Becoming An IT Pro: Network Cabling, Racks & Tools Course

Master the basic fundamentals of network cabling, racks, tools and troubleshooting. Learn the standards, uses and more!

Course review from Henry C: “The course is very informative and easy to follow. The instructor’s voice is clear and easy to understand.”

What you’ll learn

  • Identify the different types of network cabling, racks, and tools. Student will be able to use the networking tools to troubleshoot cabling issues..

Course Content

  • Introduction: Who Am I, What Will You Learn, Introduce Yourself –> 2 lectures • 2min.
  • Cabling –> 8 lectures • 14min.
  • Racks –> 4 lectures • 7min.
  • Networking Tools –> 11 lectures • 8min.
  • Live Demo Walkthrough –> 9 lectures • 22min.
  • Troubleshooting Cable –> 3 lectures • 3min.
  • Course Wrap Up –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Bonus Lectures! –> 2 lectures • 6min.

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Course review from Henry C: “The course is very informative and easy to follow. The instructor’s voice is clear and easy to understand.”


Do you need to master the fundamentals of network cabling? Are you changing careers and now you will work client side with networks? Maybe you struggle with understanding how the cabling works in an office environment?

With this course, You WILL learn and master the fundamentals of:

  • Cabling
  • Cable Standards
  • Racks
  • Tools
  • Troubleshoot efficiently.

This course dives in to standard of cabling, wire colors, length maximums and more. You will then learn about the different rack styles and how they fit into the network cabling world. Lastly you go over network cabling tools. These tools will help you be a more efficient troubleshooting and technician.

During the course, you are immersed with lectures using PowerPoint slides and talking head videos. After each lecture, there is a demo video, and a quiz to help you cement the lessons.

When you enroll in this course:

  • You will learn the skills to be an effeciant and succesful IT Technician
  • You will have multiple queizes that will help you cement the information you learned
  • You will be able to identify cabling and the standards used
  • You will be able to Troubleshoot more effectively

How Do I Know?

This course is modeled after an exercise I go through with all my new hires. I teach them everything in this course, so I know they can handle networking tasks without supervision. Modeled in this course are the processes that we go over.

Finishing this course, you will have a firm understanding of:

  • Types of cabling
  • Cabling standards
  • Racks
  • Tools for cabling
  • How to troubleshoot common cabling issues.

This course DOES NOT deal with Hubs, Bridges, Switches, Routers or configuration of this type of equipment.

YOU BENEFIT from learning from an  I.T. Professional, with over 11 years of experience. I am an I.T. Manager, and this course is modeled around an exercise I conduct with all of my new hires. You get me, on video, going over in more depth, than what I do, in the office with my directs! You also get to watch and re-watch, where they better have taken great notes, since I don’t repeat myself!

Troubleshooting cabling issues is a very basic requirement for an I.T. Professional. Learning this skill will put you ahead of others starting in the field. Knowing what a tool is, what it looks like, and how to use it properly is critical when systems are not functioning, or down because of some wiring issue. We cover all the standard tools, including; wire strippers, punch down tool, wire crimper, tone generator and probe, as well as a cable tester.  You LEARN how to strip cable, punch cable down, terminate ends with a crimper, tone out cables, and test cables.

Content and Overview

Remember, this course is based on an exercise I do with all my new direct reports. I take them through this exercise so that I can trust them to be able to handle basic cabling issues. You will learn from an I.T. Manager with over 11 years experience. During the hour course, you will go through 7 high-level lectures, and experience 19 demos. You will take 5 quizzes that range from 4-10 questions each to help cement your understanding of the materials. I am never far away, if you have a question, you can post in the Q&A section, and I will get back to you! The best part is, you get to return to any video in the course, whenever you want! There is an exercise, that has you identifying what tools you have in your office, you can find those, and then re-watch that tools video, so you can see work with the tool while watching.

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