Telecom Architectures and Information Technologies

Telecom Architectures and Information Technologies Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

Telecom is undergoing a series of radical changes, molded by the legacy of telephony and an Internet Protocol network. A new era in telecommunications has exploded with the adoption of Wireless LAN, Unified Communications (UC), Voice over IP (VoIP), 3G and 4G mobile networks, cloud computing, and the next generation of voice and data services.

In this comprehensive course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the current telecom landscape and how voice has migrated from a circuit- to a packet-switched network. You will learn how to evaluate existing technology options to determine which will best meet your organization's data and telephony requirements, from mature digital transport/access services to emerging voice and data services using voice over packet technologies.

The technology, marketplace, and regulatory structure of telecommunications are in a continuous state of transition. This powerful course will ensure that you fully understand the service options available to your organization and how voice technologies integrate into your existing data networks.

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Intended Audience for this Telecom Architectures and Information Technologies Course

  • » Individuals who are new to telecommunications, have experience in data networking, and are in the process of converging your telephony and data network infrastructures or are responsible for implementing or supporting telephony services
  • » Voice professionals needing data training
  • » Data professionals needing to know about VoIP
  • » Consultants, executives, IT managers, marketing/sales staff, and network analysts, designers, engineers, and technicians

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Telecom Architectures and Information Technologies Course Objectives

  • » Applications supported on today's telecom networks
  • » Set up of circuit-switched calls vs. packet-switched calls
  • » Digitizing voice
  • » Types of communication mediums
  • » Multiplexing techniques used for fixed and wireless communication systems
  • » Modulation techniques used to increase connections and capacity for wireless networks
  • » Power over Ethernet
  • » Wireless LAN standards
  • » Packet switching
  • » VoIP and UC
  • » Carrier data services
  • » Video conferencing solutions and features
  • » Mobile cellular networks
  • » Attributes of 3G networks and services
  • » Femtocells vs. FMC service
  • » 4G WiMax services and technology
  • » 4G LTE services and technology

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Telecom Architectures and Information Technologies Course Outline

