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Telefocal Certified 5G Professional (Part I / Part II)

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10 days, Instructor-led Training consisting of:
Part I (35 hours) &
Part II (35 hours)

Training Format

Classroom based format or LIVE Virtual Training

An Introduction

5G technologies is set to revolutionize the way we communicate, collaborate and exchange information. It has been predicted that over 20 billion connected devices will be in use globally by 2020 and these devices will rely on 5G networks for proper functioning and communications.

The 5G New Radio (NR) system will support enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC), and massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC).

To plan and design a 5G network, we need to know that many of the 5G processes will have to co-exisit with legacy technologies and therefore, required to be built on top of 2G, 3G, 4G in the most cost-effective manner. This would require learning radio network planning with existing 2G, 3G and 4G networks and support.

Hybrid Skillsets Desired

To get 5G-ready, Telecoms Engineers need to broaden their technical knowledge and gain an understanding of new technologies such as LTE Advanced Pro, SON, C-RAN, HetNet, Mobile Edge Computing, Massive MIMO, NFV, SDN, Network Slicing, Mesh Networks, and IoT.

Many telecoms companies are increasingly looking for engineers with hybrid skillsets, so adding complimentary skills for yourself will certainly go a long way towards making yourself much more employable than, say, one who is not equipped with a blend of such skill sets.  Also, other desired skills like scripting and learning about open source software will be much valuable as such skills are viewed favourably in the 5G jobs market.  It is also worth noting that many of these new 5G technology skills are transferable between industry sectors.

What you will learn / Course Objectives:

  • How to design a 5G network with concentration of small cells and IoT solution Integration
  • What is 5G, Small Cells and IoT and how will they change the enterprise world?
  • Describe ITU 5G standards (IMT2020) along with NGMN alliance and 3GPP
  • Top 3 considerations for 5G & IoT Cybersecurity
  • Features and enhancements of Massive MIMO
  • The evolution of 5G and key concepts, drivers, enablers of 5G
  • SBA (Service Based Architecture), Network Slicing, SDN, NFV advanced concepts
  • Threat Intelligence for IoT
  • Practical Aspects for the Integration of 5G Networks with existing 4G and 3G
  • Key Facts About the Roles of Wi-Fi 6, 5G in IoT, Edge Era
  • How to connect 100 billion human and devices
  • New Radio (NR)
  • Cloud RAN: Cloud- Radio Access Network (C-RAN)
  • End to end call flows, parameters for optimization
  • Design IoT solutions with security and CLOUD in play
  • 4 Stages of IoT architecture
  • Advanced small-cell technologies
  • How to exploit small cells and 5G for the next cycle of economic growth

Who Should Attend:

Technical engineers, managers and technicians, consultants, communications professionals, network professionals and others who plan on using, evaluating or working with 5G Networks, IoT, Small Cells, LPWAN etc.


Participants should have prior knowledge of 2G, 3G or 4G technology, as well as wireless connectivity basics like IoT, Small Cells, WiFi concepts.

Instructional Methods

Lectures can be conducted in Classroom style, or, via Virtual Training. Training includes the use of Power-point slides, discussion, Questions & Answers, Case Studies, Group Discussions.

All participants will also receive comprehensive course materials.

Exam Details and Format

  • Online examination will be administered.
  • 50 MCQs will be proctored by Telefocal staff at the end of the 5th day of training, and repeats with another 50 MCQs at the end of the 10th day.
    • Test Duration: 60 minutes per bloc of 50 MCQs
    • Passing Score: 65 marks
    • Equipment requirement: Windows or Mac laptop.


For those who passed the certification exams, Telefocal Certified 5G Professional Certificate (TC-5G) will be issued in Hard Copies and mailed to specified mailing address, within 1 month from date of passing the examination.

Course Contents

Part I (5 days, 35 instruction hours)

5G System Overview

  • Why 5G
  • Architecture of 5G
  • Different from LTE
  • Changes needed in the RAN and CORE for 5G deployment
  • Master Core Technology
  • 5G Design principles
  • Flexibility
  • Reliability
  • Key differences between 5G & previous Cellular technologies

5G System & Core Deep Dive 

  • Introduction to Service Based Architecture model for 5GC
  • Introduction to the NG-RAN
  • The 5G Core network functions
    • Interfaces: N1, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N9, N10, N11, N12, N13, N14, N15, N35, N36, N37
  • Non-Stand Alone (NSA) and Stand-Alone (SA) options.
  • 5G Reference Interfaces (Roaming and Non-Roaming)
  • Distributed and Flexible Architecture
  • Connectivity to non-3GPP
  • User Plane Resources:
    • Definition of PDU sessions
    • Signaling flow for AF selection, QoS Session and UE context creation
    • Service Data Flows
    • QoS Flows, Rules, Profiles
    • SDF Templates
    • Data Radio Bearers and N3 Tunnels
    • SMF control of UPF over N4 interface
  • Policy and Charging Control (PCC)
    • Access and Mobility handling
    • QoS/QoE handling for PDU sessions

Service Based Architecture (SBA)

