DoubleNNs wrote: »
I recommend you make a table and look at it. Not flash cards. You want to remember all the cable types/speeds in RELATION to each other. Once you do that, it's extremely easy.
10BaseT - the number in front is the speed. The letter afterwards tells you what type of cable. So for 10GBaseSR, the 10G at the beginning is for 10 Gigabit per sec. 1000BaseCX is for 1000 Megabit per sec.
T - twisted pair.
C - Coaxial
F - Fiber
Then you get to different types of fiber cables.
SX - the s is for short range fiber.
LX - the l if for long range.
EX - the e is for extra long range.
Multimode cables are for the shorter ranged fiber. Singlemode is for the longer range fiber.
Just realize what all the abbreviations mean, make a table where you have all the information laid out in RELATION to all the other cables. As long as you can break down why each cable is called what it is, they'll be some of the easiest answers questions you'll have on the exam.
Some of the cable names will also denote the distance the cable can travel by using a number as well, but once again that' easy enough to pick up as well.