      1. 1. The Current State of the Telecom Industry
      2. Applications on Today's Telecom Networks
      3. Carrier Categories
      4. Types of Customer Networks
      5. Retail Customers
      6. Enterprise Customers
      7. Who They Are
      8. Enterprise Data Networks
      9. Carrier-Based Connections for Enterprises
      10. Carrier-Based Leased Line Connections for Enterprise Data
      11. Carrier-Based Packet Network Connections for Enterprise Data
      12. Circuit-Switched vs. Packet-Switched Networks
      13. Routing Traffic over Packet-Switched Networks
      14. Mapping a Phone Call over Circuit-Switched Networks
      15. 2. Circuit-Switched Networks and Digital Multiplexing Standards
      16. Analog Voice Service
      17. In-Band Signaling
      18. Digital Access Service: ISDN
      19. Common Channel Signaling
      20. Signaling System 7 (SS7) Capabilities and Features
      21. Local (End-to-End) Call Connection between Central Offices
      22. Call Routing over a Long-Distance Network using SS7
      23. Digital Trunking in the Transport Network: Preserves Voice Quality
      24. T1 (DS1) Circuit Description and Frame Format (North American Standard)
      25. T3 (DS-3) Circuits
      26. SONET
      27. How SONET Works
      28. SONET and SDH Multiplexing Rates
      29. Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)
      30. 3. Digitizing Voice
      31. Frequency Ranges Related to Human Communication
      32. Human Speech Explained
      33. Digitizing Voice Signals Using Codecs
      34. Sample Rates for Digitizing Waveforms
      35. Coding the Signal
      36. Transmitting the Signal
      37. Decoding the Signal
      38. Voice Compression
      39. Synthesizing Speech
      40. Silence Suppression
      41. Narrowband and Wideband Codecs
      42. 4. Mediums and Modulation
      43. Basic Telecommunications Systems
      44. Transmitters
      45. Receivers
      46. Mediums
      47. Transmission Mediums
      48. Copper Cable: Electrical Energy
      49. Voice Grade Cabling
      50. Data Category Cabling
      51. Fiber Optic Cable: Optical Energy
      52. Wireless: Radio Frequency Energy
      53. Basic Modulation Techniques
      54. Amplitude
      55. Frequency
      56. Phase
      57. 5. Multiplexing
      58. Multiplexing: A More Efficient Way to Move Traffic over Networks
      59. Fixed Medium Communication Multiplexing
      60. Frequency Division Multiplexing
      61. Time Division Multiplexing
      62. Wavelength Division Multiplexing
      63. Coarse-Wave Division
      64. Dense-Wave Division
      65. Code Division Multiplexing
      66. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
      67. Wireless Communication Multiplexing
      68. Frequency Division Multiplexing
      69. Time Division Multiplexing
      70. Code Division Multiplexing
      71. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
      72. 6. Carrier Access Network Architectures
      73. Access Network Technologies
      74. Copper Local Loops
      75. ISDN: Digital-Access Service
      76. Cable TV Networks
      77. Improving the Telco Infrastructure
      78. Digital Trunking over Copper
      79. Digital Trunking over Fiber (Fiber in the Loop)
      80. Digital Subscriber Line Service
      81. Fiber to the Curb
      82. Fiber to the Premise: Passive Optical Networks
      83. Voice Services
      84. Traditional Circuit-Switched Voice over the PSTN
      85. Carrier VoIP Integration with the PSTN
      86. Improving Cable Architecture for Broadband Services
      87. Hybrid Fiber/Coax (HFC)
      88. DOCSIS: High-Speed Cable Modem Service
      89. Cable Networks Add Voice: Triple Play
      90. RFoG
      91. Type of PON Architectures
      92. Broadband PON
      93. Gigabit PON
      94. Ethernet PON
      95. Quad Play Networks
      96. Adding Mobile Wireless to Triple-Play
      97. Cable Networks Add Mobile Wireless Service
      98. 7. Local Area Networks
      99. LAN Topologies
      100. Bus Architecture
      101. Ring Architecture
      102. Start Architecture
      103. Devices that Comprise a LAN
      104. Personal Computers
      105. Servers
      106. Printers
      107. Switches
      108. Routers
      109. Data Frames
      110. HDLC Standard
      111. Frame Structure
      112. Frame Header
      113. Frame Trailer
      114. Frame Payload
      115. Data Link Layer Addressing for LAN Interfaces
      116. Ethernet LAN
      117. Ethernet Cable Bus
      118. Collision Domain (CSMA/CD)
      119. Ethernet Hub
      120. Broadcast Domain
      121. Ethernet Switch
      122. Unmanaged Switches
      123. Managed Switches
      124. Moving Data Between Network Devices on the LAN
      125. Logical Addressing
      126. MAC Addressing
      127. Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
      128. 8. Wireless LANs
      129. The Wireless Link
      130. Transmitter
      131. Receiver
