Certification Courses

Course Title: Course Description: Course Length:
This extensive and practical course will improve your ability to use and apply the updated 2014 NEC requirements in your work environment. NFPA's updated 2014 NEC Essentials course features three days of high-impact training to help you navigate and apply the 2014 NFPA 70: National Electrical Code. You'll interact with subject matter experts in a practical format. Modules will be restructured, topic-driven modules are geared toward real-world situations in the field, with dynamic discussion, activities, and practical exercises on key NEC concepts. Increase confidence in your ability to recognize potential problems and avoid costly rework or safety violations. The 2014 NEC Essentials course provides the Code knowledge and vital takeaways you need to ensure safe and compliant electrical installation design in your work setting. Upon completion you should be able to: -Determine if an electrical installation complies with all access and space requirements Implement general requirements for service, feeder, and branch circuit conductors and overcurrent devices for a premises wiring system Recognize all critical component sizes and locations in an effective grounding scheme Clarify correct usage of metal piping and framing as grounding electrode conductors Apply the rules for raceway and conduit fill to groups of conductors Discuss the primary considerations in determining the ampacity of a conductor List the standard ratings of overcurrent devices for use in applying code requirements And much more...
3 Day Course
This Hands-On course provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement, monitor, and maintain Windows Server 2008 servers.
2 Day Course
Get Hands-On instruction and practice administering Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this 5-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for Hands-On preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential. Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.
5 Day Course
This Hands-On 24 hour course exceeds the minimum requirements set by OSHA for the tower erection industry. The main objective of this Hands-On Authorized Climber and Rescue Training course is to prepare individuals with little or no experience to be able to safely climb and work on various types and sizes of towers. This course assures that the student will develop the knowledge base necessary to safely climb and work on towers, as well as the practical skill necessary to be able to safely perform his or her duty. Employers are required to provide expedient rescue for employees that work at heights. Our tower Climber and rescue courses empower tower climbers and professional rescuers with the tools and knowledge to rescue incapacitated personnel efficiently and safely. This Hands-On course begins with a review of modern fall protection and climbing techniques for towers, and then builds on these techniques with simple and effective rescue procedures. Low student-to-instructor ratios and appropriate splits allow us to customize the curriculum to individual/corporate needs. Designed in cooperation with the Regional OSHA office, this course is designed to meet and exceed all of the recommended training called for in the NATE (National Association of Tower Erectors) guidelines for Qualified Climbers. In order to successfully complete the course, the student must attain a score of 100% on the written final, and must demonstrate proper techniques in all competencies included in the practical skill sets. Upon completion of this course students will receive a certificate of completion and will state 24 hours of Hands-On Training, CECs, and will also receive a Certified Tower Climber & Rescue ID Card, to provide to site supervisors, contractors, inspectors, and anyone that requires proof of certification. The courses are taught by industry experts, and our courses have been recognized and approved by both OSHA and NATE. In addition, CITCA is an approved training provider for Bechtel, American Tower Corporation, Black and Veatch, Verizon, TDS Telecom, AT&T, Sprint, CenturyLink, Southern California Edison, FPL and many others.
4 Day Course
Our 2-day Hands-On Electrical Grounding and Bonding course highlights one of the most important but least understood articles in the National Electric Code - Grounding and Bonding. Simply put, proper grounding and bonding protects your employees from electric shock and your plant and equipment from heat and fire by limiting the voltage imposed by lightning, line surges, or unintentional contact with higher-voltage lines as well as a ground-fault (phase-to-ground fault). Article 250 of the National Electric Code identifies grounding and bonding system installation methods. A properly installed grounding or bonding system for shielding, EMI, static and lightning protection can help prevent cable failures, equipment damage and power quality problems. These systems are also important for personnel protection and compliance with OSHA 1910.301-.308, and .331-.335. This course takes a deep dive into this topic and is aimed at reducing those risks. Additionally, proper grounding of equipment will also help answer any power quality issues you may be experiencing and prepare your technicians how to insure that the proper procedures and practices and followed but most importantly understood! BTS can also incorporate your specific equipment into this training to make it more impactful for your employees.
2 Day Course
This extensive Hands-On 2-day Three is critical for any Broadband CATV Technician. The topics are covered in this course that will further expand the skills of any technician that has completed our CATV Installation or our CATV RF Basic course. These essential skills will enable the technician to troubleshoot difficult issues and support complex residential and or commercial basic and complex installations.
2 Day Course
This extensive Hands-On 2-Day course teaches RF basics and how to apply this knowledge in Real-World practical situations. The Attendees will have greater confidence and be more productive when dealing with the everyday challenges of RF Frequency in a CATV residential and or commercial environment.
2 Day Course
Our Hands-On Aerial Lift and Bucket Truck Operator Training course is based on the latest OSHA and ASME standards and requirements. Bucket trucks provide aerial access to hard to reach locations for Utility Companies in all types of environments. The use of Bucket trucks puts operators, personnel and civilians at risk every day. For their protection and your company's protection solid Hands-On reinforced training is a must. Operators need to be confident in the understanding and use of Ariel Lifts and Bucket Truck Operations, and that we Guarantee! This course will provide real-life examples and years of Operator experience, BTS provides Certification and Hands-On practical field operations and testing that is recognized by OSHA and ASME Standards and meets all Requirements.
1 Day Course
This Hands-On 5-day (or 4-day 10 hrs. per day) course will train-the-trainer and a group of participants how to become an CAT 5-6 and Fiber Optic Certified Installer. Train-The-Trainer: Will include the following: 1. The instructor candidates (CAT 5-6 and fiber experience is required) will attend the first 2 days of the course that consists of two parts: A) First 2 days covering the course materials and how to deliver the training. B) 2-3 days of co-teaching. In other words, the instructors will co-teach a live course of students. 2. Instructor Delivery-Course-Agenda: Will receive a detailed course description with timelines and benchmarks for the delivery format of this course. 3. Course Manual: Will receive a hardcopy and digital .pdf copy of the training course manual with unlimited use license. 4. Lab Documentation: Will receive a detailed documented lab guide. 5. A list of required equipment needed and facility layout for a successful training program. BTS recognizes that installers and or contractors often have a difficult time getting certified and getting the Hands-On experience needed to do the job. To many courses are focused toward test and exam questions, rather then the understanding and Hands-On Skill-Set to do the job inline with today's standards and competencies. Our Certification Course to become an CAT 5-6 and Fiber Optic Certified Installer is designed to get attendees up to speed quickly on industry standards, provide proper installation, knowledge and get Hands-On training that covers the latest standards, tools, and techniques used today's cable installations, and give them the ability to represent themselves as "CAT 5 - 6 and Fiber Optic Certified Installer." Attendees will be taught how to properly splice fiber, both fusion and mechanical, test and troubleshoot a fiber system. Also, in today's environments technicians need to be able to properly inspect and repair faulty connectors. A portion of this course is used to cover termination techniques and testing of connectors, patch cords and couplers. Many of the systems used today will also include portions of Cat 5 and 6 cabling. Like the Fiber Optic systems, this bit rate is dramatically increasing giving the importance of proper installation and testing of these systems. This course will cover the transmitting capabilities of Cat 5 and 6 cable, proper termination and testing a data system. Those who complete this course will be productive and knowledgeable in both Fiber Optic and Category 5 and 6 cabling. BTS's Certification Course to become an BTS Certified Installer is BICSI accredited course. It is taught by SME certified structured cable specialists with over 25 years of industry experience that includes network installations/upgrades for Telephone Companies, Power & Energy Companies, United States Federal & State Governments, School Districts, and major U.S. Corporations. By completing this course you will earn 21 Continuing Educational Credits that could be applied to your BICSI continued education program. Our SMEs have the field experience to find the answers to real live scenarios, providing students with a Real-World Experience. Attendees each get a Certification Certificate, and I.D. Card Benefits -Receive (21) continuing educational credits CECs from BISCI that can be used towards other educational goals. -Maximize system performance and reliability by learning today's installation techniques. -Be aware of current industry standards, and become a trusted resource for your customer. -Gain customer confidence by ensuring the integrity of their installations/support. -Hold a Certification Installer Card that represents your Certification and BICSI CECs. -BTS Certificate and I.D. card remains on electronic record and can be confirmed and reissued at any time. -This Certification is Nationally and Internationally Recognized.
