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.

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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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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.

Automatic CTNS Course Updates and Package Upgrades

In the constantly-evolving world of telecom, it is essential to keep training courses up to date.

The reason why so many people appreciate Teracom’s Online Courses and TCO Certification Packages is because they are based on Teracom’s instructor-led courses, with the selection of material, its order, timing and explanations tuned and refined in the classroom over the course of years, and constantly updated.

This also means that updates to instructor-led courses are subsequently reflected in online courses, keeping them up to date.

Following the major update to instructor-led Course 101 Broadband, Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers (Days 1 – 3 of BOOT CAMP) in 2020, updates to many online courses will be rolling out over the next months.

Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS) is our most popular package of six online courses plus TCO Certification.

All six CTNS courses are being updated.  Update of Course 2201 The PSTN is complete.  A significant update to Course 2206 Wireless Telecommunications will be published in the next weeks.  Updates to the OSI Layers, Ethernet, IP and MPLS courses will follow.

All customers who have purchased the CTNS package, or any of the courses individually, will automatically receive the updates in their dashboard.

Stay tuned for an exciting announcement of an upgrade to the CTNS package, increasing the package from six courses to eight, with the inclusion of a brand new course #1 in the lineup “Introduction to Broadband Telecommunications” plus “Fundamentals of Voice over IP”.

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!


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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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