      132. Radio Frequency Channel
      133. Wireless LAN Organizations
      134. IEEE 802.11
      135. Wi-Fi Alliance
      136. The Basic Service Set (BCC)
      137. Access Points
      138. Basic Access Point Operation
      139. Encryption
      140. Association and Disassociation
      141. Station Devices
      142. The Extended Service Set (ESS)
      143. Service Set Identifier (SSID)
      144. Roaming
      145. Frequency Bands Used for Wireless LANs
      146. 2.4 GHz Industrial Scientific and Medical (ISM)
      147. 5.0 GHz UNII Band
      148. Air Interfaces and Standards
      149. DSSS: 802.11b
      150. OFDM
      151. 802.11a
      152. 802.11g
      153. 802.11n
      154. Security
      155. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
      156. 802.11i
      157. WPA/WPA2
      158. Authentication
      159. Encryption
      160. Integrity
      161. 9. Packet-Switched Networks
      162. Introduction to Packet Switching
      163. Packet Switching Concepts
      164. Global Addressing
      165. Data Packets
      166. The Layered Approach
      167. Layer 1: Physical Layer
      168. Layer 2: Data Link Layer (Frames)
      169. Layer 3: Network Layer (Packets)
      170. Layer 4: Transport Layer (Segments)
      171. TCP/IP Networks
      172. Data Link Layer: Internet Protocol
      173. Transport Layer
      174. TCP
      175. UDP
      176. Routing Packets between Networks
      177. IP Global Addressing Structure
      178. Routers and Routing Tables
      179. Routing Protocols
      180. Adding Applications to the Protocol Stack
      181. Port Numbers Used to Identify Applications
      182. Supporting Multiple Applications Simultaneously
      183. Application Utilities
      184. DHCP
      185. DNS
      186. Common Application Protocols
      187. File Transfer
      188. E-Mail
      189. Web Browsing
      190. Transporting Packets over the Network
      191. Internet Protocol: IPv4 Address Structure
      192. Global Addressing Structure
      193. Address Classes
      194. Addressing Inefficiencies
      195. Subnetting
      196. CIDR
      197. The Need for Private Addressing
      198. Private Address Ranges
      199. Traversing between Private and Public Networks
      200. Network Address Translation
      201. Network Address and Port Translation (NAPT)
      202. Interconnecting Networks using NAT
      203. Internet Protocol: IPv6 Address Structure
      204. How IPv6 Addresses are Constructed
      205. Additional Benefits of IPv6
      206. 10. Voice over IP and Unified Communications
      207. Introduction to VoIP Networks
      208. VoIP for Enterprise Networks
      209. Proprietary IP-PBXs
      210. Open Source IP-PBXs
      211. VoIP for Residential Customers
      212. ITSPs
      213. Analog Telephone Adapters
      214. POTS over VoIP
      215. VoIP Protocols
      216. Signaling Protocols
      217. SIP: A Peer-to-Peer Signaling Protocol
      218. SIP Clients and Servers
      219. Registration Server: Registrar
      220. Proxy Server: Connecting Calls
      221. Defines the Connection to be Used by RTP
      222. SDP Negotiates the Parameters for the Connection
      223. Voice Transport Protocol: RTP (RFC3551)
      224. Defines the Packet Format for Delivering Real-Time Traffic
      225. Payload Type Identifiers: RFC3551
      226. RTCP Gathers Statistic for QoS Measurements
      227. Unified Communications
      228. Interactive Multimedia Services
      229. Real-Time Services
      230. Voice (VoIP)
      231. Video Conferencing over IP
      232. Near-Time Services
      233. Short Message Service
      234. Instant Messaging
      235. Multimedia Messaging
      236. Non-Real-Time Services
      237. Music Downloads
      238. Video Downloads and Streaming
      239. Presence
      240. XMPP
      241. SIMPLE
      242. Unified Messaging
      243. Voice Mail
      244. E-Mail
      245. Video E-Mail
      246. E-Fax
      247. Speech-to-Text
      248. Text-to-Speech
      249. Quality of Service (QoS)
      250. QoS Parameters for Supporting Real-Time Applications
      251. Minimal Latency
      252. Low Jitter
      253. Low Packet Loss
      254. Quality Perception for Voice and Video
      255. Security Protocols
      256. Securing the Signaling Protocol
      257. Voice and Video Privacy: Encryption
      258. 11. Carrier Data Services
      259. Enterprise Network Connections using Leased Lines
      260. Shared Network Resources: Clouds
      261. Sharing Resources and Reducing Costs
      262. Accessing the Shared Network
      263. Separating Customer Traffic During Transport
      264. Defining Source and Destination Points for Customer Traffic
      265. Why Carriers Prefer Switched Technologies over Routing Traffic
      266. Frame Relay
      267. Switching Frames through the Network
      268. Connecting to a Frame Relay Network
      269. Data Link Connection Identifiers (DLCIs)
