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Now is the perfect time to take online training to upgrade your knowledge and career options.

We have a full range of self-study, work-at-your-own-pace online training courses that come with unlimited access and a TCO certification.

Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS)
Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA)
Certified VoIP Analyst (CVA)
Certified Wireless Analyst (CWA)
Certified Telecommunications Subject Matter Expert (CTSME)

We are open and ready to serve you.
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BOOT CAMP Online Live – Registration Now Open Worldwide

Coronavirus Policy: Take BOOT CAMP Live Online Now, Attend In-Person for Free Later

Now is the time for flexibility and resourcefulness to rise above difficult circumstances.

Nothing beats live, in-person instructor-led training in a classroom environment… except not having to worry about quarantines.

For those working from home, Teracom BOOT CAMP Live Online is the next best thing while we wait for things to get back to a new normal.

  • No travel required.
  • Anyone worldwide can take BOOT CAMP.
  • 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 stand up at the front of the room and teach the class like any other BOOT CAMP.
  • 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.
  • Later, once they resume, you have the option of attending any public BOOT CAMP seminar for free.
  • You get immediate access to three TCO Certification Packages, with their online courses.
  • All you need is a laptop with a webcam.

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

You’ll immediately 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 all of their online courses.

You’ll get the full BOOT CAMP with our top instructor, as close as you can get without actually being there.

And, once they resume, you can optionally bring your books and attend for free any seminar.

If you are an international participant, this is your opportunity to take BOOT CAMP if you can’t travel to the USA for a public seminar.  No travel visa required!

If that’s not enough, in many cases, it won’t be hard to convince your boss this will be an excellent time to “go on course” while things are slow. Later, if you like, use your free pass to attend BOOT CAMP Hawaii September, Washington DC, Chicago, Orange County or any other scheduled seminar.

Upcoming classes:
BOOT CAMP LIVE ONLINE April 6 – April 10  Eastern Time Zone (EDT, GMT-4)
BOOT CAMP LIVE ONLINE April 27 – May 1   Pacific Time Zone (PDT, GMT-7)
BOOT CAMP LIVE ONLINE May 11 – May 15 Eastern Time Zone (EDT, GMT-4)
BOOT CAMP LIVE ONLINE June 1 – June 5     Pacific Time Zone (PDT, GMT-7)

Carpe diem!

Tutorial: Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) Radio Networks for the Internet of Things

Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) systems, also called Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWANs) are wireless systems for sensor data reporting and remote control.

There are four main technologies, divided into two groups: technologies deployed by mobile (cellular) carriers, and technologies deployed by non-cellular carriers.

The technologies deployed by cellular operators are Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) and Long Term Evolution category M1 (LTE-M).The technologies deployed by non-cellular operators are sigfox and LoRa (short for Long Range).

Sigfox and LoRa operate in unlicensed spectrum often called Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) bands, at relatively low frequencies. In Europe the 868-MHz band is used; in the US it is 915 MHz; and 923 or 433 MHz in Asia.

Sigfox is a French company that established a base of customers with water meters from the French water authority Veolia and has expanded internationally. It provides the leanest communication service, using 100 Hz of bandwidth to move tiny data packets with payloads of 12 bytes upload and 8 bytes download, with limits on the number of messages per day. The theoretical data rate is 600 bits per second. This reduces the subscription costs and extends battery life. It can support 1 million devices per base station transceiver.

LoRa is a competing technology also using ISM bands, using 125 kHz of bandwidth to achieve a theoretical 50 kb/s and 40,000 devices per base station. LoRa employs spread-spectrum coding, meaning the modem signal is spread over a wider frequency band than normal. This allows better performance in the presence of noise or jamming.
The LoRa Alliance was created to foster interoperability between devices.Cellular carriers offer NB-IoT and LTE-M wireless services in licensed frequency bands.

