Differentiate yourself from the rest of the crowd when applying for a job or angling for a promotion, with solid knowledge of telecom and network technology – and a certification to prove it.
The prestigious TCO Certified Telecommunications Analyst CTA Certification is the most comprehensive telecommunications certification available, demonstrating to employers that the holder has broad and deep telecom, datacom and network knowledge.
TCO CTA Certification is a very strong indication of the strength of your knowledge of telecommunications: the whole story, and the big picture.
This knowledge allows the CTA to perform analysis, write reports, make recommendations... be a Telecom Analyst and a Subject Matter Expert, which typically pay more than programmer positions.
It is accompanied by – a Teracom exclusive – a personalized Letter of Reference you can attach to your résumé explaining the very serious knowledge skills you have and inviting the reader to contact us.
Prepare for a Job
This certification is an ideal way to prepare for a job in the telecommunications business. CTA certification is proof of your solid understanding of telecom, datacom and networking fundamentals, jargon, buzzwords and mainstream technologies and solutions.
Train a New Hire
Teracom training coupled with TCO certification is a highly cost-effective, rapid and consistent way to train new team members.
Getting your CTA Certification
CTA Certification is obtained by registering for and passing the CTA Exam, which is in 16 modules, each having 10 multiple-choice questions. Guaranteed exam pass insurance is included.
Coursework for CTA
The coursework for CTA is any one of:
Instructor-led training in a classroom environment
Instructor-led training in a classroom environment is the most effective kind of training. Teracom's famous core training Course 101 Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers is the instructor-led classroom coursework for the CTA Exam.
Course 101 covers the base of knowledge required in the telecom industry, from traditional telephony to VoIP over MPLS and everything between, and the CTA Certification is proof of knowledge.
The CTA exam is included as a free bonus with Telecom BOOT CAMP , which is Course 101 plus Course 130 Voice over IP, SIP, Security, 5G and IoT .
Self-paced instructor-led training modules
Self-paced instructor-led training modules are the next best thing to actually being there, with the benefits of self-pacing, repeatability and learn anywhere, anytime. Teracom's self-paced instructor-led training modules are available on DVD and USB stick, and include printed course books.
Core Training Package 2 , consisting of sixteen modules on five DVDs or one USB stick is the self-paced instructor-led coursework for the CTA Exam. Supplemented with Online Course 2211 Ethernet, LANs and VLANs, which is included free with purchase, this covers all of the knowledge required for CTA.
The CTA Exam is included for free with V530 Full Library, consisting of 22 modules on nine DVDs or one USB stick, plus printed course books.
The CTA Certification Study Guide is the Telecom 101 textbook , available as a 488-page professionally-bound softcover book, and available as an eBook on Amazon, iTunes iBooks and Google Play books.
While Telecom 101 is often used as a companion reference textbook for Course 101 or Package V140, it covers all of the topics in the CTA Exam and is the lowest-cost option for CTA Exam preparation.
Use Your Existing Knowledge
You may get your CTA Certification without taking Teracom training... use your existing knowledge to pass the exams and obtain your certification.
Upgrade your résumé with this credential today!
On completion of instructor-led classroom Course 101, self-paced instructor-led video modules, or self-study textbook training, register for the CTA Certification Exam on the myTeracom Learning Management System.
BOOT CAMP attendees and purchasers of V530 Full Library will apply a coupon to their shopping cart after selecting the CTA Exam in the "Exam Only" section of the online catalog to reduce the price to zero and get the CTA Exam for free.
The Certification Exam is written as sixteen 10-multiple-choice-question course exams. Log in over the web, from anywhere, anytime to write the exam modules.
The CTA Exam is in sixteen modules, each written separately.
1. The certification exam
The certification exam is a closed-book multiple choice exam completed online in the myTeracom Learning Management System. Guaranteed Exam Pass Insurance is included, allowing you to repeat exam modules if necessary - which means guaranteed to pass if you're willing to do the learning.
