Differentiating Network Cable Types

IS auditors are fortunate to have the guidance of industry cable standards provided by the IEEE and the Electronic Industries Alliance/Telecommunications Industry Association building wiring committee (also known as EIA/TIA). Several methods have been developed to use a variety of cables to create a network. Each type of cable has its own unique characteristics of construction or transmission capability. Some cables are better suited for voice, for example. Others are designed for the high demands of data.

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You are not expected to design the cabling system used in a network. That is the job of a Registered Communications ...

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