Instructor-Led Public Seminars  
Scheduled Public Instructor-Led Telecommunications, Network, VoIP, Wireless, 5G and IoT Training Courses with TCO Certifications

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Live, instructor-led training, where you can ask questions and interact, is the best you can get. 

Being in a class, with an expert instructor, ensures that you will stay focused, and learn.

You can ask questions and get clarifications.  Discuss and understand the latest technology and industry news in-class. Share your situation with class members, find out what others are implementing.

When there isn't a pandemic, attendees often network, and people in the class go out to dinner together.

In-person public seminars are suspended until a vaccine is widely available and things start to get back to normal. BOOT CAMP Live Online is running.

The head of the CDC vaccine program said she expects a vaccine for emergency use (nurses and doctors) in December and trials completed and wide availability by spring 2021.  It may be a bit earlier.

We'll be resuming in-person public seminars once anyone who wants a vaccine can get one nationwide.

After all, live in-person training is the best you can get.

Training Budgets and Year-End

Several customers have told us that the kind of training that works best for them is live, in-person, classroom-style instructor-led training with group interaction... BOOT CAMP.

But they need to pay for it in the current budget year or lose the funding.

The challenge of course is that BOOT CAMPs will only likely resume in spring 2021, depending on the vaccine.  To address this challenge, we have opened registration for BOOT CAMPs in our most popular cities with 2021 dates, which you may register for and pay for out of the current budget.

You'll reserve your place, and get immediate access to the bonus online courses and three TCO Certifications.  We can optionally ship you the seminar course books in advance.  You may have a full refund or transfer to any other BOOT CAMP at any time.

Seize the day and secure the training you need.

Register today!

BOOT CAMP Live Online

BOOT CAMP is still running during the pandemic Live Online via two-way video conferencing.

All you need to join BOOT CAMP Live Online and get this world-famous training is a laptop with a webcam.

We'll ship you the high-quality printed color course books in advance of the BOOT CAMP, and you'll be part of a class that runs 9 - 5 Monday - Friday.

The best part: BOOT CAMP was totally updated for 2020, with 5G, Cloud Computing, Data Centers, Smart Cities & more, just before the pandemic struck!  This is the most up-to-date telecom-for-non-engineers training that can be found anywhere.

This is truly career-enhancing knowledge, and an ideal time to be "on course" while things are slow.

Teracom BOOT CAMP Live Online is a great opportunity:

  • 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.
  • You get immediate access to three TCO Certification Packages, with their online courses.
  • No travel required.
  • Anyone worldwide can take BOOT CAMP.
  • All you need is a laptop with a webcam.

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

You'll 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 their twenty full-length online courses, with no time limits and unlimited repeats.

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

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.

Carpe diem!

Public Seminar Schedule In-Person and Live-Online

BOOT CAMP Live Online - Upcoming Public Seminars
BOOT CAMP LIVE ONLINE June 8 - 12 2020

Which Course To Take?

Specifically designed for non-engineers, Teracom's renowned telecommunications training is organized into two courses back-to-back to make a full week called BOOT CAMP:
Course 101: Broadband, Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers, then
Course 130: Voice over IP, SIP, Security, 5G and IoT.

  • Some people, needing a comprehensive base in telecom, attend only the core training Course 101 the first three days, and get the included CTNS Certification.
  • Others, who already have a base, attend Course 130 the last two days for VoIP, the Security module, 5G and IoT with examples like Smart Cities, and get the included CVA Certification.
  • Most people attend all five days, designated as Course 111 BOOT CAMP, to get the most comprehensive and highest quality telecommunications training available, at a discounted price, with three TCO Certifications included: CTNS, CVA and the prestigious TCO CTA Certification.

★★★★★  Absolutely excellent class!  I had basic knowledge of "olden days" telephony and even less basic knowledge of all the newfangled technologies. A promotion at work necessitated that I get up to speed and this course was just the ticket! I cannot express enough how much I learned and can now understand others in the field. Unlike many technical (and other) courses or classes, when you can find yourself dozing off, this class was totally engaging. I recommend it highly. –  John on Google

★★★★★ This is training that most everyone in the telecom industry should get at some point and better if it is early in their career. This BOOT CAMP training was beneficial in clarifying meanings of industry standards and industry terms, explained without being influenced by specific company usage.

