IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Training

IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Training Course with Hands-On Exercises (Online, Onsite and Classroom Live)

Communications networks are rapidly evolving into policy-based, packet-oriented networks designed to provide a particular quality-of-services (QoS) for subscribers while reducing the costs associated with capital expansions, network operations, and management.  If you are involved with telecommunications engineering, deployment, strategy, marketing, or services creation, it is critical that you understand the technology and business implications of IMS.

In this IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Training or IMS Training course, you will study IMS from all angles including the technology, status of wireless and wireline standards, key challenges posed by the technology, financial drivers for its adoption, deployment, and even security considerations.  You will also study the issue of network policy and how the different levels and types of policies for QoS and admission control have important bearing on traffic engineering in the evolving networks.  We will conclude with a look at the future of telecommunications networks, including a flat, all-IP infrastructure.

IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) TrainingDuration: 2 days

  • We can adapt this IMS Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this IMS Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the IMS Training 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 IMS Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this IMS Training course:

  • Those responsible for telecommunications planning, design, engineering, deployment, business strategy, marketing, and services creation.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this IMS Training course are:

IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Training - OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify the market trends that are currently shaping the evolution of fixed and wireless networks.
  • List the key technology considerations that impact the evolution of networks.
  • Describe the major components of the IMS system and how they work together.
  • Describe how the traffic engineering of the evolving networks will require an understanding of the underlying network policies.
IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Training - COURSE SYLLABUS


  • Historical perspective of wireless and wireline network evolution
  • Advantages and disadvantages of legacy technologies

IMS Basics

  • Key terminology
  • IMS layers, concepts, and elements
  • Definitions/functions per node
  • Policy overview
  • IMS in GSM, CDMA, fixed and WiMAX networks
  • IMS key market trends
  • SIP overview
  • MPLS/DiffServ and packet networks overview

IMS: A Functional Study

  • P,I,S-CSCF
  • SBC
  • BGCF
  • MGCF
  • SGW
  • MRF
  • SCIM
  • HSS
  • SLF
  • Interfaces
  • Protocols

IMS Applications

  • Overview of services
  • SCIM and composite services
  • Services policy

System Functionality

  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Peering policy
  • Access policy
  • Applications policy
  • Network policy
  • Subscriber policy
  • Third party policy

Call Flows

  • Mobile to land
  • Land to mobile
  • 2G mobile to 3G VoIP/IMS mobile
  • 3G VoIP/IMS mobile to 2G Mobile
  • 2G SMS to 3G/IMS SMS

Current Standards Work and Challenges

  • IPv6
  • Legacy internetworking
  • Security
  • Privacy
  • RAN performance requirements
  • SCIM
  • Session based QoS
  • Non-SIP and legacy applications and admission control
  • Voice call continuity
  • IMS centralized services


  • Putting it all together
  • End game, economics, strategy, financial drivers
  • Future of mobile networking
  • Q/A and Evaluations
IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Training Course Wrap-Up

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