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Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, 5th Edition

Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, 5th Edition

Andrew Oliviero, Bill Woodward

ISBN: 978-1-118-80738-5 March 2014 1328 Pages




Develop the skills you need to design and build a reliable, cost-effective cabling infrastructure

Fully updated for the growing demand of fiber optics for large-scale communications networks and telecommunication standards, this new edition is organized into two parts. Part I covers LAN Networks and Cabling Systems offers comprehensive coverage on current cabling methodologies and is updated to the latest industry standards. Part II addresses Fiber-Optic Cabling and Components probes deeper into fiber optics, and can be used to prepare for the Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) and/or Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) certifications, two of the Electronic Technician's Association's leading certifications.

  • Explains why cutting corners is a bad idea
  • Walks you through the obstacles to high-speed data transfer
  • Encourages you to follow the golden rules of cabling

This new edition is the only book you need for current cabling methodologies and standards.

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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