It is also a good refresher of current meanings for the more experienced workers as our industry evolves. The instructor was very easy to learn from and very knowledgeable. – Russ Zinter on Google

★★★★★  This course was probably one of the best courses I have taken on telecom in many years.
I liked the vast amount of knowledge the instructor had and his ability to make that knowledge so easy to grasp. Excellent from start to finish. – Rich Schadman, Telecommunications Security Specialist, Sandia National Laboratory

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Course Descriptions

BOOT CAMP

Specifically designed for non‑engineers, Teracom's renowned telecommunications training is often organized into two courses back-to-back to make a full week called BOOT CAMP:

You may register for individual courses or the full week as best meets your needs. Most people attend all five days, designated as Course 111 BOOT CAMP, to get the most comprehensive and highest quality telecommunications training available, at a discounted price, with three TCO Certifications included: CTNS, CVA and the prestigious TCO CTA Certification.

You will bust the buzzwords, understand the jargon and technologies, and most importantly, the underlying ideas, and how it all fits together ...knowledge you can't get on the job, talking to salespeople or reading articles.

Plus, you'll get two printed course books with detailed notes bringing all of this material together and sure to be valuable references for years to come.  With a total of 25 bonus online certification courses, plus 3 TCO Certification exams, both with unlimited repeats and no time limits.

Your knowledge skills, accuracy, productivity and buzzword-frustration level will all be improved with this career-enhancing training.  What's not to like?

BOOT CAMP day-by-day outline 

     

BOOT CAMP was totally updated for 2020, with 5G, Cloud Computing, Data Centers, Smart Cities & more, just before the pandemic struck!  This is the most up-to-date telecom training available anywhere!

More description of the component courses 101 and 130 follows.

Course 101
Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non‑Engineers

The first three days of BOOT CAMP is our "core training" Course 101 Broadband, Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers, an intensive three-day course designed for non-engineering professionals, to get you up to speed on virtually all aspects of telecom, datacom and networking, from fundamentals and jargon to the latest technologies.

Tuned and refined over more than 20 years, and totally updated for 2020 with broadband Internet, the converged IP telecom network, cloud computing, web services and data centers in the front seat, the topics in this course represent the core knowledge set necessary for anyone serious in telecom today:

Part 1: Fundamentals
1. Introduction to Telecommunications
2. Telecom Fundamentals
3. Network Fundamentals
4. The Internet, Cloud Computing, Web Services and Data Centers
5. Telecom Services Overview
6. Digital Media: Voice, Video, Images, Quantities, Text

Part 2: Telecom Technologies
7. Wireless
8. Fiber Optics
9. Copper

Part 3: Equipment, Carriers and Interconnect
10. Telecom Equipment
11. Carriers and Interconnect

Part 4: Networking
12. The OSI Layers and Protocol Stacks
13. Ethernet, LANs and VLANs
14. IP Networks, Routers and Addresses
15. MPLS and Carrier Networks
16. Wrapping Up Course 101

Full Course 101 description with detailed outline 

     

Course 130
Voice over IP, SIP, Security, 5G and IoT

Course 130 Voice over IP, SIP, Security, 5G and IoT is the last two days of BOOT CAMP, a two‑day vendor‑independent training course for non‑engineers covering VoIP and SIP, a comprehensive survey of security, and 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), finishing with examples of cool applications like Platooning on Interstates, Ultra-Broadband and Smart Cities.

Part 1: VoIP and SIP
1. VoIP Systems, Components, Standards, Jargon and Buzzwords
2. VoIP for Individuals
3. VoIP Implementations for Businesses
4. SIP and Call Flow in the IP World
5. Voice Quality
6. VoIP Carrier Services

Part 2: Security
7. Security Risks and Measures

Part 3: 5G and IoT
8. 5G: New Radio and New Spectrum
9. IoT
10. Application Examples: Smart Cities, Platooning and more

Full Course 130 description with detailed outline 

     

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Dates and Locations

June 8 - 12 2020   Course 111: BOOT CAMP Live Online - Eastern Time (EDT, GMT-4)

BOOT CAMP is Course 101 and 130 back-to-back to make a whole week, packaged with a discount as Course 111. Career- and productivity-enhancing training, two course books with detailed notes, printed in color, totaling over 600 pages, plus bonus CTNS, CVA and CTA Certification Packages, for only $2495 in-person $1895 Live Online.

