SS7 Interface to Packet Training

SS7 Interface to Packet Training Course with Hands-On Exercises (Online, Onsite and Classroom Live)

The SS7 Interface to Packet Training course provides an understanding of how the SS7 protocol is transported over packet networks using IP. It details the family of protocols that provide reliable datagram service and user layer adaptations for the SS7 protocol. This protocol was originally intended to allow new VoIP networks the ability to easily interconnect with legacy PSTN networks and utilize the services that customers need and expect.

Exercises are provided throughout the SS7 Interface to Packet course, re-enforcing a practical understanding of the material. We will provide each student with a high-quality workbook and all of the necessary supplies

SS7 Interface to Packet TrainingDuration: 2 days

  • We can adapt this SS7 Interface to Packet course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this SS7 Interface to Packet course, we can omit or shorten their discussion
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the SS7 Interface to Packet 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 Interface to Packet course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this SS7 Interface to Packet course:

  • This SS7 Interface to Packet course will be an invaluable tool for those individuals responsible for maintenance and surveillance of the voice, signaling, or IP (packet) networks.  This is especially true for personnel working in a control center environment such as the NOC, INAC, ESAC, etc.  Anyone responsible for maintaining services on the existing intelligent network platform would also benefit.  Others would include network or traffic engineers, technical support, network planners and interconnection specialists.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this SS7 Interface to Packet course are:

  • A basic knowledge of telephony, IP and signaling would be helpful, but not essential.
SS7 Interface to Packet Training - OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this SS7 Interface to Packet course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • This SS7 Interface to Packet course starts by giving the student a thorough overview of the structure of the SS7 protocol and how it used today.  Knowledge of SS7 is essential to thoroughly understand the Sigtran family of protocols.  It then details how a suite of protocols known as Sigtran adapts the SS7 layers for transport over packet-based networks.  Emphasis is placed on the most significant protocol defined by the Sigtran group – the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP).  Each Adaptation Layer – M2PA, M2UA, M3UA and SUA – are then detailed.
SS7 Interface to Packet Training - COURSE SYLLABUS

CCS Architecture

  • CCS services
  • Modes of operation
  • Network nodes& architecture
  • Link configurations
  • Network addresses

Overview of SS7 Protocol

  • Supporting documentation
  • Signal unit types
  • MTP layer 1
  • MTP layer 2
  • Link alignment
  • Layer 2 functions
  • LSSUs
  • MTP layer 3
  • Message routing & route sets
  • Network Management
  • Route management
  • Route management
  • Traffic management
  • Transmit congestion
  • SCCP layer
  • Global title translation routing

 Architecture and SCTP

  • Supporting documentation
  • IP Protocol
  • IP Network Interface
  • Architecture
  • Signaling Gateway (SG)
  • Media Gateway (MG)
  • Media Gateway Controller (MGC)
  • IP Signaling Point (IPSP)
  • Application Server (AS)
  • Stream Transmission Control Protocol (STCP)
  • Introduction to the Sigtran suite
  • Architecture overview
  • Functions
  • SCTP packets
  • SCTP chunk types
  • Payload
  • Control
  • Establishing an association
  • Terminating an association
  • Data transfer & flow control

User Adaptation

  • Overview of User Adaptation
  • MTP level 2 Peer Adaptation (M2PA)
  • Functions
  • Services
  • Common header & M2PA specific header
  • M2PA user data
  • M2PA link status messages
  • Link associations
  • M2PA functions
  • Link initialization
  • Link proving
  • Receive congestion
  • Changeover

MTP level 2 User Adaptation (M2UA)

  • Comparing M2PA & M2UA
  • M2UA mapping
  • M2UA message classes
  • MTP2 User Adaptation (MAUP) messages
  • M2UA parameters
  • SGPs & ASPs
  • Call flows
  • Link functions
  • Link alignment
  • Link out of service
  • Processor outage
  • Congestion
  • Changeover

MTP layer 3 User Adaptation (M3UA)

  • Functions
  • Architecture
  • ISDN-UP and SCCP transport using M3UA
  • Message classes
  • Routing keys
  • Message distribution
  • Signaling Network Management

SCCP User Adaptation (SUA)

  • Functions
  • Architecture
  • Connectionless & connection-oriented transport
  • Address mapping
  • Message classes
  • Examples and call flows
SS7 Interface to Packet Training Course Wrap-Up

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