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New Course! Fundamentals of Voice over IP

Fundamentals of Voice over IP is a solid introduction to everything Voice over IP.

You’ll learn the fundamental ideas and principles of VoIP and SIP,
as well as all of the jargon and terminology – and what it all means!

This course can be taken by anyone who needs to get up to speed on all things VoIP.

 

You will gain career-enhancing knowledge of the components and operation of Voice over IP systems, and learn what all of the jargon and buzzwords mean.

Unlimited repeats, no expiry date.
30-day 100% money-back guarantee.

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New TCO Certification Package: Certified Wireless Analyst (CWA)

The Certified Wireless Analyst (CWA) Certification Package is released!

CWA includes three training courses covering the full range of wireless technologies, giving you the broad knowledge base required of an analyst in the wireless business — plus certification to prove it.

Learn the fundamentals, jargon and buzzwords, principles of operation and ideas behind today’s wireless.

You get three high-quality courses with our entertaining instructor, graphics and bullets, plus your certification:

Course 2231: Wireless Fundamentals
• Radio fundamentals. Radio spectrum.
• Digital radio: modems and modulation

Course 2232: Mobile Communications
• Cellular principles. Mobility and handoffs.
• Digital voice. Mobile Internet Access.
• The generations: 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G
• The technologies: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA and OFDM
• The systems: GSM, 1X, UMTS, HSPA and LTE

Course 2233: Fixed Wireless
• Wireless LANs, 802.11 standards, WiFi, security
• Bluetooth, WiMAX, point-to-point and satellites

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

Guaranteed To Pass with the Unlimited Plan!

 

Quality You Can Trust
Benefit from decades of knowledge, insight and experience distilled into clear lessons, logically organized to build one concept on another… in plain English.

Join our thousands of satisfied customers including:
AT&T, Verizon, Bell Canada, Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, Qualcomm, NSA, CIA, FAA, US Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, Coast Guard, CIA, IRS, CRA, CRTC, RCMP, banks, power companies, police forces, manufacturers, government, local and regional telcos, broadband and fiber carriers and thousands of individuals.

gsa contract holder - assurance of quality
Teracom is a supplier of this training to the US Government under GSA contract GS-02F-0053X. Obtaining this Federal Supply Schedule contract involved a two-year-long process of evaluation including a customer quality rating where we scored 97%!

money-back guarantee
30-day, 100%, no questions asked money back guarantee.
If for any reason you change your mind during the 30 days after purchase, you can get your money back.
You have nothing to lose – and a marketable knowledge skill to gain! Get started now!

 

telecommunications certification organization (TCO)

About TCO Certification
Teracom is a Gold Training Partner of the Telecommunications Certification Organization, authorized to administer exams for TCO certifications on the myTeracom Learning Management System and award TCO certifications.

TCO certification is proof of your knowledge of telecom, datacom and networking fundamentals, jargon, buzzwords, technologies and solutions.

It’s backed up with a Certificate suitable for framing, plus – a Teracom exclusive – a personalized Letter of Reference / Letter of Introduction detailing the knowledge your certification represents and inviting the recipient to contact us for verification.

You may list Teracom Training Institute as a reference on your résumé if desired.

Benefits of Certification for Individuals
TCO Certification differentiates you from the rest of the crowd when applying for a job or angling for a promotion.

The knowledge you gain taking these high-quality courses, confirmed with TCO Certification, is foundational knowledge in radio and wireless: fundamental concepts, mainstream technologies, jargon, buzzwords, the underlying ideas – and how it all fits together.

This type of 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.

TCO Certification will help demonstrate you have this skill… a desirable thought to have in your potential manager’s mind.

Benefits of Certification for Employers
Take advantage of these courses for individual learning, a team, or for an entire organization. The scalable myTeracom Learning Management System can register and manage all of your people through their courses, lessons and exams, and generates reports showing progress and scores.

For larger organizations, the courses and exams can also be licensed and deployed on an organization’s internal LMS.

Teracom certification packages are an extremely cost-effective way of implementing consistent, comprehensive telecommunications and networking technology fundamentals training, ensuring that existing resources and new hires are all up to the same speed, with a common vocabulary, framework and knowledge base.

Get started today with this invaluable addition to your knowledge and skills!

