IP Telephony Using CallManager Express Lab Portfolio provides a hands-on approach to learning the basic principles of voice over IP (VoIP) to build a voice-enabled network for the small to medium-sized business.
As you work through the 51 labs in the book, you learn how to deploy a basic phone system using a CallManager Express-capable router. You install, configure, and customize Cisco® IP Phones to work in an IP Telephony environment as well as with traditional analog telephony devices.
Each chapter begins with an explanation of the converging technology used within that chapter's labs and, where necessary, includes a refresher on routing and switching topics so that you can properly set up the labs. The collection of labs features clear objectives, equipment needs, alternative methods, and probing questions. Additionally, the book includes a command reference as one of the six supplemental appendixes.
All the material has been written and tested with students in a live classroom environment:
Labs enable you to deploy a progressively more layered VoIP environment as you complete the labs in each chapter.
Paper exercises help you work through and reinforce your understanding of fundamental topics such as dial plans, IP addressing, and dial peers.
Case Study labs present the material in scenarios that combine the methods learned in the previous chapters so that you apply your knowledge to a specific scenario or task. Pulling together various concepts simulates the real-world environment where things are rarely assigned one step at a time.
The Lab Portfolio can be used as a supplement to any textbook used to teach CVoice or CallManager Express. It can also be used as a standalone resource for anyone wanting to learn the basics of IP Telephony.
After completing all the exercises and hands-on labs in this book, you will know how VoIP works and be well prepared to configure the technology in a small to medium-sized business.
Cheryl A. Schmidt is a full-time faculty member in the Network Engineering Technology department at Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ).
She has a master's degree in computer and information resource management. For the past 10 years, Cheryl has been teaching courses such as computer repair, CCNA®, CCNP,® VoIP, QoS, and wireless.
Ernie Friend is the Director of Academic Systems at Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ) Florida. He manages the Network Engineering Technology department at FCCJ and had previously managed the college's network and computer infrastructure. He has been managing computer and networking departments for more than 14 years at the college and continues to explore and teach the latest networking technologies.
Use this Lab Portfolio with:
Cisco IP Communications Express: CallManager Express with Cisco Unity Express
Voice over IP Fundamentals, Second Edition
This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press®, the only authorized publisher for Cisco Systems®.
Features and Benefits
A hands-on approach to learning the basic principles of VoIP to build a voice-enabled network for the small-medium business
Learn from hands-on labs designed for classroom use by instructors with proven success teaching IP Telephony
Understand basic topics through easy to read and understand instruction
Practice with both step-by-step and case study labs
Supplement any textbook used to teach CVoice or CallManager Express