Preparing IT Professionals for Converged Network Solutions

For many people, unified messaging, mobile connectivity, virtual collaboration and real-time video aren’t simply technology terms — they’re an integral and growing part of everyday life. Technology will continue to evolve, and the IT workforce needs to evolve with it.

The next era in business communications will deliver voice, video and multimedia applications at broadband speed across access-independent, multivendor networks. These converged solutions will result from the intersection of numerous technologies at the system and application level.
Not surprisingly, the demand for IT professionals is growing as converged network solutions take on an increasing role in the way we work, play, learn and conduct business.

Training and certifying IT professionals is a constantly evolving challenge. Historically, the focus has been at the product level. In addition to product knowledge, the IT workforce must be skilled in the technologies that form the building blocks that power today’s networks and the applications delivering business solutions. Nortel has developed a series of certifications to address these needs.

Technology Certifications: Understanding Network Building Blocks

Converged solutions deliver advanced voice and data services over one Internet Protocol (IP) network. Nortel has developed certification tracks specific to these converged network technologies. The technology tracks certify that successful candidates can apply the technical knowledge required to engineer and support converged network solutions being deployed in the enterprise and carrier spaces. Two technology certifications exist now:

1.    Nortel Certified Technology Specialist. This certification can be achieved by passing one of the following two exams:



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