BOOT CAMP: Live Online Aug 23-27

Teracom’s famous core telecom training for non-engineers, totally updated for the 2020s, with broadband, cloud computing, data centers, 5G, IoT, broadband wireless and much more.

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BOOT CAMP Live Online continues to be a great success. Join us Aug 23 to bust the buzzwords, demystify the jargon and understand today’s telecommunications technologies, and most importantly, the underlying ideas… and how it all fits together.

You will learn and retain more as part of a live class with a real instructor, where you can ask questions and interact with others.

Thousands of people have benefitted from this training.  Join us!

Contact us for a private BOOT CAMP if you have a group!

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Here’s a sampling of student evaluations from previous classes:

“Awesome course, really. Just very, very good.”
  – Tim Wilson, Ciena

“Thank you guys so much, this class was amazing! I would take this all over again!”
– Austin Thompson, NHC

“Since I am very new to telecom, this helped me connect the dots, the different layers and terminology. I liked that it followed the printed workbooks very closely so I could read the summaries after the lessons. The instructor was great. He kept it light, added some jokes to keep it entertaining.  I liked most when he did drawings with his explanations.”
  – Ashley Brinkman, Marketing Manager, MTA, Palmer Alaska

“The course was very beneficial for me.  I wish I would have been able to take this class a few years back when I first started!”
  – Tamara Pepin, CRTC

“I had some of the basics; this class filled gaps and added much more depth. Instructor Richard was open to questions at any time, and revisited topics until we got it. Having the notes in the printed course book to follow along and add to was very helpful. Richard was very passionate about the course material and had great real-life examples.”
– Robert Smieszny, NHC

“Richard is an excellent instructor. He has unmatched knowledge on the subject! He does a fantastic job interacting as if we are physically in a classroom with him!”
– Daniel Herfel, National Institute of Standards and Technology

All you need to join BOOT CAMP Live Online and get this world-famous training is a laptop with a webcam. We’ll ship you the high-quality printed color course books in advance of the BOOT CAMP, and you’ll be part of a class that runs 9 – 5 Monday – Friday.

The best part: BOOT CAMP was totally updated for 2020, with 5G, Cloud Computing, Data Centers, Smart Cities & more, just before the pandemic struck!

This is the most up-to-date telecom-for-non-engineers training that can be found anywhere.

This is truly career-enhancing knowledge.

Teracom BOOT CAMP Live Online is a great opportunity:
• Live interactive group training, guaranteed coronavirus-free!
• You will be part of a class.
• You will be able to see and hear everyone else.
• We’ll ship you the high-quality printed color course books in advance.
• The instructor will keep you focused, so you learn, like any other BOOT CAMP.
• You can ask the instructor questions, like any other BOOT CAMP.
• The class will run on a schedule: 9 – 5 Monday to Friday, with scheduled breaks, like any other BOOT CAMP.
• You get immediate access to three TCO Certification Packages, with their online courses.
• No travel required.
• Anyone worldwide can take BOOT CAMP.
• All you need is a laptop with a webcam.

This is an ideal time to get the training you need!

You’ll get the course materials shipped to you: two printed color books totaling over 500 pages with copies of all graphics and detailed text notes.

You will also get immediate access to the included TCO Certification Packages: CTNS, CTA and CVA and their twenty full-length online courses, with no time limits and unlimited repeats.

You’ll get the full BOOT CAMP as close as you can get without actually being there.

If you are an international participant, this is your opportunity to take BOOT CAMP. No US travel visa required!

Carpe diem!

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$100 off CTNS or CTSME

$100 off CTNS Limited-Time Offer:
Click to add CTNS to your cart, use coupon 1337 at checkout to get $100 off.
Hurry! Offer expires June 17, 2021.

$100 off CTSME Limited-Time Offer:
Follow the instructions here to add CTNS, CTA, CVA and CWA to your cart, then use coupon 1338 at checkout to get CTSME for $1495, $100 off list price.
Hurry! Offer expires June 17, 2021.

Existing CTNS and CTA customers: No-Charge Update

Course L2241 Broadband Converged IP Telecommunications, and
Course L2221 Introduction to Voice over IP have been added to CTNS.

If you purchased CTNS before April 12, 2021, you can add the two new courses to CTNS on your dashboard at no charge by following these instructions.