Telecom BOOT CAMP: Course 101 & 130

Course 101 Broadband, Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers

Course 130 Voice over IP, SIP, Security, 5G and IoT

Adapt to travel and meeting restrictions!
Benefit from the week-long BOOT CAMP training, with the same instructors, materials, interaction and knowledge transfer via live videoconferencing.

  • You will be part of a class, 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.
  • You get immediate access to three TCO Certification Packages, with their twenty-five full-length online courses and certifications.
  • No travel required.  No travel expenses!
  • No US travel visa required!  Anyone worldwide can take BOOT CAMP.
  • All you need is a laptop with a webcam.

Register for this productivity- and career-enhancing training today!

BOOT CAMP Live Online details, terms and conditions

You may register for only the first three days of BOOT CAMP Live Online (Course 101) or for the last two days only (Course 130) as best meets your needs.  But with the bundle discount and three certifications, the full 5-day Course 111 BOOT CAMP Live Online is a great opportunity.  Newly updated for 2020!   which should you get?

Live Online

BOOT CAMP Live Online

BOOT CAMP Live Online Eastern Time Zone

February 1-5 2021  San Jose California   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. Career- and productivity-enhancing training, two course books with detailed notes, printed in color, totaling over 600 pages, plus bonus CTNS, CVA and CTA Certification Packages, for only $2495.

Telecom BOOT CAMP: Course 101 & 130

Course 101 Broadband, Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers

Course 130 Voice over IP, SIP, Security, 5G and IoT

In a restored historic landmark hotel in downtown San Jose, one of the city's iconic downtown buildings, reborn as a thoroughly modern hotel. Many choices for restaurants nearby including the Home Of The Burritozilla.  Right beside the Tech Museum!  Short Uber to/from SJC airport.

This essential training is an excellent reason to get out of the office, so you can concentrate and learn. If you're thinking of spending an extra day for a side trip, there are many interesting free things to do nearby including redwood forests and Pacific Ocean tidepools, as well as of course visiting San Francisco.

Four Points by Sheraton
San Jose Downtown
211 S. First Street
San Jose CA 95113

Hotel direct: 1-408-282-8811

You may register for only the first three days of BOOT CAMP (Course 101) or for the last two days only (Course 130) as best meets your needs.  But with the bundle discount savings of $695 and three certifications, the full 5-day Course 111 BOOT CAMP is a great opportunity.   which should you get?

April 19-23 2021  Denver - 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. Career- and productivity-enhancing training, two course books with detailed notes, printed in color, totaling over 600 pages, plus bonus CTNS, CVA and CTA Certification Packages, for only $2495.

Downtown Denver, steps from the 16th Street Mall, a great place to unwind after a day of career-enhancing training. Take the new light rail service from the airport to downtown station. The free nonstop 16th Street Mall Shuttle bus gets you to and from the station as well as dozens of restaurants and bars along 16th Street. No need to rent a car!

Denver has experienced a renaissance, with a lively and interesting downtown, lots of restaurants, definitely worth visiting to get away from distractions and benefit from the best telecom network training you can get.

Warwick Hotel
1776 Grant Street
Denver CO 80203

Sleeping rooms available at a negotiated rate of $160 by following this link. The hotel website may be cheaper.

You may register for only the first three days of BOOT CAMP (Course 101) or for the last two days only (Course 130) as best meets your needs.  But with the bundle discount savings of $695 and three certifications, the full 5-day Course 111 BOOT CAMP is a great opportunity.   which should you get?

May 10-14 2021 Washington DC - 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. Career- and productivity-enhancing training, two course books with detailed notes, printed in color, totaling over 600 pages, plus bonus CTNS, CVA and CTA Certification Packages, for only $2495.

Telecom BOOT CAMP: Course 101 & 130

Course 101 Broadband, Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers

Course 130 Voice over IP, SIP, Security, 5G and IoT

In the heart of the nation's capital, steps from the White House.
One block from McPherson Square Metro station, 20 minutes to DCA.
Full breakfast and evening light supper included with sleeping rooms.

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.

