Polycom Updates Certified Video Conferencing Engineer Exam to Help Customers Address Evolving Technology
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Press release date: October 19, 2006
Polycom Refreshes CVE Certification to Include Latest ITU standards, IP Networking, SIP and High Definition Topics to Help Customers and Partners Stay Ahead of Technology Curve
PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 19 / - Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCM), the world's leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, today announced the enhancement of its Certified Video Conferencing Engineer (CVE) Exam to incorporate the latest technologies for conferencing and collaboration, including: the latest ITU standards, packet-based networks, SIP, high definition conferencing and other topics. The CVE Certification program was established in 1997 by Polycom to provide systems engineers with comprehensive skills for building, operating, configuring and evaluating conferencing networks, and is recognized worldwide as the benchmark of technical knowledge for professionals working with real- time conferencing and collaboration systems.
"The technology for video communications is rapidly changing with new ITU standards, new technologies like SIP and high definition for video conferencing, and the dominance of IP as the network platform for video," said Geno Alissi, senior vice president and general manager of global services at Polycom. "The refreshed CVE Exam ensures that certified professionals are up to speed on these developments and can provide customers with the best quality, capabilities and performance for their video communications network."
The CVE program is a curriculum designed to educate and inform individuals on video conferencing systems, standards, networks, and all concepts involved in conference room layout, including the use of acoustics and video communications in a company setting. Individuals who pass the CVE exam possess the core competencies and skills necessary to create conferencing solutions that facilitate efficient and effective collaboration in the enterprise. The CVE credential can help lower training costs, increase the effectiveness of conferencing within an enterprise, and improve overall customer satisfaction. CVE is a globally recognized certification of professional achievement, which can provide enhanced job opportunities and increased job confidence.
For individuals seeking to validate their knowledge through attaining the CVE credential, Polycom offers CVE Core Training Curriculum, a five-day boot camp targeted at preparing exam candidates to take and pass the related exam. This program is offered exclusively by Polycom. Online course registration is available at www.polycom.com/training and additional program information is available online at: http://polycom.com/resource_center/0,,pw-573,FF.html or by calling 1-800-POLYCOM. CVE candidates may also directly register for the exam with Polycom's Authorized testing partner, Prometric(TM), and complete the exam at any one of its worldwide testing locations. Cost varies by region.
Polycom is offering a unique, two-day refresher course Oct. 21-22, 2006 exclusively for Polycom User Group (PUG) members at the 2006 PUG Conference being held Oct. 21-25 in Orlando, Florida. PUG members interested in the one- time refresher course should contact PUG for details.
Polycom, Inc. is the worldwide leader in unified collaborative communications (UCC) that maximize the efficiency and productivity of people and organizations by integrating the broadest array of video, voice, data and Web solutions to deliver the ultimate communications experience. Polycom's high quality, standards-based conferencing and collaboration solutions are easy to deploy and manage, as well as intuitive to use. Supported by an open architecture, they integrate seamlessly with leading telephony and presence- based networks. With its market driving technologies, best-in-class products, alliance partnerships, and world-class service, Polycom is the smart choice for organizations seeking proven solutions and a competitive advantage in real-time communications and collaboration. For additional information call 1-800-POLYCOM (765-9266) or +1-408-526-9000, or visit the Polycom website at www.polycom.com .
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