Public Seminars: Live Online, and In-Person
Scheduled Public Instructor-Led Telecommunications, Network, VoIP, Wireless, 5G, Broadband and IoT Training Courses with TCO Certifications

Bust the buzzwords and demystify the jargon to get up to speed on today's converged broadband IP telecommunications: the technologies, players and services, the underlying ideas... and how it all fits together.

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, away from distractions, 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.

We're restarting in-person public seminars with
BOOT CAMP In-Person Washington DC August 22-26
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Time for a change of scenery and career-enhancing training!   Live, in-person, in-classroom training is the gold standard in training: the best you can get.

Attendees often network, and go out to lunch together.

Stretch your legs in the evening with a stroll along the reflecting pool, or checking out the scene of the crimes at the Capitol!

Surveys show August is the month for training most favored by managers! Here's a copy-and-paste training request letter.

BOOT CAMP Live Online May 16-20
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BOOT CAMP Live Online has been so well received, what we thought was a temporary solution for the pandemic is scheduled on an ongoing basis. Advantages like:

  • Significant cost savings
  • High-quality color course books shipped directly to students
  • Get dispersed team members up to a common speed
  • Well-suited to work from home
  • No travel costs
  • Online courses and certifications included

are budget-friendly and appreciated by management.
Here is a cut-and-paste training request form to send to your boss!

   

BOOT CAMP Agenda

Upcoming Public Seminars: In‑Person and Live Online

BOOT CAMP Live Online
BOOT CAMP Live Online July 18 - 22
Course 101 July 18-20
Course 130 July 21-22

BOOT CAMP In-Person
BOOT CAMP Washington DC August 22 - 26   ✓ Guaranteed to Run
Course 101 August 22-24
Course 130 August 25-26

What Attendees Are Saying

★★★★★  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

★★★★★  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

All Google Reviews

BOOT CAMP Live Online :

"Awesome course, really. Just very, very good."
  - Tim Wilson, Ciena

"Thank you guys so much, this class was amazing! I would take this all over again!"
- Austin Thompson, NHC

"Since I am very new to telecom, this helped me connect the dots, the different layers and terminology. I liked that it followed the printed workbooks very closely so I could read the summaries after the lessons. The instructor was great. He kept it light, added some jokes to keep it entertaining. I liked most when he did drawings with his explanations."
  - Ashley Brinkman, Marketing Manager, MTA, Palmer Alaska

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Bonus TCO Certification Packages Included

Telecommunications Certification Organization Logo

TCO Certifications and their corresponding sets of Online Courses are included with all seminars, both in-person and live online, as a free bonus:

Course 101: CTNS Certification Package.
Course 130: CVA Certification Package.
Course 111 BOOT CAMP: CTNS, CVA and CTA.
Course 133: CVA Certification Package.
All other courses: CTNS.

The online certification courses are a good second pass through the topics.  The optional TCO Certifications are proof of your knowledge.  There are no time limits or expiry dates on the courses, allowing you to hop in and out, and refresh your knowledge in the future.

See the certifications page for more information.

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.

BOOT CAMP Live Online

BOOT CAMP is running strong Live Online!

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

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 has been totally updated for the 2020s, with 5G, Cloud Computing, Data Centers, Smart Cities & more!  This is the most up-to-date telecom-for-non-engineers training that can be found anywhere... and truly career-enhancing knowledge.

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 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 bonus 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 and a browser.

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 attend BOOT CAMP if you can't travel to the USA for a public seminar, regardless of the pandemic.  No travel visa required!  

Live Online Terms and Conditions

Carpe diem!


Here is a cut-and-paste training request form to send to your boss!

           

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 is totally updated for the 2020s, with 5G, Cloud Computing, Data Centers, Smart Cities & more.  This is the most up-to-date telecom training available anywhere!

BOOT CAMP day-by-day outline 

More description of the component courses 101 and 130 follows.

Course 101
Broadband, 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 the 2020s 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

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, then 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, VPNs, SD-WAN

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 

     

Price List

Scheduled Public Seminars - Live Online

Price per student

Course Title Length Price
PS111 BOOT CAMP 5 Days $1895
PS101 Broadband, Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non‑Engineers 3 Days $1395
PS130 Voice over IP, SIP, Security, 5G and IoT 2 Days $1195

Group discounts: 10% for 2 or 3, 20% for 4, 25% for 5 or more students

Includes course book shipping directly to each student

Scheduled Public Seminars - In-Person

Price per student

Course Title Length Price
PS111 BOOT CAMP 5 Days $2495
PS101 Broadband, Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non‑Engineers 3 Days $1895
PS130 Voice over IP, SIP, Security, 5G and IoT 2 Days $1295

Group discounts: 10% for 2 or 3, 20% for 4, 25% for 5 or more students

bonus free tco certifications and courses
gsa schedule contract GS-02F-0053X
seminars on networks

Dates and Locations

July 18 - 22 2022 Course 111: BOOT CAMP Live Online - Eastern Time (New York Time)

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

Benefit from the week-long BOOT CAMP training, with the same instructors, materials, interaction and knowledge transfer via live video conferencing.

  • 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 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!

Cut-and-paste training request form to send to your boss

BOOT CAMP Live Online details, terms and conditions

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

BOOT CAMP Live Online Eastern Time Zone

August 22 - 26 2022 Washington DC - Course 111: BOOT CAMP

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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, away from distractions. Learn more and retain more with the best you can get: live, in-person instructor-led training in a classroom environment.

In the evening, stretch your legs and reflect on what you've learned in the Reflecting Pool, or visit the scene of the crimes at the Capitol.

Surveys show that August is the month most favored for training by managers!

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

Click here to reserve sleeping rooms at a seriously discounted rate before August 1. Sleeping room prices are skyrocketing, but we have a negotiated rate which is about half of the current public rate. If you are thinking of attending, please reserve your room immediately to get this special rate. You can cancel without penalty in advance should you end up not attending. Limited number of rooms available at this price.

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 may 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 course book in electronic form is available in the optional Telecom 101 companion reference textbook, available as an eBook on Amazon Kindle, Apple Books and Google Play. Telecom 101 contains the course materials for Course 101 along with the first chapter of Course 130 and additional topics. You may optionally purchase a printed Telecom 101 from us at half price ($89).

The week before the class, typically Thursday morning at 11:00, the instructor will be online for an optional and informal connection test. This will be a chance to resolve any connection issues, and you'll be ready to join the class for 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 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 a clear sign of approved quality and value.

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