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Definitive Asterisk for engineers  |    A 3 day   hands on   training course

Asterisk training course description

This 3 day hands on Asterisk training course covers all the ground for you to get an Asterisk PBX installed and configured. After installation the course progresses from a simple first configuration onto VoIP and PSTN integration along with the provision of PBX features such as ACD and IVR. Practical sessions follow each major section to reinforce the theory.

What will you learn
  • Install and configure Asterisk.
  • Connect Asterisk to the Internet and PSTN.
  • Integrate VoIP and the PSTN.
  • Configure Asterisk for PBX features such as voicemail, ACD and IVR.
Asterisk training course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Technical staff working with or evaluating Asterisk.

  • Prerequisites:
  • None although hands on experience of UNIX systems would be beneficial, as would knowledge of VoIP.

  • Duration
  • 3 days

  • Dates & prices
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Asterisk training course contents

  • What is Asterisk?
  • PBXs, what Asterisk does, Asterisk features, Asterisk VoIP support, Asterisk and the Internet, Asterisk and the PSTN, hosted VoIP systems.

  • Asterisk installation
  • Linux installation, Asterisk package compilation and installation. Timing sources.
    Hands on Installing Asterisk

  • Managing Asterisk
  • Starting/stopping Asterisk, command arguments, Asterisk commands, log files, logger.conf, remote management.
    Hands on Controlling Asterisk.

  • First Asterisk configuration
  • The role of SIP, IP phones, DHCP, IP addressing, sip.conf, extensions.conf.
    Hands on Simple SIP configuration

  • Asterisk architecture
  • Server hardware, interfaces, channels, Zaptel, Digium, Asterisk filesystem, connections. The configuration files, syntax, asterisk.conf.
    Hands on Adding hardware for Asterisk, exploring the configuration files.

  • DAHDI configuration
  • Digium hardware, DAHDI architecture, DAHDI installation, DAHDI configuration, system.conf, FXS, FXO, E1, chan_dahdi.conf, dahdi_cfg, DAHDI tools.
    Hands on Connecting Asterisk to the PSTN.

  • Dial plans
  • extensions.conf detail, contexts, priorities.
    Hands on Configuring dial plans.

  • SIP configuration
  • sip.conf in detail, defining SIP channels, incoming SIP channels, outgoing SIP channels, SIP variables, Asterisk as a SIP client and SIP server.
    Hands on SIP configuration.

  • IAX configuration
  • What is IAX, IAX server, IAX client, IAX channels, iax.conf, IAX syntax in extensions.conf, IAX trunking.
    Hands on Linking Asterisk systems.

  • Implementing PBX functions
  • Voicemail, voicemail trees, voicemail passwords, Music on hold, meetme conferencing, call parking. ACD, IVR, fax.
    Hands on Configuring PBX features.

Learning path



Based on customer ratings

N. A. - Selex Communications

"Good basic introduction to VoIP."

M. B. - SSE Telecomms

"This course gives a good overall introduction to VoIP and SIP and covers several related topics."

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.