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Example career path:
Telecom Audit & Optimization

Are you in an IT finance role and new to Telecom Expense Management? Jumpstart your career by mastering the essentials. Take these courses and earn these certifications.

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Step 1: Take these recommended courses

Upon completion of this course, you will have learned:
  • What Technology Expense Management (TEM) is
  • How TEM supports business, why it matters, and the value it offers
  • Business applications and use cases for TEM
  • Types of vendors and offering variables currently available in the industry
  • Considerations for building a business case for TEM
  • Efficiency First® Framework guiding principles supporting a TEM program

Upon completion of this course, you will have learned:

  • What cloud optimization is
  • Why cloud optimization matters and the value it offers
  • Cloud optimization business applications and use cases
  • Considerations for selecting a cloud optimization solution for your organization
  • Ongoing cloud optimization performance considerations
  • Efficiency First® Framework best practices supporting cloud optimization
Upon completion of this course, you will have learned:
  • What license management is
  • How license management supports business, why it matters, and the value it offers
  • Business applications and use cases for license management
  • What to consider when developing a business case for implementing license management solutions
  • Considerations for managing license management solutions after implementation
  • Efficiency First® Framework best practices supporting license management evaluation, adoption, and ongoing management
Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to: – Define circuit switching – Know what functions a private branch exchange or PBX performs – Detail advantages of a circuit-switched telephone line – Detail disadvantages to a circuit-switched telephone line
Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to: – Define telecom terms and acronyms – Use terminology and acronyms to better understand invoices issued by voice, data, and mobile telecom service providers – Understand terminology and acronyms found in telecom contracts – Understand technology terminology and acronyms used in daily work activity
Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to: – Identify the 5 essential characteristics of the cloud as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology – Name the 3 types of cloud infrastructures – Recall benefits of implementing cloud services
Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to: – Recognize what an inventory is – Describe the different Efficiency First® Framework focus areas and telecom management activities that make inventories – Recall what an inventory provides your organization, as well as the purpose of a telecom inventory
Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to: – Identify global telecom regions – Understand the telecom technology development timeline – Identify regulatory bodies and regulations in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC – Understand regulations created by the International Telecommunications Union
Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to: – Understand important components of telecom contract management – Define the process for validating telecom contracts – Identify steps to manage telecom contracts
Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to: – Define Cloud architecture and understand what basic needs are met by a cloud solution – Identify and understand the network layer components and the subcomponents required environment – Understand how each component functions to enable cloud solutions in a telecom environment – Determine which delivery model is needed for different telecom environments

Step 2: Earn these recommended Specialist Certifications

This AOTMP University Specialist Certification is ideal for telecom management professionals in operations, finance, or management roles with auditing or service management responsibilities. It includes eight (8) courses that teach best practices for auditing telecom invoices and one (1) certification exam that verifies best practice knowledge.
This AOTMP® University Specialist Certification bundle includes five (5) courses that teach foundational best practices for auditing telecom invoices and one (1) certification exam that verifies best practice knowledge. Earned specialty certification credentials are valid for 24 months.
  • (ITA) Introduction to Auditing
  • (ALT) Auditing Lifecycle and Tools
  • (AMN) Auditing Materials
  • (CAP) Cost Containment and Cost Avoidance Practices
  • (DMG) Dispute Management
  • Telecom Audit Specialist I Certification Exam
This AOTMP University Specialist Certification is ideal for telecom management professionals in finance, procurement, or management roles with auditing, budgeting and forecasting, invoice processing, sourcing and procurement, strategy, or vendor management responsibilities. It includes seven (7) courses that teach foundational best practices for telecom expense management (TEM) programs including TEM vendor selection and vendor relationship management practices and one (1) certification exam that verifies best practice knowledge.

Step 3: Earn this recommended Professional Certification

AOTMP® University’s Telecom Management Professional Certification is ideal for people currently managing or aspiring to manage a team or teams with responsibilities supporting telecommunications technology in one or more of these Efficiency First® Framework practice areas:

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