NB-IoT operates on 200 kHz channels, often in the “guard bands”, i.e. unused spectrum between bands used for conventional cellular, supporting around 200 kb/s data rates depending on carrier implementation.
It is designed for fixed, ultra-narrow-bandwidth IoT applications. It purports to provide better connectivity in subterranean locations such as basements, utility vaults and sensors located deep within buildings. It does not support mobility, i.e. maintaining connection as the sensor moves out of range of a base station.

LTE-M operates on approximately 1 MHz bands on licensed spectrum, supporting up to 1 Mb/s data rates (depending on carrier implementation), as well as voice and mobility.
As the name would suggest, it is intended for existing LTE cellular networks, to provide extended coverage to IoT applications.
Due to its lower latency and higher bandwidth than NB-IoT, LTE-M is suited for IoT applications where devices are in motion and real-time data is required.

The sigfox and LoRa systems gained an early market share. Carrier NB-IoT and LTE-M systems are expected to significantly outpace sigfox and LoRa in terms of connected devices going forward.

Source: Course 130 Voice over IP, SIP, 5G, Security and IoT, pages 9.16 and 9.17

Online Courses: Automatic Lifetime Updates

How are online courses and certifications kept up to date?

They’re based on the instructor-led BOOT CAMP courses.

When BOOT CAMP courses are updated, new lessons end up being added to the online courses, like a ripple effect. As BOOT CAMP just had a major update for 2020, new online lessons are on their way.

Anyone purchasing certification packages or courses will automatically get the updates as they are released. First up is the new lesson on 5G for CWA being added in March.

Purchase with confidence:

  • Lifetime access – unlimited repeats, no time limits
  • Lifetime automatic updates on new technologies
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE! 500$ SAVINGS!!!

Register now for one of our well known Teracom Training Boot Camps and save 500$. This is a huge savings and a great way to get yourself up to speed in all things telecom; VoIP, IP Networking, 5G, Security, IoT, Wireless, and more.

Coming up in December we have one of our best instructors teaching in Atlanta, GA from the 9-13th. Reserve a spot now, they are selling out!

Teracom Training Seminars

Teracom Onsite Training is a great way to train your staff and get them up to speed in all things telecom. We can customize your group training and come right to your location.

Courses and certifications in basic fundamentals, VoIP, IoT, IP Networking, 5G, internet security and more!

Over 20 years of training and experience with our expert instructors. Don’t miss out, contact us for some information today!

If you have just a few employees that need training, Teracom offers public seminars throughout US and Canada. From Orlando to Toronto, we are sure to be in an area that meets your needs.

Check out our public training schedule for more information and register today!

Upcoming events with Teracom Training

Can’t make it to New Orleans in October for our boot camp training? Get out of the office and come see us in New York

November 4-8, 2019

Ideally located for stretching your legs exploring the Big Apple after a day in the classroom.  Close to Times Square, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the new High Line urban walking trail on a repurposed raised rail line.

Or you can try the beautiful city of Atlanta Georgia!

December 9-12th, 2019

At the newly constructed SpringHill Suites by Marriott, an upscale high-rise centrally located in the heart of Atlanta. All-suite hotel boasts extravagant city views. Close to the city’s popular venues like the Coke museum and CNN.

Come to New Orleans and get yourself 2 great certifications!

October 7-11 New Orleans   Course 111: BOOT CAMP

BOOT CAMP is Course 101 and 130 back-to-back to make a whole week, packaged with a discount as Course 111.

The beautiful booming streets of New Orleans!

Get out of the office, learn more and retain more with five days of the best you can get: live, in-person instructor-led training in a classroom environment.

Discuss and understand the latest technology and industry news in-class. At lunch, share your situation with class members, find out what others are implementing. Attendees often network and go to dinner together.

Career- and productivity-enhancing training, two printed course books with detailed notes totaling over 700 pages – valuable references for years to come – plus CTNS and CTA Certification Packages Unlimited Plan, with sixteen (!) online courses to refresh your memory anytime, and optional certification exams are all included, for only $1995.

and CTA Certification Packages Unlimited Plan, with sixteen (!) online courses to refresh your memory anytime, and optional certification exams are all included, for only $1995.