5 Day Course
This powerful Hands-On CCNA Training course is targeted for those who are pursuing an IT or Cisco Certification and meets all the requirements for the Cisco CCNA Certification exam. BTS provides a very practical Hands-On delivery method which gives students confidence to implement what they have been taught to prepare for their CCNA exam.
10 Day Course
This Hands-On course will cover the design, implementation, and monitoring of a comprehensive security policy, using Cisco IOS security features and technologies as examples. You will also learn about security controls of Cisco IOS devices as well as a functional introduction to the Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance. Using instructor-led Hands-On lab exercises, this course allows you to perform basic tasks to secure a small branch office network using Cisco IOS security features, which are available through web-based GUIs (Cisco Configuration Professional) and the CLI on Cisco routers, switches, and Cisco ASA appliances and much more...
5 Day Course
Revised CCNP Curriculum and Exams: Cisco has redesigned the CCNP courses and exams to reflect the evolving job tasks of global network professionals. 

Course 1: ROUTE v1.0 – Implementing Cisco IP Routing – is a five-day instructor-led course in which network professionals learn to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions, using a range of routing protocols. ROUTE v1.0 also covers configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. The course includes more than seven hours of e-learning lessons and demos that students can absorb at their own pace. Course 2: SWITCH v1.0 – Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks – is a five-day instructor-led course in which network professionals will learn to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions, using Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. SWITCH v1.0 also covers secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks. Course 3: TSHOOT v1.0 – Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks – is a five-day instructor-led course in which network professionals learn to (1) plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks, and (2) use technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting. Extensive labs provide hands-on learning and reinforce troubleshooting skills. The course includes more than nine hours of e-learning lessons and demos that students can absorb at their own pace.Learn the advanced routing skills you need to provide scalability for Cisco routers that are connected to LANs and WANs as part of a medium-to-large network site. You will learn how to dramatically increase the number of routers and sites using EIGRP and OSPF techniques, instead of redesigning the network when additional sites or configurations are added. This Course 1: ROUTE v1.0 – Implementing Cisco IP Routing course provides Hands-On labs to ensure that you thoroughly understand each technique and includes a CD with supplemental information to help your prepare for the ROUTE exam (642-902) and many study aides and materials.
5 Day Course
Revised CCNP Curriculum and Exams Cisco has redesigned the CCNP courses and exams to reflect the evolving job tasks of global network professionals. Course 1 ROUTE v1.0 Implementing Cisco IP Routing is a five-day instructor-led course in which network professionals learn to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions, using a range of routing protocols. ROUTE v1.0 also covers configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. The course includes more than seven hours of e-learning lessons and demos that students can absorb at their own pace. Course 2 SWITCH v1.0 Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks is a five-day instructor-led course in which network professionals will learn to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions, using Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. SWITCH v1.0 also covers secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks. Course 3 TSHOOT v1.0 Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks is a five-day instructor-led course in which network professionals learn to (1) plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks, and (2) use technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting. Extensive labs provide hands-on learning and reinforce troubleshooting skills. The course includes more than nine hours of e-learning lessons and demos that students can absorb at their own pace.Learn the advanced routing skills you need to provide scalability for Cisco routers that are connected to LANs and WANs as part of a medium-to-large network site. You will learn how to dramatically increase the number of routers and sites using EIGRP and OSPF techniques, instead of redesigning the network when additional sites or configurations are added. This Course 2 SWITCH v1.0 Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks includes extensive hands-on labs to help you learn to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions for campus environments using the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. In order to gain a firm understanding of how to manage switches in an enterprise campus environment, you'll cover: VLANs and WLANs, Spanning tree, Inter-VLAN routing Security features and many study aides and materials to pass your exam.
5 Day Course
Revised CCNP Curriculum and Exams Cisco has redesigned the CCNP courses and exams to reflect the evolving job tasks of global network professionals. Course 1 ROUTE v1.0 Implementing Cisco IP Routing is a five-day instructor-led course in which network professionals learn to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions, using a range of routing protocols. ROUTE v1.0 also covers configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. The course includes more than seven hours of e-learning lessons and demos that students can absorb at their own pace. Course 2 SWITCH v1.0 Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks is a five-day instructor-led course in which network professionals will learn to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions, using Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. SWITCH v1.0 also covers secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks. Course 3 TSHOOT v1.0 Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks is a five-day instructor-led course in which network professionals learn to (1) plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks, and (2) use technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting. Extensive labs provide hands-on learning and reinforce troubleshooting skills. The course includes more than nine hours of e-learning lessons and demos that students can absorb at their own pace.Learn the advanced routing skills you need to provide scalability for Cisco routers that are connected to LANs and WANs as part of a medium-to-large network site. You will learn how to dramatically increase the number of routers and sites using EIGRP and OSPF techniques, instead of redesigning the network when additional sites or configurations are added. This Course 3 TSHOOT - Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks prepares you for the Cisco TSHOOT exam (#642-832), you will gain the skills needed to maintain your complex network environments and diagnose and resolve network problems quickly and effectively. You will learn to troubleshoot and maintain particular technologies, and you will learn procedural and organizational aspects of the troubleshooting and maintenance processes. You will practice skills and reinforce concepts by putting them to use in a controlled environment. In fact, you'll spend half the course performing hands-on work with trouble tickets. By the end of the course, you will have developed a set of tools and best practices that you can take back to your organization. and many study aides and materials to pass your exam.
5 Day Course
This Hands-On CCNT BootCamp is designed to include all six CCNT courses (Basic Telecommunications, Data Communications, Computer Telephone Integration (CTI), Local Area Networks (LANs), Broadband Technologies, Voice over IP (VoIP) Essentials) into a exam focused training that will give students a broad, knowledge-based introduction to core terms, concepts and skills in convergence technologies. To obtain this industry-valued credential, an individual must pass six competency tests in the following disciplines listed below:
8 Day Course
This Hands-On Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 (CIPT1) v9.0 course prepares you for implementing a Cisco Unified Communications Manager solution at a single-site environment. This course focuses primarily on Cisco Unified Communications Manager Version 9.0, which is the call routing and signaling component for the Cisco Unified Communications solution. You will perform post-installation tasks, configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager, implement Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) and H.323 gateways, and build dial plans to place on-net and off-net phone calls. You will also implement media resources, Cisco IP Phone Services, Cisco Unified Communications Manager native presence, and Cisco Unified Mobility. Focusing primarily on CUCM v8.x and 9.x, you will learn basic administrative tasks, such as configuring users and associating them with phones, as well as more advanced topics, such as unified mobility, Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP), H.323 gateways, media resources and more... Familiarity with the role that CUCM ( Cisco Unified Communications Manager) plays in a converged network from a system, software, and hardware perspective is necessary to successfully install and configure CUCM. It is important that the Cisco Unified Communications network provides a high availability at or above what a traditional voice network provides. It is vital to understand the deployment and redundancy options of CUCM and to follow the recommended design and deployment practices. Our training course for CIPT1 introduces the CUCM solution and describes the role, architecture, characteristics, hardware and software requirements, and the licensing model of CUCM. The available deployment models for using CUCM in a Cisco Unified Communications solution is also explored.
