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Operationalizing Cisco Enterprise 5G Solutions Virtual Classroom Live November 18, 2024

Price: $4,400

This course runs for a duration of 5 Days.

The class will run daily from 10:00 AM EST to 6:00 PM EST.

Class Location: Virtual LIVE Instructor Led - Virtual Live Classroom.

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5G promises to enable a wide variety of new wireless communications services and capabilities, ranging from high-speed, high-capacity broadband access to extremely reliable low-latency communications to machine-type communications on a massive scale.  The degree of innovation introduced with 5G is driving the adoption of Private and Enterprise network integration.  Integrating 5G in the Enterprise network is becoming a strategic requirement as companies look to support new use cases and provide new services with improved business outcomes and customer experience.

To deliver on these promises, everything about the wireless network must change, including the devices, the radio interface, the radio access network (RAN), and the core network. This course is for both technical and non-technical students, offering a high-level end-to-end overview of 5G networks.

This course will outline the new technologies introduced with 5G, including the devices, the radio interface, the radio access network (RAN), and the core network. This course focuses on the principles of the 5G core network, its connectivity to the radio network, and interworking with the 4G EPC.  We will explore the business drivers, use-cases, and leading practices for Enterprise 5G adoption and explore options for Private 5G networking, as well as topics such as Service-Based Architecture (SBA), PDU Session Establishment, Network Slicing and Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), Private 5G Security, and WI-FI 6 as they relate to 5G and 5G Operations.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:   

  • Describe the 5G usage scenarios as defined by the ITU and 3GPP
  • Identify the technology building blocks required for 5G Implementation
  • Explain the key enhancements to the 5G RAN and core network architectures
  • Discuss benefits of enhanced network capabilities, such as MEC, network slicing, and C-RAN
  • Identify the new spectrum bands being considered for 5G
  • Discuss radio interface enhancements
  • Discuss WIFI6 and 5G Interaction and Operation
  • Describe the advantages and opportunities 5G presents to the Enterprise
  • Describe the leading practices in Enterprise and Private 5G use-cases and integration
  • Explain the fundamentals of 5G security in Private and Enterprise deployments

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network Architects
  • Application Developers
  • Implementation Engineers
  • Account Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Pre-sales Engineers

Course Overview

Section 1 – Introduction to 5G Technologies

Module 1: Introduction

  • 5G Evolution, Standards and Use-cases
  • Introduction to 5G Architecture and deployment options
  • Qualifying Standalone and Non-Standalone Topologies and Signaling
  • Key Technologies of 5G New Radio (NR)
  • Massive MIMO and Beamforming in 5G

Module 2: Network Architecture

  • Next Generation NodeB (gNB) functions in NG-RAN
  • Packet Data Unit (PDU) session
  • Control Plane and User Plane separation

Module 3: Service-Based Architecture (SBA) Systems Fundamentals

  • Supported Platforms and Services
  • Working with Kubernetes and Helm
  • GitHub Basics
  • Subscriber Microservices Infrastructure (SMI) Overview
  • Deploying the SMI Cluster Manager
  • Creating Kubernetes Clusters with the SMI Cluster Manager

Section 2 – 5G Network Architecture-Core Network

Module 1: 5G Network Architecture-Core Network

  • Access and Mobility Management Functions (AMF)
  • Authentication Server Function (AUSF)
  • Session Management Function (SMF)
  • User Plane Function (UPF)
  • Unified Data Management (UDM)
  • Policy Charging Function (PCF)
  • Application Function (AF)
  • Network Repository Function (NRF)
  • Network Slice Selection Function (NSSF)
  • Network Exposure Function (NEF)

Module 2: Network Function Virtualization and Network Slicing

  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Network Slicing

Module 3: UE Identifiers

  • Subscription Permanent Identifier (SUPI)
  • Subscription Concealed Identifier (SUCI)
  • Permanent Equipment Identifier (PEI)
  • Global Unique Temporary Identifier (GUTI)
  • Data Network Name (DNN)
  • Internal-Group Identifier

Section 3 – Procedures in 5G Networks

Module 1: UE Power-On and Registration

  • UE Power-On Procedure
  • 5G Registration Management State Models
  • RM State Model in the UE
  • RM State Model in the Network
  • Registration Walk-thru
  • AKA Authentication

