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Cabling. The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber–Optic Networking. 5th Edition

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  • 1328 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Poor cabling accounts for nearly 70% of network problems. Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber–Optic Networking, 5th Edition is the industry–leading guide to helping you develop the skills you need to design and build reliable, cost–effective cabling infrastructure. This fifth edition has been fully updated with the latest industry standards and a deeper look into fiber–optics, helping professionals meet the growing demands of large–scale communities that require fiber–optics networks rather than traditional copper.

- An 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 fiber–optic systems - Principles of fiber–optic transmission - Passive components, multiplexers, and optical networks - Testing equipment, link/cable testing, troubleshooting, and restoration

This comprehensive resource is packed with expert advice and best practices for implementing data center, local, access, metropolitan and wireless networks with data rates ranging from 100Mbps to 100Gbps using copper and fiber–optic cabling. This guide was written with the support of the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) to provide authoritative coverage of the Fiber Optics Installer (FOI), Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) and Data Cabling Installer (DCI) certifications.
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Introduction xxxiii

Part I: LAN Networks and Cabling Systems1

Chapter 1: Introduction to Data Cabling 3

Chapter 2: Cabling Specifications and Standards 57

Chapter 3: Choosing the Correct Cabling 103

Chapter 4: Cable System and Infrastructure Constraints 133

Chapter 5: Cabling System Components 157

Chapter 6: Tools of the Trade 183

Chapter 7: Copper Cable Media 215

Chapter 8: Fiber–Optic Media 255

Chapter 9: Wall Plates 281

Chapter 10: Connectors 299

Chapter 11: Network Equipment 325

Chapter 12: Wireless Networks 343

Chapter 13: Cabling System Design and Installation .367

Chapter 14: Cable Connector Installation .401

Chapter 15: Cable System Testing and Troubleshooting 433

Chapter 16: Creating a Request for Proposal 467

Chapter 17: Cabling @ Work: Experience from the Field 493

Part II: Fiber–Optic Cabling and Components 507

Chapter 18: History of Fiber Optics and Broadband Access 509

Chapter 19: Principles of Fiber–Optic Transmission 519

Chapter 20: Basic Principles of Light 539

Chapter 21: Optical Fiber Construction and Theory 555

Chapter 22: Optical Fiber Characteristics 573

Chapter 23: Safety 605

Chapter 24: Fiber–Optic Cables 621

Chapter 25: Splicing 653

Chapter 26: Connectors 693

Chapter 27: Fiber–Optic Light Sources and Transmitters 763

Chapter 28: Fiber–Optic Detectors and Receivers 793

Chapter 29: Passive Components and Multiplexers 819

Chapter 30: Passive Optical Networks 849

Chapter 31: Cable Installation and Hardware 869

Chapter 32: Fiber–Optic System Design Considerations 903

Chapter 33: Test Equipment and Link/Cable Testing 941

Chapter 34: Troubleshooting and Restoration 995

Appendices 1037

Appendix A: The Bottom Line 1039

Appendix B: Cabling Resources 1097

Appendix C: Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) Certification 1103

Appendix D: Home Cabling: Wiring Your Home for Now and the Future 1109

Appendix E: Overview of IEEE 1394 and USB Networking 1115

Appendix F: The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA) Certifications 1121

Glossary 1155

Index 1241

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Andrew Oliviero
Bill Woodward
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