School of Advanced Communications Technologies

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Core Network Engineers Certification Bootcamp – Programme Details

Core Network Architecture and Protocols

  • The Circuit Switched and Packet Switched Domains
  • Circuit Switched Domain
  • Packet Switched Domain
  • Release 4 Architecture
  • Release 5 Architecture
  • Control Protocol Evolution
  • Service Delivery Concept
  • Service Delivery Architecture
  • Service Delivery Platforms
  • Transport Protocols
  • Transmission in the Core Network

IP-Based Networks

  • IP Principles
  • TCP/IP Suite of Protocols
  • The IP Datagram
  • IP Addressing
  • Routing
  • Quality of Service
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • QoS Mechanisms – MPLS / IntServ / DiffServ / RSVP

IP in the Next Generation Telecoms Core Network

  • The Requirements
  • IP in the Next Generation Fixed Network
  • NGN Control Protocols
  • Quality of Service Requirements
  • QoS Mechanisms – DiffServ, IntServ, and RSVP
  • Mobile Networks and IP Evolution
  • The GPRS Core Network
  • GPRS Protocols in Release 4 and 5 Architectures
  • GTP, Tunnels and Identifiers
  • Evolution to MPLS Networks
  • The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)

The Evolved Packet Core (EPC)

  • The LTE Concept
  • Introduction to SAE and the EPC
  • Towards the all-IP network – Upgrade paths to LTE
  • LTE terminology
  • Evolution to 3GPP Release 10
  • EPC architecture and interfaces
  • Architecture Element Functionality
  • Protocols used in the EPC
  • Separating control from signalling
  • eNB interfaces to the EPC
  • EPC and Policy Control and Charging Architecture
  • QoS mechanisms
  • EPS bearers and bearer types
  • Interworking mechanisms
  • EPC Procedures
  • EPC and the IP Multimedia Subsystem

Service Delivery in the Advanced Core Network and Evolved Packet Core

  • Service Delivery Concepts
  • Service Delivery Platforms
  • Controlling Service Delivery
  • VAS Services
  • Media and Content Delivery
  • Connected TV Service Delivery
  • Over the Top (OTT) Services
  • IMS in the Advanced Core Network
  • IMS Architecture
  • IMS Procedures
  • QoS
  • Voice Services via IMS
  • Advanced Services and IMS
  • Service Provision in LTE / EPC
  • Bearer control and the EPC
  • Bearers and Service  Provision in the EPC
  • Advanced Billing for Next Generation Networks
  • Next-generation Billing Strategies
  • Legacy Billing System Issues
  • Benefits of Next-Generation Billing
  • Online and Offline Charging
  • Online Charging
  • Policy Control and Charging (PCC)
  • Revenue Assurance
  • Customer Data
  • Billing as part of the Core Network
  • Real-Time Billing Procedures
  • Transitioning from legacy billing systems to next-generation billing systems

Policy  and Charging Control

  • PCC – Requirements, Features and Benefits
  • Offline and Online Charging Functions
  • The PCC Elements – PCRF, PCEF, AS
  • The Service Data Flow in PCC
  • PCC Rules and How They are Used
  • Functions of PCC Elements & Reference Points
  • Credit Control and Credit Management Triggers
  • Bearer Establishment, Bearer Termination and Bearer Modification
  • ‘Termination’ action
  • ‘Policy 2’ and Evolution Towards the Sy Interface

Core Network Traffic Planning Processes

  • Network Planning Processes
  • Network Planning Work Packages
  • Traffic Planning
  • Transport Plane Planning Process
  • Control Plane Design (Signaling)
  • Network Traffic Theory

IP Capacity Planning & Node Dimensioning

  • IP Link Capacity and Planning
  • Processor Capacity
  • Node Dimensioning