Market_Desc: Network Administrators, network consultants, cabling technicians, PC and network technicians. Special Features: · LARGE AUDIENCE: Everyone who plans, builds, and maintains networks--networking designers, engineers, administrators, and consultants and cabling technicians--needs to know all about the various types of cables, from those used to network desktops to hubs and switches up to those used by major telecommunications carriers.· MARKET LEADER: Outsells the other cabling books and is regarded as the leader in cabling books.· APPEALING APPROACH FOR STUDENTS: The cabling industry has been experiencing a gradual movement from copper to fiber optics. Students now entering the profession must be knowledgeable in both media in order to be competitive in the job market.· MARKETING SUPPORT: Carries the endorsement of the Electronic Technician's Association International. About The Book: This edition has been updated for the growing demand of fiber optics for large-scale communications networks. This book is organized into two parts: Part I maintains the comprehensive coverage of previous editions and is updated to the latest industry standards, and Part II probes deeper into fiber optics. Professionals studying for Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) and/or Fiber Optics Technician (FOT), two of the Electronic Technician's Association's leading certifications, will find this section helpful.
With the growing demand for fiber optics in large-scale communications networks, network professionals need complete, up-to-the-minute information. This book constitutes Part 1 of Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking and focuses on LAN Networks and Cabling Systems, offering comprehensive coverage on current cabling methodologies and is updated to the latest industry standards. Contents include: 1. Introduction to Data Cabling. 2. Cabling Specifications and Standards. 3. Choosing the Correct Cabling. 4. Cable System and Infrastructure Constraints. 5. Cabling System Components. 6. Tools of the Trade. 7. Copper Cable Media. 8. Fiber-Optic Media. 9. Wall Plates. 10. Connectors. 11. Transmission Equipment. 12. Ubounded (Wireless) Media. 13. Cabling-System Design and Installation. 14. Cable-Connector Installation. 15. Cable-System Testing and Troubleshooting. 16. Creating a Request for Proposal. 17. Cabling @ Work: Experience from the Field.
The physical linkages responsible for carrying a company's datacontinue to be the most neglected components of the typicalnetwork—to the extent that nearly 70% of all network-relatedproblems result from poor cabling. In this third edition of a widely acclaimed resource, threenetworking experts share their extensive experience, teaching youthe cabling skills you need to build a reliable, efficient, andcost-effective network cabling infrastructure. As you master thesetechniques, you'll learn to avoid common pitfalls and troubleshootproblems as quickly as they arise. Coverage includes: Choosing the right cables and components for your networkarchitecture and topology Avoiding unnecessary and unexpected costs Understanding the current limitations of data communicationsand network cabling Understanding how laws and building codes constraincabling Understanding the function and importance of universal cablingstandards Determining when you have a cabling-related networkproblem Assembling a complete cabling toolkit Integrating voice and data on the same cable system Setting up an infrastructure in which desktops, printers,copiers, and other nodes share cabling Understanding issues of bandwidth, impedance, resistance,attenuation, crosstalk, capacitance, propagation, delay, and delayskew Working effectively with USB and Firewire Knowing when to discard legacy cabling and begin anew Documenting your cabling Creating an RFP and selecting a vendor
Clear-cut and easy to read, The Complete Guide to Networking and Network+ prepares readers for CompTIA's Network + Exam. Ideal for aspiring information and electronics technicians, this text teached readers how to install, configure, and troubleshoot computer networks. Topics match Network + exam objectives and each OSI layer is given its own chapter covering protocols and hardware. Real-world situations are presented to show how networking professionals solve common networking problems. This book is suitable for classes specializing in certification preparation, and also for use as a standard textbook and reference on basic networking technology.
The most comprehensive guide to network cabling! Designed for cable installers and contractors, network administrators, and PC and network technicians, this book provides all the information you need to know to work safely and effectively with cables in the workplace. Coverage spans cabling system design and installation, electrical and security issues, cabling components, and documenting and troubleshooting your system. Includes a 32-page color insert for quick identification of connectors and cables as well as vendor information and recommendations.
This book provides a complete guide to the design, procurement, installation and testing procedures for local area networks (LANs) using both copper and optical fibre cable technology. International, European and American LAN and premises cabling standards are explained and compared including the latest Category 5, Category 6 and Category 7 proposals. The latest standards in testing, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance and fire safety are also covered in detail. By describing the theory as well as the practical issues involved, this book is an unrivalled source of information for those who need to understand, at a time of very rapid change, the complexities of today's office-based LANs. British courses such as City and Guilds course 3466, Copper and Optical Communications C & G courses in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering 2720, 2760 and 3478 NVQ and SNVQ courses on copper and fibre communications technology, levels one to five Future qualifications to be developed by the European Institute of Telecommunications Engineering and the European Intelligent buildings group American Certified Electronics Technician, Certified Fiber Optics Installer, Certified Network Systems Technician and Telecommunications Electronics Technician courses BICSI courses such as RCDD where the book's coverage of European and international standards is very useful BTEC and BSc courses on electronic and communications engineering In addition it is a valuable resource for IT managers, consultants, cable installation engineers and system designers who need to understand the technology and physics behind the subject and the huge range of standards that apply to cable engineering
Installer's Guide to Local Area Networks is mandatory reading for every cable installer and apprentice who needs a single source of practical information on a complete range of networking topics, from current and legacy local area network (LAN) technologies to the cabling standards that support them. Written by an experienced educator with nearly twenty years of first-hand, professional experience in the computer networking industry, this all-inclusive, general reference uses a remarkably entertaining style to convey a wealth of practical information and detailed technical specifications. The book begins by defining a LAN and introducing essential buzzwords, standards, and organizations, plus network protocols and operating systems. Subsequent chapters are presented in logical sequence to propel readers on a direct path to understanding the essential aspects of today's modern LAN technologies, including media requirements, cable plan installation standards and practices, plus certification details. In addition, a unique historical perspective heightens the reader's appreciation of the evolution of modern LAN technologies while offering useful insights into the reasons why some emerging technologies succeed and others do not.