5 Day Course
Thia Hands-On course Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 2 (CIPT2) v9.0 prepares you for implementing Cisco Unified Communications solution in a multisite environment. It covers globalized call routing, Cisco Service Advertisement Framework (SAF) and Call Control Discovery (CCD), tail-end hop-off (TEHO), Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST), and mobility features such as Device Mobility and Cisco Extension Mobility. You will apply a dial plan for a multisite environment including TEHO, configure survivability for remote sites during WAN failure, and implement solutions to reduce bandwidth requirements in the IP WAN. You will also enable Call Admission Control (CAC), including Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Preconditions and automated alternate routing (AAR).
5 Day Course
BTS now is delivering a highly-rated 5 or 10 Day CISSP Boot Camp to the Information Security community. This course will prepare you to pass the premier security certification, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®). Information Technology Professionals earning the CISSP have definitive knowledge of the ten Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) Domains, and have skills to provide leadership in security related tasks for enterprise wide information security programs. If you are in the IT Profession an IT professional, take our CISSP certification training course to get the knowledge and skills needed to pass the CISSP exam. The CISSP was the first credential in the field of information security, accredited by the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) to ISO (International Standards Organization) Standard 17024:2003. CISSP certification is not only an objective measure of excellence, but a globally recognized standard of achievement. It is also a Level II DoD regulation 8570 requirement for Military, Government and Defense Contractors working in security related areas of IT.
5 Day Course
This Hands-On course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot a Windows Sever 2008 network infrastructure. Students will learn to implement and configure secure network access and implement fault tolerant storage technologies. Students will gain an understanding of the network technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2008 and IP-enabled networks. Students will also learn how to secure servers and maintain update compliance.
3 Day Course
This Hands-On course will cover PC Hardware and OS. Introduce students to the components and operations of a personal computer. Students would learn the functions of PC hardware and peripheral devices, assemble a PC, format a hard disk drive, and load several different Windows operating systems. Also would include LAN/WAN and Basic TCP/IP . Provide an understanding of the complex issues of internetworking by offering an overview of physical and logical network topologies, routing, switching and interconnectivity. Also go over the use of networking protocols and how protocols function at each layer of the OSI reference model. This course will then provide an understanding of Microsoft Windows 20XX Server and teach the participant how to install and maintain a Microsoft Windows 20XX Server and how to configure several advanced features such as WIN, DNS, and DHCP. Students need to learn an overview of the skills and knowledge necessary to implement, administer, manage, and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server network infrastructure.
5 Day Course
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1 Day Course
In this three-part, lecture-only course, you will learn the fundamentals of data networking, telephony networking, and convergence technologies while preparing for the Convergence Technologies Professional (CTP) certification exam. CTP certification is the largest vendor-neutral convergence certification program. It is recognized as the official convergence program of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and approved by top communications technology manufacturers, including Cisco, Avaya, Avaya/Nortel, Toshiba, and Mitel.
5 Day Course
This Hands-On 5 day course provides an in-depth perspective on the challenges of designing a CyberSecurity programs, implementing secure systems, and other factors needed for a comprehensive CyberSecurity solution. CyberSecurity is one of the biggest issues for today’s Federal and DOD Agencies and commercial organizations. Developed and developing nations, governments, defense departments and industries, and organizations in critical infrastructure verticals are being increasingly targeted by never-ending surges of cyber attacks from criminals and nation-states seeking information, economic or military advantage. The rapidity of the attacks is now so large and their level of sophistication so great, that many organizations are finding it difficult to identify which threats and vulnerabilities pose the greatest risk. They are faced with decisions on how resources should be allocated to ensure that the most likely and potentially damaging attacks are dealt with first. Exacerbating the problem is that most organizations do not have complete understanding of CyberSecurity or an organizational approach to dealing with these challenges. This course will help you better understand securing networks. You will be prepared to answer fairly technical security questions about Microsoft Active Directory, Unix, Linux, databases, firewall, intrusion detection systems and major network services like the Domain Name Services. This course will concentrate on today's cyber security tools, operating systems, applications, network architectures and best practices in government and industry network security, with the focus not only on tool deployment and operation system configuration, but CyberSecurity network defense and analysis techniques. Students will configure multiple operating systems, practice network defense techniques, and understand attack prevention methods in a state of the art security lab. This Instructor-led structured Hands-On experience, will take you through practical, simplified ways of securing these operating systems, applications and infrastructures in Today's Environment.
5 Day Course
This Hands-On 3-day course has been customized to provide technicians with a practical understanding of fiber optic theory and fiber applications in (ISP)Local Area Network, Security and Closed Circuit TV systems and more in-depth Hands-On focus on a wider array of (OSP) Fiber Optic systems and components, installation, splicing, testing and maintenance techniques... A Fiber Optic Installer has a general understanding of optical fiber installation, connectorization, splicing, and testing, is familiar with optical fiber, connector, and splice performance characteristics described in TIA/EIA-568B, ITU-T G.671, ITU-T G.652 and Telcordia GR-326 A Fiber Optic Installer can perform connector endface evaluation as described in TIA/EIA-455-57B, is proficient in optical loss testing as described in TIA/EIA-526-14A, and understands the installation requirements described in articles 770 and 250 of the National Electrical Code. A Fiber Optic Installer is proficient at the installation of connectors on various types’ fiber of optic cables using various types of epoxies, and can perform mechanical and fusion splicing and more... This course is Accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC) Optional ETA Exams Available (FOI, FOT, FOT-OSP) Exam: (Can be administered at the training location upon request as part of the course, fees apply.) Type of Certification: Stand-Alone Renewal / Maintenance Required: Certification Term: 4 Yrs Hands-On Required: Yes
3 Day Course
To prevent interruption of service to as many customers as possible, distribution line repairs are often made while lines and equipment remain energized. Whenever work is done on energized equipment, the linemen doing the work must be insulated and isolated from all energized equipment and grounds. This training course covers the basic principles involved in working on energized lines using insulated gloves. Work methods, communication, concentration, and safety are emphasized throughout this course. As all of our courses, BTS can be tailor any course to meet your company requirements and needs.
2 Day Course
This Hands-On Authorized Tower Climber Certification course is designed to prepare individuals with little or no experience to be able to safely climb and work on various types and size towers. This course combines the cognitive and the psychomotor domains of training, which assures that the student will develop the knowledge base necessary to safely climb and work on towers, as well as the practical skill sets necessary to be able to safely perform his or her duties. This course will address a variety of subject areas including, regulatory safety standards, equipment commonly used, engineering controls, work practice controls, and return demonstrations. Upon completion of this course, the authorized climber should be able to demonstrate proper knowledge, understanding, and application of the equipment used, as well as safe practices to be employed at all times that he or she is working on the tower. Note: This course does not include Tower Rescue, we do offer Tower Rescue in our 3-day Tower Rescue and Competant Climber course or our combo 4-day course Authorized Tower Climber and Rescue, which includes both courses.
1 Day Course
This EXTENSIVE Hands-On course will cover the BuckSqueeze and SuperSqueeze Pole Climbing Fall Restraint System (any other vendor fall restraint systems can be covered). This course is designed for the Communications and Power Energy Industry, experienced climbers only. Attendees MUST have prior pole climbing training and experience. This course is not for first time climbers. First time climbers need to attend our Hands-On Pole Climbing 3-day course before attending this course or equivalent. Today's installer and repairers (lineworkers) is listed as the eight most hazardous occupation in the US as reported by the Bureau of labor statistics (BLS). With approximately 600+ serious injuries and over 100+ deaths estimated annually by OSHA. This is a series issue that Lineworkers/Installers face everyday and companies are responsible for. With more work being done from Ariel lifts trucks, lineworkers/Climbers are climbing less frequently then in the past. As a result, Lineworkers/Climbers are not climbing enough to maintain adequate skills levels and are now more susceptible to falls that can be fatal. Communication and Utility companies around across the US and Internationally have recognized and are now addressing this issue by providing fall restraint systems and aggressive training to equip their lineworkers/Climbers and prevent any injuries, fatalities and claims in the future. This course is designed to train the lineworkers/climbers fall protection on wood poles from the ground, to the elevated work position, and back to the ground. The BuckSqueeze/Supersqueeze requires the climber to hitchhike up and down the pole utilizing the cross over strap and the paddle tensioner. If the climber starts to fall, the strap squeezes the pole, securing the climber and preventing a fall. While climbing over obstructions, the climber would secure a lanyard prior to removing the BuckSqueeze/Supersqueeze. The BuckSqueeze/Supersqueeze is easy to adjust to accommodate the size of the pole. The fact that a lineworkers/Climbers can fall from a structure and risk serious injury and possibly death, at a time when products, technology and resources are readily available to prevent it, is unacceptable... We are here to properly train staff to use this fall restraint system and give them the confidence they need to climber safely.
