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Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, Fourth Edition by Bill Woodward, Andrew Oliviero

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Chapter 15. Cable System Testing and Troubleshooting

Testing a cable installation is an essential part of both installing and maintaining a data network. This chapter will examine the cable testing procedures that you should integrate into the installation process and that you are likely to need afterward to troubleshoot network communication problems. We will also examine the standards with respect to cable testing.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Identify important cable plant certification guidelines

  • Identify cable testing tools

  • Troubleshoot cabling problems

Installation Testing

As you've learned in earlier chapters, installing the cable plant for a data network incorporates a large number of variables. Not only must you select the appropriate ...

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