I just purchased an e-learning course for CIPT1 and am a bit disappointed that it covers Call Manager version 4 even though version 5 has been out for awhile. Coincidentally, version 5 is the version my company has in production, and I am finding out the hard way that the two versions are significantly different in many aspects.
Does anyone know when the CIPT courseware will be updated for version 5? Are there any good resources/books out now to learn version 5?
Don't hold your breath. You will see training for CCM 6.0 before 5.0. I am a CCSI and consult with a large training partner and it looks like everyone is waiting to train on 6.0. The only 5.0 training we do now is onsite.
Now for the good news.
Go ahead and train on 4.0. A calling search space is still a clling search space and a partition is still the same. A gateway is a gateway. Sure 5.0 has some new presence apps and supports SIP phones but the core concepts are the same.