Asterisk Advanced Training
Every two months – Montreal (QC)
Expand your knowledge of Asterisk
The Asterisk Advanced course is a five day hands-on course which covers the knowledge and skills that an advanced Asterisk administrator should know to be effective at his or her job. It is a combination of both lectures and labs designed to give the students both the theory behind the concepts and the hands-on experience to be able to effectively deploy Asterisk-based solutions.
Students will learn to create advanced dial plans and create innovative telephony solutions by using the features of Asterisk. Along the way, students will also get important insight into Voice over IP, and how to design robust VoIP networks. Students will also explore connecting Asterisk to a variety of devices, including analog phones and phone lines, digital phone lines, and VoIP providers.
The Asterisk Advanced course is designed to prepare Linux/Unix consultants, interconnect vendors, enterprise IT personnel, and ITSP/telco systems administrators to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot Asterisk-based VoIP systems. Items covered in the course include:
• Asterisk dialplan syntax and constructs, including auto-attendants and simple IVR system
• Effective use of Asterisk features, such as call parking, audio conferencing, etc.
• Call monitoring and recording
• Theory of Analog telephony, and how to connect Asterisk to the PSTN
• Digital telephony using T1s and E1s
• VoIP fundamentals and fundamental network concepts
• SIP and IAX protocols
• Connecting Asterisk to a VoIP provider
• Configuring Asterisk to save Call Detail Records
• Call queues and ACD with Asterisk
• Call routing using DUNDi
• Using the Asterisk Manager Interface to control Asterisk from an external program
• Connecting Asterisk to a relational database such as MySQL
• Troubleshooting your Asterisk system
• Speech recognition with Asterisk and LumenVox
… and many more!
The Asterisk Advanced course is a five-day course. Class will begin at 9:30 AM on the first day and each day thereafter at 8:30 AM. The class will consist of a combination of lectures and lab exercises. Class typically runs until 5:00 PM, depending on circumstances in the classroom. On Friday, class typically runs until 12:00 noon if you are not taking the dCAP. If you plan to take the dCAP, expect class to run until at least 4:00 PM.
Class Materials and Cool Stuff
Each attendee will receive the following for the course:
• Digium TDM411B Analog card (1 FXO port + 1 FXS port)
• Digium TE122P T1/E1/J1 card
• Polycom SoundPoint® IP 330 SIP Phone
• Training Courseware<
• Asterisk Computer Laptop Backpack
• Asterisk T-shirt
• Mouse Pad
• Uniball Digium Pen
Participants need to be familiarized with the Linux environment. They should know how to use a text editor to modify configuration files. Ideally, they should know the general format/syntax of the Asterisk dialplan and the basic dialplan appliactions. General knowledge of VoIP protocols would be an asset, but not required.
For an extra $300, the Digium-Certified Asterisk Professional (dCAP) program is offered at the end of the training course or can be taken separately. Please note that taking the Advanced course does not guarantee that you will pass the dCAP exam. The dCAP certification is a verification of your knowledge of Asterisk. The certification covers a specific released, stable version of Asterisk.
The dCAP test consists of a 150 question written exam concerning Asterisk and Asterisk-related technology, and a hands-on practical lab exam in which you are asked to configure a PBX according to a given specification.