1 Technical Program Technical Options and Requirements CX Administrators: AVST offers Administrator Training for those needing to learn configuration and maintenance of their CX-E and CX-S systems. Administrator and Advanced Administrator Training is offered via the web with an accompanying examination. Although a certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the administration exam, administrators are not entitled to technical support from AVST. There are also a few non-certification courses available to administrators as well as training material on the customer forum (www.avst.com/forum). CX Technicians: For those technicians responsible for supporting their CX application installation, maintenance, and design AVST offers the Core Technical Training and testing. Technicians are certified upon completion of the Core Technical Training and accompanying certification test provided by AVST. The Core Technical Training is offered anytime via the web; however, it is occasionally available in person. Technicians certified on the Core features of CX-E are entitled to technical support from AVST, excluding advanced features, provided they work for an AVST partner or are customers with a current Premium XpressCare Plan. CX Advanced Technicians: Advanced technicians working with Unified Messaging, Web Applications, and Availability are required to attain certifications on those applications. Advanced technicians are certified upon completion of the associated technical training classes and passing a certification test provided by AVST. Advanced certification examinations are available only via the web. Only technicians certified on a particular application, employed by an AVST partner or by a customer with a current Premium XpressCare plan, are entitled to receive technical support from AVST on that application. There are also a few non-certification courses available for advanced technicians. CX Master Technicians: Master technicians working with Digital Networking and Neverfail, are required to attain certifications on those applications. Master technicians are certified upon completion of the associated technical training classes and passing the certification tests provided by AVST and Neverfail as well as confirmation that they possess a Microsoft MCSA (or better) certification. Master classes and exams are offered only via the web. Only technicians certified on a particular application, employed by an AVST partner or by a customer with a current Premium XpressCare plan, are entitled to receive technical support from AVST on that application. CX Master Technician is one of the requirements for the Elite Partner program. **Please note that AVST provides support to customers only when they have a current Premium XpressCare Plan.**
2 Page 2 of 9 CERTIFICATION PRE-REQUISITES DELIVERY METHOD CX Administrator: CX Administration & Advanced Administration None for each of the two courses CX Technician: Core Technologies Course CX Administrator CX Advanced Technician: A series of three courses: Unified Messaging, Web Applications, and Availability CX-E Core Technical for each of the three courses CX Master Technician A series of five courses: Digital Networking, UCConnect, NotifyXpress, Expert Concepts, and Neverfail. CX-E Advanced Technical & Microsoft MCSA (or better) certification for Each of the five courses
3 Page 3 of 9 Learning Tracks Starting with basic administration and working through the core technical skill all the way to the most advanced technical training, AVST offers four certified learning tracks for CX Training:
4 Page 4 of 9 Master Technician CX Master Technician is a combination of CX courses, combined with Neverfail and Microsoft.
5 Page 5 of 9 Syllabi Below are the syllabi for each of the courses AVST offers. COURSE ONE: CX ADMINISTRATION TRAINING None Using combination of tutorials videos and the Administrator s guide, which is supplied to the student as a printable PDF file, the student completes the following tasks: Using the Administration Utility Managing administrator accounts Understanding CX Features Routing calls for Auto Attendants Call processing application design Understanding mailbox types Subscriber and Class of Service mailbox administration Distribution list administration Using the Reports Utility Fundamental system configuration Basic System Support Audience CX System Administrators; Project Managers; Team Leaders; Sales Engineers; Non-Technical Help Desk Personnel; Customer Service Representatives; any others wishing to learn CX administrative skills. PBX Technicians and Advanced Technicians seeking to fulfill a pre-requisite. There is no certification offered. COURSE TWO: CX ADVANCED ADMINISTRATION TRAINING Passing score of 75% or better on the CX Administration Exam Using combination of tutorials videos and the Administrator s guide, which is supplied to the student as a printable PDF file, the student completes the following tasks: Configuring a subscriber for Unified Messaging Understanding Speech Advanced Auto Attendant Configuration ScheduleXpress Understanding Personal Assistant and ATOM Configuring a subscriber for Availability Audience CX System Administrators; Project Managers; Team Leaders; Sales Engineers; Non-Technical Help Desk Personnel; Customer Service Representatives; any others wishing to learn advanced CX administrative skills. CX Administrator if awarded for a score of 75% or more on the administration exam. The exam encompasses Administration and Advanced Administration.
