Packet Transport Networks

As TDM transmission networks continue to be replaced by packet based transport solutions, this course seeks to explain the key technologies involved. Initially, the course will explore the concepts of IPv4 and IPv6, before then focusing on the operation of MPLS (including its key capabilities and features). Carrier Ethernet is also considered, exploring its standardized services and transport options. Finally, real life use cases for PTN are examined, in conjunction with a consideration of the new challenges that packet networks bring.
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  • IPv4 Fundamentals
  • IPv4 Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Protocol Stacks
  • Protocol Stacks - In Principle
  • IPv4 Header Composition
  • IPv4 Header Composition - In Principle
  • IPv4 Header Composition - In Practice
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • IPv4 Address Composition - In Principle
  • Subnetting and Addressing - In Principle
  • Routing Concepts
  • Routing Concepts - In Principle
  • IPv4 Associated Protocols
  • DHCP Basics - In Principle
  • DNS Basics - In Principle
  • NAT Basics - In Principle
  • Resources and Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - Focus on IPv4
  • Test of Understanding - Focus on IPv4
  • IPv6 Fundamentals
  • IPv6 Fundamentals - In Principle
  • IPv6 Header Composition
  • IPv6 Header Composition - In Principle
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • IPv6 Address Composition - In Principle
  • Carrier Ethernet Architecture - In Principle
  • IPv6 Specialist Addressing - In Principle
  • IPv6 Header Extensions
  • IPv6 Header Extensions - In Principle
  • IPv6 Migration Strategies
  • IPv6 Migration Strategies - In Principle
  • Resources and Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - Focus on IPv6
  • Test of Understanding - Focus on IPv6
  • MPLS Fundamentals
  • MPLS Fundamentals - In Principle
  • MPLS Architecture and Key Concepts
  • MPLS Architecture and Key Concepts - In Principle
  • Establishing a Label Switched Path
  • Establishing a Label Switched Path - In Principle
  • Data Forwarding in MPLS
  • Data Forwarding in MPLS - In Principle
  • Data Forwarding in MPLS - In Practice
  • MPLS Features
  • MPLS Features - In Principle
  • Resources and Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - Focus on MPLS
  • Test of Understanding - Focus on MPLS
  • Carrier Ethernet Fundamentals
  • Carrier Ethernet Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Ethernet Basics
  • Ethernet Basics - In Principle
  • Ethernet Frame Format - In Practice
  • Carrier Ethernet Architecture
  • Carrier Ethernet Architecture - In Principle
  • Carrier Ethernet Transport
  • Ethernet Based Transport - In Principle
  • MPLS Based Transport - In Principle
  • Optical Based Transport - In Principle
  • Resources and Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - Carrier Ethernet
  • Test of Understanding - Focus on Carrier Ethernet
  • Test of Understanding - IP Based Services
  • IP QoS Fundamentals
  • IP QoS Fundamentals - In Principle
  • IP QoS Mechanisms
  • Differentiated Services - In Principle
  • Additional QoS Mechanisms - In Principle
  • Policy Control - In Principle
  • Resources and Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - IP QoS
  • Test of Understanding - IP QoS
  • IP Security Fundamentals
  • IP Security Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Security Threats
  • Security Threats - Part 1 - In Principle
  • Security Threats - Part 2 - In Principle
  • Protecting the Network
  • IPSec - In Principle
  • Public Key Infrastructure - In Principle
  • Transport Layer Security - In Principle
  • Security Management
  • Security Implementation and Management - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - IP Security
  • Test of Understanding - IP Secuirity
  • Timing and Synchronization Fundamentals
  • Timing and Synchronization Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Timing and Synchronization Solutions
  • SyncE and PTP - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - Timing and Synchronization
  • Test of Understanding - Timing and Synchronization
  • VoIP Fundamentals
  • VoIP Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Carrier Grade VoIP Architecture
  • Soft Switching Concepts - In Principle
  • Session Border Controllers - In Principle
  • VoIP Signalling Considerations
  • Support for ISUP in SIP Networks - In Principle
  • Media Gateway Control - In Principle
  • VoIP Media Considerations
  • Real time Transport Protocol - In Principle
  • VoIP Call Flow
  • VoIP Call Flow - In Principle
  • Resources & Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - IP Based Services
  • Test of Understanding - IP Based Services
  • SS7 & Sigtran
  • LTE Protocols
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Duration 12 hours
CPD Learning Credits 12

Price £250.00 (for 6 months access)

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