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Module Description: VoIP Systems

Days of Instruction: 6 days
Module Length: 24 hrs instruction and 24 hrs labs
Required Textbooks:

Voice over IP Fundamentals 2nd ED, CISCO PRESS

The PSTN, VOIP and cell phone service are going to co-exist for the foreseeable future. The Telecommunications professional needs to have a basic understanding of how they function and interface.

Course Description:

This course focuses on the fundamentals of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) and the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) Network with emphasis on understanding the requirements for convergence of these networks. Also included is the sizing of VoIP networks. Topics: voice and data communication and processing, signaling and subscriber access, protocols, silence suppression (SIP), and Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), and Media Gateway Control Protocols (MGCP) are also considered.

Module Objectives:

To understand and be able to evaluate the fundamental issues and requirements when developing and maintaining a VOIP, PSTN that includes both switched and packet technologies. Understand how to transmit messages over circuit switched or packet networks. Understand the Traffic Engineering principles for sizing VOIP networks.

Module Outline:

  • Session 1: Compare PSTN and VoIP networks
  • Session 2: Support call transport, call signaling, and VoIP bandwidth requirements
  • Session 3: Describe Signaling Protocols IP telephony (RTP, H.323, MGCP, SIP)
  • Session 4: Coder/Decoder (CODEC) Sampling; Payloads; Gatekeeper; Trunking
  • Session 5: VoIP Deployment Considerations: Guidelines, bandwidth, IP factors
  • Session 6: Deploy QoS successfully in a network to support VoIP.




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