Outline, Chapter 2
Network+ Certification, Second Edition
Each pair is twisted at a different rate, to prevent_____________ and
Twisted-pair cables are traditionally wired straight through; all circuit
crossovers are performed in the______.
_____________cables are available for special applications (such as
hubless, two-node networks).
Individual wires can be solid or stranded.
Solid wires are stiffer but carry signals better and are used for
Stranded wires are more flexible and are used for shorter runs.
Unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable
Most__________ cable type for LANs
Classified in_____ categories by the Electronics Industry
Association/Telecommunications Industry Association (EIA/TIA)
Most UTP networks installed today use Category __ cable.
Some legacy networks use Category __, the standard grade for
voice telephone cabling.
Shielded twisted-pair (STP) cable
Contains____ pairs of wires
Each pair is individually shielded.
Originally used on IBM _______ _______ networks
________ used today
Type 1A cables are used for longer runs.
Type 6A cables are used for shorter patch cables.
Uses IBM data connectors (IDCs)
Used in environments vulnerable to electromagnetic interference
C. Fiber optic cable
Uses glass or_________ filaments
The signals are pulses of______, not electrical charges as with copper-
Used for FDDI, fiber optic Ethernet, and many types of wide area
network (WAN) technologies
Offers several advantages:
Impervious to _____________________ _____________
More resistant to_______________ than copper is
More secure than copper cable
Contains a single conductor surrounded by reflective cladding and a
Typically uses straight tip (ST) or subscriber connector (SC) connectors
The cable size is referenced by the diameter of the core followed by the
diameter of the cladding, measured in__________.