      270. Using ATM as a Backbone for Frame Relay
      271. Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
      272. Using ATM Switches over TDM Multiplexers
      273. Using ATM as a Backbone for Frame Relay
      274. Virtual Path and Channel Identifiers
      275. ATM and QoS
      276. ATM Cells
      277. Service Categories
      278. Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
      279. Introduction to Label Switching
      280. MPLS Terminology and Components
      281. Establishing an MPLS Tunnel
      282. Using the MPLS Tunnel
      283. Carrier Ethernet Services
      284. Ethernet Services Categories
      285. E-Line
      286. E-LAN
      287. Scaling Ethernet for Carrier Networks
      288. Carrier Methods for Deploying Ethernet Services
      289. MPLS-Based Metro-Ethernet Networks
      290. PBB-TE
      291. 12. Video Technology and Services
      292. Video Attributes
      293. Scanning Formats
      294. Interlaced
      295. Progressive
      296. Video Resolutions
      297. 720p
      298. 1080i
      299. 1080p
      300. Video Codecs
      301. H.262 (MPEG-2)
      302. H.263
      303. H.264 (MPEG-4)
      304. Broadcast Video Standards
      305. Standard Definition Television
      306. High Definition Television
      307. Video Conferencing Solutions
      308. Connectivity
      309. Circuit-Switched
      310. Web-based
      311. Types of Video Conferencing Solutions
      312. Desktop Video Conferencing
      313. Equipment
      314. Software
      315. Standard Video Conferencing
      316. Equipment
      317. Facilities
      318. Telepresence
      319. Examples
      320. Cisco
      321. Microsoft
      322. Video Conferencing Web-Based Services
      323. WebEx
      324. Adobe Connect
      325. Microsoft Office Live Meeting
      326. SkyRoom
      327. Skype
      328. Internet Protocol Television
      329. What It Is
      330. How It Is Used
      331. Broadcast Services: Part of the New Triple Play
      332. Web-Based Video Streaming
      333. Mobile Video
      334. Standards
      335. DVB-T
      336. MBMS
      337. MediaFLO TV
      338. Devices
      339. Integrated
      340. Stand-Alone
      341. 13. Cloud Computing
      342. Introduction to Software as a Service (SaaS): A Cloud-Based Approach
      343. Cloud Computing
      344. SaaS Benefits over Traditional Software Applications
      345. Cloud-Based Applications and Services
      346. Search Engines
      347. e-Commerce
      348. Educational Uses
      349. Commercial
      350. Colleges and Universities
      351. Collaboration Software
      352. What It Is and How to Use It
      353. Types of Cloud-Based Applications
      354. Wikis
      355. Maps software
      356. Office-Based software
      357. Word Processing
      358. Spreadsheets
      359. Presentation Tool
      360. E-Mail Service
      361. Calendar
      362. Instant Messaging
      363. Blogging
      364. Costing Models
      365. Advertising Supported
      366. Subscription Based
      367. Online vs. Offline Services
      368. Cloud Computing Examples
      369. Microsoft: Windows Azure Platform
      370. Windows Azure
      371. Microsoft SQL Azure
      372. Windows Azure Platform AppFabric
      373. Microsoft Windows Live
      374. Google
      375. iGoogle
      376. Gmail
      377. Calendar
      378. Documents
      379. Reader
      380. Google Voice
      381. Google Talk
      382. Blogger
      383. Web History
      384. Google Check-Out
      385. Translate
      386. Lotus Notes/IBM
      387. 14. Introduction to Mobile Cellular Networks
      388. Celluar Networks
      389. The Concept of Cellular Networks
      390. Building a Cellular Network
      391. Call Initiation and Handoff (Handover) between Adjacent Cells
      392. Global Frequency Spectrum Allocations for Mobile Wireless
      393. The GSM Network Architecture
      394. Adding Data Services to GSM Networks
      395. SMS
      396. GPRS
      397. EDGE
      398. The Evolution of Cellular Standards: First and Second Generation
      399. CDMA Architecture (IS-95A/B)
      400. Evolution of US Cellular Technology up to Third Generation
      401. Top Four US Mobile Operators
      402. GSM
      403. AT&T
      404. T-Mobile
      405. CDMA (IS-95A/B)
      406. Sprint
      407. Verizon
      408. 15. 3G Networks: Enabling Mobile Broadband
      409. The Mobile Internet Traffic Growth Predictions
      410. Examples of Web-Based Applications for Mobile Wireless
      411. Network Requirements
      412. The Impact of Smartphones
      413. Smartphones
      414. Attributes
      415. Keypad vs. Alpha-Numeric Keyboard
      416. Tactile vs. Touch-screen
      417. Features
      418. Display Imaging
      419. Network Access
      420. Other Important Features
      421. Application Stores
      422. Driving Smartphone Sales
      423. Drive Up Data Consumption
      424. Global Standards Organizations for 3G Networks
