Cables for Networking: Types & Characteristics


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What is the main purpose of having a twisted pair cable?

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1. What is the main advantage of using a shielded twisted pair (STP) cable for a network connection?

2. In unshielded twisted pair cables, which category starts being able to push gigabit network speeds (1000+ Mbps)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz and worksheet assess how much you know about cables for networking. Among other topics, you should be familiar with the category of unshielded twisted pair cables that can push gigabit network speeds.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests you on the following:

  • Purpose of a twisted pair cable
  • Use of a shielded twisted pair (STP) cable for a network connection
  • Unshielded twisted pair cables
  • Common cable that connects a home network to a cable modem
  • Fiber optic cables used for home networks

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the purpose of twisted pair cables and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between a shielded twisted pair cable and networkworking
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about connecting a home network to a cable modem

Additional Learning

Continue your studies by reviewing the lesson titled Cables for Networking: Types & Characteristics. Here's a quick glance at what you can expect to find in this lesson:

  • Basic cable types
  • Various types of UTP
  • Comparing UTP and STP