1 Day Course
This Hands-On course offers the Hotel, Resort, Campus, Hospital and Building Industry the ability to become fully versed in all data cabling and audio visual design and installation including CAT 5e, CAT6, coax cabling & fiber optics installations and repair for a wide range of audio visual systems for hospitality-hotel-casino-hospital-campus network applications. Electronic and Audio Visual Systems are also becoming more and more sophisticated in today's age of smart homes and wireless networking systems. Electronic and Audio Visual Technicians design, coordinate and implement complex systems to allow users to get the most out of their systems and other modern electronic equipment. We train your technicians to understand and support your data and telecommunication networks including fiber, Cat 5-6, and Coax and the basic to complex design and wiring of today's complex audio visual systems. Our Subject Matter Experts have the real-World experience and the training experience that will give your staff the practical Hands-On techniques and practical applications needed to support your communications network by teaching the latest data cabling, fiber optic, coax, and audio visual system technologies. This course will cover design, installation, troubleshooting, repair and certify your technicians on data cabling, coax, fiber optic cabling, audio visual systems in campuses, casinos, resorts, convention centers, hotels & motels, hospitals and all premise facilities. -Structured Cabling Standards and Practices -Key Definitions -Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts. -Read blue prints and create new floor plans. -Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design. -Research products recommended in the proposal for compatibility. -Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed. -Provide and verify product dimensions to ensure proper fit and finish. -Program Remote Control Systems based on the project schematics. -Prepare wiring schematics, floor plans, and product specific proposals for technicians to complete project installation in the field. -Create systems for the end-user that are robust and easy to use. -Install systems to meet and exceed all of the expectations set in the client meetings. -Fiber Optics, Copper, Coax & Wireless for Voice, Data & Video -UTP Install Do’s and Don’ts -CAT 5/6 Installation, Troubleshooting and Repair -Coax Installation, Troubleshooting and Repair -Fiber Optics Installation, Troubleshooting and Repair -Audio Components and Cabling, Installation and Troubleshooting -Visual Components, Cabling, Installation and Troubleshooting -FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
4 Day Course
This Hands-On CCENT preparation course is the NEW delivery method to help students pass their 1st exam toward multi-level certifications, the ICND1 is the first part in the two-part updated Cisco ICND curriculum. This course is part of the following Certifications Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) CCIE Voice (CCIEV Voice) CCIE Security (CCIES Security) ICND1 training course is your starting point for Cisco certifications, preparing you for Exam 640-822 ICND1 and CCENT certification. This course will focus on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office Enterprise network, including configuring a switch, a router, and connecting to a WAN and implementing network security. A Student should be able to complete configuration and implementation of a small branch office network under supervision.
5 Day Course
This extensive Hands-On Column/Pole Climbing Rescue training is applicable to those in the industry that climb metal columns such as vertical I-beams and poles as seen in the utility field. This course is geared to the industry professional, safety equipment needed and products available to use in the case of a rescue. All Attendees will understand all the parameters and be tested for successfully climbing the addressed applications to meet all OSHA required specifications and regulations.
3 Day Course
This course meets the NEW DoD Directive 8140 requirements. Will Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8140 replace DoDD 8570? Yes. When will DoD 8140 take effect? It is already in effect. Why Change from 8570 to 8140? DoD 8140 is designed to be more flexible and inclusive than DoD 8570. DoD 8140 includes initiatives such as NIST NICE (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education), which identifies critical KSAs (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) and places cybersecurity positions into 7 categories (1. Security Provision, 2. Operate & Maintain, 3. Protect & Defend, 4. Analyze, 5. Operate & Collect, 6. Oversight & Development, and 7. Investigate) consisting of 31 specialty areas. A+ from CompTIA is the most recognized and trusted for entry-level service technicians. CompTIA's A+ is the industry standard for validating the foundational skills needed by today's computer support technicians. This international vendor-neutral certification requires that you pass two exams: CompTIA A+ Exams 220-901 and 220-902. In this Hands-On course with a particular focus on CompTIA A+ certification exam preparation, you'll gain the needed knowledge of basic computer hardware and operating systems. You'll cover the essential principles of installing, building, upgrading, repairing, configuring, troubleshooting, optimizing, diagnosing, and preventive maintenance, and you'll learn elements of customer service and communication skills necessary to work with clients. Instructor-led practice exams and quizzes help reinforce course concepts and exam readiness. This course meets the NEW DoD 8140 training requirements. CompTIA A+ certification is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves a technician's competency in installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security, and troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ certification also validates that technicians have excellent customer service and communication skills. CompTIA A+ is part of specialized certification tracks for corporations such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and Novell. Other technology companies, including CompuCom and Ricoh, have made CompTIA A+ certification mandatory for their service technicians. This course is geared to give students “Real-World Experience” in networking hardware & software by providing “Hands-On labs” on these converging technologies throughout this training.
5 Day Course
This course meets the NEW DoD Directive 8140 requirements. Will Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8140 replace DoDD 8570? Yes. When will DoD 8140 take effect? It is already in effect. Why Change from 8570 to 8140? DoD 8140 is designed to be more flexible and inclusive than DoD 8570. DoD 8140 includes initiatives such as NIST NICE (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education), which identifies critical KSAs (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) and places cybersecurity positions into 7 categories (1. Security Provision, 2. Operate & Maintain, 3. Protect & Defend, 4. Analyze, 5. Operate & Collect, 6. Oversight & Development, and 7. Investigate) consisting of 31 specialty areas. BTS works with clients to deliver appropriate material to become CompTIA Network+ certified. Course design uses the latest texts and other materials over a one or two week period based on client needs. Time is allowed after each Instructor presentation and demonstration for student hands-on work on labs, practice exams and Network+ related drills. BTS offers On-Site Testing and Test Administration for this course, or students can take the exam at their own leisure at a certified testing center of their choice and schedule. Master essential data networking skills while preparing for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam (N10-006). CompTIA's Network+ is the premier vendor-neutral networking certification. Our Network+ Prep Course is designed to provide the foundation you need not only to be productive on the job but also to be successful in more specialized topics and in your pursuit of vendor-specific certifications. Companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Sharp, and Xerox recommend or require CompTIA Network+ for their networking technicians. It is a technical prerequisite option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense. Earning CompTIA's Network+ certification increases your value in the marketplace, providing proof of your knowledge, skills, and ability to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate, and configure basic network infrastructure. Our Network+ Prep Course points you in the right direction, allowing you to demonstrate the concepts covered on the Network+ exam in a real-world, hands-on environment. You will work through several practice exams to reinforce your knowledge. You will gain essential networking skills in labs that feature networking equipment from Cisco, Linksys, Netgear, ZyXel, and others. In addition to preparing you for Network+ certification, this course also meets the NEW DoD 8140 training requirements.
