Transmission Basics in Networking: Media Characteristics & Connector Types


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Which of the following media is comparatively cheaper, lighter and easier to install?

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1. CAT 3 and CAT 5 belong to which of the following cable categories?

2. Crosstalk and attenuation are NOT a problem in which of the following media?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about transmission basics in networking. Answer these multiple-choice questions on topics like a type of media that's low in cost/easy to install and the category to which CAT 3 and CAT 5 cable types belong.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz tests you on these areas:

  • Media in which attenuation and crosstalk are not issues
  • Standard connector for unshielded twisted pair cables similar to RJ-11 telephone jacks
  • Connector that's used with multimode and single-mode fiber optic cables for accessing gigabit ethernet

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the category of CAT 3 and CAT 5 cables
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the transmission basics in networking, such as the media with which crosstalk and attenuation are not problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the media that's cost-efficient and simple to install and a type of connector used with multimode and single-mode fiber optic cables for accessing gigabit ethernet

Additional Learning

You can learn more about transmission media in the lesson entitled Transmission Basics in Networking: Media Characteristics & Connector Types. Here are the main topics you'll explore:

  • Transmission medium in network communications
  • Benefits of twisted pair cables
  • Insulation layers of copper cables
  • Pros and cons of different cable types
  • Examples of network connectors