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Workshop : Best Practices Cabling, network, fiber & installation.


We are excited to be offering the following FREE Workshop, we have limited seating so please REGISTER as soon as possible.

Speaker Bio:

Brett Swett
Technical Systems Engineer


In Brett’s current role as a TSE, he provides technical support across all Panduit product lines in North America.
He designs network physical infrastructure for clients including bill of materials and drawings (Visio, ICE).
He can trouble shoot product issues to resolution and presents formal technical training to external clients.

In his 20 plus years at Panduit, Brett has held product development positions in copper cabling, zone cabling, wireless solutions and fiber optic systems.

Brett has an engineering degree from Valparaiso University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Benedictine University.



  • School districts growing need for bandwidth
  • How reliable networks are built
  • General layout of cable infrastructure
  • The pieces that make up the network – from cable to faceplates
  • Category cable 6, 6E, 6A differences – which cable should you spec for your school?
  • TIA cable Standards explained
  • Copper cable termination – the differences in low end keystone and high reliability components
  • Basic Fiber overview
    Where is fiber used?
  • Fiber installation best practices
  • Manufacturer’s certification – what does it mean? How is it acquired?
    How does a certified installation benefit my school?
  • What can district IT Technicians look for when contractors install cable to ensure a professional install?
    The ‘Value’ challenge – quality installation versus ‘low-bid’ installation
  • How to evaluate contractors bidding your projects.

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