5 Day Course
BTS works with clients to deliver appropriate material to become CompTIA Security+ certified. This Hands-On course meets DoD Directive 8570.1 requirements. CompTIA's Security+ is the premier vendor-neutral security certification and demonstrates your knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures. It confirms your ability to react to security incidents, and it validates your skill in anticipating security risks and guarding against them. In this course, you will learn to proactively implement sound security protocols to mitigate security risks, quickly respond to security issues, and retroactively identify where security breaches may have occurred. You will also learn to design a network, on-site or in the cloud, with security in mind. CompTIA's Security+ is the premier vendor-neutral security certification and is included in the approved list of certifications to meet DoD Directive 8570.1 requirements. This course uses Official CompTIA Approved Quality Content, which assures that all test objectives are covered in the training material. During class, you'll have access to: -Security+ student manual -Additional Security+ practice exam questions -Comprehension exercises, study digest, and quick reference card
5 Day Course
This hands-On course covers excavation, trenching, shoring. These topics are among the most hazardous construction operations in the industry today. Employees/contractors who work in or around trenches or excavations must be adequately trained in the requirements of the OSHA Excavation Standard, 29 CFR 1926 (Subpart P). This course provides attendees with Hands-On practical experience by performing field/site training on actual equipment and materials during this course.
1 Day Course
This Hands-On course provides in-depth practical training for both ladder safety and fall protection on conventional and unconventional applications and is based on the latest OSHA and ASME standards and requirements. When work is performed on elevated surfaces or during construction and service activities, protection on ladders and against falls must be considered. Employers/Contractors are required to have and or provide a training course for each employee who might be working with or on ladders and exposed to fall hazards. The course must provide each person to recognize the risks and hazards of using ladders and their working environment to provide solutions to minimize these risks and hazards. This course is a practical all Hands-On course. This training not only protects the individual but it also provides protection for the company and or contractor(s) from accidents, accidental injuries, deaths and litigation and liabilities.
1 Day Course
This Hands-On Competent Person 24 hour (3-Day) intensive course addresses the statutory requirements under OSHA focusing on 29 CFR1926 Subpart M – Fall Protection and the ANSI standard Z359.2-2007 – Minimum requirements for a managed comprehensive Fall Protection. This course covers the positions of; Competent Person, Competent Rescuer, Competent Person Trainer, and Competent Person Equipment Inspector, it discusses Corporate Policy, Program Administration Guidelines, and Qualified Person and Authorized Person relationships (all instrumental to the role of competent persons). Practical skills constructing temporary fall protection systems for difficult access locations, equipment inspections and post fall rescue procedures are covered. Competent persons must have a depth of knowledge in fall protection systems, sub-systems and components. The training also develops team rescue strategies, procedures and protocol essential to implementation of a successful rescue. Students are evaluated by main objectives for work at height. All training in conducted in accordance with ANSI Z359.2 -490.1 Accepted Practices and Criteria for Health, Safety and Environmental Training Hands-On testing is applied with the addition of correction to 100%. This training ensures maximum retention and understanding by all students.
3 Day Course
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2 Day Course
Fiber optic systems are a key part of new communications services. Teir success depends upon good design. This Hands-On course will cover the particulars of how fiber optic networks are designed within the context of complete communications systems or construction projects. It will and provide an in depth knowledge of processes in delivering new services and selecting the most appropriate plant for successful fiber optic system. The focus is geared on the design. This includes network protocols, network configurations, optical cabling, industry communications standards, and determination of fiber count, hardware selection, splicing /termination methods, cable system testing/troubleshooting and proper documentation. This Fiber Optics Designer course provides detailed instruction and Hands-On labs of fiber optic design throughout the course. Certification(s): ETA (FOD) Fiber Optic Designer or FOA (CFOS/D) Certification can be administered during this course, upon request.
3 Day Course
This Hands-On course provides in-depth practical training for ladder safety on conventional and unconventional applications. When work is performed on elevated surfaces or during construction and service activities, protection on ladders must be considered. Employers and Contractors are required to have and or provide a training course for each employee who might be working with or on ladders. The course must provide each person to recognize the risks and hazards of using ladders and their working environment to provide solutions to minimize these risks and hazards. This course is a practical all Hands-On course. This training not only protects the individual but it also provides protection for the company and or contractor(s) from accidents, accidental injuries, deaths and litigation and liabilities. Ladder Safety Application Exercises (Case Studies, Exam, Hands-Field Labs)
1 Day Course
Did you know that if you have been hired to work in the mining industry, you are considered a "miner" under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. • It is the responsibility for all companies working in the mining industry to develop and implement a plan for training new miners (24 hours) in addition to providing annual refresher training (8 hours). • This course is designed to meet MSHA Part 46 requirements. Part 46 applies to shell dredging, sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, colloidal phosphate, and surface limestone mines. If your work is in other MSHA regulated operations or you are an independent contractor that operates in other types of mining operations, you may be required to complete Part 48 training instead.
3 Day Course
This extensive course was designed for those new to local loop planning and engineering - whether in telecommunications, CATV engineers designing fiber or copper, traffic engineering, municipal engineering, public utilities or any other roles that require familiarity with standards and common practices in outside plant design for fiber and copper. This course begins with the basic concepts such as basic electricity, basic telephony, outside plant components and loop transmission. It steadily builds to more advanced concepts and skills, including feeder and distribution designs, digital loop carrier systems and fiber optics. Local loop facilities sometime referred to as "the last mile” are a critical and capital-intensive network component in delivering reliable and adequate telecommunications services to a local carrier's customers. The third day and the final day consist of copper and fiber design exercises that put to work the theories and practical parts of the course. Students will receive 4 fiber design cost models that they can use to examine fiber design alternatives. They will also have a chance to show the area they want to design in class so a design can be started for it. In today's competitive markets, local loop facilities that are cost-effective, reliable and capable of accommodating changing customer needs are key to your organization's success.
5 Day Course
This Hands-On course is a must for persons entering the field of telephone communications. In the first part of this course, students will learn about basic electricity as it applies to telecommunications, basic telephony terms, and concepts commonly used in the field today. In addition, the student will learn the basic components of the telephone network from the customer equipment to the outside plant, central office and the toll network and basic bonding and grounding. The second portion of this course expands from the basics learned in the first part and covers Copper, xDSL, Fiber Optics and CAT 5/6. Each student will have Hands-On training in basic meter reading, fault isolation, testing and troubleshooting these applications in today's telecom environment.
5 Day Course
This 5-day course will have the participants learn and certify the safe methods of pole climbing, pole top rescue and CPR/First Aid. They will perform multiple Hands-On exercises that would be used in day to day activities, in real-world situations. The course will also include Pole Top Rescue, the method to safely and effectively retrieve an injured worker from a pole. Not only will they learn how retrieve an injured worker but be able to administer CPR/first aid once on the ground. Upon completion of the course attendees will be Certified in CPR and Basic First Aid. Plus they will have been certified in Pole Climbing with up to date revisions and standards, trained in Pole Top Rescue and will be more confidence in their climbing ability and be able to perform work functions more efficiently. Attendees will also learn safe ladder handling practices. This will include the proper techniques of carrying and positioning the ladder, securing the ladder to the pole and mid-span setup. All SAFETY practices will be covered and must be followed during the training exercises. If Company permits, (which is recommended and mandatory for BTS Certification) A Live Video will be taken of each student at the 6, 12, and 18-foot heights. This will ensure that the attendees are using proper techniques, safety parameters and effectively ascending and descending wooden poles using pole climbing gaffs and associated equipment. A master copy of this video will be filled at BTS headquarters. BTS, as an added benefit, will issue a Username and Password to access the completion videos on our BTS secured video server. This provides easy access to every video for student company evaluations, company reviews and any legality issues where this video may be required. PROOF IS PROTECTON ! Note This course is physically demanding. Students must earn at least 70 of the competency points to become certified in this course.
