Chapter 3

Networking Topologies, Connectors, and Wiring Standards

The Following CompTIA Network+ Exam Objectives Are Covered in This Chapter:

  • 3.1 Categorize standard media types and associated properties.
    • Fiber:
  • Multimode
  • Singlemode
  • Copper:
  • UTP
  • STP
  • CAT3
  • CAT5
  • CAT5e
  • CAT6
  • CAT6a
  • Coaxial
  • Crossover
  • T1 Crossover
  • Straight-through
  • Plenum vs. non-plenum
  • Media converters:
  • Singlemode fiber to Ethernet
  • Multimode fiber to Ethernet
  • Fiber to Coaxial
  • Singlemode to multimode fiber
  • Distance limitations and speed limitations
  • Broadband over powerline
  • 3.2 Categorize standard connector types based on network media.
    • Fiber:
  • ST
  • SC
  • LC
  • MTRJ
  • Copper:
  • RJ-45
  • RJ-11
  • BNC
  • F-connector
  • DB-9 (RS-232)
  • Patch panel
  • 110 block (T568A, T568B)
  • 3.8 Identify components of wiring distribution. ...

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