Using the BAT Application and TAPS Tool

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


To install the Bulk Administration Tool and use BAT, the BAT Wizard, and the TAPS tool to bulk-add and auto-register Cisco IP Phones, users, and ports in an IP Telephony network.

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

150 min.

Course Objectives

Using the BAT Application and TAPS Tool

  • identify the components and features of the Bulk Administration Tool.
  • recognize how to install the Bulk Administration Tool.
  • install the BAT application.
  • recognize how to use the BAT wizard to perform a bulk configuration procedure and how to configure a Cisco IP Phone template using BAT.
  • recognize how to create and validate CSV files for importing data into BAT.
  • recognize how to insert and update IP Phone settings using BAT.
  • use BAT to perform a bulk configuration procedure, for a given scenario.
  • recognize how to install and configure the Tool for Auto-Registered Phone Support (TAPS).