 

Detailed Course Outlines

Course 2231 Wireless Fundamentals is the first course in the CWA Certification Package. We begin with the fundamentals: what radio is, how it’s organized and how and it’s used to communicate information. Since most systems are digital, we spend time understanding how modems represent 1s and 0s on radio, and explain jargon like QAM and QPSK. We finish with penetration and fading.
A. Radio
B. Wireless Spectrum and Radio Bands
C. Analog Radio
D. Digital Radio: How Modems Work
E. Propagation, Penetration and Fading

Course 2232 Mobile Communications is the second course in the CWA Certification Package. With a good foundation in place, we’ll cover mobile communications from A to Z: cellular principles, digital voice, data over cellular, mobile Internet access, the technologies: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA and OFDM, and the generations: 2G GSM, 3G 1X, UMTS and HSPA and 4G LTE. This is where the money is!
A. Mobile Network Components and Operation
B. Cellular
C. 1G: Analog Frequency-Division Multiple Access
D. Second Generation: Digital Cellular
E. Digital Cellular: Voice Communications
F. Internet Access via Cellular: “Data” Communications
G. 2G TDMA (IS-136): Time-Division Multiple Access
H. 2G TDMA (GSM): Time-Division Multiple Access
I. 2G CDMA: Code-Division Multiple Access
J. Spread Spectrum
K. CDMA Operation and Patents
L. 3G: CDMA 1X and UMTS
M. 4G: LTE
N. 4G: OFDM
O. Dynamic Assignment of Subcarriers
P. Spectrum-Sharing Roundup: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDM

Course 2233 Fixed Wireless is the third and final course in the CWA Certification Package. We’ll round out your knowledge with fixed wireless: WiFi, 802.11, WiFi security, Bluetooth, WiMAX, point-to-point microwave and satellites.
A. Infrared
B. Bluetooth
C. WiFi: Wireless LANs
D. WiFi Security and WPA2
E. 802.16 WiMAX
F. Point-to-Point Microwave
G. Satellite

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What You Get With The CWA Certification Package

1. High-quality, up-to-date, comprehensive training
You will get a solid foundation of structured knowledge. Understand the fundamentals, technologies, jargon and buzzwords… and how it all fits together

2. The certification exam
Each course in the certification package has an associated exam, typically ten multiple-choice questions.  You get unlimited repeats of the exam – which means guaranteed to pass.
Plus, on achieving a passing grade:

3. Your certificate, suitable for framing
A full-color TCO Certificate suitable for framing is automatically awarded by the Learning Management System on completion of the required exams.
It can be immediately printed on plain or textured paper on any color printer and framed by student as desired, with no shipping charges. It can also be attached to the electronic version of the student’s CV. An original hard copy of your Certificate, signed and sealed, can be sent to you by mail for $25 plus first-class mail cost.

4. A personalized Letter of Reference / Letter of Introduction
You also receive a personalized Letter of Reference / Letter of Introduction explaining the courses you took and the knowledge you have, and inviting anyone you give it to to contact us as a reference… excellent addition to your CV.

5. Right to display the TCO logo
You’ll have the right to display a high-resolution copy of the TCO logo on your résumé, business card, LinkedIn profile, web page, blog, or email signature.

6. TCO Certification Designation
Passing the Certified Wireless Analyst, you will be able to state that you:
– “are a Certified Wireless Analyst”,
– “hold a Certified Wireless Analyst certification from the Telecommunications Certification Organization”,
– are “certified as a Wireless Analyst by the Telecommunications Certification Organization”,
– are a “Telecommunications Certification Organization (TCO) Certified Wireless Analyst”,
– are “TCO-certified”,
and may sign your name
– “Richard Smith, CWA,” or “Jane Smith, Certified Wireless Analyst”

7. A 30-day no-questions-asked 100% money-back guarantee.
If for any reason you change your mind, for 30 days after purchase you can get your money back.

You have nothing to lose! – and a marketable skill to gain!

get started now!

Invest in yourself! Upgrade your résumé with this essential core knowledge.

HTML5 iPad-Friendly Lessons

HTML5 is here!

compatible with windows and mac desktops, laptops and notebooks, iPad, iPhone, android phones, tablets

Courses and exams labelled with this graphic on the Teracom website are HTML5, which is an open standard for displaying multimedia and interaction on webpages.

HTML5 will  run on windows and mac desktops, laptops and notebooks, iPad, iPhone, android notebooks, tablets and smartphones… and pretty much anything else.

Like regular HTML, HTML5 code is interpreted by and displayed in a browser.  We recommend using Chrome browser, as Chrome is fast and gives good results.

The new CWA courses and exams are in HTML5.
test with this free sample

 

compatible with windows and mac desktops, laptops and notebooks. runs on iPad with special browser

Courses and exams with this graphic use flash, which runs great on windows and mac desktops, laptops, notebooks.  They run on iPad, iPhone and android smartphones with a special browser.

CTNS, CIPTS and CTA use flash.
test with this free sample

Chrome browser has a built-in flash player, so CTNS, CIPTS and CTA run great in Chrome on mac or windows desktops, laptops, and notebooks.

But… when Steve Jobs invented the iPad, he wouldn’t allow flash on it. Steve had objections to flash including security, efficiency and power consumption.

The good news is there is an easy solution for iPad.
For iPad, CTNS, CIPTS and CTA run in a special $5 browser.
This one is popular     This one has a free trial
This article in macworld from the UK explains the story in detail

 

use chrome browser for best results

Online course lessons and exams are displayed in a browser. We recommend Google Chrome as it is fast and gives good results.

When using a computer with Windows 8, please download Chrome browser and use that instead of Internet Explorer.