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  • Telecom Curriculums

    We offer two multi-part curriculums, one covering the Foundations of Telecommunications and a second detailing Access Service Requests. 

  • Foundations of Telecommunications curriculum

    This eight-part curriculum is targeted toward those new to the telecom industry, those whose jobs do not routinely expose them to all topics covered, and those simply wanting a refresher on certain topics.

    Who’s Who in Telecommunications – Overview of entities that play a role in the telecommunications industry.

    Introduction to Telecommunications Technology (Part 1) – Background on telecommunications technologies of the past and the present.

    Introduction to Telecommunications Technology (Part 2) – Discussion on Internet Protocol and the basics of today’s broadband technologies.

    Understanding Jurisdictions – Details on the jurisdictions used to classify telecommunications services, cost recovery and regulatory body oversight.

    Basics of Telecommunications Regulation – Overview of telecommunications regulations and regulatory processes.

    Intercarrier Compensation Overview – Summary of intercarrier compensation charges, how those charges are developed, which costs they recover and recent changes resulting from regulatory reform.

    USF Overview – High level overview of the various federal Universal Service Fund programs.

    Introduction to NECA Pooling and Settlement Process – Outlines the pooling process, settlements calculations and benefits of pool participation. 

  • Access Service Request curriculum

    This six-part intermediate to advanced level offering provides detailed information on how to use ASR forms to determine correct billing for ordered tariff services. It may also be useful in the provisioning of those services.

    ASR Overview – Covers access service ordering guidelines, standards bodies and ASR form structures.

    ASR – Special Access Service – Overview of special access services and the ASR forms and field interpretations needed for the rendering of accurate billing.

    ASR – Ethernet Transport Service – Outlines Ethernet Transport Service and the ASR forms and field interpretations needed for the rendering of accurate billing.

    ASR – Switched Access service – Reviews switched access services and the ASR forms and field interpretations needed for the rendering of accurate CABS billing.

    ASR – Ethernet Switched Access Local Transport Service – Overview of Ethernet Switched Access Local Transport service and the ASR forms and field interpretations needed for the rendering of accurate billing.

    ASR - Miscellaneous Charges – Describes miscellaneous billable tariffed services not covered in the first five modules.

  • Don’t miss your chance to complete the curriculum of your choice in just two days! 

    Upcoming classes

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  • Earn a certificate 

    Those who registered for all sessions in a curriculum will be sent a link to the curriculum test. Upon successfully passing this test, NECA will mail you your Certificate of Completion. If you attended all sessions, but did not register for one or more (i.e., someone else registered on your behalf), please contact  Nancy Turnbo to request the test link.