Brenton, you write on your info "other", could you please specify what do you? If you are a Cinematographer or want to become one, you do need to know those things on a basic level I feel, as your AC will sort out camera cables etc anyway.
a few methods to learn about connectors:
1) Go and look at videos from companies making accessories like Wooden Camera for example, they have a tone of videos on youtube showing different methods of connecting things, Arri have some good videos as well and Abel Cine and I'm sure there are more.
2) If possible go to a local rental house and ask them either to pay for a few hours of explaining or even work for them as an intern for a few days in the camera department, learning the equipment .
3) look for a 1st AC that does TV or fiction and ask him if he got a shoot you could join even free or for very low wage.
Hope it helps.
Edited by Oron Cohen, 24 July 2016 - 05:01 PM.