The SIP SchoolTM Puts Hands-On Training onTAPTM with tekVizion Virtual Lab

Virtual onTAP lab gives students real-world experience to learn SIP Trunking

PLANO, Texas, U.S.A. — June 7, 2016 — The SIP School has partnered with tekVizion to enrich its SIP training program by providing students access to tekVizion’s onTAPTM virtual lab. By having access to this virtual laboratory students will benefit by gaining experience on Microsoft’s Skype for Business system with a specific focus on how they implement SIP trunking.

“tekVizion’s onTAP is a welcome addition to our SIP training program.  Students now have the option to see how one of the largest vendors provides SIP trunking connectivity and this is sure to add to the skills they gain from working with us” said Graham Francis, CEO of The SIP School.

onTAP allows students to easily access the system, view the Skype for Business SIP trunk configuration details, then make and monitor calls from a Skype for Business client across the SIP trunk.  This is all done remotely and with no specialized hardware requirements from the user. onTAP supports access through a secure VPN or through a public IP connection for users to connect remotely.

In addition to virtual training and distance learning, onTAP allows businesses to validate interoperability, troubleshoot and tweak solutions, as well as demonstrate capabilities for sales enablement. This combined with the tekVizionVerified guarantee is helping a growing number of companies to optimize their business communications solutions with confidence. Learn more about #tekVizionVerified here or search for solutions that have been verified at

“The SIP School really demonstrates the power of onTAP by leveraging our virtual environment for education with training that students would otherwise have to gain in the field. It’s a very smart use of onTAP,” said Vimal Andrews, director of strategic accounts at tekVizion.

The SIP School’s training program involves a series of modules that cover the SIP protocol as well as how SIP works with firewalls/NAT, SBCs, trunking, security, cloud, mobile and UC amongst others areas. This is followed by online testing of the technologist’s understanding and application of SIP. An SSCA® certification demonstrates that the certified recipient can work effectively in the Voice and Video over IP environment along with SIP’s migration into Unified Communications and Collaboration.

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About onTAP

An on-demand, cloud based lab service featuring virtualized business communications features from the world’s leading vendors, onTAP provides users with business communications development tools, interoperability testing capabilities, sales enablement, training and education services.

Benefit areas include accelerating time to market, reducing development costs, improving solution reliability and expanding business communications deployments.

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About tekVizion

tekVizion helps service providers, vendors and enterprise customers accelerate time to value, improve reliability and reduce the costs of deploying multi-vendor communication networks. tekVizion offers a range of services including interoperability testing, on-demand access to virtual lab environments, integration services and custom application development.

Founded in 2002, tekVizion hosts the first interoperability lab of its kind. The company’s extensive lab resources include over 250 network elements and a team of dedicated specialists, certifying over 400 applications per year. tekVizion is headquartered in Plano, Texas, with offices in Chennai, India, and London. Contact us at +,, or visit

About the SIP School 

The SIP SchoolTM is the web’s leading SIP training and Certification provider that has been officially endorsed by the TIA and has the support of manufacturers, service providers and other organizations that are prominent in the Telecoms industry. SIP, which stands for Session Initiation Protocol, has become the most important protocol in Voice and Unified Communications today for handsets, PBX systems, and gateways. Enterprises and service providers are displacing traditional digital (T1, E1, PRI) and analog lines with SIP trunks.


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