Boot Camp Santa Clara, California

Have you been waiting for an In-Person Telecommunications course on the west coast?
Your wait is over!

Telecom Boot Camp – Apr 3-7 2023 Santa Clara, California.

Course 101 Apr 3-5 2023
Course 130 Apr 6-7 2023
Which should you take?

Registration is now open.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Boot Camp 2023

Plan your training for the new year now!

BOOT CAMP Live Online – Feb 6-10 2023
BOOT CAMP In-Person Washington DC – March 6-10 2023

BOOT CAMP Live Online, also called a virtual telecom course, has been so well received, what we thought was a temporary solution for the pandemic is scheduled on an ongoing basis.

Advantages which are budget-friendly and appreciated by management like:
Significant cost savings
High-quality color course books shipped directly to students
Get dispersed team members up to a common speed
Well-suited to work from home
No travel costs
Online courses and certifications included

Boot Camp In-Person
Time for a change of scenery and career-enhancing training!
Live, in-person, in-classroom training is the gold standard in training: the best you can get.
Attendees often network, and go out to lunch together.
Stretch your legs in the evening with a stroll along the reflecting pool, or checking out the scene of the crimes at the Capitol!

Next Boot Camp Courses

BOOT CAMP In-Person
Washington DC January 23-27 2023

Time for a change of scenery and career-enhancing training!  

Live, in-person, in-classroom training is the gold standard in training: the best you can get.

Attendees often network, and go out to lunch together.

Stretch your legs in the evening with a stroll along the reflecting pool, or checking out the scene of the crimes at the Capitol!

Here’s a copy-and-paste training request letter.

BOOT CAMP Live Online
December 5-9 2022

BOOT CAMP Live Online, also called a virtual telecom course, has been so well received, what we thought was a temporary solution for the pandemic is scheduled on an ongoing basis.

Advantages like:

  • Significant cost savings
  • High-quality color course books shipped directly to students
  • Get dispersed team members up to a common speed
  • Well-suited to work from home
  • No travel costs
  • Online courses and certifications included

are budget-friendly and appreciated by management.


Here is a cut-and-paste training request form to send to your boss!

Happy New Year!


Now is the time to invest in yourself and your team for the coming year.

Boot Camp Live Online is coming up Jan 24-28, 2022.
Register now so you don’t miss out on this great training opportunity with a live instructor.

CTNS Study Guide – Hardcover and Softcover Now available!

The CTNS Study Guide corresponds exactly to the CTNS courses, with detailed notes plus knowledge objectives and summaries for every lesson.

Now available in a beautiful high-quality hardcover edition, a pleasure to  hold, plus the traditional more compact softcover format.

Softcover is in stock and ships right away.

Note: Hardcovers are printed one at a time, just for you, adding 15 days to delivery time.  The quality of the cover and binding is worth the wait!

Of course the eBook version is also available through our online partners.

Last chance to register for Boot Camp Live Online – November 15-19

Let us know you plan to attend by creating your registration.

Register today!

BOOT CAMP is Course 101 and 130 back-to-back to make a whole week, packaged with a discount as Course 111. Career- and productivity-enhancing training, two course books with detailed notes, printed in color, totaling over 600 pages, plus bonus CTNS, CVA and CTA Certification Packages, for only $1895 Live Online (regular $2495 In-Person).

Live Online Oct 18-22

Course 101, Course 130 and Boot Camp coming to you Live Online Oct 18-22.

Monday to Wednesday
Both Course 101 and Course 130!
Thursday and Friday

This is your opportunity to not only receive great live instructor-led training, but also receive access to the corresponding self-study online courses and certifications at no additional cost!

Still working from home? No problem. We’ll ship the workbooks directly to your door.

The best part: BOOT CAMP has been totally updated for the 2020s, with 5G, Cloud Computing, Data Centers, Smart Cities & more!

This is the most up-to-date telecom-for-non-engineers training that can be found anywhere… and truly career-enhancing knowledge.

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Wonder what we teach?

The Introduction to Broadband Converged IP Telecom course is the first course in our self-study CTNS certification package and the CTSME certification bundle, and the first chapter in our instructor-led Course 101 and Boot Camp.

It provides an overview of the material that we cover in our training and gives you a taste of the style and format of our online training.

Watch the introduction session for free and gain an understanding of all the topics which are taught in more detail throughout the training.

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TCO CTNS Certification: Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist

The core knowledge needed in telecom today, with eight courses covering all major topics – plus TCO Certification to prove it!