      425. 3GPP (GSM Family of Standards)
      426. W-CDMA
      427. HSDPA
      428. HSUPA
      429. HSPA+ (HSPA Evolved)
      430. 3GPP2 (CDMA Family of Standards)
      431. CDMA2000 1x
      432. 1xEV-DO Rev. 0
      433. 1xEV-DO Rev. A
      434. 1xEV-DO Rev. B
      435. 1xEV-DO Rev. C (UMB)
      436. 3G to 4G Mobile Standards Summary
      437. Global Mobile Wireless Subscriber Market Share
      438. 3GPP2 Global Market Share
      439. 3GPP Global Market Share
      440. 16. Femtocell and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC)
      441. Macrocells
      442. Femtocells
      443. Femtocell Manufacturers and Vendors
      444. Femtocells in the US Market
      445. AT&T
      446. Sprint
      447. Verizon Wireless
      448. LTE Femtocell Architecture
      449. FMC
      450. GSM/UMTS/W-CDMA and Wi-Fi (UMA/GAN)
      451. CDMA2000/EV-DO and Wi-Fi
      452. Software Support for VoIP
      453. Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA)/Generic Access Network (GAN)
      454. Modes of Operation
      455. Cellular Only
      456. Cellular Preferred
      457. Wireless LAN Only
      458. Wireless LAN Preferred
      459. Problems with Poor In-Building Coverage
      460. Enterprise VoIP Network Using Wi-Fi
      461. Seamless Roaming and Handover with FMC UMA/GAN Standard
      462. Femtocell and FMC Market in the US
      463. 17. Introduction to 4G Networks: WiMax
      464. WiMax Mobile vs. Fixed and Nomadic Service
      465. Examples of Wireless Networks
      466. WPAN
      467. WLAN
      468. WMAN
      469. WWAN
      470. 802.16 Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) Standards Development
      471. WiMax Forum
      472. System Profiles
      473. Certification
      474. WiMax User Equipment Examples
      475. Access Service Network
      476. Connectivity Service Network
      477. End-to-End WiMax Architecture
      478. WiMax Network Reference Model
      479. Advanced Antenna Systems
      480. MIMO
      481. Advantages of the 802.16 Air Interface Standard
      482. Increasing VoIP Capacity for WiMax
      483. 18. Introduction to 4G Networks: LTE
      484. Benefits and Drawbacks of the LTE Standard
      485. LTE Network Architecture
      486. IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
      487. LTE User Equipment
      488. evolved NodeB (eNB)
      489. Mobility Management Entity (MME)
      490. Serving Gateway (S-GW)
      491. Packet Data Network Gateway (P-GW)
      492. Expected Data Rates for LTE
      493. Spectrum used for 4G Services in the US
      494. Fractional Frequency Reuse
      495. Voice
      496. Voice and SMS Services in LTE
      497. Options for Voice over LTE
      498. Voice over LTE Generic Access
      499. Demonstrations:
      500. Demo 1: Listen to different audio codecs used on the Linksys VoIP phone.
      501. Demo 2: Using a protocol analyzer (Wireshark), examine the protocols for different data applications:
      502. HTTP and HTTPS
      503. Telnet and Secure Shell 2 (SSH2)
      504. Session Initial Protocol (SIP)
      505. Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
      506. Demo 3: Learn the basics of how address resolution works with a DNS server with the "Simple DNS Plussoftware application.
      507. Demo 4: Learn how Ethernet switch port mirroring is set up in a managed switch and why the function is useful.
      508. Demo 5: Learn how an Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) is used for connecting analog phones and fax machines to a VoIP network.
      509. Demo 6: See a call setup between two VoIP phones on the network.
      510. Demo 7: See a packet capture of the VoIP call setup using SIP and the various steps involved.
      511. Demo 8: See how a VoIP device registers with the SIP server over the network.
      512. Demo 9: Examine differences and features of a SIP proxy server and an IP-PX using two software servers: Brekeke and trixbox.
      513. Demo 10: Learn how a Wi-Fi phone is configured and how calls are placed between wireless and wired devices.
      514. Demo 11: Examine a dual-mode Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) phone and learn how calls can route to it from a VoIP network using SIP.
      515. Demo 12: See how Instant Messaging (IM) works using the open-source client Spark and the open-source server Openfire.
      516. Demo 13: Examine a packet capture of the "Jabbertraffic and learn how messages are passed between software clients.
      517. Demo 14: Learn how VLANs work to separate different devices connected to an Ethernet network.
      518. Demo 15: Learn how Layer 3 switches can route traffic between VLANs.
      519. Demo 16: Examine the types of video codecs that can be used on a desktop video SoftPhone.
      520. Demo 17: See how desktop video conferencing works by placing a call between multiple video softphones.

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