5GCOPS - Operationalizing Cisco Enterprise 5G Solutions

5G promises to enable a wide variety of new wireless communications services and capabilities, ranging from high-speed, high-capacity broadband access to extremely reliable low-latency communications to machine-type communications on a massive scale. The degree of innovation introduced with 5G is driving the adoption of Private and Enterprise network integration. Integrating 5G in the Enterprise network is becoming a strategic requirement as companies look to support new use cases and provide new services with improved business outcomes and customer experience.

To deliver on these promises, everything about the wireless network must change, including the devices, the radio interface, the radio access network (RAN), and the core network. This course is for both technical and non-technical students, offering a high-level end-to-end overview of 5G networks.

This course will outline the new technologies introduced with 5G, including the devices, the radio interface, the radio access network (RAN), and the core network. This course focuses on the principles of the 5G core network, its connectivity to the radio network, and interworking with the 4G EPC. We will explore the business drivers, use-cases, and leading practices for Enterprise 5G adoption and explore options for Private 5G networking, as well as topics such as Service-Based Architecture (SBA), PDU Session Establishment, Network Slicing and Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), Private 5G Security, and WI-FI 6 as they relate to 5G and 5G Operations.

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The knowledge and skills that the learner should have before attending this course are as follows:
Basic knowledge of networking concepts
Basic knowledge of Wi-Fi concepts
Basic knowledge of 4G LTE concepts

Detailed Class Syllabus

Section 1 – Introduction to 5G Technologies

Module 1: Introduction
5G Evolution, Standards and Use-cases
Introduction to 5G Architecture and deployment options
Qualifying Standalone and Non-Standalone Topologies and Signaling
Key Technologies of 5G New Radio (NR)
Massive MIMO and Beamforming in 5G
Module 2: Network Architecture
Next Generation NodeB (gNB) functions in NG-RAN
Packet Data Unit (PDU) session
Control Plane and User Plane separation
Module 3: Service-Based Architecture (SBA) Systems Fundamentals
Supported Platforms and Services
Working with Kubernetes and Helm
GitHub Basics
Subscriber Microservices Infrastructure (SMI) Overview
Deploying the SMI Cluster Manager
Creating Kubernetes Clusters with the SMI Cluster Manager

Section 2 – 5G Network Architecture-Core Network

Module 1: 5G Network Architecture-Core Network
Access and Mobility Management Functions (AMF)
Authentication Server Function (AUSF)
Session Management Function (SMF)
User Plane Function (UPF)
Unified Data Management (UDM)
Policy Charging Function (PCF)
Application Function (AF)
Network Repository Function (NRF)
Network Slice Selection Function (NSSF)
Network Exposure Function (NEF)
Module 2: Network Function Virtualization and Network Slicing
Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
Network Slicing
Module 3: UE Identifiers
Subscription Permanent Identifier (SUPI)
Subscription Concealed Identifier (SUCI)
Permanent Equipment Identifier (PEI)
Global Unique Temporary Identifier (GUTI)
Data Network Name (DNN)
Internal-Group Identifier

Section 3 – Procedures in 5G Networks

Module 1: UE Power-On and Registration
UE Power-On Procedure
5G Registration Management State Models
RM State Model in the UE
RM State Model in the Network
Registration Walk-thru
AKA Authentication
Module 2: UE Idle and Connected Modes
Connection Management
Management State Models
Local Area Data Network
Session Continuity
Service Continuity
PDU Session Anchor
Module 3: PDU Session Establishment
PDU Session Service
PDU Session
Data Network Name (DNN)
DN Access Identifier (DAI)
5G QoS Flow
5G QoS Indicator (5QI)
PDU Session Establishment Walkthrough
UE Establishment
Modification on UE and 5GC Request
Release on UE and 5GC Request
Module 4: UE Paging Procedure
Service Requests
Initiated by Core Network for RRC Idle UE
Paging Message Format
Module 5: Handover and Its Types In 5G
Xn Based
Inter NG-RAN Based
Handover walk thru

Section 4 – 5G and WI-FI 6 Co-existing

Module 1: Cisco OpenRoaming
Introduction to OpenRoaming
OpenRoaming Federations
Benefits of OpenRoaming
OpenRoaming vs OpenNetwork
OpenRoaming Framework
Module 2: Open Roaming Technology Pillars
Key Feature
Use Cases
Secure Access
WRIX Functional Blocks
Visited vs Home Network Providers
Functional Scope of WRIX Blocks
HSP Network Endpoints
Module 3: Open Roaming Network Deployment Architecture
RCOI and Policy Implementation
Identity types
Module 4: QoS Types and Service Level
Baseline QoS
Silver QoS
Gold QoS
RadSec Secured Interconnect
Dynamic Discover of HSPs/IDPs

Section 5 – 5G Enterprise Advantage – Edge

Module 1: 5G and Edge Computing Architecture
Support for Edge Computing in 3GPP
Leading practices and use-cases for 5G Enterprise Integration
5G Service Based Architecture & MEC Integration
MEC deployment scenarios
Traffic Slicing and Steering
UE and application mobility
Capabilities exposure
PDU sessions and Charging
UE API over Mx2
Module 2: M2 5G MEC Implementation
LTE Migration and Integration
Leveraging Third-party Cloud Providers
Providing On-Demand Services with Serverless Computing
Massive IoT
Supporting Enterprise users and apps

Section 6 – Private 5G Advantage – Security and Operations

Module 1: M1 5G Security Overview
Introduction to 5G Security
NEA and NIA Algorithms
Authentication and Key Agreement
AMF and Device Authentication
Key Distribution
Secure NAS Signaling
RRC Signal Security
IPsec and AN/CN Security
Module 2: Security Considerations in 5G Private Networks
The Private 5G Threat Surface
Public data network threats
Control and user plane security
Securing RAN to core
IoT/OT, signaling storms, and bots
SBA core and (MEC) sites exposed APIs
App Level security
Leading practices in end-to-end, core to edge security