Computer Support/Networking/Tools

This lesson covers networking tools.

Objectives and Skills Edit

Objectives and skills for the networking tools portion of A+ certification include:[1]

Given a scenario, use appropriate networking tools.
  • Crimper
  • Cable stripper
  • Multimeter
  • Tone generator & probe
  • Cable tester
  • Loopback plug
  • Punchdown tool
  • WiFi analyzer

Readings Edit

  1. Wikipedia: Crimp connection
  2. Wikipedia: Multimeter
  3. Wikipedia: Signal generator
  4. Wikipedia: Cable tester
  5. Wikipedia: Crossover cable
  6. Wikipedia: Punch down tool
  7. Wikipedia: Packet analyzer

Multimedia Edit

  1. YouTube: Networking Tools - CompTIA A+ 220-901 - 2.9
  2. Cisco Learning Network: Ethernet Cables: Crossover Cables and Straight Through Cables - Cisco Answers IT

Activities Edit

  1. YouTube: How To Make RJ45 Network Patch Cables - Cat 5E and Cat 6.
  2. YouTube: Using a multimeter to check an ac wall outlet.
  3. YouTube: Manually Test a (PSU) Power Supply With a Multimeter by Britec.
  4. YouTube: Tone and Probe Basics.
  5. YouTube: How to Test Your CAT5 Ethernet Cable.
  6. How to Create a RJ45 Ethernet Loopback Cable/Connector.
  7. YouTube: How To use a 110 & Krone Telecom Punchdown Tool & the difference between Krone and 110 connections.
  8. Cisco Learning Network: Crossover Cables and Straight Through Cables Test Yourself.

References Edit