5 Day Course
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1 Day Course
This Hands-On 5-day course will train-the-trainer and a group of participants how to safely and effectively ascend and descend wooden poles using pole climbing Gaffs, Hooks, Belts, BuckSqueeze Safety, Fall Arrest Systems and associated Equipment and Ladders... The pole climbing technique that will be taught is the "3-point contact method. How to circle, and move to perform tasks on the pole will also be covered. Students will learn how to use ladders on the pole and at mid-span using the appropriate ladder securing equipment. The participants will complete exercises using construction tools and equipment. If Company permits, ( which is recommended and mandatory for BTS Certification ) A Live Video will be taken of each student at the 6, 12, and 18-foot heights. This will ensure that the attendees are using proper techniques, safety parameters and effectively ascending and descending wooden poles using pole climbing gaffs and associated equipment. A master copy of this video will be filled at BTS headquarters. BTS, as an added benefit, will issue a Username and Password to access the completion videos on our BTS secured video server. This provides easy access to every video for student company evaluations, company reviews and any legality issues where this video may be required. PROOF IS PROTECTON ! All SAFETY practices will be covered and must be followed during the training exercise. Note This course is physically demanding. Students must earn at least 70 of the competency points to become certified in this course. Train-The-Trainer: Will include the following: 1. The instructor candidates (climbing experience is required) will attend the first 2 days of the course that consists of two parts: A) First 2 days covering the course materials and how to deliver the training. B) 2-3 days of co-teaching. In other words, the instructors will co-teach a live course of students. 2. Instructor Delivery-Course-Agenda: Will receive a detailed course description with timelines and benchmarks for the delivery format of this course. 3. Course Manual: Will receive a hardcopy and digital .pdf copy of the training course manual with unlimited use license. 4. A list of required equipment needed and facility layout for a successful training program. 5. Instructions for the Video Tapping Procedures (if required)
5 Day Course
This extensive course is designed to provide an operational basis for all facets of disaster recovery and continuity-contingency planning through information delivery and practical Real-World Experience exercises. Students will develop enhanced abilities to establish and understand training, testing, risk analysis, impact analysis, strategy, emergency response, computer incident response and recovery. Attendees will develop enhanced insights through detailed presentations of concepts, discussion of applicable NIST and DoD publications, and a series of practical Hands-On Labs. This course will expose the students to emergency response techniques from the development of checklists and templates to crafting concise planning documents. Highlights of this Course: -Designed to provide an operational basis for all facets of disaster recovery planning with practical Real-World Experience Hands-On Lab exercises. -These “Tabletop” style labs allow sharing knowledge and skills to develop a DoD Installation Scenario for application of the various plans relevant to Risk Management. -The course will impart an ability to conduct contingency and recovery planning using NIST standards. -Students will develop insights into the seven NIST progressive steps for a viable contingency plan involving recovery strategies and how systems may be recovered following a disaster. -Understanding of emergency planning and response techniques from the development of checklists to completion of related templates. -Knowledge of how to develop viable, easy to use recovery plans that address all hazards and all contingencies. -Understanding the elements of an ongoing viable recovery capability through hands-on exercises that meet the needs of DoD organizations.
5 Day Course
This course teaches an advanced understanding of rigging and ropes used in accord with the industry standards applicable to most tower related rigging techniques. Hands-On instruction will cover rigging standards, uses and applications for slings, shackles, hooks, to workers in the Tower, Communications, Power, Construction, Military and Rescue industries in order to impart the most efficient and safe methods of use of Rigging and Ropes.
1 Day Course
In this Hands-On 5-day course, you'll develop a practical understanding of the operation of modern TCP/IP networks built with Cisco hardware. As you learn the commands and techniques used to troubleshoot host connections and configure Cisco switches and routers, you'll also practice backing up and restoring configuration files and managing network equipment.
5 Day Course
This instructor-led course, designed to help you prepare for the CCNP wireless certification, a professional-level certification specializing in the wireless field. The goal of the course is to prepare you to secure the wireless network from security threats via appropriate security policies and best practices, as well as ensure the proper implementation of security standards and proper configuration of security components. The IAUWS reinforces the instruction by providing you with hand-on labs to ensure thorough understanding of how to secure a network.
5 Day Course
The State of Minnesota Board of Electricity requires that technicians doing electrical work in a residence or commercial building must hold an Electricians License. This includes low voltage systems, such as telecommunications voice or data circuits, which requires the individual to have a Low Voltage Electrical License. The License is renewable every two years and requires 16 hours of Continuing Education: 4 hours on the NEC Code and 12 hours on the statutes and rules governing electrical installations or technical topics related to electrical installations and equipment. This seminar is Certified by the Department of Labor & Industry (course number 101203.01) and meets the requirements for 8 hours of non-NEC Code Continuing Education. This 8-hour training seminar is specifically related to the electrical installation of telecommunications equipment for proper bonding and grounding for personnel and equipment protection from lightning and AC power fault conditions. This seminar pertains to telecommunications circuits and equipment that are in, on or service to buildings; including residential, commercial and telephone buildings (Central Offices, Remotes, Cabinets, etc.). This seminar explains not only the requirements but also the technical reasons for the requirements. The attendee will have a much better understanding of why the requirements exist. References used for this seminar: ▪ Rural Utilities Service (RUS) documents. ▪ National Electric Safety Code (NESC 2017) or current edition. ▪ Telecommunications company specific requirements. ▪ References to the National Electrical Code (NEC 2017)
1 Day Course
This Hands-On Accelerated course will prepare Microsoft professionals for the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator / Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 certification. In this intensive test-preparation program, you will practice sample questions and take simulated exams using Transcender, the industry-leading IT certification-preparation product. Fast-paced, rapid review sessions cover key material, providing comprehensive exam preparation. Microsoft recently announced new certifications with an increased focus on business-context problems and solutions using cloud-based skills. Achieving MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification is your first step towards distinguishing yourself as having the commitment, technical expertise, and ability to design innovative solutions across multiple technologies, both on-premise and in the cloud. You Will Prepare for These Exams: 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring 70-642: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring 70-646: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator Upon Passing the Exams You Will Earn These Certifications: MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration MCITP: Server Administrator / MCSA: Windows Server 2008
6 Day Course
This extensive Hands-On course will combine the two CORE-Courses for the MCSA Certification Track, preparing you for the following exams: *Exam 70-290: Implementing a Microsoft® Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Hosts *Exam 70-291: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft® Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services This course will provide the knowledge and skills you need to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2007 environment... combined with the knowledge and skills you need to implement, manage, and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2007 network infrastructure. Learn to execute routing and to implement, manage, and maintain Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS). Secure Internet Protocol (IP) traffic with Internet Protocol security (IPSec) and certificates, and implement a network access infrastructure by configuring the connections for remote access clients. You'll also learn to manage and monitor network access.
5 Day Course
Carriers have offered connectivity services based on traditional TDM, Frame Relay and ATM for many years. However customers now use Ethernet as the interface of choice for virtually all services and applications. The cost of operating separate networks to provide each service, as well as the need to sell higher bandwidth services than can be offered with traditional networks, is forcing carriers to move to newer, more cost effective technologies, namely Ethernet, Backbone Bridging, IP and MPLS. Ethernet and IP have allowed networks to deliver high bandwidth and new services with greater flexibility, while MPLS has allowed these new services to become more "carrier-class", offering the connection-oriented behaviour, quality of service, and reliability normally associated with traditional technologies. However the signaling and routing costs of MPLS and layer 3 solutions have still been significant, which has lead to the development of other layer 2 Provider Backbone Transports (PBT) and Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB) solutions for small to medium scale carrier metro services. The Metro Ethernet Forum has evolved a set of standard service definitions for the kinds of Ethernet services customers now require. These can deliver services between sites that look to customers like end to end Ethernet. For carriers they can emulate other traditional TDM services over the same infrastructure and deliver all services over a common unified network by adding Pseudo Wire Emulation edge to edge (PWE3). This course provides carrier network designers with the understanding and tools needed to design and build carrier class solutions that deliver Metro Ethernet Services. It will identify how to put together loading and sizing data and then select the correct technologies to match the requirements for delivering customer services.
