of Structured Cabling
Training Programs and Equipment
here for the printable PDF version (1.2 meg file)
Uncle Ted was the mascot of Cable U's wiring training
programs, focusing on Cat 3/5/5e/6 UTP cabling. He's Lennie
Lightwave's Uncle and the expert on premises wiring.
- Uncle Ted's Guide
is an overview of what you need to know to get started in
installing premises cabling, voice/data/video (VDV) cabling,
low voltage or communications wiring, structured cabling or
whatever you call it. (Turns out the terminology is not
standard, perhaps the only thing that isn't! ) After reading
Uncle Ted's Guide, you might be interested in our textbooks,
FOA Reference Guide to Premises Cabling and the FOA
Reference Guide with its section on Premises
- Also, check out FOA's free
online training site Fiber U
where there is a free online self-study program on premises
cabling as well as many other topics on cabling.
- Now you can get a
cabling/wiring self-study program from The
FOA at Fiber
U that starts with "Uncle Ted" and or take training
from an FOA approved school for the FOA
CPCT Certification (Certified Premises Cabling
Technician) that includes hands-on training.
- This simple web site will
hopefully get you started. If you want some real hands-on
training, FOA can send you to trainers who give classes
around the world or will come to your site. We're always
creating new training material, links to information and
cabling vendors to help you find what you need to know about
cable installation, so keep checking back with the FOA
- Want a printed version of Uncle
Ted? Click here for
the PDF version (2.1 meg file).
Uncle Ted's Guide is also
available as a free
eBook on iTunes.
If you like "Uncle Ted's Guide" you'll love "Lennie
Lightwave's Guide To Fiber Optics!"
What do people say about "Uncle
"Uncle Ted's Guide to VDV
(voice/data/video) Cabling" is a brilliant presentation of the
standards and how everything fits together. (Don't be fooled
by the title.) Be sure to click on the Jargon link for a
TechRepublic, the IT website, discussing certification.