Teracom's DVD Video Training Courses FULL LIBRARY



1- Core Training

Based on our most popular instructor-led Course 101, Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineering Professionals, the set of five "core training" DVD video courses V1 - V5 puts a structured understanding of telecommunications and IP networking in place, establishing a solid base of fundamentals, explaining the buzzwords, jargon and mainstream technologies. and how it all fits together -- in plain English.

V1 Fundamentals of Telecom 1

Length 142 minutes. DVD-R NTSC format. 55-page 8.5" x 11" softcover bound workbook. Production year 2006.

The PSTN • Telephony • Telecom Equipment • The Telecom Industry

Part 1 Fundamentals of Telephony

      1.03 The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)

        1.05 Analog Circuits

        1.07 What is Sound?

        1.09 The Voiceband

        1.11 Plain Ordinary Telephone Service (POTS)

        1.13 DTMF Address Signaling

        1.15 Signaling System 7 (SS7)

Part 2 Telecom Equipment

      2.03 Telephone Switches

        2.05 PBX vs. Centrex

        2.07 Voice VPNs

        2.09 Call Centers

Part 3 The Telecommunications Industry

      3.03 US Domestic Telcos

        3.05 AT&T and Verizon

        3.07 Canadian Telephone Companies

        3.09 PSTN Switching Centers Before Competition

        3.11 Accessing The Interexchange Carriers

        3.13 Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs)

        Appendix A Acronyms and Abbreviations
V2 Fundamentals of Telecom 2

Length 124 minutes. DVD-R NTSC format. 63-page 8.5" x 11" softcover bound workbook. Production year 2006.

Voice Digitization • DS0-DS3 • Digital Transmission and TDM • T1 • T3 • ISDN • SONET • Fiber and DWDM

Chapter 1 Digital Communications

      1.03 Why Digital?

        1.05 Analog and Digital: What Do We Really Mean?

        1.07 Continuous Signals, Discrete Signals

        1.09 Voice Digitization (Analog → Digital Conversion)

        1.11 Voice Reconstruction (Digital → Analog Conversion)

        1.13 Voice Digitization Summary

        1.15 The Digital Hierarchy: Industry Standard Line Speeds

        1.17 Popular Technologies: Digital Carrier Systems

        1.19 ISDN BRI and PRI

        1.21 Digital Circuit Voice Applications

        1.23 Digital Circuit Data Applications

        1.25 Digital Video

        1.27 Integration: Voice, Video, Data

Chapter 2 Transmission Systems

      2.03 Time Division Multiplexing

        2.05 T1 Carrier System

        2.07 T1 Basics: Multiplexers

        2.09 Framing and Channels

        2.11 Pulses and Repeaters

        2.13 How T1 is Provided

        2.15 Fibers and Cables

        2.17 SONET and DWDM: Core Networks

        2.19 International Digital Hierarchies

Appendix A Acronyms and Abbreviations
V3 Fundamentals of Datacom and Networking

Length 106 minutes. DVD-R NTSC format. 65-page 8.5" x 11" softcover bound workbook. Production year 2006.

WANs and LANs • MAC Frames vs. IP Packets • The Network "Cloud"

Part 1 Introduction to Data Communications and Networking

      1.03 Data Circuit Model

        1.05 Data Terminal Equipment (DTE)

        1.07 Analog and Digital Data Circuits

        1.09 Data Circuit Terminating Equipment (DCE)

        1.11 Configuration Example: Point-to-Point

        1.13 Multidrop Circuits

        1.15 LANs

        1.17 Wide Area Networks

Part 2 How Data is Formatted for Transmission

      2.03 Data Communications Basics: Bits and Bytes

        2.05 ASCII Code Set

        2.07 “Asynchronous”

        2.09 Frames

        2.11 Details for Reference: Cyclic Redundancy Check

        2.13 Packets

        2.15 Packets vs. Frames

        2.17 IP Packets

Part 3 The Network "Cloud": How Data Circuits are Actually Provisioned

      3.03 Anatomy of a Digital Circuit

        3.05 Common Carriers’ Transmission Networks

        3.07 Network Equipment: How and Where Each is Used

Appendix A Start, Stop, Parity       

Appendix B Acronyms and Abbreviations
V4 Understanding Networking 1

Length 127 minutes. DVD-R NTSC format. 58-page 8.5" x 11" softcover bound workbook. Production year 2006.