Residence Inn by Marriott
1199 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005

You may register for only the first three days of BOOT CAMP (Course 101) or for the last two days only (Course 130) as best meets your needs.  But with the bundle discount savings of $695 and three certifications, the full 5-day Course 111 BOOT CAMP is a great opportunity.   which should you get?

June 14-18 2021  Chicago   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. Career- and productivity-enhancing training, two course books with detailed notes, printed in color, totaling over 600 pages, plus bonus CTNS, CVA and CTA Certification Packages, for only $2495.

Telecom BOOT CAMP: Course 101 & 130

Course 101 Broadband, Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers

Course 130 Voice over IP, SIP, Security, 5G and IoT

Right in the middle of Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue Magnificent Mile shopping and all of the interesting restaurants in the area. This is great place to get away from the office and get the training you need. Take the subway from O'Hare for $5!

If you're thinking of spending an extra day for a side trip, there are many interesting things to do nearby including shopping, the Shedd Aquarium and the Art Institute of Chicago... or searching for the best real Chicago deep-dish pizza as an excuse to explore the city.

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Driveway Entrance at 541 North Rush Street

You may register for only the first three days of BOOT CAMP (Course 101) or for the last two days only (Course 130) as best meets your needs.  But with the bundle discount savings of $695 and three certifications, the full 5-day Course 111 BOOT CAMP is a great opportunity.   which should you get?

July 12-16 2021 Atlanta   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. Career- and productivity-enhancing training, two course books with detailed notes, printed in color, totaling over 600 pages, plus bonus CTNS, CVA and CTA Certification Packages, for only $2495.

Telecom BOOT CAMP: Course 101 & 130

Course 101 Broadband, Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers

Course 130 Voice over IP, SIP, Security, 5G and IoT

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 well-known venues like the Coke museum and CNN.

Get away from distractions at your desk to be able to focus, learn, and get the training in one week that you need to do your job effectively.

SpringHill Suites
239 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30313

Hotel direct: 678-539-2900

You may register for only the first three days of BOOT CAMP (Course 101) or for the last two days only (Course 130) as best meets your needs.  But with the bundle discount savings of $695 and three certifications, the full 5-day Course 111 BOOT CAMP is a great opportunity.   which should you get?

BOOT CAMP Live Online Terms and Conditions

Anyone worldwide can register for BOOT CAMP Live Online.

Payment must be made in advance, or an acceptable Purchase Order must be issued in advance.

We will ship your books to you for free in the USA and Canada.
Anywhere else, there will be an additional shipping charge, at  cost, usually $40 - $50 depending on the country, maximum $90.  

The course books will only be supplied in printed form.
If you live outside the US and Canada and do not wish to pay the shipping supplement, no books will be shipped and a $75 credit will be provided.

The optional Telecom 101 companion reference textbook available as an eBook on Amazon Kindle and Google Play contains the course materials for Course 101 along with the first chapter of Course 130 and additional topics.

The week before the class, on Thursday morning at 11:00 will be an optional and informal half-hour connection test and "introduce yourself to the class" session. This will be a chance to resolve any connection issues, and you'll be ready to join the class 9 am the following Monday. If you do not participate in this session, no refunds or credit will be made due to connection problems.

Standard cancellation policy applies. The policies on the Frequently Asked Questions and Terms and Conditions web pages apply and are incorporated by reference.

Please contact us if you have any questions at all.

Quality you can trust

Benefit from decades of knowledge, insight and experience distilled into clear lessons designed for non‑engineers, logically organized to build one concept on another… in plain English. Join our thousands of satisfied customers including:

we provide training to at&t             we provide training to verizon             we provide training to Bell Canada             microsoft             we provide training to intel             we provide training to cisco             GSA contract holder - pre-approved pricing and quality - supplier to the US Government             cox cable            

and the FBI Training Academy, US Marine Corps Communications School, US Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, the NSA and CIA, IRS, FAA, DND, CRA, CRTC, RCMP, banks, power companies, police forces, manufacturers, government, local and regional telcos, broadband carriers, individuals, telecom planners and administrators, finance, tax and accounting personnel and many more from hundreds of companies. Teracom's GSA Contract GS-02F-0053X for supplying this training to the United States Government is your assurance of approved quality and value.