CompTIA A+ Core 1: Cable Types & Connectors

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Technicians need to familiarize themselves with the vast array of cable options and connector types. Discover the most common cables and adapters encountered when working with computers and mobile devices. Explore Ethernet cable types, the differences between shielded twisted pair (STP) and unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cabling, and the basics of fiber optic and coaxial cabling. Next, learn the speed and transmission limitations of various network cables. Discover different video cables and learn about using Lightning and Thunderbolt cables. Then, examine Universal Serial Bus (USB) cables and the differences between USB, USB-C, USB2.0, and USB3.0. Explore serial peripheral cables and hard drive cables such as SATA (Serial AT Attachment), IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics), and SCSI (Small Computer System Interface). Finally, learn to differentiate between adapters such as DVI to HDMI, USB to Ethernet, and DVI to VGA and explore how computers utilize several types of connectors and converters. This course will prepare learners for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) certification exam.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Differentiate between ethernet cable types such as cat5, cat5e, cat6, cat6a, coaxial, and plenum
    Differentiate between shielded twisted pair (stp) and unshielded twisted pair (utp) wiring
    Identify the benefits of fiber cabling
    List speed and transmission limitations for different network cables
    Outline the t568a and t5669b wiring standards
    Identify video cables such as high-definition multimedia interface (hdmi), displayport, digital visual interface (dvi), and video graphics array (vga)
    Differentiate between usb, usb-c, usb2.0, usb3.0 cables
    Identify peripheral cable types including serial and thunderbolt
  • Differentiate between serial advanced technology attachment (sata), small computer system interface (scsi), external sata (esata), and integrated drive electronics (ide) hard drive cables
    Differentiate between adapters such as dvi to hdmi, usb to ethernet, and dvi to vga
    Differentiate between rj-11 and rj-45 connectors
    Differentiate between usb connector types including microusb, miniusb, and usb c
    Differentiate between straight tip (st), subscriber connector (sc), and lucent connector (lc)
    Provide an overview of punch down blocks
    Provide an overview of db-9, lightning ports, and f connectors
    Identify the different types of molex connectors
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

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    In this video, learn how to differentiate between ethernet cable types such as Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a, coaxial, and plenum. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  STP vs. UTP
    7m 37s
    In this video, learn how to differentiate between shielded and unshielded twisted pair wiring. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Optical Fiber Cabling
    6m 42s
    In this video, you will learn about the benefits of fiber cabling. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Speed and Transmission Limitations
    3m 54s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to list speed and transmission limitations for different types of network cables. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  T568A/T568B Wiring Codes
    6m 50s
    Find out how to outline the T568A and T568B wiring standards. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Video Cables
    9m 48s
    In this video, you will learn how to identify video cables such as HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and VGA. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  USB Cables Types
    7m 43s
    In this video, you will learn how to differentiate between USB, USB-C, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0 cables. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Peripheral Serial Cables
    6m 15s
    In this video, you will identify peripheral cable types including serial and Thunderbolt cables. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Hard Drive Cables
    13m 7s
    Find out how to differentiate between SATA, SCSI, ESATA, and IDE hard drive cables. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Common Adapter Types
    6m 32s
    In this video, find out how to differentiate between adapters such as DVI to HDMI, USB to Ethernet, and DVI to VGA. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  RJ-11 and RJ-45 Connectors
    4m 19s
    In this video, learn how to differentiate between an RJ-11 and an RJ-45 connector. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  USB Connector Types
    5m 24s
    During this video, you will learn how to differentiate between USB connector types including microUSB, miniUSB, and USB-C. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Fiber Optic Connectors
    5m 22s
    Learn how to differentiate between straight tip (ST), subscriber connector (SC), and Lucent connector (LC) connectors. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Punch Down Blocks
    6m 31s
    After completing this video, you will be able to provide an overview of punch down blocks . FREE ACCESS
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    16.  DB-9, Lightning Ports, and F Connectors
    4m 56s
    After completing this video, you will be able to provide an overview of DB-9, lightning ports, and F connectors. FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Molex Connectors
    5m 51s
    Find out how to identify the different types of Molex connectors. FREE ACCESS
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    18.  Course Summary
    58s
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