This offer also applies to CTA and any Certification package bundles which included CTNS or CTA including CTSME.

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Course 2212 The OSI Layers and Protocol Stacks – Free Preview

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Course 2212 The OSI Layers and Protocol Stacks
Lesson 3 – Protocols and Standards
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Protocols & Standards • OSI Model • Layers • Protocol Stacks • FedEx Analogy

This course begins the “IP courses” in the Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS) certification package.

The OSI 7-Layer Reference Model is used to sort out the many functions that need to be performed, to be able to discuss separate issues separately. The functions are organized into groups called layers, which are stacked one on top of the other. This allows us to relate different pieces of the puzzle in subsequent lessons.

The course starts with the big picture, then one lesson for each layer, then protocol stacks.

Course Lessons
1. Introduction
2. Open Systems
3. Protocols and Standards
4. ISO OSI 7-Layer Reference Model
5. The Physical Layer
6. Data Link Layer
7. Network Layer
8. Transport Layer
9. Session Layer
10. Presentation Layer
11. Application Layer
12. Protocol Stacks
13. Protocol Headers
14. Standards Organizations

Based on Teracom’s famous Course 101, tuned and refined over the course of more than 25 years of instructor-led training. You’ll learn what a layer is, what the layers are, what each one does and examples of where things like TCP fit into the model …and how it all works together… in plain English.

TCO CTNS Certification:
Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist
The core knowledge needed in telecom today, six courses covering all major topics – plus TCO Certification to prove it!
CTNS Unlimited Plan $495

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Course 2223 Softswitches, SIP, and VoIP Call Setup – Free Preview

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Course 2223 Softswitches, SIP, and VoIP Call Setup
Lesson 1 – What SIP Is and What It Can Do

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Course 2223 Softswitches, SIP, and VoIP Call Setup

What SIP Is • What It Does • URIs: SIP Phone Numbers • Call Setup Procedure • Call Disposition Rules • How SIP relates to Softswitches and Call Managers

Softswitches, SIP and Call Setup is all about how VoIP phone calls are set up using messages and procedures complying with the standard Session Initiation Protocol.

In this course, you’ll understand what SIP is, how it works, demystify jargon like proxy server and location server, understand how SIP fits in with softswitches and call managers, and trace the establishment of an IP phone call step by step.

Course Lessons
1. Intro + What SIP Is and What It Can Do
2. SIP’s Relationship to Other Protocols
3. SIP URIs: Telephone Numbers
4. Register: Update Your Location
5. INVITE: Dialing
6. Location Service: Finding the Far End
7. The SIP Trapezoid
8. SIP Messages and the Session Description Protocol
9. How SIP Relates to Softswitches and Call Managers

Based on Teracom’s famous Course 130, tuned and refined over the course of over 20 years of instructor-led training, you will gain career- and productivity-enhancing knowledge of how SIP is used to set up a VoIP phone call end-to-end, and how SIP fits in with call managers and softswitches.

This is just a small sample of the vast online telecommunication training and certification available through Teracom Training.

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CVA Unlimited Plan $459 
Six courses covering everything VoIP and SIP.

Check out the CTNS+CVA package deal $659.
The foundations of telecommunications plus everything VoIP and SIP.

Course 2213 IP Addresses, Packets and Routers – Free Preview

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Course 2213 IP Addresses, Packets and Routers
Lesson 1 – Introduction to IP Addresses, Packets and Routers

Course 2213 IP Addresses, Packets and Routers
IP Addresses • Packets • Networks • Routers • Static and Dynamic Addresses • DHCP • Public and Private Addresses • NAT • IPv6

IP Networks, Routers and Addresses is a comprehensive course on IP networking fundamentals: IP packets, IP addressing and IP routers.

We’ll see how routers implement the network with packet-switching, that is, relaying packets from one circuit to another, and how routers are a point of control for network security. We’ll introduce the term Customer Edge (CE), and understand the basic structure and content of a routing table.

Then we’ll cover the many aspects of IP addressing: IPv4 address classes, dotted decimal, static vs. dynamic addresses, DHCP, public vs. private addresses, Network Address Translation, and finish with an overview of IPv6.

