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Webcast: Understanding and Managing Cisco Unified Communications Manager Certificates

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01-07-2014 01:00 AM PST thru 01-17-2014 01:00 AM PST

With Akhil Behl

Welcome to the Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about Cisco Unified Communications Manager Certificates. 

Cisco Unified Communications Manager is the heart of any Cisco Collaboration network. It provides vital services such as call control; dial plan; and, most important, a central point of integration for various UC and third party applications. Cisco Unified Communications Manager comes with a host of security features, almost all of which are based on certificates -Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Although, certificates empower an engineer to a network manager to an information security consultant to enable and deploy security features for Cisco Collaboration network; many of the certificates and their functions remain to be understood and managed properly to achieve a truly secure voice network construct.


This is a continuation of the live webcast.


Akhil Behl is a solutions architect with Cisco Services, focusing on Cisco Collaboration and Security architectures. He leads collaboration and security projects and service delivery worldwide for Cisco Services and the Collaborative Professional Services (CPS) portfolio. He has played a major role in service conception and creation for various services within Cisco Advanced Services. He has presales to sales to Professional Services to delivery to post sales experience with expertise in consulting, advisory, and guidance services. He has extensive experience in borderless, collaboration, and data center portfolios. Prior to his current role, he spent 10 years working in various roles at Linksys as a technical support lead, as an escalation engineer at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC), and as a network consulting engineer in Cisco Advanced Services.  


Akhil has a bachelor of technology degree in electronics and telecommunications from IP University and a master's degree in business administration from Symbiosis Institute. He is dual Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert CCIE 19564 in voice and security. He also holds many other industry certifications, such as PMP, ITIL, VCP, ISM, CCNA, CCSP, CCVP, ISO/IEC 27002, TOGAF, and CEH.  


Over the course of his career, Akhil has presented and contributed at various industry forums such as Enterprise Connect, Cloud Connect, Cloud Summit, Interop, Cisco Networkers, and SecCon. He has several research papers published in various national and international journals, including IEEE. He is an avid blogger and maintains a blog about unified communications security at Aashish Jolly


Aashish Jolly

Aashish Jolly is a network consulting engineer who is currently serving as the Unified Communications (UC) consultant for the ExxonMobil Global account. Earlier at Cisco, he was part of the Cisco Technical Assistance Center, where he helped customers Cisco partners with installation, configuring, and troubleshooting UC products such as Cisco UC Manager and Manager Express, Cisco Unity solutions, Cisco Unified Border Element, voice gateways and gatekeepers, and more. He has been associated with Cisco UC for more than seven years. He holds a bachelor of technology degree as well as CCIE(Voice) # 18500, CCNP Voice,  CCNA,  VCP 5 and RHCE certifications.


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Akhil & Aashish might not be able to answer each question due to the volume expected during this event. Remember that you can continue the conversation in Collaboration, Voice and Video,  sub-community, IP Telephony discussion forum shortly after the event. This event lasts through January 17, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other community members.



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