SS7 Protocols and System Operation Training

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SS7 Protocols and System Operation Training

Introduction:

SS7 Protocols and System Operation Training Course Hands-on

The course SS7 Protocols and System Operation Training presents the basic SS7/C7 concepts on the first day. The more complex features of SS7 level 4 protocols are covered on day two. Day three covers the newer and more advanced services including Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) and Transaction Capabilities Applications Part (TCAP) message structures and architecture.

In this SS7 Protocols and System Operation Training course, you will learn the history of signaling and the progression of the technology through both in-band signaling and out-of-band signaling protocols. The course explains the fundamental differences between the SS7 ITU-T and ANSI standards as well as the connection and connectionless signaling services. You will discover how SS7 supports cellular services such as subscriber roaming and packet-switched data services. The SS7 Protocols and System Operation Training course begins with several topics which explain the purpose of lower level signaling protocols MTP1, 2, and 3 including error control and network performance monitoring. Day three introduces the more advanced signaling and database query functions performed in compliance with AIN and non-circuit related transactions.

SS7/C7 is a system used to implement signaling and protocols for telecommunications networks. Signaling System No. 7 is commonly known in North America as SS7 and elsewhere throughout the world as C7. SS7 supports both fixed-line and cellular networks. In recent years, expanded telecommunications services have resulted in the introduction of additional SS7 protocols and functionality.

Customize It:

● If you are familiar with some aspects of this course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
● We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
● If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Related Courses:

SS7 Training Indepth| Signaling System #7 Training
ISUP and LNP Training

Duration: 3 days

Objectives:

◾Troubleshoot SS7 network problems.
◾Monitor and evaluate SS7 network performance.
◾Compare the SS7 North American ASCII standards and ITU international standards.
◾Plan the integration and testing of new SS7 applications.
◾Design new mobile network applications and services.

Course Content:

CCS Concepts, and Architecture

◾Basic terms and definitions
◾Why deploy CCS?
◾Examples of signaling (CAS & CCS)
◾Advantage of CCS
◾Services offered with CCS
◾Switches (SSP)
◾Signal Transfer Points (STP)
◾Service Control Points (SCP)
◾Linksets and Links
◾Low-speed links (LSL)
◾High-speed links (HSL)
◾IP Virtual High Speed Links (IPVHSL)
◾Interconnection arrangements
◾Introduction to the SS7 protocol

SS7 Protocol – MTP

◾Supporting documentation
◾Signal Unit structure
◾Data Link layer
◾Link layer
◾Functions
◾Link alignment
◾Signal Unit types
◾SAAL for HSL
◾Sigtran suite of protocols for IP High Speed Links (HSL)
◾SCTP
◾M2PA
◾M2UA
◾Network layer
◾Routing and SLS
◾Routesets
◾Network Management
◾Link Management
◾Changeovers, Changebacks, and Signaling Tests
◾Route Management
◾Transfer Restricted, Transfer Prohibited
◾Traffic Management
◾Forced Rerouting, Controlled Rerouting, MTP Restarts
◾Congestion control
◾Transfer Controlled and SRSCT
◾Gateway Screening
◾MTP, Test and Network Management
◾Sigtran suite of protocols for IP High Speed Links (HSL)
◾M3UA

SS7 Protocol – ISDN-UP

◾Supporting Documentation
◾Common trunking terminology – Class IV, Class V, MSC, tandem, IXC
◾Structure of ISDN-UP messages
◾Messages used by ISDN-UP
◾Message and parameter examination
◾Trunk maintenance
◾Miscellaneous trunking activities
◾continuity, glare, busy, suspend, resume
◾Sample call flow scenarios
◾SS7 to SS7
◾SS7 to MF
◾MF to SS7
◾To / From IXC’s
◾ISDN-UP gateway screening

SS7 Protocol – SCCP

◾Supporting Documentation
◾Connectionless and connection-oriented services defined
◾SCCP messages
◾Structure of SCCP messages
◾The Unitdata (UDT) message
◾Global Title Translation
◾Translation types
◾Address types
◾Global title digits
◾Global Title routing
◾Sample call flows using SCCP and global title translations
◾SCCP gateway screening

SS7 Protocol – TCAP

◾Introduction to ANSI TCAP
◾Supporting Documentation
◾GR-246, T1-114
◾TCAP Services
◾TCAP Forms
◾Structure of ANSI TCAP
◾Transaction Portion, Component Portion
◾Package types, component types
◾National and Private operation codes
◾Operation specifiers
◾Applications that use ANSI-TCAP

SS7 Protocol – Applications

◾Toll Free
◾Alternate Billing Services (ABS) – LIDB
◾CLASS
◾Calling Name Delivery
◾AIN
◾Local Number Portability (LNP)
◾Call flow scenarios for each application
◾Supporting documentation and TCAP structures for each application
◾Mobile Applications
◾GSM and ANSI-41

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