Global Knowledge Announces New Cisco Project Management Course

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<strong>Cary, N.C. &mdash; May 13</strong><br />Global Knowledge, a provider of IT and business training, announced the launch of its new Cisco Unified Communications Project Management training class, a five-day course in which students learn to manage a unified communications (UC) deployment from start to finish. <br /><br />The course is designed for Cisco engineers and other technical professionals responsible for VoIP implementation, including voice/data integration, as well as network engineers, VoIP project managers, IT managers and VoIP project team members. Suggested prerequisites include a basic understanding of project management processes or a familiarity with Cisco life-cycle processes. <br /><br />Using best practices and processes for successful UC deployment, students will learn to manage a real-world Cisco UC project. They will follow the formal project management training framework of initiation, planning, execution, control and formal closing as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI), as well as the Cisco Lifecycle Approach of prepare, plan, design, implement, operate and optimize (PPDIOO). <br /><br />Students will learn about:<br /><br /><ul><li>Project-management terminology and planning.</li><li>Cisco UC terminology, components and deployment steps.</li><li>Creating a business case to identify and manage common UC deployment risks.</li><li>Developing a system implementation and migration plan.</li><li>Formal project-change control processes.</li><li>Project scheduling, budgeting and closeout.</li></ul><br />The labs consist of two case studies in which students perform project management tasks individually and as a group, walking through detailed steps in optimizing a UC solution. <br /><br />This course is available in our classrooms or as a private, on-site course that can be tailored to the needs of your organization. <br />

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