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Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Textbook, Fifth Edition by Jeffrey S. Beasley, Piyasat Nilkaew

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Chapter 2. Physical Layer Cabling: Twisted-Pair

Chapter Outline

2-1 Introduction

2-2 Structured Cabling

2-3 Unshielded Twisted-Pair Cable

2-4 Terminating CAT6/5e/5 UTP Cables

2-5 Cable Testing and Certification

2-6 10 Gigabit Ethernet over Copper

2-7 Troubleshooting Cabling Systems

Summary

Questions and Problems

Objectives

  • Describe the six subsystems of a structured cabling system

  • Define horizontal cabling

  • Define UTP and STP

  • Define the categories of UTP cable

  • Describe the difference in the T568A and T568B wire color order

  • Describe the procedure for placing RJ-45 plugs and jacks on twisted-pair cable

  • Describe how to terminate twisted-pair cable for computer networks

  • Define the basic concepts of planning a cable installation for an office LAN ...

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