Residential Network Cabling
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional (18 January, 2002)
Sales Rank: 208,304
Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
Not for the Do-it-Yourself(er)
This book contains a wealth of valuable information, but it is not very accessible to a non-professional. It reads very much like a text book and might be a good resource if you really need to know the nuances of every type of cable needed in a Residential Structured Cabling System.
I purchased this book in hopes that it would have a little more Do-it-yourself information, but was disappointed. The largest problem in my opinion was the quality of the illustrations. There were plenty of line drawings, but they lacked detail and utility. It went into great detail on how to work with optical fiber but left it entirely to your imagination of how to work with Network, Television and Telephone cable.
The book is riddled with duplicated knowledge, (several sections are even repeated several times in the same chapter) and makes references to other publications that a home builder or electrician may have.
If you are looking for good resource on how to build your own home network/CATV/telephone structured cable system, look elsewhere. If you are familiar with the electrical or telecommunications fields and need a good reference it might suit your needs.
Rating: 4 out of 5
I attended the Pilot Training course of the same name taught by BICSI. The book very closely follows whatis in the course, and is required reading if you intend to take the BICSI exam. As technical books go, it is very easy to read. I would recomend this bookto anybody looing to get into the Residential Cabling Market.
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