5G System Engineering

5G is the next enhancement in mobile communications. This course introduces 5G technology in terms of the current 3GPP roadmap and network deployment by 2020. In so doing, an end to end view of the 5G system is examined, including the new architecture requirements for 5G. In addition, key aspects of the new 5G air interface are also introduced. The course then takes a “day in the life” approach to the 5G handset, detailing typical activities such as Registration, Security, PDU Session Establishment, Mobility and Interworking.
Click on the links below for a more detailed breakdown of each module.

  • Driving Factors for 5G
  • 5G Standardization - Updated
  • 5G Use Cases
  • Key Trends Associated with 5G
  • Reference Document - 5G Concepts and Drivers
  • Test of Understanding - 5G Concepts and Drivers
  • 5G RAN Architecture
  • 5G Core Architecture - Part 1
  • 5G Core Architecture - Part 2
  • 5G Service Based Architecture
  • Network Slicing
  • Multi Access Edge Computing
  • Reference Document - 5G System Architecture
  • Test of Understanding - 5G System Architecture
  • 5G New Radio - Part 1 - Updated
  • 5G New Radio - Part 2
  • Dual Connectivity Options - Updated
  • Dual Connectivity User Plane
  • Centralized RAN - Updated
  • Reference Document - 5G New Radio and NG-RAN
  • Test of Understanding - 5G New Radio and NG-RAN
  • Non Standalone Access Architecture - Updated
  • Initial Procedures
  • EN-DC Secondary Node Addition
  • EN-DC Secondary Node Modification
  • EN-DC Change of Secondary Node
  • EN-DC Release of Secondary Node
  • Inter MeNB Handover with EN-DC
  • Reference Document - Non Standalone Operation
  • Test of Understanding - Non Standalone Operation
  • Identities Used in 5G
  • RM and CM States
  • Network Access
  • 5G Registration
  • 5G Deregistration - Updated
  • Reference Document - 5G Initial Procedures
  • Test of Understanding - 5G Initial Procedures
  • 5G Security Overview
  • AKA Concepts - Updated
  • 5G Authentication and Key Agreement - Updated
  • 5G Security Procedures - Updated
  • Securing AN to CN Communication
  • Reference Document - 5G Security
  • Test of Understanding - 5G Security
  • PDU Sessions
  • QoS Model for 5G
  • 5G QoS Identifiers - Updated
  • QoS Flow Parameters
  • Establishing a PDU Session
  • Establishing a QoS Flow
  • Utilizing PDU Sessions - Service Request
  • Paging
  • Releasing Access Network Resources
  • Reference Document - Exchanging Data in 5G
  • Test of Understanding - Exchanging Data in 5G
  • CM Idle Mobility Procedures
  • CM Connected Mobility - Xn Handover
  • Xn Handover (Intermediate UPF Relocation)
  • CM Connected Mobility - N2 Handover
  • Dual Connectivity - Change of Secondary Node - Updated
  • Roaming in 5G
  • Reference Document - 5G Mobility
  • Test of Understanding - 5G Mobility
  • Interworking with LTE
  • Basic Mobility Scenarios (without N26)
  • 5GS to EPS Handover (with N26)
  • EPS to 5GS Handover (with N26)
  • Fallback Mechanisms
  • Interworking with Non 3GPP Networks
  • PDU Sessions over Wi-Fi
  • Reference Document - Interworking with LTE and Wi-Fi
  • Test of Understanding - Interworking with LTE and Wi-Fi
  • 5G Air Interface - Coming Soon
Buy Now Enquire Now Download PDF
Duration 12 hours
CPD Learning Credits 12
Accreditation ITP Certified
Price £400.00 (for 6 months access)

This course has been independently assessed and accredited by both the ITP (Institute of Telecommunications Professionals) and the CPD Standards Office (Continuing Professional Development). Their marks of excellence awarded to Mpirical provides you with the recognition that the learning you have completed conforms to best practice and is appropriate for inclusion in a formal training record. Our certified courses mean you can be certain you’re receiving the highest quality training. Both the ITP and the CPD use independent specialists to regularly assess all our products and services. Including our Learning.

ITP Certified

The ITP is the UK’s leading independent institution for people who work in telecommunications. It is dedicated to promoting the professional development of members through Professional Registration, training, mentoring and qualifications. The ITP collaborates with regulators, government associations and other leading bodies on projects that are important to the future of the industry. It has worked with businesses including; BT, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei and Vodafone.

CPD Certified

By providing independent accreditation, the CPD improve the quality of continuing professional development. Their marks of excellence for training providers demonstrate to individual professionals that the learning activity conforms to best practice and is appropriate for inclusion in a formal record. Find out more about your certification at:


ITP Certified

Mpirical classes have been developed in accordance with the technical specifications published by the 3GPP. As such the 3GPP have granted Mpirical Limited the right to use the 3GPP logo to identify specifications, compliant products and services.

Working together with