of Structured Cabling
Training Programs and Equipment
- "Virtual Hands-On" Termination
here for the printable PDF version (1.2 meg file)
- VDV Works Presents Uncle Ted's
new guide to voice/data/video cabling.
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 VDV wiring. Uncle Ted
is now working with VDV Works,
a company that provides training, training materials and web
content on fiber optics, structured cabling, computer networking
- Uncle Ted's Guide is an overview of what you need to know
to get started in installing voice/data/video 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, The FOA Reference Guide to Premises Cabling and Data,
Voice and Video Cabling and the FOA Reference Guide with its section on Premises Cabling. Also, check out Fiber U where there is a free online self-study program on premises cabling.
- We also have an online "virtual
hands-on" explanation of the termination processes of Cat
3/5/5E/6 you should not miss.
- Now you can get a cabling/wiring
self-study program from VDV
Academy that starts with "Uncle Ted" and includes hands-on training.
- This simple web site will hopefully
get you started. If you want some real hands-on training, VDV
Works can send you to trainers who give classes around the country
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 us.
- Want a printed version of Uncle
Ted? Click here for the PDF version
(1.2 meg file).
- Get certified in structured
cabling and fiber optics. VDV
Academy programs are pre-approved for FOA certification
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 comprehensive rundown.
the IT website, discussing certification.