Cisco Access Gateways and Intercluster Trunks

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To configure Cisco access gateways and intercluster trunks in a Cisco IP Telephony solution

Target Audience

IT professionals responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining the ongoing administration of a Cisco IP Telephony solution; candidates preparing for the Cisco IP Telephony exam (642-444 CIPT)


CCNA certification; Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN); Cisco voice over IP (CVOICE); Microsoft Software for Cisco Voice (MSCV)

Expected Duration

115 min.

Course Objectives

Cisco Access Gateways and Intercluster Trunks

  • identify the types of Cisco voice gateways, their core feature requirements, and the gateway protocols they support in an IP telephony network.
  • recognize how to configure H.323, MGCP, and non-IOS MGCP gateways in Cisco CallManager and on the gateway.
  • configure a H.323 gateway in Cisco CallManager and on the gateway itself, for a given scenario.
  • identify the types of trunks and their features and characteristics, which are supported by Cisco CallManager.
  • distinguish between gatekeeper-controlled and nongatekeeper-controlled intercluster trunks and recognize how to configure them in the Cisco CallManager Administration tool.
  • configure a non-gatekeeper controlled intercluster trunk in Cisco CallManager Administration, for a given scenario.
  • identify the characteristics and capabilities of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) signaling protocol and recognize how it is implemented and configured in Cisco CallManager.