Standard is a document that establishes engineering and technical requirements for processes, procedures, practices, and methods that have been adopted by consensus. Standards may also be established for selection, application and design criteria for material.

Standards are requirements affecting the performance of a given system. The purpose of a standard is to ensure a minimal level of performance.

Nothing impacts the design and construction of a network more than codes, standards, and regulatory acts. The cabling and networking professionals must follow a countless number of rules, codes, and standards in designing and installing telecommunications systems.

Following are some useful links to information on standards relevant to networking, cabling and telecommunications professionals.