Datacoms Cabling Techniques

2 Day Course
Code PDN101

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This 2-day course is designed to give delegates an introduction to datacoms cabling techniques. Delegates who should attend are engineers with an understanding of data cabling, who want to know more about modern cabling techniques, or planners and supervisors who wish to become familiar with cabling techniques.


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Introduction (4 topics)

  • Features of cable networks
  • Basic system components
  • Links and channels
  • Definitions used in datacoms

Cables (5 topics)

  • Copper cables
  • UTP
  • Cable categories
  • Voice cables
  • Fibre optic cable categories

Components (4 topics)

  • RJ45s
  • Patch panels
  • Cabinets
  • Frames

Standards (1 topic)

  • Update on the relevant standards US, European and International standards.

Installation and termination of Cat5e and Cat6 cables (3 topics)

  • Cat6 cables
  • Installation and termination techniques
  • Practical termination of Cat 5e and Cat 6 cables Running voice circuits over data cable

Testing copper cables (3 topics)

  • Wire mapping
  • Use of Level 3 testers
  • Practical testing and fault finding

Introduction to fibre (3 topics)

  • How fibre works
  • Fibre dimensions
  • Passing light through fibres

Fibre Installation (2 topics)

  • Installation practices and cable types
  • Use of OM1, OM2, OM3 & OS1 fibres

Fibre connectors (1 topic)

  • Types of connector, cleaning and inspection

Fibre termination (2 topics)

  • Termination methods
  • Practical fibre termination

Fibre testing (2 topics)

  • Using light source and power meter
  • Introduction to OTDR testing techniques

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