World VoIP NewsCollege of DuPage educates and trains VoIP telephony specialistsCollege of DuPage educates and trains VoIP telephony specialists

College of DuPage educates and trains VoIP telephony specialists


College of DuPage educates and trains VoIP telephony specialists
College of DuPage has introduced newly approved Voice Over IP Telephony Specialist Certificate, in order to prepare students to work with this next generation technology. Specially configured 18-credit hour certificate, which is part of the Cisco Certified Voice Professional program, qualifies students to be in accordance with the requirements of the first level of Cisco training. The program has got ICCB approval for three years, this time span will be used by the College to install additional hardware and equipment permanently, for getting full scaled VoIP certificate as a permanent program.
Professor and coordinator of COD's Computer and Internetworking Technologies program Joanne Wagner stated the bright future of VoIP technologies: "As long as a person or business has an Internet connection, they can make calls over that connection using VoIP technology," she explained. "More and more companies are taking advantage of VoIP to replace traditional phone lines and are looking for skilled/certified individuals to install and maintain these systems." 

The tailored courses that comprise the new certificate are CIT 1121, Networking Fundamentals; CIT 1122, Routers and Routing Basics; CIT 1123, LAN Switching and Wireless; CIT 1124, Accessing the WAN; CIT 2411, Cisco Voice Over IP; and CIT 2412, Quality of Service. VoIP technologies are utilized throughout all vertical markets and industries, including IT, health, education, finance and securities, Wagner said: "Certification validates skills in job roles, such as voice support and voice administration, and can be used as a stepping stone for other voice certifications and opportunities".


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