Digium® Introduces First Complete Online Training Course for Asterisk®

Asterisk Essentials teaches systems administrators and application developers everything they need to know to run the most widely used open source communications software

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--()--Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today introduced Asterisk Essentials, an online training curriculum for Asterisk users. This virtual training class includes more than six hours of interactive content focusing on the fundamentals required to install and configure a basic Asterisk system. Step-by-step technical examples, best-practice recommendations and Asterisk tips help application developers and systems administrators gain expertise to build communications systems for their companies or customers.

“Over the last 10 years, Asterisk has been adopted by developers worldwide to create reliable, feature-rich, custom communications solutions for millions of small and medium businesses, enterprises and service providers, at a fraction of the cost of proprietary offerings,” said Steve Sokol, director of Asterisk marketing at Digium. “During this time, Digium and our global network of training partners have held a range of live, instructor-led courses and have certified attendees who master the use of Asterisk. These courses will continue to be offered, in addition to this convenient online option for users who can’t readily travel or need to learn on their own schedules.”

Asterisk Essentials provides numerous examples and teaches developers how to implement their own Asterisk solutions using the core interfaces—configuration files, dial plan scripts and the command line interface (CLI). Students will learn to install Asterisk; configure IP phones and VoIP services; create automated attendants; configure voicemail and company directories; set up call queues; and debug Asterisk systems.

Created by the Digium training department, users can be confident that the information and best-practice examples come from the foremost experts on Asterisk. This course prepares students to take the Digium Certified Asterisk Associate (dCAA) exam and other more advanced Asterisk courses.

Asterisk Essentials is available now from the Digium online store for a discounted introductory price of USD $299.00 through July 1, 2011. The course will regularly list for $349.00. Students can access the online curriculum for up to six months from the date of purchase. For more information on Asterisk Essentials and other Digium courses, visit http://www.digium.com/training.

About Digium

Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, created, owns and is the innovative force behind Asterisk, the most widely used open source telephony software. Since its founding in 1999, Digium has become the open source alternative to proprietary communication providers, with offerings that cost as much as 80 percent less. Digium offers Asterisk software free to the open source community and offers Switchvox IP PBX software to power a broad family of products for small, medium and large businesses. The company’s product line includes a wide range of hardware and software to enable resellers and customers to implement turnkey VoIP systems or to design their own custom telephony solutions. More information is available at http://www.digium.com.

The Digium logo, Digium, Asterisk, Asterisk SCF, Switchvox, Asterisk Business Edition, AsteriskNOW, Asterisk Appliance and the Asterisk logo are trademarks of Digium, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contacts

Digium
Julie Webb, 256-428-6203
jwebb@digium.com
or
Schwartz Communications
Laura Kempke, 781-684-0770
digium@schwartzcomm.com

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Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today introduced Asterisk Essentials, an online training curriculum for Asterisk users.

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Contacts

Digium
Julie Webb, 256-428-6203
jwebb@digium.com
or
Schwartz Communications
Laura Kempke, 781-684-0770
digium@schwartzcomm.com