Recruiting Telecoms and IT Convergence Masterclass

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The Recruiting IT-Telecoms Convergence Masterclass

Overview and Objectives:

Holistica brings you another world first! This is a course designed specifically for those recruiting in the rapidly evolving telecoms market. Are you finding that your Telecoms Recruiters are now having to speak more fluently in the areas of IT? Are you now discovering that the traditionally telco roles and job specs are starting to fade away and are becoming more and more IT oriented? Then this is the course for your telco teams. In terms of content, this course will give all telecoms recruiters a very clear and detailed understanding of the impact that IT and Digital is having on the telecoms architecture. We go on a journey from a high level overview of planet-changing concepts such as IoT and BYOD, through to the detailed explanation of the type of hardware and applications that might be found in the OSS and BSS. For the telco recruiter to become credible in this arena they need to feel totally comfortable with the IT concepts that come in to play around the architecture and this course will hand hold them through it.

Using clear plain language (as much as is possible), the training will demystify what may appear to be esoteric technology areas, and get you ready to understand the growing interface where IT meets telecoms. This training will teach you everything you need to know in order to confidently discuss converged technologies with candidates and clients alike.

There are no pre-requisites for attending this course, however we prefer that you have had some exposure to telecoms services or products at a recruiting level.

 Course Overview:

Session 1: Convergence defined and Understood

  • An overview of how and why we got here

The Changing landscape of Telecoms and how IT is involved

  • The classic IT three layer model
  • The beauty of simplicity

 The classic IT three layer model imposed up on OSS, BSS and Networks

  • Where IT hardware comes in
  • From Mainframes to smartphones to Fridges
  • Convergence of IT and Telco
  • The beauty of Packet Switching
  • The structure of ATM
  • IP at the core
  • Soft switches and an intro to SDN
  • Which OS and why?
  • The beauty of Open and Closed systems
  • How Open Source is entering telco

Which Applications and where?

  • The myriad of application software across the architecture
  • The New World. The move towards digital
  • The top CIO trends around the world and why Telecoms recruiters need to know
  • BYOD
  • IoT
  • Big Data
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud and Virtualisation

Session 2: IT hardware in the telco arena

  • Mainframes and Client server architecture,
  • Thin versus Fat architecture
  • Citrix and Vmware
  • Handhelds, tablets, IoT, and BYOD in detail

The routing hardware

  • Routers and switches.
  • Cisco, Juniper
  • The Roles
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Architect
  • Configuration, optimisation specialists
  • Ethical Hacker and Cyber Security
  • Cisco – CCNA CCNP CCIE
  • Checkpoint CCSE CCSA


Session 3: Software in the telco arena

  • Operating Systems
  • The strengths of Open versus Closed systems
  • Unix versus Windows
  • Applications in the BSS
  • Billing
  • CRM (Siebel)
  • Databases
  • Data Warehouses
  • Big Data and BI
  • SQL and the variants
  • Application Roles in the BSS
  • Business Analyst
  • Billings Solutions architect
  • Seibel engineer
  • Data migration specialists
  • Database developer
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Scientists
  • Testers and developers

The companies from IT

  • Including Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Hadoop, Salesforce  and Seibel.
  • Where the sit and what they do.


Development in the device

  • Development Primer
    Front End US and UI
    Business Logic design
  • Android, iOS and Windows development

Session 4: IT in the Transmission Medium

  • Fibre versus Copper
  • The strengths of Fibre versus Copper
  • Designing the Fibre architecture
  • DWDM and the idea of multiplexing


Session 5: The growing need for Cyber Specialists

  • Understanding basic Cyber terminology and concepts
  • The risks rise with BYOD and IoT
  • Attack Vectors
  • Tunnelling
  • IP Reputation
  • Sandboxing
  • CnC Designing
  • Security Architect and Ethical Hacker

Session 6: Cloud and Virtualisation of the Infrastructure

  • Virtualisation in all its forms
  • NFV and The path to virtualisation
  • SDN in more detail
  • Pros and Cons of virtualization
  • Datacentre versus Cloud
  • Two definitions of virtualisation
  • SaaS IaaS DaaS PaaS and TaaS
  • VmWare, HyperV, Vsphere
  • Why we needed IPv6

Session 7: Planning and Designing the Mobile Network

  • Project Manager and Programme Manager
  • Understanding the Link Budget
  • Lifecycle from Project planning to Integrated systems testing



Workshops and discussion throughout the day.
Content and sequence may vary slightly at the trainer’s discretion.


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 Additional questions you may have.

Where is this training delivered?

All of our courses are currently delivered onsite at your premises. From your perspective this simply means setting aside a room able to comfortably handle the group size. The only other requirements are that there is a flip chart with plenty of paper and pens. And finally a projection device or TV to plug a laptop into.

Where in the world can this be delivered?

We have delivered this internationally.

What are the timings of the course?

Unless otherwise discussed, the events start at 9.30 am and finish between 4.30 and 5.00 pm.

What is given out as course material?

Each delegate gets courseware comprising a booklet which has a copy of all of the PowerPoint slides as well handouts and quizzes on the day.

What is the optimum size of the class?

We normally say that the class sizes should range from a minimum of 4 attendees to a maximum of 12. This can be adjusted on occasions.

Do the attendees need to prepare or research anything before the event?

No, unless otherwise advised. They simply need to turn up with a pen, fresh and ready to receive tonnes of knowledge on both days.


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