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Copper cabling for engineers

A 2 day
training course

Copper cabling systems training course description

A hands on training course covering installation, termination and testing of copper cables in an internal environment. The course covers all copper cabling but hands on sessions focus on unshielded Twisted Pair.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Recognise different copper cables and when to use them.
  • Install and terminate UTP cables.
  • Test and certify UTP cables.

Copper cabling systems training course details

Who will benefit:
Professional cable installers.
2 days

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Thanks for accommodating myself on a course for 2 days instead of 3, John gave me extra tuition until I understood it. "
I. R. Webpoint
"If they have never used, terminated or installed RJ45, CAT 5, 5e, CAT 6 etc before. "
M. W. Firstco

Copper cabling systems training course contents

Communications principles
Use of cables in data networks, Use of cables in telephone networks, conductors and insulators, current, resistance, voltage and Ohms law.
Copper cabling
Coaxial versus twisted pair. UTP and STP. Cat 5, 5e, 6 and 7. Straight through, cross over, others.
Hands on: Building a simple network.
Cable termination
Preparing cables for termination, termination techniques, termination tools. Wiring standards, colour codes.
Hands on: Making your own cables and using them in the simple network.
Cable architectures
Structure cabling system components, topologies, horizontal wiring, vertical wiring, telecomms rooms, server rooms. Hubs, switches and routers implications. Trunking. Cabling documentation, symbols and abbreviations.
Hands on: punch blocks, testing continuity.
Cable installation
Site surveys: pathways and spaces, support structures, distance limitations. Recommended installation practices, laying and setup, retrofits. Health and safety factors, fire and building codes.
Hands on: Performing a site survey, installing cable with floor boxes.
Basic testing, volt meters, tone set, Cat 5 testers, Cat 5e testers, Cat 6 testers. Certifying performance, Cat 5, 5e and 6 performance parameters. External factors. Common faults. Hands on: Testing an installation, troubleshooting faults.
Other aspects
Telephony cables, shielded cables.
Hands on: Installing telephone cable, testing continuity.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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