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Asterisk from Scratch: What you need to know about Asterisk--in 1 day

Asterisk from Scratch is the 2014 edition of the wildly popular Asterisk 1-2-3 Seminar. It is intended to be a well-rounded and informative overview of the Asterisk Project, with a focus on the essentials a general Asterisk "newbie" should know.

This all-day seminar is broken into multiple sessions, beginning with background information such as the history of Asterisk, followed by methods of installing Asterisk and examples of fundamental configuration for call flow and features such as Voicemail and IVR. Lecture will immediately be followed by a Question and Answer Session.


Agenda:

Session 1 – 9:00am: Session 2 – 11:00am:
  • What is Asterisk?
  • Who created it, and why?
  • What can Asterisk do?
  • How does Asterisk get deployed?
  • The architecture of Asterisk
  • Three ways of installing Asterisk
  • Compiling Asterisk from source code
  • Getting around on the Asterisk command-line interface
  • Starting and stopping Asterisk
  • Introduction to the Asterisk dialplan
  • A simple Hello World dialplan

Session 3 – 1:45pm: Session 4 – 3:30pm:
  • Connecting SIP phones to Asterisk
  • Dialing phones from the dialplan
  • Dialplan application
  • Voicemail
  • Dial-by-name directories
  • Auto-attendands, IVRs, and Voice Menus
  • Recording audio prompts
  • Audio conferencing
  • Adding logic to the system
  • Variables
  • Expressions
  • Conditional Branching
  • Q&A session


Speaker Bio

Melissa Shepherd is Digium's Asterisk Training Manager, having joined Digium in 2013 from CSC. She has over 15 years experience crafting and deploying technology solutions and end-user training for government and non-profit organizations. Melissa holds an MLS from the University of Alabama.



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