Nortel Rolling Out VoIP Exams, Certs
Company releases the first exam to support a series of 18 new VoIP certifications, called the Enterprise VoIP Certification program.Nortel Networks Inc. has released the first certification exam to support a series of 18 new voice-over-IP certifications, called the Enterprise VoIP Certification program. The new exam, VoIP Technology (#920-801), along with additional product exams, will be required elements of two new classes of VoIP certifications from Nortel: the VoIP Specialist, which focuses on small-site LANs, and the VoIP Expert, which focuses on larger sites and WANs. Each exam has recommended training courses associated with it. Course costs vary depending on the complexity of the material covered, the delivery method and the duration of the training. Exams are available from Prometric. The VoIP certifications require two or three exams, depending on the specific product covered by a given certification. Each exam costs $125.
According to Bill McFarlane, director of certification at Nortel, in Raleigh, N.C., the company plans to roll out the remaining required exams for the VoIP certifications through the first quarter of next year. In general, said McFarlane, three days of technical training and between five and 10 days of product training plus exams will be required for candidates to obtain the VoIP Specialist certification. At least five days of technical training and five days of product training will be required for the VoIP Expert designation. Within the VoIP Specialist category, candidates can choose from 10 product- or technology-specific certifications. Within the VoIP Expert category, candidates can choose from eight product- or technology-specific certifications.