Cabling technology and components. Introduction to data cabling. Cabling standards. Choosing the correct cabling, Cable system and infrastructure constraints. Cabling system components. Tools of the trade. Network media and connectors. Copper cable media. Wall plates. Connectors. Fiber optic media. Unbounded (wireless) media. Cabling design and installation. Cabling system design and installation. Cable connector installation. Cable system testing and troubleshooting. Creating a request for proposal (RFP). Cabling @ work: experience from the field. Dictionary of cabling and telecommunications terms and concepts. Cabling resources. Registered communications and distribution designer (RCDD) certification. Home cabling: wiring your home for now and the future.