Course Name: Session Initiation Protocol On-Line



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Tuition Cost: $895.00


Course Length: 12 hours (divided into two 6 hour segments over the Web)


Description: The purpose of this on-line course is to provide an understanding of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). SIP is a signaling, instant messaging and presence protocol used for controlling multi-media sessions. It provides a way to establish voice, video and advanced messaging between devices. The focus of this course is to gain an in-depth understanding of SIP and how it is used to setup and release calls in a packet network. This includes calls that originate and/ or terminate in the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). The student will have a practical understanding of the messaging, the protocol structure, and analysis of the protocol for various services is provided.


Course Outline:


         VoIP Overview and Architecture

  VoIP architectures


  Transporting voice over packet networks

  Internet Protocol (IP) Structure

  Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)

  Electronic Numbering (ENUM)

  IP Multi-media Subsystem (IMS) Architecture

  Call Session Control Functions

  IMS Reference Points


         Session Initiation Protocol

  SIP standards

  Redirect Servers

  Proxies Servers

  Registrar Servers

  Structure and syntax

  Message Content message headers and body

  SIP Methods







  Response Codes

  SIP Transactions

  SIP extensions









  Instant Messaging

  Session Description Protocol (SDP)

         Structure and Format

  Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP)

         Structure and Format

  Real-time Transport Control Protocol (RTCP)

         Structure and Format

  Mapping SIP to SS7 ISDN-UP

         Invite to IAM

         Response to Rls. Cause Code

  Mapping SS7 ISDN-UP to SIP

         IAM to Invite

         Rls. Cause Code to Response

  Procedures for SIP to ISDN-UP


         Call Flows


  Session establishment

  Session termination

  Interworking - SIP to PSTN

  Interworking - PSTN to SIP


  Instant Messaging




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


What You Will Learn: The Session Initiation Protocol course will give the student a basic knowledge of how this signaling protocol is used to setup, modify and terminate multimedia sessions.


Who Will Benefit From This Course: As providers migrate toward packet-based multimedia networks, this course will be valuable for those individuals responsible for planning, designing, managing or supporting almost any area of telecommunications.


Course Prerequisites: A basic understanding of converting analog voice to digital is helpful.

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