Telecom Certification

Telecommunications Certifications: TCO CTNS, CTA, CWA, CVA and CTSME

Increase your knowledge, be less frustrated and more efficient – and upgrade your résumé – with high-quality telecom training courses and telecom certification from the Telecommunications Certification Organization.

CTNS Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist
CTA Certified Telecommunications Analyst
CWA Certified Wireless Analyst
CVA Certified VoIP Analyst
CIPTS Certified IP Telecom Network Specialist
CTSME Certified Telecommunications Subject Matter Expert

CTNS Certification covers the core  knowledge required by everyone serious in telecom today.

The Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist courses will teach you the fundamental concepts and technologies, the jargon and the buzzwords in telecom, datacom and networking... and how it all fits together.

CTNS Certification demonstrates you are up to speed on major topics including PSTN, Cellular, WiFi, Ethernet, LANs, IP packets,IP addresses, routers and IP networks, MPLS and Internet... a valuable thought to have in your manager or recruiter's mind.

For employers, the online CTNS courses and TCO CTNS certification are a cost-efficient, consistent and effective way to ensure team members have the knowledge necessary for productivity and accuracy.

CTNS Certification is obtained by passing 6 individual course exams, each course having 10 multiple-choice questions.

It is accompanied by a personalized Letter of Reference outlining the knowledge you have and providing contact information for verification.

The courses for CTNS are  six high-quality online courses:

• 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

The CTNS Certification Package Unlimited Plan includes the CTNS Certification Exam and six CTNS Courses with unlimited repeats – which means guaranteed to pass if you're willing to do the work plus refresh your knowledge anytime.

CTNS Study Guide in print or eBook available.

The TCO CTA Certified Telecommunications Analyst Certification is the most comprehensive telecom certification available.  It demonstrates that the holder has both deep and broad knowledge of telecom, datacom and networking.

This knowledge enables the CTA to perform analysis and make recommendations.  Jobs like Telecom Analyst and a Subject Matter Expert typically pay more than coding positions.

Your CTA Certificate is accompanied by a personalized Letter of Reference providing a detailed list of the knowledge you have.

CTA Certification is obtained by passing the CTA Exam, consisting of 16 exams, each with 10 multiple-choice questions.  The CTA Certification Package includes the 16 exams plus 16 online courses:

  • 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

The coursework to prepare for the CTA exam is any one of the following:

The CTA Certification Package with its online courses

Telecom BOOT CAMP *

DVD Course Package V530 Full Library *

CTA Study Guide: Telecom 101 textbook

* The CTA Certification Package is included free with Telecom BOOT CAMP
and DVD Package V530 Full Library.

The Certified Wireless Analyst Certification from the Telecommunications Certification Organization covers the core technical knowledge needed in wireless today.

You will get up to speed on the full range of wireless technologies, including fundamentals, spectrum, mobility, concepts and network technologies, LTE, WiFi and fixed wireless.

CWA is obtained by passing the CWA Exam, which is 3 course exams, each having 10 multiple-choice questions.

In addition to a Certificate, you also receive a Letter of Reference detailing the knowledge you have for inclusion in your CV.

The CWA certification package includes three high-quality courses featuring an on-camera instructor, graphics and bullets:
• 2231 WIRELESS FUNDAMENTALS
• 2232 MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
• 2233 FIXED WIRELESS

The CWA Certification Package includes the CWA courses and Certification Exam, with unlimited repeats, meaning guaranteed to pass if you're willing to do the work, jump in and out of courses, and refresh your knowledge anytime.

The TCO Certified VoIP Analyst CVA courses and certification cover all aspects of Voice over IP, including the ways VoIP is implemented, softswitches and SIP and how calls are set up, digitizing and packetizing voice, factors affecting sound quality, carrier connections, SIP trunking, MPLS, Expedited Forwarding and network quality, Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Class of Service (CoS).

This certification is a specialization in VoIP and SIP.  It builds on a base knowledge of telecom fundamentals. If you don't have the base, it is highly recommended that you do CTNS and its six courses first.  There is a package deal for getting both together.

This specialization certification highlights the fact you have broad and deep vendor-agnostic knowledge of VoIP systems and practices... which enables higher-paying positions in product and business development, being an analyst, writing reports and making recommendations as well as accurate and productive contributions in project management, business and product development, software design, sales, marketing and finance roles.

CVA Certification is obtained by passing the CVA Exam, which is 6 individual course exams, each course having 10 multiple-choice questions.

CVA includes a personalized Letter of Reference detailing the knowledge you have and inviting the recipient to contact us.

CVA includes a personalized Letter of Reference detailing the knowledge you have and inviting the recipient to contact us.

The CVA Certification Package includes six high-quality multimedia courses:

• 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

The CVA Certification Package Unlimited Plan includes the six courses and the Telecommunications Certification Organization CVA Certification Exam, with unlimited repeats.  You can do the courses at your own pace, jump in and out, guaranteed to pass and refresh your knowledge anytime.

These courses build on IP and telecom fundamentals. If you are completely new to telecommunications, we recommend CTNS first to build a base.

Check out the CTNS + CVA combo package discount special!

CIPTS is a subset of CTNS.  CIPTS concentrates on the fundamentals concepts and technologies of the new‑generation MPLS+IP+Ethernet+fiber telecom network, leaving out the PSTN and wireless courses.

A CIPTS is up to speed in new-generation telecom network technologies: MPLS as a traffic management system for IP Packets; IP Addressing and Routing (Layer 3); Optical Ethernet and MAC frames (Layers 2 and 1).

CIPTS is obtained by passing the Exam, 4 individual course exams, each with 10 multiple-choice questions.

In addition to your certification and certificate, you also get a personalized Letter of Reference that lists all of the areas you are knowledgeable in, and inviting the recipient to contact us.

The CIPTS Certification Package includes six high-quality online multimedia courses:
• 2212 THE OSI LAYERS AND PROTOCOL STACKS
• 2211 ETHERNET, LANS AND VLANS
• 2213 IP NETWORKS, ROUTERS AND ADDRESSES
• 2214 MPLS AND CARRIER NETWORKS

The CIPTS Certification Package Unlimited Plan includes the courses and CIPTS Exam, with unlimited repeats: guaranteed to pass, refresh your knowledge anytime.

The TCO Certified Telecommunications Subject Matter Expert credential is the ultimate testament of telecommunications knowledge.

CTSME highlights your very broad and very deep knowledge of telecommunications: you have completed CTNS, CTA, CWA and CVA certifications.

The Certified Telecommunications Subject Matter Expert Certification Package includes the four certifications with their courses and exams: CTNS, CTA, CWA and CVA, with unlimited repeats.

Not only do you get to add CTSME to your résumé, CTSME includes a certificate printed on heavyweight acid-free paper, signed by hand and embossed with TCO's seal mailed to you.  You also get a personal letter of reference explaining the solid knowledge of telecom you have.

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