Network+/Architecture/Media

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This lesson covers media (cabling and connectors)

Objectives and Skills[edit]

Objectives and skills for the media portion of Network+ certification include:[1]

  • Install and properly terminate various cable types and connectors using appropriate tools
    • Copper connectors
      • RJ-11
      • RJ-45
      • RJ-48C
      • DB-9/RS-232
      • DB-25
      • UTP coupler
      • BNC coupler
      • BNC
      • F-connector
      • 110 block
      • 66 block
    • Copper cables
      • Shielded vs unshielded
      • CAT3, CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6, CAT6a
      • PVC vs plenum
      • RG-59
      • RG-6
      • Straight-through vs crossover vs rollover
    • Fiber connectors
      • ST
      • SC
      • LC
      • MTRJ
      • FC
      • Fiber coupler
    • Fiber cables
      • Single mode
      • Multimode
      • APC vs UPC
    • Media converters
      • Single mode fiber to Ethernet
      • Multimode fiber to Ethernet
      • Fiber to coaxial
      • Single mode to multimode fiber
    • Tools
      • Cable crimpers
      • Punch down tool
      • Wire strippers
      • Snips
      • OTDR
      • Cable certifier

Readings[edit]

  1. Read Introduction.
  2. Read Wikipedia: Registered jack.
  3. Read Wikipedia: BNC connector.
  4. Read Wikipedia: F connector.
  5. Read Wikipedia: D-subminiature.
  6. Read Wikipedia: Patch panel.
  7. Read Wikipedia: 110 block.
  8. Read Wikipedia: Optical fiber connector.
  9. Read Wikipedia: Networking cables.
  10. Read Wikipedia: Twisted pair.
  11. Read Wikipedia: Coaxial cable.
  12. Read Wikipedia: Optical fiber cable.
  13. Read Wikipedia: Plenum cable.
  14. Read Wikipedia: Fiber media converter.
  15. Read Wikipedia: Broadband over power lines.
  16. Read Wikipedia: Crimp connection.
  17. Read Wikipedia: Punch down tool.
  18. Read Wikipedia: Wire stripper.
  19. Read Wikipedia: Optical time-domain reflectometer.
  20. Read Wikipedia: Cable tester.

Multimedia[edit]

  1. Watch YouTube: Copper Connectors- CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 1.5.
  2. Watch YouTube: Copper Cabling - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 1.5.
  3. Watch YouTube: Straight-Through, Crossover, and Rollover Cables - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 1.5.
  4. Watch YouTube: Fiber Connectors - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 1.5.
  5. Watch YouTube: Fiber Cables - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 1.5.
  6. Watch YouTube: Media Converters - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 1.5.
  7. Watch YouTube: Network Cabling Tools - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 1.5.

Activities[edit]

References[edit]