Cisco ASR 5000 Comprehensive Four-Day Technical Training SGSN, GGSN, and EPC (XGSNEPC4D)

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Course Content

The Cisco ASR 5000 Comprehensive Four-Day Technical Training SGSN, GGSN, and EPC 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 Series Aggregation Services Router to function as an Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) or Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN) in a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) network environment. The course also provides instruction on how to configure and monitor the Cisco ASR 5000 Series to function as a Mobility Management Entity (MME) Serving Gateway (SGW) and PDN Gateway (PGW) in an Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network environment. It builds on principals learned in other Cisco ASR 5000 Series-related training.

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 Cisco ASR 5000 Series:

  • 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
  • Performing basic service configuration for a MME
  • Performing basic service configuration for an SGW
  • Performing basic service configuration of a PGW
  • Monitoring the system for subscriber sessions

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
  • Lesson 16: LTE Overview
  • Lesson 17: ASR 5000 Long-Term Evoluion (LTE) Features
  • Lesson 18: LTE Call Flows

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: ASR 5000 LTE Configuration Lab Exercise
  • Lab 6: Troubleshooting LTE Subscriber Sessions
Classroom Training

Duration 4 days

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