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  • Paperback: 1320 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 5th Revised edition edition (4 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118807324
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118807323
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 5.7 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 483,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Poor cabling accounts for nearly 70% of network problems. Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber–Optic Networking, 5th Edition is the industry–leading guide to helping you develop the skills you need to design and build reliable, cost–effective cabling infrastructure. This fifth edition has been fully updated with the latest industry standards and a deeper look into fiber–optics, helping professionals meet the growing demands of large–scale communities that require fiber–optics networks rather than traditional copper.

  • An introduction to data cabling
  • Cabling specifications and standards
  • Choosing the correct cabling
  • Cable system components and infrastructure constraints
  • Network equipment
  • Fiber–optic, copper, and wireless media
  • Design considerations for fiber–optic systems
  • Principles of fiber–optic transmission
  • Passive components, multiplexers, and optical networks
  • Testing equipment, link/cable testing, troubleshooting, and restoration

This comprehensive resource is packed with expert advice and best practices for implementing data center, local, access, metropolitan and wireless networks with data rates ranging from 100Mbps to 100Gbps using copper and fiber–optic cabling. This guide was written with the support of the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) to provide authoritative coverage of the Fiber Optics Installer (FOI), Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) and Data Cabling Installer (DCI) certifications.

About the Author

Andrew Oliviero is Director of Product Line Management of optical fiber products at OFS, a supplier of optical fiber, cable apparatus and specialty products. He is involved in the development of optical fiber cabling standards in TIA, IEC, ISO, and IEEE. He was involved in the development of the ANSI /TI A–568–C standard and held the Chair position of TI A′s Fiber Optic LAN Section in 2007. Oliviero holds a B.S.E and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Massachusetts.

Bill Woodward has been working with and teaching fiber optics since 1992. He is chairman of SAE International′s Aerospace Fiber Optics and Applied Photonics Committee, AS–3 and chairman of the AS–3B2 Education and Design Working Group. He has also served four terms as chairman of the Electronics Technicians Association; in addition, he is chairman of the committees responsible for the FOI, FOT and DCI certifications.

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If you 're in the cable industry or work in and run a Data Centre this book is worth the purchase. Covers all cabling topics in depth from copper to fibre.
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HASH(0x8eae5aa4) out of 5 stars Quantity not Quality, Possible Plagiarism? 9 Jun. 2016
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I bought this book used to review since one of our schools asked about it for use in a course as compared to my earlier books "The Fiber Optic Technicians Manual" and "Data, Voice and Video Cabling." I reviewed about half of it and found it hard to read - almost stream of consciousness - with two many asides - almost like it was a transcript of a class that was never edited. As i do with all books on fiber optics, I went to the section on OTDRs and looked at their descriptions of its use - and this book does not understand what causes ghosts or gainers.
What bothered me the most was the possible plaigarism - the similarity of text to my books in some sections and similarity to some of our graphics. Consider for example the drawings about fiber optic connector termination on pages 418-430 to the photos in The Fiber Optic Technicians Manual on pages 91-93 (and the larger set on the "Virtual Hands On - Connectors" web page now on the FOA website. These appear to be just line drawings copied from my photos - right down to the six-shooter connector curing oven (p 426 vs p 92).
I'd advise anyone considering this book to look at the "FOA Reference Guide" series to get the facts and save money.
HASH(0x8ff5a150) out of 5 stars A great resource for "network" cabling. 24 Jun. 2016
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A great reference book for network cabling. Anything you want or need to know about "network" cabling, that's any cabling on the subscribers side of the demarc, you can find it here. However, prior to my purchase, I overlooked the fact that this was more of a systems network cabling book, and didn't include any outside plant cabling (trunks, buried, and aerial cables). This is still a great book, but I was really looking for a book that also had information on outside plant cabling that included copper and fiber optics. Coaxial cables and connectors are mentioned, but there isn't any information on the compression connectors and/or tools for this type connector. All-in-all a great resource, but at a price.
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HASH(0x8ea41cb4) out of 5 stars Cabling by Sybex publishers 28 April 2015
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Gigantic book that actually covers two courses at my community college; copper cabling and fiber cabling. It covers every topic under the sun and the teacher said he will use every chapter except three; Networking, Customer Service and one other I don't recall. Funny thing is all examples are provided by one cable manufacturer and it's not Panduit. In school we went through all that was copper wiring and it is well covered, the fiber theory and standards also. You will need to practice but with the book's help this might be great start to a new profesion. Look in Amazon for the book I found it for half of the list price.
HASH(0x8ea4fea0) out of 5 stars Great Cabling Reference! 26 Jun. 2016
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Great cabling reference book! Very handy to have near by when
on a cabling job.
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HASH(0x8ecde5ac) out of 5 stars Best text on cabling. 1 Jan. 2015
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Needed this text for school, and this seller provided the best price I could find. It was every bit as good as any of the new texts my classmates purchased from our bookstore.
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