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CompTIA® Network+® 2009 In Depth by Tamara Dean

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Chapter 3. Transmission Basics and Networking Media

After reading this chapter and completing the exercises, you will be able to:

  • Explain basic data transmission concepts, including full duplexing, attenuation, latency, and noise

  • Describe the physical characteristics of coaxial cable, STP, UTP, and fiber-optic media

  • Compare the benefits and limitations of different networking media

  • Explain the principles behind and uses for serial connector cables

  • Identify wiring standards and the best practices for cabling buildings and work areas

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