The internationally-recognized TCO CTNS Certification is the core telecommunications network knowledge required by everyone serious in the telecom world today.

Bust the buzzwords, demystify the jargon, understand the fundamental concepts, technologies and standard practices … and most importantly, the underlying ideas, and how it all fits together.

The eight full-length courses in the CTNS Certification Package cover all major areas of telecom, datacom and networking.

You will start by getting up to speed on all major topics with the new 2021 course Introduction to Broadband Converged IP Telecom plus fully up-to-date courses on Cellular and Wi-Fi,  VoIP and SIP, the PSTN, OSI Layers, LANs and Optical Ethernet, IP and MPLS.

For an individual, this knowledge and preparation makes you an ideal candidate to hire or promote to a task, as you will be able to build on your knowledge base to quickly get up to speed and work on a particular project – then have the versatility to work on subsequent projects.

For an employer, CTNS is an extremely cost-effective way of getting team members and new hires up to a common speed with a common vocabulary and reference. The myTeracom Learning Management System can generate team progress reports.  A discount of 40% is available for 5 seats or more.

This investment will be repaid many times over in the future in terms of lowered buzzword frustration and higher accuracy and productivity.  Get started today!

The coursework for CTNS is a set of eight high-quality online multimedia courses. The content outline for each course is below. Click on the course name or scroll down for detailed descriptions, what you will learn, and free lessons.

newCourse 2241: Introduction to Broadband Converged IP Telecom
• Specifically designed for non-engineers
• Introduction and first pass through all aspects of today’s telecom
• Convergence • Broadband • Network Core and Edge • Protocols
• Last Mile Copper, Fiber and Wireless • Network Equipment
• Residential, Business and Wholesale Services • Carrier Connections

Course 2206: Wireless Telecommunications
• Mobile network, radio and cellular fundamentals
• Phone calls and mobile Internet over cellular
• 4G LTE, OFDMA, 5G new spectrum, new applications
• Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi security, and satellite communications

Course 2221: Fundamentals of Voice over IP
• The Big Picture. VoIP Phones and Terminals
• Voice in IP Packets. Soft Switches / SIP Servers / Call Managers
• Media Servers, Gateways, LAN and WAN, SIP Trunking, Standards
• Where All of This is Headed: Broadband IP Dial Tone

Course 2201: The PSTN
• Required knowledge while there remains a large installed base
• Loops and trunks, analog, the voiceband
• LECs, CLECs and IXCs. POTS and SS7

Course 2212: OSI Layers and Protocol Stacks
• Protocols and standards. The OSI Model
• Layers: Layer 2 vs. Layer 3. Examples
• Protocol stacks. How protocol stacks work

Course 2211: LANs, VLANs, Wireless and Optical Ethernet
• LAN fundamentals. Ethernet and 802 standards
• MAC addresses and MAC frames
• LAN switches, broadcast domains and VLANs
• Ethernet on twisted pair (Cat 5e/6 cables), radio (Wi-Fi) and fiber (Optical Ethernet)

Course 2213: IP Networks, Routers and Addresses
• Packet network fundamentals. Routers
• IP packets and IP addresses
• Static & dynamic, public & private addresses
• Network Address Translation (NAT). IPv6.

Course 2214: MPLS and Carrier Networks
• Carrier network basics. Customer Edge (CE) device
• Service Level Agreements and CoS
• MPLS for traffic management, VPNs, integrated access
• MPLS Services vs. Internet service

Invest in yourself with the CTNS Certification Package!

Eight CTNS courses plus TCO Certification, giving you a solid foundation in telecom, datacom and networking, from modern IP telecom, wireless, VoIP and PSTN to Ethernet, IP networking and MPLS.

Plus, get your Telecommunications Certification Organization (TCO) Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS) Certification to prove it!

Upgrade your skills – and your résumé – with this training and certification today!

The CTNS Certification Package Unlimited Plan includes the eight CTNS Courses and CTNS Certification Exam, both with unlimited repeats – which means guaranteed to pass if you’re willing to do the work, and refresh your knowledge anytime.

Optional printed or eBook study guide available.

Order CTSME – save $813

CTSME – Certified Telecommunications Subject Matter Expert is 5 certifications in one – CTNS, CVA, CWA, CTA plus CTSME.

CTSME certification

Just $1595 when ordered as a bundle.

The most comprehensive telecommunications training and certification available.

Five internationally-recognized telecommunications and network certifications, a total of twenty‑six full‑length high‑quality online courses, TCO Subject Matter Expert certification, with unlimited repeats and no time limits.

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