Chapter 3. Networking Topologies, Connectors, and Wiring Standards

THE FOLLOWING COMPTIA NETWORK+ EXAM OBJECTIVES ARE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • 2.1 Categorize standard cable types and their properties

    • Type:

    • CAT3, CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6

    • STP, UTP

    • Multimode fiber, single-mode fiber

    • Coaxial

      • RG-59

      • RG-6

    • Serial

    • Plenum vs. Non-plenum

    • Properties:

    • Transmission speeds

    • Distance

    • Duplex

    • Noise immunity (security, EMI)

    • Frequency

  • 2.2 Identify common connector types

    • RJ-11

    • RJ-45

    • BNC

    • SC

    • ST

    • LC

    • RS-232

  • 2.4 Given a scenario, differentiate and implement appropriate wiring standards

    • 568A

    • 568B

    • Straight vs. cross-over

    • Rollover

    • Loopback

  • 2.8 Install components of wiring distribution

    • Vertical and horizontal cross connects

    • Patch panels

    • 66 block

    • MDFs

    • IDFs

    • 25 pair

    • 100 pair

    • 110 block

    • Demarc

    • Demarc extension

    • Smart jack

    • Verify ...

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