Module 2: UE Idle and Connected Modes

  • Connection Management
  • Management State Models
  • Local Area Data Network
  • Session Continuity
  • Service Continuity
  • PDU Session Anchor

Module 3: PDU Session Establishment

  • PDU Session Service
  • PDU Session
  • Data Network Name (DNN)
  • DN Access Identifier (DAI)
  • 5G QoS Flow
  • 5G QoS Indicator (5QI)
  • PDU Session Establishment Walkthrough
  • UE Establishment
  • Modification on UE and 5GC Request
  • Release on UE and 5GC Request

Module 4: UE Paging Procedure

  • Service Requests
  • Initiated by Core Network for RRC Idle UE
  • Paging Message Format

Module 5: Handover and Its Types In 5G

  • Xn Based
  • Inter NG-RAN Based
  • Handover walk thru

Section 4 – 5G and WI-FI 6 Co-existing

Module 1: Cisco OpenRoaming

  • Introduction to OpenRoaming
  • OpenRoaming Federations
  • Benefits of OpenRoaming
  • OpenRoaming vs OpenNetwork
  • OpenRoaming Framework

Module 2: Open Roaming Technology Pillars

  • Passpoint
  • Key Feature
  • Use Cases
  • Secure Access
  • WRIX
  • WRIX Functional Blocks
  • Visited vs Home Network Providers
  • Functional Scope of WRIX Blocks
  • HSP Network Endpoints

Module 3: Open Roaming Network Deployment Architecture

  • RCOI and Policy Implementation
  • Identity types
  • PID

Module 4: QoS Types and Service Level

  • Baseline QoS
  • Silver QoS
  • Gold QoS
  • RadSec Secured Interconnect
  • Dynamic Discover of HSPs/IDPs

Section 5 – 5G Enterprise Advantage – Edge

Module 1: 5G and Edge Computing Architecture

  • Support for Edge Computing in 3GPP
  • Leading practices and use-cases for 5G Enterprise Integration
  • 5G Service Based Architecture & MEC Integration
  • MEC deployment scenarios
  • Traffic Slicing and Steering
  • UE and application mobility
  • Capabilities exposure
  • PDU sessions and Charging
  • UE API over Mx2

Module 2: M2 5G MEC Implementation

  • LTE Migration and Integration
  • Leveraging Third-party Cloud Providers
  • Providing On-Demand Services with Serverless Computing
  • Massive IoT
  • Supporting Enterprise users and apps
  • MEC with SDWAN

Section 6 – Private 5G Advantage – Security and Operations

Module 1: M1 5G Security Overview

  • Introduction to 5G Security
  • NEA and NIA Algorithms
  • Authentication and Key Agreement
  • AMF and Device Authentication
  • Key Distribution
  • Secure NAS Signaling
  • RRC Signal Security
  • IPsec and AN/CN Security

Module 2: Security Considerations in 5G Private Networks

  • The Private 5G Threat Surface
  • Public data network threats
  • Control and user plane security
  • Securing RAN to core
  • IoT/OT, signaling storms, and bots
  • SBA core and (MEC) sites exposed APIs
  • App Level security
  • Leading practices in end-to-end, core to edge security

 Lab Outline:

Labs are designed to assure learners a whole practical experience, through the following practical activities:

  • Lab 1: Deploy Cluster Manager (Standalone)
  • Lab 2: Verify Cluster Manager (Standalone)
  • Lab 3: Deploy and Verify Kubernetes Cluster
  • Lab 4: Deploy and Verify Common Execution Environment
  • Lab 5: Deploy and Verify AMF
  • Lab 6: Deploy and Verify SMF
  • Lab 7: Deploy and Verify UPF
  • Lab 8: 5G Call Simulation and Testing
  • Lab 9: Exploring CLI Troubleshooting
  • Lab 10: Deploying a Distributed 5G Core via SDWAN
  • Lab 11: Understanding 5G Authentication and Key Agreement


The knowledge and skills that the learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Basic knowledge of networking concepts
  • Basic knowledge of Wi-Fi concepts
  • Basic knowledge of 4G LTE concepts

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