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Available Certifications

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 Telecom Certification if you are willing to learn, and refresh your knowledge any time in the future.


Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA)

Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS)

Certified VoIP Analyst (CVA)

Certified Wireless Analyst (CWA)

Certified IP Telecom Network Specialist (CIPTS)



Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA) 

The Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA) Certification Package is the most comprehensive telecom, datacom and networking online training and certification available.

The CTA Certification Exam is the optional "final exam" for the following Teracom training:

The CTA certification is earned by writing the exams on the myTeracom Learning Management System.


CTA consists of sixteen modules:

  2401 Fundamentals of Telephony and Voice over IP
  2402 Telecom Equipment
  2403 The Telecommunications Industry
  2404 Digital
  2405 Transmission Systems and Fiber Optics
  2406 Wireless Telecommunications
  2407 Introduction to Datacom and Networking
  2408 Data Coding, Frames and Packets
  2409 Modems: Representing Bits on Radio and Copper
  2410 The Network "Cloud" and Service Implementation
  2411 Ethernet, LANs and VLANs
  2412 The OSI Layers and Protocol Stacks
  2413 IP Networks, Routers and Addresses
  2414 MPLS and Carrier Networks
  2415 The Internet
  2416 IP Security

Each module 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 résumé 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.

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 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 résumé.

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 VoIP Analyst (CVA)
(recommended specialization)

Get a complete understanding of Voice over IP, SIP and VoIP telephone systems and services – with TCO Certification to prove it!

The CVA Certification Package includes six Online Courses plus the CVA Certification Exam, with unlimited repeats of courses and exams:

  2221 FUNDAMENTALS OF VOICE OVER IP
  2222 VoIP ARCHITECTURES AND IMPLEMENTATION CHOICES
  2223 SOFTSWITCHES, SIP, CALL SETUP AND SIP TRUNKING
  2224 VOICE PACKETIZATION, CODECS AND VOICE QUALITY
  2225 SIP TRUNKING & CARRIER CONNECTIONS

  2226 IP NETWORK QUALITY: COS, QOS, MPLS AND SLAs

This certification and its six courses cover all aspects of Voice over IP and VoIP telephone systems, including all the different ways VoIP is implemented, how calls are set up with softswitches and SIP, how voice is packetized and the factors affecting sound quality, connecting to carriers and SIP trunking, and network quality with MPLS, Service Level Agreements and Class of Service.

The CWA Certification demonstrates to an employer that you have broad vendor-agnostic knowledge of voice, SIP and VoIP telephone systems from fundamentals to best practices.

This is the kind of knowledge needed for an analyst, planner, developer or manager or anyone else needing to understand VoIP telephone systems in
- an organization that provides telecommunications services,
- that manufactures telecom equipment, or
- an organization that buys telecommunications services and equipment.

Example: a manager working for the city of Portland, Oregon in their public safety / 911 division.

This certification may be taken on its own. For those who are completely new to telecom, the CTNS or CTA courses and certification are recommended as a knowledge base to build on with this certification.

Check out the CTNS+CVA package deal pricing

How to register for the CVA 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.
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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.

Example: 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 IP Telecom Network Specialist (CIPTS)

The Certified IP Telecom Network Specialist (CIPTS) Certification is a subset of CTNS, four courses instead of six, providing training and certification in IP telecom networks, concentrating on the network: MPLS/IP/Ethernet/fiber, skipping the courses on the PSTN 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 automated provisioning of nationwide MPLS 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

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

 

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