4 Day Course
Carriers have offered connectivity services based on traditional TDM, Frame Relay and ATM for many years. However customers now use Ethernet as the interface of choice for virtually all services and applications. The cost of operating separate networks to provide each service, as well as the need to sell higher bandwidth services than can be offered with traditional networks, is forcing carriers to move to newer, more cost effective technologies, namely Ethernet, Backbone Bridging, IP and MPLS. Ethernet and IP have allowed networks to deliver high bandwidth and new services with greater flexibility, while MPLS has allowed these new services to become more "carrier-class", offering the connection-oriented behaviour, quality of service, and reliability normally associated with traditional technologies. However the signalling and routing costs of MPLS and layer 3 solutions have still been significant, which has lead to the development of other layer 2 Provider Backbone Transports (PBT) and Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB) solutions for small to medium scale carrier metro services. The Metro Ethernet Forum has evolved a set of standard service definitions for the kinds of Ethernet services customers now require. These can deliver services between sites that look to customers like end to end Ethernet. For carriers they can emulate other traditional TDM services over the same infrastructure and deliver all services over a common unified network by adding Pseudo Wire Emulation edge to edge (PWE3). This course provides an overview of carrier Ethernet technologies, their installation, testing and troubleshooting for Technicians.
3 Day Course
This course is designed to combine both MS Project 2013 Level I and Level 2 into one combined course to familiarize you with the basic and advanced features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional 2013. This way, attendees can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment. Turn your project into a success story. From resource allocation and cost projections to progress tracking and deadlines, you’ll understand and be confident using Microsoft Project 2013 and gain Real-World Hands-On Experience by taking this 2-Day combo course.
2 Day Course
This extensive course is taught by our SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) on the NEC® code-making panels, this comprehensive course is a must-take course. Whether running power to a new piece of electrical equipment, setting the overloads on a motor starter, installing a security camera, or replacing fluorescent ballast; compliance with the NEC is mandatory. The code has been adopted as law in all states. We cover all 2017 NEC major changes that are highlighted throughout this course. This course covers the 255 reported changes and more: Five new articles include: Energy Storage Systems, Article 706; Large-Scale PV Electric Power Production, Article 691; Stand-Alone Systems, Article 710; Direct-Current Microgrids, Article 712; and Fixed Industrial Process Heating, Article 425. Five improvements to the NEC® include Single-Phase Dwelling Services & Feeders, 310.15(B)(7); GFCI Protection for Non-Dwelling Units, 210.8(B); Reconditioned Equipment, ID & Traceability, 110.21(A)(2); Short-Circuit Current Documentation, 9 locations throughout; and Limited Access Working Space Requirement, 110.26(A)(4). And more...
2 Day Course
The State of Minnesota Board of Electricity requires that technicians doing electrical work in a residence or commercial building must hold an Electricians License. This includes low voltage systems, such as telecommunications voice and data circuits, which requires the individual to have a Low Voltage Electrical License. The License is renewable every two years and requires 16 hours of Continuing Education; 4 hours of NEC and 16 hours of other related material. This seminar is Certified by the Board of Electricity and meets the requirements for Low Voltage License Renewal Continuing Education. This 8-hour training seminar meets the requirements for 4 hours of NEC Code and 4 hours of other related material. This seminar covers aspects of the NEC 2017 that specifically pertain to telecommunications circuits and equipment that are in, on or service to buildings; including residential, commercial and telephone buildings (Central Offices, Remotes, Cabinets, etc.). This seminar explains not only the Code requirements but also the technical reasons for the requirements. The attendee will have a much better understanding of why the Code requirements exist. The training seminar also covers the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) that provides Code requirements for Outside Plant cables and equipment. These are the Official Code references for this seminar: NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC 2017). IEEE C2-2017, National Electric Safety Code (NESC 2017). Rural Utilities Service (RUS) documents. E-CFR, Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
1 Day Course
This 2-day Hands-On course is geared to all personnel entering manhole(s) and/or a confined space for installation, repair, maintenance and/or any other service(s) for Confined Space safety and operations for Permit Required and/or Non Permit Required Standard 29 C.F.R. Part 1910.146.
2 Day Course
Safety Splicing Tools and Techniques Cable Prep for Splicing Inside a Cable Inside a Splice Case Repair Strategies and Considerations Aerial OSP Plant Maintenance Building Entrances and Termination Methods Underground OSP Plant Maintenance Testing & Troubleshooting Methods
4 Day Course
This extensive Hands-On PMP/PMI Exam Prep Boot Camp course will prepare attendees to pass the PMP or CAPM exam(s). In this course, you'll gain the essential preparation needed to pass the PMP/PMI and CAPM exams. Concentrating on exam content from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge and other sources, this course includes a wide variety of learning tools and study aids, all using PMI terminology. Learning activities in this Boot Camp target each of the three major learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Using the simple tool in our study guide, you can identify your learning style. You will receive three suggestions for approaches to studying for the exam that focus on the strengths of each learning style, including yours. This course includes: PMBOK Guide Over 600 practice questions PMP Exam prep study guides Exercises throughout to reinforce PMP and CAPM exam concepts Handy reference charts Exercises to increase memory recall And more...
4 Day Course
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1 Day Course
The reaction to emergencies can be life or death situations. Pole top and bucket truck rescue training teaches the skills necessary to save another person’s life. The course will give actual hands-on experience for both pole top and bucket truck rescue operations that require dynamic action. The rigging, lifting, and lowering skills necessary to get the victim down from elevated heights must be trained and practiced. Rescue techniques from pole tops and aerial bucket trucks should be included in all annual training so workers can be prepared for any emergency situation. This rescue training will meet OSHA requirements for rescue instruction and a certification of completion for both training sessions will be issued.
1 Day Course
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This extensive course covers the essentials of SCADA and PLC systems, which are often used in close association with each other. A selection of case studies are used to illustrate the key concepts with examples of real world working SCADA and PLC systems in the water, electrical and processing industries. This course will be an excellent opportunity to network with your peers, as well as to gain significant new information and techniques for your next SCADA / PLC project. Although the emphasis of the course will be on practical industry topics highlighting recent developments, using case studies, the latest application of SCADA, PLC technologies and fundamentals will be covered. The question is which PLC is being used. We present this course focusing on the generic PLC and use the open programming IEC 61131-3 standard. For specific examples we use the Allen Bradley range, but are not selling Allen Bradley or for that matter any other PLC! This course is designed to benefit you with practical up-to-date information on the application of PLC systems to the automation and process control industries. It is suitable for people who have little or no exposure to PLCs, but expect to become involved in some or all aspects of PLC installation. It aims to give practical advice from experts in the field, to assist you to correctly plan, program and install a PLC with a shorter learning curve and more confidence. While the course is ideal for electricians, technicians and engineers who are new to PLCs, much of the material covered will be of value to those who already have some basic skills, but need a wider perspective for larger and more challenging tasks ahead. The information covered advances from the basics to challenge even the most experienced engineer in the industry today.
4 Day Course
BTS offers the finest accelerated CompTIA Project+ certification training. The CompTIA Project+ exam is recognized throughout the industry and acknowledges professional competency in IT project management. The CompTIA Project+ exam focuses on critical business skills, interpersonal techniques, and project management. As IT Professionals, you will undoubtedly be involved in technology projects within your organization. Failing to complete these projects on time, and on or under budget can have a significant financial impact on your company! The primary challenge that most teams face in achieving these objectives is a lack of knowledge in the area of project management! By understanding the concepts and theories associated with project management, you will have the skills to lead people, to build better relationships with others and to improve your skills beyond technical knowledge. Our CompTIA Project+ certification class will teach you to have the knowledge and experience to complete projects on time and within budget. In addition to this, the value of the CompTIA Project+ certification opens many career opportunities. Our CompTIA Project+ certification allows you to get your CompTIA Project+ certifications in 5-days. You will acquire the necessary skills to plan and implement IT projects that will positively impact your organization. This CompTIA project+ course offers intense training from industry experts by far.