OSI Layers • Protocol Stacks • The FedEx Analogy

IP Addressing, DHCP, NAT • Bandwidth on Demand Services • Frame Relay • ATM • MPLS

Part 1 Protocol Stacks and the OSI 7-Layer Reference Model

      1.03 Protocols and Standards

        1.05 ISO OSI Reference Model

        1.07 OSI 7-Layer Model

        1.09 Protocol Stacks

        1.11 Protocol Stack in Operation

Part 2 IP

      2.03 IP Address Classes

        2.05 Dynamic IP Addresses

        2.07 IP Addresses for Private Networks

        2.09 Network Address Translation

Part 3 WANs - Bandwidth On Demand: Packet Network Services

      3.03 Statistical TDM

        3.05 Bandwidth On Demand Service Concepts

        3.07 Virtual Circuit Technologies

        3.09 X.25 and Jargon

        3.11 Frame Relay

        3.13 TCP/IP over Frame Relay

        3.15 Frame Relay Performance: CIR and BIR

        3.17 ATM: Capacity Management

        3.19 MPLS

        3.21 TCP/IP Over MPLS

Appendix A Acronyms and Abbreviations
V5 Understanding Networking 2

Length 151 minutes. DVD-R NTSC format. 64-page 8.5" x 11" softcover bound workbook. Production year 2006.

The Internet • ISPs • The Web • IP Security • Viruses • Firewalls • Encryption • IPsec • VPNs

Part 1 Understanding The Internet

      1.03 Internet History

        1.05 Internet Basics

        1.07 TCP and UDP

        1.09 Internet Service Provides

        1.11 Commonly Used Internet Protocols

        1.13 Domain Name System

        1.15 MIME and Base-64 Encoding

        1.17 World Wide Web

        1.19 HTML, HTTP and HTTPS

        1.21 Accessing the Internet: Home Connections

        1.23 Accessing the Internet: Organization Connections

Part 2 IP Security

      2.03 Risk, Measures and Policy

        2.05 Viruses

        2.07 Trojan Horses, Denial of Service Attacks, Spyware and Exploits

        2.09 Network Segmentation and Perimeters

        2.11 Packet Filtering

        2.13 Firewall Proxies

        2.15 Stateful Packet Inspection

        2.17 Encryption

        2.19 Authentication

        2.21 IPsec

        2.23 Customer-Premise-Based VPN

        2.25 Carrier VPNs

Appendix A Acronyms and Abbreviations
2- Wireless Training

Based on our instructor-led Course 120, Understanding Wireless 1 covers mobile communications: cellular, PCS and 3G, plus the wireless Web.

V6 Understanding Wireless 1

Length 134 minutes. DVD-NTSC format. 106-page 8.5" x 11" softcover bound workbook.

Wireless Fundamentals • Cellular: CDMA, TDMA, GSM, GPRS

3G: UMTS, CDMA2000, 1X, 1XEV-DO • Wireless Web

Part 1 General Principles

      1.03 Wireless

        1.05 Analog Radio

        1.07 Digital Radio: Keying

        1.09 Limitations and Impairments

Part 2 Cellular

      2.03 Mobile Communications

        2.05 Cellular Standards

        2.07 2G, 2.5G, 3G Migration

        2.09 Cellular Principles

        2.11 1G: Analog

        2.13 2G: Digital

        2.15 Digital Cellular: Voice

        2.17 2G: TDMA (IS-136)

        2.19 2G: GSM

        2.21 GSM System Architecture

        2.23 2G: CDMA (IS-95, cdmaOne)

        2.25 CDMA: Coding

        2.27 CDMA: Spread Spectrum

        2.29 CDMA Particularities

        2.31 CDMA System Architecture

Part 3 3G and Data over Cellular

      3.03 Modems over 1G

        3.05 CDPD: Packets over 1G

        3.07 Data over 2G Cellular

        3.09 Data over TDMA/GSM

        3.11 GPRS: 2.5G

        3.13 Data over CDMA

        3.15 3G

        3.17 IMT-MC: cdma2000

        3.19 1X, 3X and 1xEV-DO

        3.21 IMT-DS: Wideband CDMA

        3.23 Throughput Comparisons

        3.25 Service Providers

Part 4 Applications and Delivery

      4.03 SMS and i-mode

        4.05 Wireless E-mail

        4.07 Device Evolution

        4.09 Delivering Web Content

        4.11 WAP

        4.13 XML

Appendix A Additional Reference Material

      A.03 Radio Bands of Interest

        A.05 Location and 911

Appendix B References

      B.03 Acronyms and Abbreviations

Appendix C Quiz

      C.03 Knowledge Evaluation Exercise
3- VoIP Training

Based on our very popular instructor-led Course 130 Voice over IP, V8, V9 and V10 are a set of three DVD video courses that explain Voice over IP from top to bottom and front to back. These courses are designed for those who need to get up to speed, understand what VoIP is all about, separate hype from reality, understand the buzzwords and jargon, sort out the protocols, standards, architectures and understand mainstream solutions.

