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CompTIA A+ 220-1001: Basic Cable Types

CompTIA A+ 220-1001: Basic Cable Types


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Overview/Description

Examine the most common cable types and adapters encountered when working with computers and mobile devices, including network, video, multipurpose, peripheral, and hard drive cables. In this course, begin by learning about different Ethernet cable types such as Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, Plenum, and 568A/B. Next, examine at the differences between shielded twisted pair and unshielded twisted pair cabling. Learn the basics of fiber optic cabling and coaxial cable. Look at some of the speed and transmission limitations of different network cables. Learners explore different video cables: VGA (Video Graphics Array); High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI); mini HDMI; DisplayPort; the Digital Visual Interface (DVI), and DVI-D/DVI-I. Learn about using Lightning and Thunderbolt cables. Examine Universal Serial Bus (USB) cables and the differences between USB, USB-C, USB2.0, and USB3.0. Then serial peripheral cables and hard drive cables such as SATA (Serial AT Attachment), IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics), and SCSI (Small Computer System Interface). Differentiate between adapters such as DVI to HDMI, USB to Ethernet, and DVI to VGA. A concluding exercise reviews working with network cables. This course can be used to help prepare for the 220-1001: CompTIA A+ certification exam.



Expected Duration (hours)
1.2

Lesson Objectives

CompTIA A+ 220-1001: Basic Cable Types

  • differentiate between Ethernet cable types such as Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, Plenum, and 568A/B
  • differentiate between shielded twisted pair and unshielded twisted pair
  • describe the benefits of fiber cabling
  • list the benefits and limitations of coaxial cable
  • list speed and transmission limitations for different network cables
  • describe different video cables such as VGA, HDMI, Mini HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and DVI-D/DVI-I
  • recognize when to use Lightning cables
  • recognize when to use Thunderbolt cables
  • differentiate between USB, USB-C, USB2.0, USB3.0
  • describe serial peripheral cables
  • differentiate between SATA, IDE, and SCSI hard drive cables
  • differentiate between adapters such as DVI to HDMI, USB to Ethernet, and DVI to VGA
  • work with network cables
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    Expertise Level
    Beginner