Plus, on achieving a passing grade:
2. 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 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 airmail postage.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. TCO Certification Designation
Passing the Certified Telecommunications Analyst, you will be able to state that you:
- "are a Certified Telecommunications Analyst",
- "hold a Certified Telecommunications Analyst certification from the Telecommunications Certification Organization",
- are "certified as a Telecommunications Analyst by the Telecommunications Certification Organization",
- are a "Telecommunications Certification Organization (TCO) Certified Telecommunications Analyst",
- are "TCO-certified",
and may sign your name
- "Richard Smith, CTA," or "Jane Smith, Certified Telecommunications Analyst"
One benefit of TCO certification is differentiating yourself from the rest of the crowd when applying for a job or angling for a promotion.
The knowledge you gain taking Teracom's Online Courses, confirmed with TCO Certification, is foundational knowledge in telecommunications, IP, networking and wireless: fundamental concepts, mainstream technologies, jargon, buzzwords, and 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.
Teracom certification packages are an extremely cost-effective way of implementing consistent, comprehensive telecommunications and network technology fundamentals training, ensuring that both existing resources and new hires are up to the same speed, with a common vocabulary, framework and knowledge base.
The course exams provide concrete measurements of competency in key knowledge areas.
Management can view reports on the progress and results of team members, and export results to Excel with the click of a button. These reports identify skills strengths and deficiencies, and are a demonstration of meeting managerial objectives of team building and return on investment.
Get this training for your whole team. The scalable myTeracom Learning Management System can register and manage all of your people through courses, exams and certificates.
For larger organizations, the courses and exams can also be licensed and deployed on your LMS.
Packed with information, authoritative, up to date, covering all major topics - and written in plain English - Telecom 101 is also an invaluable textbook and day-to-day reference on telecom.
Telecom 101 is also the Certification Study Guide for the Telecommunications Certification Organization TCO Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA) telecommunications certification, covering all material required for the CTA Certification Exam.
7" x 9" softcover book • 488 pages • 4th edition • published 2016
ISBN 9781894887038 (print) ISBN 9781894887786 (eBook)
By Amazon Customer on August 6, 2017
Format: Paperback | Verified Purchase
This is by far and away the best book for someone in the telecom field who works with these products on a daily basis. There is no other book that I have found that addresses these concepts in a clear and relevant manner. I work for AT&T and trust me, this book is on point.
It is also meaningful for someone interested in learning about telecom. The author starts the book by providing an overview of telecom and how it relates to modern technologies in use today.
Not only is the information extremely relevant and well written, the author is humorous and uses great real world examples to validate his points. A must read!!
By Boruch T. on July 26, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase
It's an EXCEPTIONAL book. it explains EVERYTHING in Telecom in such plain easy to understand English. From Binary codes to how carriers perform COS and QOS by MPLS everything was explained thoroughly and easy language. Its a must for anybody that plans on dealing with telecom.
Invest in yourself
Implement a major career-enhancing upgrade to your knowledge, or prepare for a job in the telecommunications business.
Get the knowledge you need
Understand telecom, datacom and networking fundamentals, jargon, buzzwords, technologies and standard practices... and how it all fits together.
Benefit from decades of experience
with courses covering all major topics, right up to date, in clear lessons logically organized to deliver structured knowledge that lasts a lifetime.
Instructor-led, self-paced or self-study
Get the preparatory coursework in instructor-led classroom training, self-paced instructor-led video modules, or the self-study textbook.
Technical Level and Intended Audience
Our training has been taught to wide acclaim across North America since 1992 and is designed for the non-engineering professional needing an overview and update, and for those new to the business needing to get up to speed quickly on telecommunications, data communications, IP, MPLS, wireless and networking.
Our emphasis is conveying the key concept-level knowledge in plain English - which you can't get reading trade magazines or talking to vendors. We put in place a solid, valuable and long-lasting understanding. It is our goal to bust the buzzwords, demystify the jargon, and cut through the double-talk to present a clear, cohesive picture.
Based on Teracom's proven instructor-led training courses developed and refined over twenty years providing training for organizations including AT&T, Verizon, Bell Canada, Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, Qualcomm, the CIA, NSA, IRS, FAA, US Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force and hundreds of others, Teracom online courses are top-notch, top-quality and right up to date with the topics and knowledge you need.