SS7 Training Overview

SS7 Training Overview

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Course Overview:

SS7 Training | Signaling System #7 Training Course – Hands-on

The SS7 Training Overview course introduces the basic concepts on the first day. The more complex features of SS7 level 4 protocols are covered on day two following a thorough coverage of the underlying material on SS7 levels 1, 2, and 3. In this SS7 Training Overview 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 SS7 Training Overview 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.

Signaling System No. 7 is commonly known in North America as SS7 and elsewhere throughout the world as C7. SS7/C7 is a system used to implement signaling and protocols for telecommunications networks. 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.

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● If you are familiar with some aspects of this SS7 Training Overview 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 SS7 Training Overview course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

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What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this SS7 Training Overview course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Basic concepts behind SS7 (Signaling System 7) Protocols and Network Architecture
• Signaling Network Elements: SSPs, STPs, SCPs, and SDP
• Signaling Network Structures
• SS7 Signal Units
• Signaling Links
• SS7 Protocols
• Message Transfer Part (MTP) Level 1-3
• SCCP, TCAP and ISUP
• MAP, CAMEL
• MAP, CAMEL and CAP
• SS7 in Next-Generation Networks
• SS7 and VoIP
• SIGTRAN
• SS7 Enabling Products
• SS7 Troubleshooting, Configuration and Testing Scenarios

Course Content:

Session 1: Signaling Overview

◾History of Telecommunications Signaling
◾Network Signaling Evolution
◾What is Signaling?
◾What is Out-of-Band Signaling?
◾A Summary of the Signaling Network Architecture
◾Network Signaling Evolution
◾The North American Signaling Architecture
◾Signaling System No 7
◾Overview of SS7, IN, AIN, Wireless, and VoIP
◾Standards Organizations

Session 2: SS7 Network Architecture

◾Service Switching Points (SSPs)
◾Signal Transfer Points (STPs
◾Service Control Points (SCPs)
◾Intelligent Peripherals (IPs)
◾Service Nodes (SNs)
◾Service Management and Creation

Session 3: SS7 Signal Data Links

◾Access Link (A)
◾Bridge Link (B)
◾Cross Link (C)
◾Diagonal Link (D)
◾Extended Link (E)
◾Fully Associated Link (F)

Session 4: SS7 Applications

◾Advanced Intelligent Networks (AIN)
◾Basic Call Setup Example
◾Database Query Example
◾Layers of the SS7 Protocol
◾What Goes over the Signaling Link?
◾Addressing in the SS7 Network
◾Signal Unit Structure
◾What Are the Functions of the Different Signaling Units?
◾Message Signal Unit Structure
◾Local Number Portability (LNP)
◾SS7 and Database Connection
◾Wireless Applications
◾OSS Interconnection: E911/911, LIDB, OS/DA

Session 5: SS7 Layers

◾Physical Layer
◾Message Transfer Part (MTP) – Level 2
◾Message Transfer Part (MTP) – Level 3
◾Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
◾ISDN User Part (ISUP)
◾Transaction Capabilities Application Part (TCAP)
◾Operations, Maintenance, and Administration Part (OMAP)

Session 6: Network Service Part (NSP) of SS7

◾Message Transfer Part (MTP)
◾Data Link Level Signaling
◾SS7 Signaling Units
◾Signaling Network Function Level
◾Signaling Information
◾SS7 Signaling Message Types
◾SS7 Network Node Identification
◾SS7 Network Management Message Types
◾Link and Route Management
◾Traffic Management
◾Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
◾Routing and Discrimination
◾Global Title Routing
◾Subsystem Management

Session 7: Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)

◾Enhancements to MTP Routing
◾Flow Control
◾Connection-Oriented and Connectionless Services
◾Global Title Translation
◾SCCP Management
◾SCCP Management Structure
◾Message Types
◾Task of SCCP Messages
◾Parameters of SCCP Messages
◾The Principle of a SCCP Connection

Session 8: Wireless Network Overview

◾Elements in a Mobile Network
◾Mobile Switching Center (MSC)
◾Base Station Controller (BSC)
◾Base Transceiver Station (BTS)
◾Home Location Register (HLR)
◾Visitor Location Register (VLR)
◾Short Message Service Center (SMSC) ANSI-41 and Mobile Application Part (MAP)
◾GSM, CDMA and SS7

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