V8 Understanding Voice over IP 1

Produced 2007. 134 min. DVD-R NTSC format. 60-page 8.5" x 11" softcover bound workbook.

Components • Standards • Architectures

Chapter 1   VoIP Systems, Components, Standards, Jargon and Buzzwords

      1.03 The Big Picture

         1.05 Terminals

         1.07 Voice in IP Packets

         1.09 Soft Switches / SIP Servers / Call Managers

         1.11 Media Servers

         1.13 Gateways

         1.15 LANs and WANs

         1.17 Key VoIP Standards

         1.19 Where All of This is Headed: Broadband IP Dial Tone

Chapter 2   VoIP Architectures and Implementation Choices

      2.03 Computer-Computer VoIP over the Internet

        2.05 Skype and IM

        2.07 Computer to Phone e.g. SkypeOut (DS0 Interconnect to LEC)

        2.09 Phone to Phone over the Internet e.g. Vonage

        2.11 Managed IP Telephone Service (MIPT)

        2.13 IXCs and IP-based Backbones

        2.15 VoIP for Businesses and Organizations

        2.17 VoIP-Enabled PBX and Migration Options

        2.19 PBX Replacement

        2.21 Hosted PBXs

        2.23 IP Centrex

        2.25 Asterisk and Open-Source IP-PBX Software

        2.27 SO/HO IP Phone Features and Uses
V9 Understanding Voice over IP 2

Produced 2007. Approx. 119 min. DVD-R NTSC format. 48-page 8.5" x 11" softcover bound workbook.

Voice Packetization • Voice Quality • Codecs, Jitter and Packet Loss • Diff-Serv • Network QoS with MPLS

Chapter 1  Voice Packetization, Codecs and Voice Quality

      1.03 Voice Packetization

        1.05 Measuring Voice Quality

        1.07 Factors Affecting Voice Quality

        1.09 Codecs: Voice Coding and Compression

        1.11 Delay

        1.13 Jitter

        1.15 RTP

        1.17 Protocol Stack: RTP, UDP, IP, MAC

        1.19 Packet Loss

        1.21 Tips for Maximizing Voice Quality

Chapter 2   QoS: Quality of Service in the IP World

      2.03 Virtual Circuit Technologies

        2.05 MPLS

        2.07 Differentiated Services (Diff-Serv)

        2.09 Traffic Conditioning and Service Level Agreements

        2.11 Interworking Diff-Serv and MPLS

        2.13 802.1P

        2.15 Implementing QoS: Queuing Techniques
V10 Understanding Voice over IP 3

Produced 2007. Approx. 116 min. DVD-R NTSC format. 54-page 8.5" x 11" softcover bound workbook.

SIP and IP Call Flow • Carrier Interconnect • Megaco

Chapter 1   SIP and Call Flow in the IP World

      1.03 What SIP Is and What It Can Do

        1.05 Relationship to Other Protocols

        1.07 SIP URIs: “Telephone Numbers”

        1.09 Register: Update Your Location

        1.11 INVITE: “Dialing”

        1.13 Location Service: Finding the Far End

        1.15 The SIP Trapezoid

        1.17 SIP Message Example

        1.19 How SIP Relates to Softswitches and Call Managers

        1.21 SDP: Session Description Protocol

        1.23 SIP Glossary

Chapter 2   Carrier Interconnect

      2.03 Internet - PSTN Interconnect via DS0 (Vonage / SkypeOut)

        2.05 Internet - PSTN Interconnect via IP

        2.07 Session Border Controllers

        2.09 Carrier - Business Interconnect Using DS0 and SIP

        2.11 Interconnect using MEGACO

        2.13 Carrier - Business Interconnect Using IP and SIP

        2.15 Co-Existence with a Legacy PBX

        2.17 Integrating Integrated Messaging

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