ACUCM provides system administrators and networking professionals with an understanding of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System. The course teaches the concepts of IP telephony based in system administration, including its function, features, and configuration. This is an entry-level course that begins with the basic concepts of IP telephony and very quickly moves the learner forward into an understanding of system concepts: clustering, creation of phones and users, route plans, digit manipulation, media resources, and phone features, which are all important to supporting IP telephony in the enterprise network. The course focuses on Cisco Unified Communications Manager version 8.x.
The course is geared to individuals that will be using and managing the system and performing administration for Level 1 and Level 2 support. Level 1 support is geared toward supporting phone users and making moves, adds, and changes to the desktop phone environment. Level 2 support is oriented to supporting changes in the organization, such as opening new office locations or relocating departments. The course does not cover issues of initial deployment, new cluster deployment or international deployments. Also, the course does not cover issues with the underlying network that involve routers, switches, or Cisco IOS software configuration.
This course includes various lab exercises to apply what was learned in each preceding lesson. Labs begin with a newly installed publisher and subscriber. The only element that is preconfigured is two MGCP gateways, for the headquarters (HQ) and branch (BR), and an intercluster trunk pointing to the neighbors pod. Therefore, the student will become familiar with all the various concepts through configuration of the elements in the lab environment.
- Describe the Cisco Unified Communications Manager network, service, and features
- Understand the importance of and configuration of redundancy and high availability in the enterprise network
- Describe user configuration and the user web interface
- Explain basic phone options and the use of BAT
- Explain the route plan and on-net/off-net calling
- Describe the various media resources, including conferencing and MOH
- Describe the basic phone features and use of hunt groups
Who Should Attend
- Phone Network Administrators
- Phone Network Engineers
- Data System Administrators
- Entry-level Network Engineers
- Channel Partners/Resellers, Customers, Employees