Telecom Certification

What is certification?

cer·ti·fy: verb

1. to attest as certain; give reliable information of; confirm.

2. to testify to or vouch for in writing.

3. to guarantee; endorse reliably.

4. to award a certificate to (a person) attesting to the completion of a course of study or the passing of a qualifying examination.

5. to assure or inform with certainty (Archaic).


1. the act of certifying.

2. the state of being certified.

3. a certified statement.

Why get certified?

Telecom certification has benefits for both individuals and employers. Individuals may use certification to show an employer, or potential employer, the valuable and desirable knowledge skills they possess. Certification allows an employer to confirm that their employees have the required knowledge skills either individually or at the group level.

Taking telecom courses and obtaining a telecommunications certification is a great way to prepare to work in the telecommunications industry. Whether you are a programmer wanting an extra edge to work for a telecom company, or in sales, analysis, finance, marketing or management with a telecom company, gaining a broad understanding of telecommunications technologies, networks and services, and obtaining a certification to prove it can only enhance your prospects.

For employers, online training in today's broadband converged telecommunications, wireless, VoIP, SIP and networking, covering the fundamentals, services, technologies, equipment and common practices is a cost-effective and consistent approach to train new team members - or to increasing productivity, accuracy and performance by getting your whole department on the same page.  The cumulative benefits will far, far outweigh the costs.

How to get certified?

The Telecommunications Certification Organization offers knowledge skills certification in telecommunications, wireless, VoIP, networking, IP and MPLS technologies, and partners with training organizations to develop the courses for certification.

TCO Telecommunications Certification confirms and demonstrates that an individual possesses specific knowledge of telecommunications, including broadband, convergence, the Ethernet/IP/MPLS components of the modern telecommunications network, broadband and mobile wireless, Voice over IP and SIP, the PSTN and carrier connections.

TCO certification may qualify for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for self-study in telecom, convergence, broadband, wireless, Voice over IP, SIP, MPLS networks, data communications and TCP/IP.

TCO Certifications are awarded after passing the relevant certification exams, usually following completion of training courses provided through one of our training partners.

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Definitions from the Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2021

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