6 Page 6 of 9 Course Three: CX Core Technical Training Three Days Passing score of 75% or better on the CX Administration Exam Using a combination of lecture, demonstration and presentation students learn the technical fundamentals of CX, including: Hardware and System Design Preparing the CX Telephony Server platform Installing, Upgrading, and configuring the CX software Integration Study CX-E Server Configuration Upgrading your system Understanding Speech and Prompts Performing maintenance tasks Logging and Diagnostics Audience CX Advanced System Administrators; PBX Technicians; Core Technical Help Desk Personnel; any others wishing to learn CX administrative skills. Advanced Technicians seeking to fulfill a pre-requisite. This class is designed specifically for technicians who install and maintain CX systems in the field. This course is not designed for, and is not suitable for, administrators or system owners. CX Technician is awarded with a score of 75% or better on the CX Core Technical Exam COURSE FOUR: CX UNIFIED MESSAGING Two Days CX Core Technical Using a combination of lecture, demonstration, and presentation, students learn how to install, setup, configure, and maintain CX Unified Messaging, including: Simple Unified Messaging Client Based Unified Messaging Unified messaging for MS Exchange 2003 and 2010 Unified messaging with IMAP Fee Self-Paced Web Training costs $300. Includes a 90 day login to our training portal. Audience CX Advanced Technicians; Advanced Technical Help Desk Personnel; any others wishing to learn or contact technical support regarding Unified Messaging. This class is designed specifically for advanced technicians with adequate Windows experience. This course is not suitable for administrators or system owners. Score of 75% or better on the CX Unified Messaging Exam is needed as part of Advanced Technician. COURSE FIVE: CX WEB APPLICATIONS CX Core Technical This course assumes you understand Windows servers. configure, and maintain CX Web Applications, including: Overview of Web Integration Preparing an IIS web server for Installation Installing Web PhoneManager (WPM)
7 Page 7 of 9 Installing the Message Cache Manager Using WPM and WPM Mobile CX Mobile Overview Installing and Configuring CXMS Mobile Administrator Overview Installing and Configuring Mobile Administrator Audience CX Advanced Technicians; Advanced Technical Help Desk Personnel; any others wishing to learn or contact technical support about the product. This class is designed specifically for advanced technicians with adequate Windows, CX and experience. This course is not suitable for administrators or system owners. Score of 75% or better on the CX Web Applications Exam is needed as part of Advanced Technician. Course Six: Availability Passing score of 75% or better on the CX Administration Exam. This course assumes the student has an understanding of CX administration, MS Exchange, Lync and Windows desktop technology. configure, and maintain CX Availability, including: Availability & Presence Overview Initial Setup Configuring schedule based availability Configuring Calendar & Lync based overrides Managing presence and availability settings Audience CX Advanced Technicians; Advanced Technical Help Desk Personnel; any others wishing to learn about availability implementation. Score of 75% or better on the CX Availability Exam is needed as part of Advanced Technician. Course Seven: CX Digital Networking CX Advanced Technical configure, and maintain CX Digital Networking, including: Preparing, Planning, and installing Digital Networking Creating a peer-peer legacy Network Creating a Star topology network, including installing the Master directory server. Using the Digital Network Configuration Console (DNCC) Audience CX Advanced Technicians; Advanced Technical Help Desk Personnel; any others wishing to learn or contact technical support regarding Digital Networking. This class is designed specifically for advanced technicians with strong CX experience. Score of 75% or better on the CX Digital Networking exam is needed as part of the Master Technician. Course Eight: Neverfail NCIE 3 days provided by Neverfail. CX Core Technical Training. This course assumes you have an understanding of CX and Windows desktop technology. Basics Features, Benefits, and Product Architecture Implementing Neverfail Administering a Neverfail enabled system
8 Page 8 of 9 Managing and Troubleshooting Neverfail. Audience CX Advanced Technicians; Advanced Technical Help Desk Personnel; any others wishing to learn about Neverfail Implementation. This class is designed specifically for advanced technicians with adequate Windows and CX experience. This course is not suitable for administrators or system owners. Neverfail NCIE certification is awarded after achieving a passing grade of 80% on all quizzes. Course Nine: NotifyXpress Training One Hour CX Administrator Training. This course assumes you have a working knowledge of CX and Windows desktop technology. configure, and maintain NotifyXpress, including: Understanding NotifyXpress Requirements Configuring CX for UCConnect and NotifyXpress Installing and Configuring the NotifyXpress software Creating a Campaign Working with Reports Using the TUI for Administration System maintenance and logging Audience Administrators or those seeking Master Technician. NotifyXpress concepts are part of the CX Expert Concepts Exam. Course Ten: UCConnect Training One Hour CX Administrator Training. This course assumes you have a working knowledge of CX and Windows desktop technology. configure, and maintain UCConnect, including: UCConnect Platform Options Installing UCConnect on CX Running a UCConnect Script Logging UCConnect Activity Working with prompts UCConnect Startup and Shutdown Audience Administrators or those seeking Master Technician. UCConnect concepts are part of the CX Expert Concepts Exam. Course Eleven: CX Expert Concepts Three hours The technician must have already earned CX Advanced Technician, as well as hold certifications in Neverfail (NCIE), Microsoft MCSA or better, and have passed the CX Digital Networking course. Understanding the CX-E Architecture and Services Configuring complex integrations Enhanced logging and log interpretation System hardware and software migrations Advanced call processing and ScheduleXpress
9 Page 9 of 9 Managing and Updating Neverfail enabled systems Audience This course is primarily intended for fully certified technicians in order to fulfill the requirements for the Elite partner tier. It s available to any technician that meets the prerequisites. CX Master Technician is awarded with a score of 75% or better on the CX Expert Concepts Exam. FOR MORE INFORMATION Please contact an AVST reseller to register for training courses. Questions about course material may be directed to AVST via to AVST delivers the industry s most interoperable Unified Communications platform that brings best-of-breed voice, mobile and business process solutions to the enterprise. With over 15 million users worldwide and three decades of innovation excellence, AVST is unifying communications. To learn more visit Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST). No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, adapted, or translated into any language in any form by any means without the written permission of AVST. Trademarks, service marks, products names, company names or logos of AVST are protected by trademark and other laws of the United States, as well as international conventions and the laws of other countries. Other such properties that are not owned by AVST may not be used without the express permission from their owners. August 2014.
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