GSM & GPRS System Engineering

This course explains the principles behind the world’s most successful second generation mobile network technologies; GSM and GPRS. In so doing, detailed explanations of the network elements are provided before the key network procedures are explored using Mpirical’s virtual protocol analyzer – NetX. This ensures you complete the course with a comprehensive understanding of how the networks actually operate today.

Click on the links below for a more detailed breakdown of each module.


  • GSM & GPRS Architecture Fundamentals - In Principle
  • GSM & GPRS Architecture - In Practice
  • GERAN Architecture - In Principle
  • Circuit Switched Architecture - In Principle
  • Packet Switched Architecture - In Principle
  • Network Databases - In Principle
  • Reference Document - GSM & GPRS Architecture
  • Test of Understanding - GSM & GPRS Architecture
  • GSM & GPRS Air Interface Fundamentals - In Principle
  • GSM & GPRS Frequency Bands - In Principle
  • Modulation Techniques & Coding - In Principle
  • TDMA Basics - In Principle
  • GSM Frame Structures - In Principle
  • GPRS Frame Structures - In Principle
  • Reference Document - GSM & GPRS Air Interface
  • Test of Understanding - GSM & GPRS Air Interface
  • GSM & GPRS Initial Procedures Fundamentals - In Principle
  • GSM Mobility Management - In Principle
  • GPRS Mobility Management - In Principle
  • GSM Attach - In Principle
  • GSM Attach - In Practice
  • GPRS Attach - In Principle
  • GPRS Attach - In Practice
  • Reference Document - GSM & GPRS Initial Procedures
  • Test of Understanding - GSM & GPRS Initial Procedures
  • GSM & GPRS Security Fundamentals - In Principle
  • GSM Authentication - In Principle
  • GPRS Authentication - In Principle
  • GPRS Authentication - In Practice
  • GSM Encryption - In Principle
  • GPRS Encryption - In Principle
  • Reference Document - GSM & GPRS Security
  • Test of Understanding - GSM & GPRS Security
  • Mobile Originated Call Setup - In Principle
  • Mobile Originated SMS - In Principle
  • Mobile Originated SMS - In Practice
  • Mobile Terminated SMS - In Principle
  • Mobile Terminated SMS - In Practice
  • Reference Document - GSM Circuit Switched Operation
  • Test of Understanding - GSM Circuit Switched Operation
  • GPRS Packet Switched Operation Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Session Management - In Principle
  • Session Management - In Practice
  • Packet Data Transfer - In Principle
  • Reference Document - GPRS Packet Switched Operation
  • Test of Understanding - GPRS Packet Switched Operation
  • GSM & GPRS Mobility Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Idle Mode Mobility - In Principle
  • GSM Handover - In Principle
  • GPRS Cell Update - In Principle
  • Routing Area Update - In Principle
  • GSM Roaming - In Principle
  • GPRS Roaming - In Principle
  • Reference Document - GSM & GPRS Mobility
  • Test of Understanding - GSM & GPRS Mobility
  • GSM Air Interface
  • GPRS and EDGE Air Interface
  • UMTS System Engineering
  • LTE System Engineering
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Duration 12 hours
CPD Learning Credits 12
Accreditation ITP Certified
Price £250.00 (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.

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