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  Cisco IP Telephony Accelerated Ver 8

CIPT_ACC_8 Course Description

Implementing Cisco Unified Communications IP Telephony Boot camp (CIPT BC) v8 prepares you for installing and configuring a Cisco Unified Communications Manager solution in a single site and multi site environment. This course focuses primarily on Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release v8, the call routing and signaling component for the Cisco Unified Communications solution as well as the new features introduced in UCMv8. It also includes H.323 and Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) gateway implementation, the use of a Cisco Unified Border Element, and configuration of Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST), plus different mobility features.

This course includes lab activities in which you will perform post-installation tasks, configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager and switches, implement Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) gateways, and build dial plans to place on-net and off-net phone calls. This includes excercises to build a multinational E164 normalized dialplan as used in large LDAP structures. You will also implement media resources, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), voice-mail integration, and numerous user telephone features. It also includes lab activities in which you will 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) and automated alternate routing (AAR), a feature that allows rerouting of calls over the public switched telephone network (PSTN) in case of no available bandwidth. There are labs for implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager Device Mobility, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Extension Mobility, Cisco Unified Mobility, and the Services Advertisement Framework (SAF), a new feature of UCM v8.

Course Version

This course is the first release of the course named Implementing Cisco Unified Communications IP Telephony Boot camp (CIPT BC) v8. This course updates Implementing Cisco Unified CallManager Boot camp (CIPT BC) v7.x and is the recommended training for customers using CUCM v4.x/5.x/6.x/7.x. Where appropriate, important differences between the recent major Versions (v6/v7 and v8) will be pointed out and discussed as these need special attention. Some of these topics are:

  • Extension mobility across clusters
  • Session manager
  • Intercompany Media Engine
  • LDAP filtering
  • Call routing on CLID
  • New phone support
  • SIP feature parity
  • Virtualization
  • Cisco Unified Mobility enhancements
  • Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator
  • Cisco Unifier Personal Communicator


To fully benefit from this course, it is recommended that you have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of fundamental terms and concepts of computer networking, to include LANs, WANs, and IP switching and routing
  • Ability to configure and operate Cisco routers and switches and to enable VLANs and DHCP
  • Fundamental knowledge of converged voice and data networks
  • Working knowledge of MGCP, session initiation protocol (SIP), and H.323, as well as their implementation on Cisco IOS gateways
  • Ability to configure and operate Cisco routers and switches
  • Ability to configure and operate Cisco Unified Communications Manager in a single-site environment
  • Recommended prerequisite training
  • CCNA
  • CVOICE v6.0/v8
  • The accelerated nature of a boot camp course requires that material be covered in an expedient manner. Depending on the dynamics of a particular course certain modules may be covered to a lesser degree or some labs may be completed for the student. Students will have a limited time to Look and Learn the labs that have been completed for them.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for the following audience:

  • Students completing the CCVP certification track
  • Network designers, administrators, engineers, managers and support staff with the following responsibilities.
  • Maintain and configure a voice and data network which includes the Cisco Unified Communications Manager solution.
  • Require a fundamental understanding of the issues and solutions related to implementation of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager.
  • This course is targeted at students who have one or more years of direct full time hands on experience with this or any previous version of Cisco CM or UCM and voice gateways.
  • This course is targeted at students who work for a Cisco Partner and are looking to update and enhance their existing CCM or CUCM skills on Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.x
  • This course will start at 8 am and has a set amount of material that must be covered each day to complete the material on-time. Students will be required to complete all labs for each day before the end of class. Based on a student’s skill set and level of attention to completing the labs in a timely manner each day may end somewhere between 6 & 9 pm.

Number of Days

5 Days instructor-led classroom training. (Approx. 8-9 hours each day.)