Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking

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9780470477076: Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking

Two books in one! Complete coverage of data cabling and fiber optics makes this the most comprehensive cabling book on the market

With the growing demand for fiber optics in large-scale communications networks, network professionals need complete, up-to-the-minute information. The fourth edition of this popular guide provides you with the latest on copper and fiber-optic networking. It is particularly useful for those studying for the Fiber Optics Installer or Fiber Optics Technician certifications.

Part I covers the basics of cabling, while Part II is devoted to in-depth information on fiber optics, allowing you to stay up to speed on all aspects of the field.

  • Demonstrates how to work with all of the various types of cables-from those used to network desktops to hubs and switches up to those used by major telecommunications carriers
  • Appeals to anyone who plans, builds, and maintains a network
  • Offers a solid foundation in fiber optics

As the industry transitions from copper cabling to fiber optics, Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, Fourth Edition is a vital tool for network administrators and technicians.

 

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Use this in-depth guide to reinforce your preparation for the Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) or Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) certifications from the Electronics Technicians Association.

The Complete Cabling Guide—Updated, Expanded, and Better Than Ever

Did you know that nearly 70 percent of all network-related problems are due to poor cabling? If you're in charge of a network infrastructure, you need this widely acclaimed resource on your shelf. Updated and greatly expanded, the new edition of this definitive guide is a complete, hands-on guide to both copper and fiber-optic networking, and it's packed with expert advice, best practices, and pages of the latest industry specifications and standards.

Follow the golden rules of cabling, explore all the different types of cables, see why cutting corners is a bad idea, discover the obstacles to high-speed data transfer, and more, as you develop the skills you need to design and build a reliable, cost-effective cabling infrastructure.

Topics include

  • Introduction to data cabling
  • Cabling specifications and standards

  • Choosing the correct cabling

  • Cable system components and infrastructure constraints

  • Network equipment

  • Fiber-optic, copper, and wireless media

  • Design considerations for copper and fiber-optic systems

  • Principles of fiber-optic transmission

  • Passive components, multiplexers, and optical networks

  • Testing equipment, link/cable testing, troubleshooting, and restoration

You'll also find an overview of IEEE 1394 and USB networking, an appendix on home cabling, information on cabling resources, and more.

About the Author:

Andrew Oliviero is involved in the development of optical fiber cabling standards in TIA, IEC, ISO, and IEEE. He was involved in the development of the ANSI/TIA-568-C standard and has held the Chair position of TIA's Fiber Optic LAN Section in 2007. Andrew holds a B.S.E and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Massachusetts.

Bill Woodward has served three terms as chairman of the Electronics Technicians Association and is a principal electrical engineer based in Chesapeake, Virginia. Bill is also the committee chairman of the ETA fiber optic installer (FOI), fiber optic technician (FOT), and fiber optic designer (FOD) certification programs.

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