5 Day Course
Designed for IT professionals working to become full-time Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators, this course is a follow up to Red Hat System Administration I (RH124), includes the RHCSA exam, and continues to utilize today's best-of-breed, contemporary teaching methodology. You will be actively engaged in task-focused activities, lab-based knowledge checks, and facilitative discussions to ensure maximum skills transfer and retention. Building on the foundation of command line skills covered in RH124, you will dive deeper into Red Hat Enterprise Linux, adding to your arsenal of administration skills. By the end of this course, you will be able to administer and troubleshoot file systems and partitioning, logical volume management, access control, and package management. You will take the RHCSA exam on the final day of class.
5 Day Course
This course, as prescribed by industry and OSHA standards, provides a basic awareness level understanding that allows the towerhand to recognize and identify RF safety hazards that may be present, and how to minimize the risk of exposure.
1 Day Course
This extensive Hands-On course provides a comprehensive fall protection training program for a communications provider that generally works from roof tops and extension ladders greater than 40 feet. It is the goal of BTS to have the students understand OSHA and ANSI as they apply to their job responsibilities. Upon completion, each student will have the knowledge to be competent in rooftop safety as they will identify unsafe conditions and have authority to take corrective action and have a greater awareness of RF in these environments. Course time: 24 hours. 4-6 hours classroom 6-8 hours Hands-On experience 6-8 hours RF Awareness Classroom
2 Day Course
This training program provides students with an accelerated schedule. Through a combination of new content, lab exercises, and top notch presentations, students will be integrated in the world of Solaris 10 operating system (Solaris 10 OS) administration and be prepared to take the Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris 10 OS Exam, Parts I & II. This accelerated course provides experienced system administrators with the necessary skills to successfully administer Sun Microsystems Solaris 10 OS-based desktop and server systems. Live, breath, eat, and drink Solaris 10 OS administration for one week. Receive vouchers for the Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris 10 OS Exam Part I and for the Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris 10 OS Exam Part II. This course supports the following two courses: System Administration for the Solaris 10 Operating System Part 1 This course gets you further engaged with the most efficient, secure, and reliable operating system ever built, giving you direct experience with the most essential system administration tasks in the Solaris 10 OS. You will be instructed in crucial system management skills including managing local disk devices, managing UFS file systems, installing and removing Solaris packages and patches, and performing system boot procedures. The course also covers user and security administration, managing network printers and system processes, and performing system backups and restores. This course is the first of a two-part series that helps you prepare for Part I of the Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris 10 OS Exam. System Administration for the Solaris 10 Operating System Part 2: This course expands your mastery of the most advanced operating system on the planet: Solaris 10. This course provides you with hands-on experience working with more complex and integrated administration concepts as it builds upon the Part 1 course. You will be instructed in essential system administration skills including configuring network interfaces, managing swap configurations, crash dumps, and core files. The course also covers configuring NFS and AutoFS, as well as system messaging, managing storage volumes and ZFS file systems, setting up naming services, and managing Solaris Zones. This course helps you to prepare for Part II of the Sun System Administrator for the Solaris 10 OS Exam. Note: The hands-on labs offered in this course may involve accessing equipment that resides at a location other than where the training is delivered. Certification: Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris 10 OS Part I (CX-310-200) The Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris 10 OS Part I Exam is for candidates with a minimum of six to twelve months of experience as a system administrator. The exam presumes the test candidate has an in-depth knowledge of basic UNIX and Solaris OS commands, such as those commands covered in the SA-200-S10 courseware. The exam also presumes the test candidate has system administration expertise for SPARC-, x64-, and x86-based systems. The examination includes multiple-choice, scenario-based questions and drag-and-drop questions and requires extensive knowledge on Solaris OS administration topics, including how to manage file systems, install software, perform system boot and shutdown procedures, perform user and security administration, manage network printers and system processes, and perform system backups and restores. The examination is a prerequisite to the Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris10 OS Part II Exam. Test candidates must pass the Part I exam before proceeding to the Part II exam.
5 Day Course
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8 Day Course
This Hands-On 3-day course will train and certify the participants how to safely and effectively deliver this training to new hires and anyone interested in/and working on or around telecommunication wooden poles at the 14, 16, and 18 foot, being able to ascend and descend wooden poles using pole climbing Gaffs, Hooks, Belts, BuckSqueeze Safety, Fall Arrest Systems and associated Equipment and Ladders...
3 Day Course
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This Hands-On extensive course is needed in order to climb safely and efficiently, a lineman needs to understand and practice climbing techniques. This course introduces two methods used for climbing wooden poles and will cover the proper techniques for safetying-on and off, methods of adjusting a safety strap while working on a pole, and the basic technique of maneuvering around a pole. This course also covers and describes the safe use of the popular BuckSqueeze Safety Strap, and other fall arrest systems. A field performance report will be made on each attendee as well as a final written and performance test. The FPR will be signed by the instructor and the attendee. Attendees not performing to the basic standards will be given an incomplete. Any attendee that violates the safety rules established by the instructor will be kept on the ground and not allowed to continue the course. Safety comes first, within seconds serious injury can occur and lives can be lost. NOTE: Hands-On Pole Top and Bucket Truck Rescue Certification can be added as an additional day, making this a 4-day course upon request.
3 Day Course
VMware View class offers participants the most extensive training available in the Installation, Configuration and Management of VMware View 5. Each participant will work Hands-On with real servers to build and administrate their own complete VMware View 5 environment from the ground up. The primary reason that our course offers participants a more comprehensive experience than other courses is that each student gets to install and configure a complete VMware® vSphere™ 5 environment designed specifically to support Virtual Desktops. While other providers cover Virtual Desktops as an isolated topic; we believe that an understanding of the infrastructure (VMware vSphere 5) provides participants with an invaluable insight into the functionality of their VMware View 5 environment! Once the infrastructure has been provisioned, participants install VMware View 5 and begin the process of learning how to maximize their administrative efficiency while managing VMware View 5 environments while maintaining the highest levels of Virtual Desktop security. During class we focus on Real-World Virtual Desktop deployment scenarios using the available GUI tools; the vSphere Client, vCenter Server, and the VMware View Manager. Our VMware® View™ 5 Virtual Desktop Deployment follows true Cloud Practice in deploying Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Because we provision completely separate resources for each participant, everybody gets unique firewall rules, and everybody gets to connect separately to his/her Virtual Desktop environment from the internet, when it is complete!. The VMware® View™ 5 Virtual Desktop Deployment class features over 50 hands-on Step-By-Step Labs (SBS LAB™), complete with detailed instructions, full-color documentation and screenshots of all steps. The book alone is sure to become one of the most valued reference materials in your library and more...
4 Day Course
This course provides learning and practice in VSAT satellite networks, from the standpoint of remote-site installation and operation. Satisfactory completion of this course qualifies a technical individual to work on commercial satellite communications projects wherein VSATs are installed, commissioned and then support a broad range of government and industrial environments. It provides a technical foundation and a practical understanding of VSAT installation and operation. The certificate of satisfactory completion is issued by an accredited education institution and by a highly experienced satellite Subject Matter Expert.
4 Day Course
This Hands-On course provides Active Directory Technology Specialists an introduction to Active Directory server roles in Windows Server 2008. The course is intended for entry level students who want to get familiar with the Active Directory server roles and their basic functionality.
3 Day Course
 

 

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