Digium® Introduces Online Training Course for Asterisk®

Asterisk Essentials teaches what you need to know to run the popular open source platform

By Kristine Hegglin
Updated: March 31, 2011

Digium, provider of open source solutions and creator of the Asterisk system, offers an online training course called Asterisk Essentials. Asterisk is an open source communications solution that turns a computer into a communications server. With Asterisk, anyone can create and / or implement telephony solutions like Voice over IP (VoIP) gateways and Internet Protocol (IP) Public Branch Exchanges (PBX). Asterisk is intended for all sized companies in all types of industries.

Asterisk Essentials

Asterisk Essentials is an interactive online course that takes about six hours to complete. This course teaches students how to install and configure the Asterisk system, configure IP phone, configure VoIP services, establish call queues, and debug the system. Asterisk Essentials also provides recommendations based on best practices and provides technical examples that may come in handy for system administrators and developers. Asterisk Essentials was created by the Digium training department. Anyone interested in taking this course should expect to pay about three hundred dollars. Asterisk Essentials can be purchased at the Digium online store.


Digium was founded in 1999. Digium offers a large product line of telephony software and hardware solutions. Digium is a privately held company that is headquartered in Alabama.

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