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Lesson 7. Designing Premises Cabling Networks  Level: Technician




Objectives: From this lesson you should learn:
How to choose the types of cabling needs
Designing cabling as part of a building infrastructure
Creating pathways and spaces to accommodate cabling
How to document a cabling installation



Premises cabling systems are based around industry standards that ensure component interoperability and create networks that any manufacturer can design communications systems that will work on any standards-based cabling. Thus it is important that the designer of a premises cabling system understand the design guidelines created by the standards and choose the proper components that will work properly - that means provide the expected performance - when a communications system is installed. The standards themselves are written by manufacturers of the components to create minimum performance specifications for compliant cabling systems. There is little need for designers, installers or users to refer to the actual technical documents that comprise the total standard for premises cabling, as those standards are for the manufactureres. The manufacturers and suppliers of  standardized components are responsible for providing instructions on the proper use of their products to create standards-compliant installations.
In this lesson, you will learn the basics of designing standards compliant premises cabling systems.



Student Assignment:
Read the references and take the quizzes (Test Your Comprehension)

Online FOA Reference:
Designing Premises Cabling Systems      


Book Chapter:
            FOA Reference Guide to Premises Cabling, Chapter 7

Test Your Knowledge:
Online Quiz

Extra Credit Reading
Fiber optic network design  
Read about the new TIA standards nomenclature  
Converting copper to fiber and vice versa  


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