Course Lessons

  1. Introduction
  2. Review: Channelized Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM)
  3. Statistical Time-Division Multiplexing: Bandwidth-on-Demand
  4. Network: Bandwidth on Demand + Routing
  5. Routers
  6. IPv4 Addresses
  7. DHCP
  8. Public and Private IPv4 Addresses
  9. Network Address Translation
  10. IPv6 Overview
  11. IPv6 Address Allocations and Assignment

Based on Teracom’s famous Course 101, tuned and refined over the course of 20 years of instructor-led training, we’ll cut through the jargon to clearly explain IP and routers, packets and addresses, the underlying ideas, and how it all works together… in plain English.

CTSME – 4 Certifications in one bundle – save $713

The TCO Certified Telecommunications Subject Matter Expert (CTSME) is the most comprehensive telecom, datacom, networking, wireless, VoIP and SIP training and certification available anywhere.

Teracom Training continues to update the training material for the 2020s.

The CTSME Certification Package includes four TCO Certification Packages: CTNS, CVA, CWA and CTA, with unlimited repeats and no time limits, the distinctive Certified Telecommunications Subject Matter Expert CTSME Certification and a signed, sealed and framed certificate for $1495.

Here’s what you get:

CTA Certification Package Unlimited Plan. 16 courses covering all major topics in telecom, datacom and networking from POTS to MPLS plus the Security module.
CVA Certification Package Unlimited Plan. Six courses providing depth on Voice over IP from packetization to SIP trunking.
CWA Certification Package Unlimited Plan. Three in-depth courses on wireless including spectrum, propagation, cellular and mobility, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and more.
CTNS Certification Package Unlimited Plan. CTNS is a subset of CTA, six of the sixteen CTA courses and exams – yet recognized as the #1 telecommunications certification worldwide and a valuable credential to add to your résumé.

We are so confident of the quality of the training, it comes with a 30‑day no questions asked 100% money‑back guarantee.

Terms and Conditions:
Buy CTNS, CTA, CVA and CWA at the same time and receive the special bundle price OR buy the certifications one by one and the upgrade to the CTSME certification at the special bundled price when you are ready.

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CTNS Upgrade Coming: Buy Now to Get Two Courses Free!

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New Course 2241 Introduction to Broadband Telecommunications along with existing Course 2221 Fundamentals of Voice over IP will be added to the CTNS Certification Package before year-end.

The price of the CTNS package will increase when the number of courses increases from six to eight. Since all existing customers will automatically get the two new courses at no additional charge, you can beat the price increase by purchasing CTNS before the upgrade and get the two new courses, when they are released, for free!

Wireless Telecommunications Course Updated! New Lesson on 5G

Course 2206 Wireless Telecommunications has received a major update including 5G, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and more. Free access for current customers.

Updates of TCO Certification courses continue to roll out with a major new release of Course 2206 Wireless Telecommunications, a comprehensive course on wireless, including radio fundamentals, cellular and mobile telecommunications, LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and more.

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Course 2206 Wireless Telecommunications

All current customers will automatically see the updated version in their dashboard.

If you’re not already registered for this course, we invite you to join the many people who have benefited from gaining these knowledge skills… and TCO Certification to prove it!

Taking this course, you will develop a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of radio, mobility and cellular, network components and operation, digital radio, mobile phone calls and mobile Internet access, spectrum-sharing technologies like OFDM, and LTE and 5G. In addition, you will get up to speed on the components, operation and latest standards for Wi-Fi, and the essentials of satellite communications.

We’ll cut through the jargon to demystify wireless, explaining the fundamentals of cellular and mobility, the buzzwords, the network, technologies and generations, the underlying ideas, and how it all works together… in plain English.

Course Lessons
1. Introduction (free sample lesson)
2. Mobile Network Components, Jargon and Operation
3. Cellular Principles
4. PSTN Phone Calls using the Phone App: Voice Minutes
5. Mobile Internet: Data Plan
6. Spectrum-Sharing: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDM
7. 4G LTE: Mobile Broadband
8. 5G New Radio: Enhanced Mobile Broadband, IoT Communications
9. Wi-Fi: 802.11 Wireless LANs (free sample lesson)
10. Communication Satellites

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Course 2206 Wireless Telecommunications is available on its own, or included in CTNS, CTA and CTSME Certification Packages.