Course Name: Sigtran (SS7 over IP) On-Line


(Recorded Online Session)

Course Tuition: $695


Course Length: 12 hours (broken into 2 segments)




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Description: The SS7 over IP (Sigtran) course provides an understanding of how the SS7 protocol is delivered over packet networks using Internet Protocol (IP) as the transport. It details the family of protocols that provide reliable datagram service and user layer adaptations for the SS7 protocol. We start with a brief overview of the SS7 protocol and then examine the architecture, Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) and the various user layers.


Course Outline:



  The CCS network

  The SS7 protocol

  The problems with low speed links

  The advantages of high speed links

  MTP layer 1

  MTP layer 2

         Link alignment

         Layer 2 functions


  MTP layer 3

         Message routing & routesets

         Network Management

o   Route, link & traffic management

         Transmit congestion

  SCCP layer

         Global title translation routing



  The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

  Supporting documentation - RFCs

  IP Protocol version 4 & version 6

  IP network interface


  Stream Transmission Control Protocol (STCP)

o   Payload

o   Control



  Overview of User Adaptation (UA)

  MTP level 2 Peer to Peer Adaptation (M2PA)

o   Link initialization

o   Link proving

o   Receive congestion

o   Changeover

  MTP level 2 User Adaptation (M2UA)

o   Link alignment

o   Link out of service

o   Processor outage

o   Congestion

o   Changeover

  MTP layer 3 User Adaptation (M3UA)

  SCCP User Adaptation (SUA)



Exercises are provided throughout the course, re-enforcing a practical understanding of the material.

Course Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of telephony, IP and signaling would be helpful, but not essential.

What You Will Learn: This course starts by giving the student an 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.


Who Will Benefit From This Course: This 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.


Instructors: All of our instructors have years of experience developing and teaching technical courses at Telcordia Technologies (Bellcore) Learning Services in Lisle, IL.. They are all CompTIA CTT+ Certified Professionals and SS7 certified.


Telecom Training Associates is a 100% veteran-owned company.