What are the common ethernet specs needed to know for Net+?

olaHaloolaHalo Posts: 748Member ■■■■□□□□□□
What are the common Ethernet specs needed to know for Net+?

Ive been looking for a simple chart to study (including the one on this site) but some of them have a lot more information then others. My idea was to memorize it, then start removing some of the fields and try to recreate the chart from memory.
Does anyone know which ones I NEED to know for the exam?
Thanks

Here is an example of a chart found on the web that seems like it has a little too much for the exam.




Designation
Cable Type
Max Length
Speed
Connector
Topology
Standard


10BASE-T
Cat3 UTP
100 m
10 Mbps
RJ45
star
IEEE 802.3i


10BASE-FL
MMF
2000 m
10 Mbps
ST
star
IEEE 802.3j


100BASE-TX
Cat5 UTP, Cat5e FTP
100 m
100 Mbps
RJ45
star
IEEE 802.3u


100BASE-FX
Micro MMF
412 m (half duplex)
2000 m (full duplex)
100 Mbps (half duplex)
200 Mbps (full duplex)
SC
star, point-point
IEEE 802.3u


1000BASE-T
Cat5e / Cat6 UTP (4 pairs)
100 m
1 Gbps
RJ45
star
IEEE 802.3ab


1000BASE-CX
Twinax STP
25 m
1 Gbps
HSSDC
star, point-point
IEEE 802.3z


1000BASE-SX
Micro MMF
550 m (50u)
275 m (62.5u)
1 Gbps
SC
point-point
IEEE 802.3z


1000BASE-LX
SMF or MMF
550 m (MMF)
5000 m (SMF)
1 Gbps
SC, LC
point-point
IEEE 802.3z


10 GBASE-SR
MMF
300 m
10 Gbps
850nm serial LAN
point-point
IEEE 802.3ae


10 GBASE-LR
MMF
10,000 m
10 Gbps
1310nm serial LAN
point-point
IEEE 802.3ae


10 GBASE-ER
MMF
40,000 m
10 Gbps
1550nm serial LAN
point-point
IEEE 802.3ae

Comments

  • DarrilDarril Posts: 1,588Member
    This is all good information for the exam but it looks like it was created for an older exam. If you look at the types listed in table 3.7 of the objectives, there are Designations (Types) that are missing such as 10GBaseSW, 10GBaseLW, and 10GBaseEW.

    I realize it is a lot of trivia but you can indeed be asked questions on just about any of the data points. You certainly won't be asked questions on all of them on any single test, but it is all valid.

    You could simplify it by creating multiple tables. For example, one table could be just for standards using twisted pair (10BaseT, 100BaseT, 1000 BaseT, and 10GBaseT), a second for standards using fiber, and a third for copper. A secondary benefit of recreating the table for yourself is that it helps solidify the knowledge for you.

    By the way, your idea of recreating the chart from memory is a great study strategy. Also, even though you can't take notes into the exam room you can take notes on a paper they give you once you start the exam. You can recreate some tables as soon as you start and if you get any questions related to the topics, you can simply look at your notes to answer them.

    Hope this helps.

    Darril
  • olaHaloolaHalo Posts: 748Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Darril wrote: »
    This is all good information for the exam but it looks like it was created for an older exam. If you look at the types listed in table 3.7 of the objectives, there are Designations (Types) that are missing such as 10GBaseSW, 10GBaseLW, and 10GBaseEW.

    I realize it is a lot of trivia but you can indeed be asked questions on just about any of the data points. You certainly won't be asked questions on all of them on any single test, but it is all valid.

    You could simplify it by creating multiple tables. For example, one table could be just for standards using twisted pair (10BaseT, 100BaseT, 1000 BaseT, and 10GBaseT), a second for standards using fiber, and a third for copper. A secondary benefit of recreating the table for yourself is that it helps solidify the knowledge for you.

    By the way, your idea of recreating the chart from memory is a great study strategy. Also, even though you can't take notes into the exam room you can take notes on a paper they give you once you start the exam. You can recreate some tables as soon as you start and if you get any questions related to the topics, you can simply look at your notes to answer them.

    Hope this helps.

    Darril
    Sound advice.
    Thank you sir.
  • ghoulghoul Posts: 38Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    What did you end up going with? I need to memorize this material as well.
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