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TCO-approved training organizations provide training courses and certification exams on their online Learning Management Systems.

A Certification Package is a set of courses and their exams. When you complete them all, you earn your certification and diploma. You receive the diploma instantly by PDF, and can order a signed and sealed hard copy by mail.

Plus, you get a personalized Letter of Introduction explaining the courses you took and the knowledge you have, and inviting persons you give it to to contact your training provider as a reference.

With the Unlimited Plan, you can repeat courses and exams as many times as you like - which means guaranteed to get your CTNS Certification if you are willing to learn, and refresh your knowledge any time in the future.

Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS)
Certified IP Telecom Network Specialist (CIPTS)
Certified Wireless Analyst (CWA)
Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA)
CTNS: Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (recommended choice)
The Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS) Certification demonstrates to an employer that you have core knowledge of telecom networks, services and infrastructure needed for a project team member, analyst, planner, developer or project manager position in an organization that provides telecommunications services, that manufactures telecom equipment, or an organization that buys telecommunications services and equipment.
The CTNS Certification Package includes six Online Courses plus the CTNS Certification Exam:
  2201 POTS and The PSTN
  2206 Wireless Telecommunications
  2212 The OSI Layers and Protocol Stacks
  2211 Ethernet, LANs and VLANs
  2213 IP Networks, Routers and Addresses
  2214 MPLS and Carrier Networks
These six courses will give you a solid foundation of structured knowledge spanning telecom, datacom and networking from traditional telephony through cellular to IP and MPLS networking, understanding the fundamentals, technologies, jargon and buzzwords, and most importantly, the underlying ideas and how it all fits together.
This is an ideal way to prepare for a job in the telecommunications business. You get a full-color certificate suitable for framing, plus a personalized letter of reference explaining your certification, and some serious credentials to add to your resumé. Distinguish yourself from others with knowledge skills, a certification to prove it, and a personalized letter of introduction. Get the job, promotion or raise you deserve! With the Unlimited Plan, you can repeat courses and exams as necessary... which means guaranteed to pass and get your certification if you're willing to learn.
How to register for the CTNS Certification Package
Certified IP Telecom Network Specialist (CIPTS)
The Certified IP Telecom Network Specialist (CIPTS) Certification requires four courses instead of the CTNS's six courses, effectively providing training and certification in IP telecom networks without the traditional telephony and wireless.
The CIPTS Certification demonstrates to an employer that you have core knowledge of IP telecom networks, services and infrastructure needed for a project team member, analyst, planner, developer or project manager position in an organization that provides telecommunications services, that manufactures telecom equipment, or an organization that buys telecommunications services and equipment, where the requirements are focused on the IP network, and not on voice communications or wireless access. A recent example is software developers working for AT&T developing software to implement nationwide IP VPN services.
The CIPTS Certification Package includes four Online Courses plus the CIPTS Certification Exam:
  2212 The OSI Layers and Protocol Stacks
  2211 Ethernet, LANs and VLANs
  2213 IP Networks, Routers and Addresses
  2214 MPLS and Carrier Networks
This package is the same as the CTNS package, but leaves off the PSTN and Wireless and concentrates on IP Telecommunications. These four courses will give you a solid foundation of structured knowledge of IP telecom networks, understanding the fundamentals, technologies, jargon and buzzwords, and most importantly, the underlying ideas and how it all fits together.
How to register for the CIPTS Certification Package
Certified Wireless Analyst (CWA) (recommended specialization)
The Certified Wireless Analyst (CWA) Certification Package includes three training courses covering the full range of wireless, giving you the knowledge required in the wireless business today — plus certification to prove it!
Non-engineers can learn the fundamentals, jargon and buzzwords, principles of operation and, most importantly,
ideas behind today's wireless. Getting this certification gives you a leg up in the job market. more
The CWA Certification demonstrates to an employer that you have the core knowledge of wireless fundamentals, mobile communications and fixed wireless including WiFi and Bluetooth needed for a project team member, analyst, planner, developer or project manager position in an organization that provides wireless telecommunications services, that manufactures wireless equipment, or an organization that buys telecommunications services and equipment. A recent example is personnel working for the US Army coordinating the purchase and deployment of wireless communications.
The CWA Certification Package includes three Online Courses plus the CWA Certification Exam:
  2231 Wireless Fundamentals
  2232 Mobile Communications
  2233 Fixed Wireless
These three courses will give you a solid foundation of structured knowledge of wireless fundamentals including spectrum and digital radio, mobility and cellular concepts, the technologies FDMA, TDMA, CDMA and OFDM, the generations 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G, as well as 802.11 wireless LANs, WiFi, Bluetooth, WiMAX and more. You will understand the fundamentals, technologies, jargon and buzzwords, and most importantly, the underlying ideas and how it all fits together.
How to register for the CWA Certification Package
Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA)
The Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA) certification is the "final exam" for Teracom's famous Course 101 Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineering Professionals, Teracom's DVD-Video training course package V530 Full Library, and Teracom's Telecom 101 textbook.
The CTA certification is earned by writing the exams. The related training is the instructor-led course, DVD-video courses or Telecom 101 textbook.
CTA requires sixteen exams, corresponding to the sixteen main chapters of Course 101:
  Fundamentals of Telephony – POTS and The PSTN
  Telecom Equipment
  The Telecommunications Industry
  Digital Communications
  Channelized Transmission Systems and Fiber Optics
  Wireless Telecommunications
  Introduction to Data Communications and Networking
  Data Fundamentals: Coding, Frames and Packets
  Modems: Voiceband, Radio, DSL and Cable
  The Network "Cloud"
  Ethernet and LANs
  The OSI Layers and Protocol Stacks
  IP Networks, Routers and Addresses
  MPLS and Carrier Networks
  IP Network Services: Voice over IP and VPNs
  The Internet
Each exam is 10-multiple-choice questions.
With the Unlimited Plan, you get unlimited repeats... which means guaranteed to pass if you're willing to do the work.

With the Certified Telecommunications Analyst Certification, you get a certificate suitable for framing, with a personalized letter of introduction you can attach to your resumé explaining the very serious knowledge skills you have.

With the CTA Certification in hand, and the personalized Letter of Reference explaining your certification, there will be no doubt in an employer's mind of the breadth and depth of your telecom knowledge.
How to register for the CTA Exam
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