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Traffic Engineering for Voice and Data Networks Training Course Hands-on
Good traffic engineering is important not only in the initial design of a voice or data network but also key to its continued smooth operation. This two-to-three day Traffic Engineering for Voice and Data Networks Training course provides a sound introduction to the principles of traffic engineering, the exact duration depending on the number and types of transport technologies and services included in the course.
After a quick review of some of the important telecommunications concepts, we will study the transport technologies such as the T-Carrier and optical carrier systems, Ethernet, ATM, and Frame Relay. We will then look at the types of services that may be offered, their characteristics, and the issues unique to each. We will study the models that are used to understand and explain voice traffic, including Erlang A, B, and C, and learn how to apply them properly. We will then study the challenges posed by data traffic, including an in-depth look at VoIP traffic engineering. Upon completion of this course, you will have a good understanding of how to characterize, measure, predict, and optimize telecommunications traffic, both voice and data.
• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Traffic Engineering for Voice and Data Networks Training 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.
Traffic Engineering for Voice and Data Networks Training – Course Syllabus:
Review of Important Telecommunications Concepts
◾Brief history of telecommunications
◾What is capacity?
◾What is capacity planning and why is it performed?
◾What are trunks?
◾What is multiplexing?
◾What are trunk groups?
◾What are switches?
◾What is a class 5, a class 4 switch?
◾Overview of packet data networks
◾What is a router?
◾What is a bridge?
◾What is a host?
Overview of Telecommunications Transport Technologies
◾Overview of the T-Carrier system
◾Overview of the optical carrier system
Services and Their Traffic Requirements
◾Services definitions and resulting traffic types
◾Voice and data challenges
◾Real-time versus non-real-time applications
◾Store and forward/buffering
◾Synchronization, delay, and jitter
Principles of Voice Traffic Engineering
◾What is an Erlang?
◾Basics of probability and queuing theory
◾Extended Erlang B
◾Basic exercises in using the Erlang tables
◾Erlang efficiency curves and relation to trunking
◾Optimization exercises for trunk utilization
◾Practice traffic engineering exercises: Traffic, blocking, lines
Principles of Data Traffic Engineering
◾Real-time versus non-real-time
◾Impact of transmission networks to service assurance
◾Correcting for different transmission media to meet bandwidth requirements
◾Impact of buffers
◾Buffer analysis and planning
◾Practice traffic engineering exercises: Services mix, rate of arrival, bandwidth calculations
Principles of VoIP/Data Engineering
◾What is VoIP?
◾How does VoIP differ from other applications?
◾What are the services requirements of VoIP?
◾What other applications are similar, or not similar, to VoIP?
◾Traffic simulators overview
◾Traffic simulator output and meaning
◾Impact of network design, optimization and planning
◾Final bandwidth calculations
◾Practice traffic engineering exercises: Class of service, QoS, services mix, rate of arrival, bandwidth calculations