Cisco ASR 5000 Comprehensive Four-Day Technical Training SGSN, GGSN, and ECS (XGSNECS4D)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Course Content

The Cisco ASR 5000 Comprehensive Four-Day Technical Training SGSN, GGSN, and ECS Version 12.2 instructor-led course offered by Learning Services provides detailed instruction on how to manage, monitor, configure, and administer the Cisco® ASR 5000 to function as a serving General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) support node (SGSN) or gateway GPRS support node (GGSN) in a Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS) network environment. The course also provides supervised, hands-on training pertaining to the configuration of the Cisco Enhanced Charging Service (ECS) on the ASR 5000.

Who should attend

This course is designed for participants from any of the following disciplines who are responsible for the planning, configuration, and management of the ASR 5000:

  • Network engineering
  • Network consulting
  • Customer support
  • Field engineering
  • Channel partners, resellers


Participants must have a thorough understanding of IP routing, networking protocols, and a basic working knowledge of applicable UMTS network operation.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should have a thorough understanding of the following aspects of the platform:

  • Understanding and using the StarOS command line interface (CLI)
  • Understanding contexts and context selection processes
  • Performing initial system configuration, including administrative users, hardware redundancy, and remote management functions
  • Performing basic configurations for GGSN services
  • Performing basic configurations for 3G and 2G SGSN services
  • Applying software upgrades, session and feature use licenses, and configuration files
  • Configuring bulk statistics and systems/event logging
  • Troubleshooting techniques for both hardware and software
  • Understand what inline services are
  • Understanding the ECS feature and its intended uses
  • ECS feature capabilities
  • ECS deployment examples
  • ECS operations, services, and architecture
  • ECS feature configuration

Detailed Course Outline

The course outline is as follows:

  • Module 1: SGSN and GGSN Services Overview
  • Module 2: ASR 5000 Hardware Overview
  • Module 3: ASR 5000 Software Overview
  • Module 4: Initial System Configuration
  • Module 5: Understanding the StarOS Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Module 6: Configuring System and Management Parameters
  • Module 7: Configuration Terminology
  • Module 8: Configuring GGSN Services for IP and PDP Context Processing
  • Module 9: Configuring SGSN Service for 3G Operation
  • Module 10: Configuring SGSN Service for 2G Operation
  • Module 11: ATM interfaces and Global Title Translation for SGSN Services
  • Module 12: SGSN Operator Policies
  • Module 13: Configuring the ASR 5000 for Bulk Statistics Collection
  • Module 14: Traffic Shaping and Policing
  • Module 15: Configuring Threshold Crossing Alarms
  • Module 16: Inline Services Introduction
  • Module 17: How Inline Services Work
  • Module 18: Accounting
  • Module 19: Redundancy Support
  • Module 20: Inline Services Software Architecture
  • Module 21: The Gx Interface
  • Module 22: The Gy Interface
  • Module 23: Inline Services Configuration Example

The lab outline is as follows:

  • Lab 1: Command Line Interface Familiarization
  • Lab 2: Configuring GGSN Services
  • Lab 3: Configuring 3G SGSN Services
  • Lab 4: Configuring Threshold Crossing Alarms
  • Lab 5: Implementing ECS
Classroom Training

Duration 4 days

  • United States: US$ 3,750
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 38 CLC
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