CompTIA doesn’t expect you to prove you can crimp your own cables, but it does expect you to understand the crimping process. Additionally, you must know EIA standards for crimping cables.
- I think it's an important skill for any nerd … to be able to cut and crimp their own cable. … You should be able to take a chunk of Cat whatever, … and crimp it up, and make yourself … a nice piece of network cable from that. … Personally, I carry around a 100 foot piece … of unshielded twisted pair cable … for all kinds of network testing. … Okay, well, it's not in my pocket, but it's in my car, so. … Let's go ahead and talk about what it takes … to cut and crimp your own cable. … So take a look here, I've got a little, … tiny, short length of, this is Cat 5e, … which is just a little bit easier to show … in front of a camera, and what we have here … are crimps, these are RJ-45 crimps. … Now one thing you need to be aware of when it comes … to crimps, is that they also have a Cat rating. … So if you're going to be cutting and crimping Cat 5e cable, … make sure you go to the store and get Cat 5e crimps, … because you have to match them up. … Also I need to warn you right now, … some of the more advanced types of cable, …
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