Fundamentals of Voice and Data Cabling Companion Guide (Cisco Networking Academy Program)

Fundamentals of Voice and Data Cabling Companion Guide (Cisco Networking Academy Program)

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The Official Companion Guide of the Fundamentals of Voice and Data Cabling course within the Cisco Networking Academy ProgramMaps to the most current Web-based course of the Fundamentals of Voice and Data Cabling Prepares students for the BICSI Installer, Level I exam Reinforces concepts learned through hands-on exercises The Cisco Networking Academy Program's Fundamentals of Voice and Data Cabling curriculum was released in July 2002. The course is sponsored by Panduit, a leading provider of voice and data cabling equipment. The Companion Guide complements the Fundamentals of Voice and Data Cabling Web-based course as well the Lab Companion and Engineering Journal and Workbook from Cisco Press. The course and companion materials provide an introduction to the physical aspects of voice and data network cabling and installation. The review questions and exercises focus on cabling issues related to data and voice connections to provide an understanding of the industry and its worldwide standards, types of media and cabling, physical and logical networks, and signal transmission. This book will help students learn how to do the following: read network design documentation, set up part lists and purchase components, pull and mount cable, choose wiring closets, install jacks, and perform cable testing. Students will also develop skills in documentation, design, cable management, and troubleshooting installation issues, as well as laboratory and on-the-job safety. The hands-on approach and comprehensive coverage of topics in the Companion Guide will be part of a unique learning package that helps students prepare for the BICSI Registered Installer, Level 1 more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 816 pages
  • 205.2 x 242.3 x 52.3mm | 1,664.7g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587130874
  • 9781587130878

About Inc. Cisco Systems

The Cisco Systems Worldwide Education curriculum development team in Phoenix is the developer of the Cisco Networking Academy Program online curriculum, and is the co-developer of this book, with Aries Technology, Inc. Aries is a multimedia curriculum development company located in Tempe, Arizona who has been working with WWE in developing the online curriculum. Aries education products and information can be viewed at more

Table of contents

Foreword. Introduction. I. INDUSTRY AND NETWORKING OVERVIEW. 1. Cabling and Safety Overview. Introduction to Cabling. The Cabling Job Market. Safety Codes and Standards for the United States. International Safety Codes and Standards. Safety Around Electricity. Lab and Workplace Safety Practices. Personal Safety Equipment. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.2. Introduction to Networking. What Is a Network? Network Topologies. OSI Model Overview. Physical Layer Functions. Data Link Layer Functions. Network Layer Functions. Transport Layer Functions. Session Layer Functions. Presentation Layer Functions. Application Layer Functions. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.II. MEDIA AND TRANSMISSION PRACTICES. 3. Signals and Wires. Signal Transmission. The Basics of Electrical Signals. Direct Current. Alternating Current. Electronic Characteristics of Cables. Optical Theory. Wireless Systems Theory. Signals on Networks. Digital Subscriber Line Systems. High-Bandwidth and Backbone Signals. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.4. Copper Media. Copper Cable Basics. Twisted-Pair Cables and Terminations. Twisted-Pair Cable Fundamentals. Other Twisted-Pair Configurations. Coaxial Cable. Outside Plant Cables. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.5. Fiber-Optic Media. Fiber-Optic Cables. Fiber-Optic Enclosures. Advantages and Disadvantages. Construction. Transmission. Connectors. Testing Fiber-Optic Cables. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.III. INSTALLATION THEORY. 6. Cabling Standards. Introduction to Cabling Standards and Codes. What Are Codes? Worldwide Standards Organizations. U.S. Codes. U.S. Standards. Canadian Standards. Australian and New Zealand Standards. National Standards from Around the World. European Standards. Evolution of Standards. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.7. Structured Cabling. Structured Cabling Systems. Demarcation Point. Telecommunications and Equipment Rooms. Telecommunications Room Equipment. MCs, ICs, and HCs. Work-Area Cabling. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.8. Tools of the Trade. Tools of the Trade. Tools Usage and Material Handling. Professionalism. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.IV. PRACTICAL INSTALLATION. 9. Cable Installation Process. The Installation Process. Requests for Proposals. Prebid Meeting and Bid Creation. Requirements Gathering. Labor Cost Calculation. Material and Labor Issues. Contract Development, Negotiations, and Planning. Communication and Conflict Resolution. Software Tools. Design Documents. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.10. Cabling Rough-In. Rough-In Phase Basics. Rough-In Support Tools. Horizontal Cable Installation. Vertical Cable Installation. Roughing In Other Cable Types. Firestops. Upgrades and Retrofits. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.11. Trim-Out Phase. The Installation Process. Cable Management. Terminating Copper Media. Terminating Fiber-Optic Cable. Patch Panels. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.12. Finish Phase. Testing and Troubleshooting Cable. Cable Certification and Documentation. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.13. Customer Support Phase. Cabling Project Completion. Customer Support. Determining Upgrade Opportunities. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.V. FUTURE OF CABLING. 14. The Future of Cabling. Demand for Bandwidth. Vertical Market Drivers and Applications. Emerging Network Technologies. Emerging Cabling Technologies. Active Cable Management. Market Opportunities. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.15. Localization. What Is Localization? Localization Research. Australian and New Zealand Standards. Japanese Standards. European Standards. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.VI. APPENDIXES. Appendix A. BICSI Installer, Level 1 Exam FAQs.Appendix B. Basics of Electrical Theory.Appendix C. Answers to Check Your Understanding Review Questions.Glossary of Key more