IMS and PCC System Engineering

With the advent of technologies such as LTE, next generation services and charging are now being controlled by IMS and PCC functions; a critical element in a service provider’s requirement to support seamless and rich multimedia services. For those needing to gain an understanding of this service overlay, this course provides a comprehensive technical explanation of how this is achieved. Furthermore, the course also incorporates real signalling analysis using Mpirical’s innovative network analyzer – NetX.

This course will contain the following sections:

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • IMS Drivers
  • Service Drivers, Open Systems and Seamless Mobility
  • IMS Fundamental Principles
  • Specifications and Standards
  • Interworking with Access Networks
  • Positioning the IMS
  • Control and User Planes
  • IMS Terminal Device Requirements
  • Key Nodes
  • P-CSCF, S-CSCF, I-CSCF, HSS and Application Servers
  • Additional Architectural Elements
  • PSTN Breakout - BGCF, MGCF, MGW and Signalling Gateway
  • Interworking - IBCF and Session Border Controllers
  • Multimedia - MRFC, MRFP, Media Servers and Brokers
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • SIP Fundamentals
  • Methods, network elements, protocol format
  • Diameter Fundamentals
  • Routing, Header Format, Messages and AVPs
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • IMS Initial Procedures
  • IP-CAN Connectivity, P-CSCF Discovery
  • IMS Identities
  • Private and Public User Identities, GRUU, PSI
  • Security considerations
  • Service Profiles and Initial Filter Criteria
  • Detailed Registration Process
  • Including Implicit Registration
  • Activity
  • Detailed analysis of the IMS Registration procedure using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • QoS in IP Networks
  • Precursors to PCC
  • 3GPP Release 5 SBLP and Release 6 FBC
  • Policy and Charging Control
  • PCC Architecture, Principles, PCC and SAE
  • PCC Binding Mechanism
  • Session Binding, Rule Authorization, Bearer Binding
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Session Policy and Policy Enforcement
  • PCC and the Rx Interface
  • SDP Offer/Answer Model
  • IMS Session Establishment
  • Charging Concepts
  • Offline Charging, Online Charging and Charging Identifiers
  • Activity
  • Detailed analysis of an IMS Session Establishment procedure using Mpirical’s NetX
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Duration 6 hours
CPD Learning Credits 6
Accreditation ITP Certified

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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