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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

COMN-114 Fundamentals of Network Cabling

Credits 2 / 2 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016) Pre- or Co-requisite: COMN-112 
This course focuses on the physical aspects of data network cabling and installation. Topics covered include cabling issues related to data connections types of media and cabling physical and logical networks as well as providing an understanding of the industry and its worldwide standards. In this hands-on lab-oriented course students will develop skills in installing cable using the proper cable installation techniques cable management patch panel installation and cable testing.

Course Outcomes
1. Identify the need for certification and registration in telecommunications 2. Describe networking specifications and communications 3. Determine which type of network cable to use 4. Differentiate between “grounding and bonding systems” and “grounding and bonding equipment” 5. Identify the three types of telecommunications circuit protectors 6. Compare cable types and characteristics 7. Create an effective network design 8. Discuss proper cable installation procedures 9. Identify good cable management practices and understand their importance 10. Understand backbone distribution systems 11. Discuss design guidelines and work areas in horizontal distribution systems 12. Splice wire and cable 13. Terminate cable 14. Identify the elements of a comprehensive fire protection system 15. Select the appropriate fire stopping system for application 16. Perform tests on copper and fiber media 17. Identify and use testing and troubleshooting tools