to Suit Your Business Needs

Gain Knowledge, Expertise and BICSI Credits

Anixter University℠ is our unique customer educational curriculum designed to educate, demonstrate and evaluate technology and solution topics for current and future networking infrastructure, power infrastructure, industrial communications and security issues.

We come to your facility and customize agendas and topics based on your specific needs and requirements. Most courses are certified for BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs). Our courses include:

  • Data Center College
  • Physical Security College

Anixter University - Knowledge, Skills and BICSI Credits

Data Center College

Learn about current and potential data center infrastructure issues with our Data Center College™ (DCC). The curriculum is designed to create awareness and to provide solutions for a range of subjects, including:

  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wireless
  • ipAssuredSM for Data Centers
  • Power over Ethernet
  • Thermal management
  • Access control
  • Video surveillance

Physical Security College

Learn about a wide range of security issues that concern your business with our Physical Security College curriculum that focuses on key topics, including:

  • Securing the data center
  • Campus security solutions
  • Access control
  • Video surveillance
  • Securing the perimeter

Academics and Faculty

The Anixter University faculty is an experienced group of engineering professionals from the various industries we serve. The faculty's expertise combines academic and real-world knowledge of how to select products and manage and deploy various building systems. Many of our instructors are members of our Technology Solutions Group and receive ongoing, extensive training on new products, technologies, applications, standards and market trends.

Anixter's Infrastructure Solutions Lab

Education, Demonstration and Evaluation at Anixter's Infrastructure Solutions Lab

Anixter's educational opportunities and technical expertise start at our Infrastructure Solutions Lab, located at our headquarters in Glenview, Illinois, United States. This state-of-the-art facility provides a unique venue for Anixter to educate, demonstrate and evaluate technology for its customers.


The Lab incorporates the latest technologies in fiber and copper network cabling, video surveillance, access control, Power over Ethernet and wireless products from best-in-class manufacturers. The Lab is staffed by industry professionals with extensive experience in a wide array of technological disciplines, which include cable testing and manufacturing, network design and implementation, software development, wireless, video and access control.