SS7 and Sigtran

Originally designed for TDM based transport, SS7 is the foundation of signalling within PSTN and PLMN networks. This course will catalogue the operation of SS7, both from an architectural and procedural perspective. Key focus will be placed on the operation of the MTP lower layers, as well as analysis of SCCP and ISUP. In addition, this course will also focus on the transport of SS7 across IP based transport networks. As part of this, the Sigtran User Adaptation layers will be examined, as well as the operation of SCTP.
Click on the links below for a more detailed breakdown of each module.


  • SS7 Fundamentals - In Principle
  • SS7 Fundamentals - In Practice
  • SS7 Terminology - In Principle
  • MTP Level 1 - In Principle
  • MTP Level 2 - In Principle
  • MTP Level 3 - In Principle
  • MTP - In Practice
  • Signalling Connection Control Part - In Principle
  • Signalling Connection Control Part - In Practice
  • ISDN User Part - In Principle
  • ISDN User Part - In Practice
  • Application Parts - In Principle
  • Application Parts - In Practice
  • Reference Document - SS7
  • Test of Understanding - SS7
  • Sigtran Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Sigtran Fundamentals - In Practice
  • Sigtran Architecture and Deployment - In Principle
  • SCTP Concepts and Terminology - In Principle
  • SCTP Association Management - In Principle
  • SCTP Data Forwarding - In Practice
  • User Adaptation Concepts - In Principle
  • User Adaptation Layers - In Principle
  • M3UA - In Principle
  • M3UA Data Packets - In Practice
  • Reference Document - Sigtran
  • Test of Understanding - Sigtran
  • Packet Transport Networks
  • LTE Protocols
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Duration 6 hours
CPD Learning Credits 6
Accreditation ITP Certified
Price £75.00 (for 6 months access)

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