  • Technical overview of SDN and SDN Architectures
  • Technical overview of ETSI NFV
    • NFV Use Cases
    • Service Chaining
  • Management and Orchestration
  • Telecom Software Architectures and Evolution
    • Monolithic, Virtualized, Containerized, Function-based
  • Definitions of Service Based Interfaces
    • Network Function (NF)
    • NF Service
    • Service Producer
    • Service Consumer
  • NF Registration, Discovery and Selection Procedures
  • SBI Protocols
    • RESTful APIs
    • HTTP, HTTP/2, JSON
  • Zero Touch Service & Network Management
    • Cognitive Autonomy

5G Service Exposure 

  • Mechanisms for external AFs to control access and QoS
  • Role of Packet Flow Description Function (PFDF)
  • User Plane Splitting: multiple N6 interfaces for service-aware traffic steering
  • Network Exposure Function (NEF)
    • Functionality
    • Interactions between 5GC and 3P-NFs

Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC)

  • MEC introduction
    • Definitions
    • Background for MEC, business drivers & benefits
    • MEC use cases
    • MEC standardization
  • MEC Technology enablers
    • Microservice based architectures and beyond
    • Cloud-native technologies (FaaS, CaaS, VNFs, K8S, HW Accelerators)
  • MEC architecture
    • Reference architecture
    • MEC functions
    • Platform, Infrastructure, Applications
    • Management layer
    • Edge services and APIs
  • Use Cases
    • 5G Apps
    • CAPIF, LADN, PDU Session
    • IoT applications
  • Challenges and key considerations
    • Deployment
    • Security
    • Privacy

5G Network Slicing

  • Requirements grouped by category
  • 5G Radio/core network deployment scenarios
  • Standalone
  • Non Standalone
  • Comparison of EPC and 5GCN
  • NFV as a tool to implement Network slicing
  • PFCP vs. OF (OpenFlow)
  • Service Function Chaining (SFC)
  • Identifiers of Network Slices: NSI ID, NSSAI, S-NSAAI
  • GTP Tunnel and PDU Session Types
  • Transport Network Slicing – System View
  • 3GPP Network Slicing – E2E Service View
  • Data-Driven Orchestration

5G Security

  • 5G Security Drivers
  • Non-Standardized Network Security Measures
  • Elements of a 5G Security Architecture
  • 5G Security Algorithms
  • SDN Security
  • NFV Security
  • Major 5G Security issues
  • Network Slicing and Network Slice Isolation
  • Status in 5G Security Standardization
  • Watermark-based blind physical layer security (WBPLSec) model and application in 5G
  • Authentication Protocols and Key Agreement
    • AV Generation: Kausf, XRES, AUTN, RAND
  • 5G AKA
    • Key Derivation at the AMF
    • Device Authentication
    • 5G HE AV, 5G SE AV, HXRES*, HRES*, Kseaf
  • Security Procedures
    • Key distribution in 5G & Key Hierarchy
    • NAS Signalling Security
    • RRC Signalling Security
  • Multiple Registrations
  • Securing AN to CN Communications
    • IPSec Basic Operation & IPSec ESP
    • Establishment of gNB Security Associations
      • X.501 Certificate Exchange
  • Inter Operator Network Security
  • SBA: Risks, Threats and Recommendations
  • Cloud and Virtualization Security
  • C-RAN Security
  • 5G IoT Security
  • MEC/Distributed Cloud Security
  • Safety of 5G Network Physical Infrastructures
  • 5G Customer Edge Switching Security
  • 5G Positioning and Privacy
  • Securing 5G Automation
  • Software Defined Security Monitoring in 5G
  • 5G Monitoring and Security Operations
  • Implementing and Auditing 5G Security Controls
  • 5G Forensics & Analysis
  • 5G Cybersecurity risk management & Recommendations

Part II (5 days, 35 instruction hours)

5G, IoT & Small Cells Technology Enablers

  • Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA)
  • Interference Management
  • Small Cells
  • Coordinated Multipoint
  • Mass-scale MIMO,Massive MIMO
  • Personal Mobile Internet
  • Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Smart-radio
  • Multi-hop networks
  • Direct device-to-device (D2D) communications
  • Dynamic Adhoc Wireless Networks (DAWN)
  • IPv6 and 6LowPAN
  • Centralized RAN vs. Cloud RAN
  • NFV, SDN, and cloud networking
  • Massive Machine Communication (MMC)
  • Massive Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Moving Networks (MN)
  • Ultra-Dense Networks (UDN)
  • Ultra-Reliable Communication (URC)
  • Mobile ad hoc network (MANET)
  • Wireless mesh network (WMN)
  • Vandermonde-subspace frequency division multiplexing (VFDM)
  • Millimeter-Wave
  • 5G Cloud radio access network (C-RAN)
  • Ultra small cells based heterogeneous network (HetNet)
  • Heterogeneous cloud radio access network (H-CRAN)
  • Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communication (URLLC)
  • Full Dimension MIMO
  • Adaptive Coding and Modulation (AMC)
  • Filter-Bank Multi-Carrier (FBMC)
  • Frequency and Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (FQAM)

How to plan an advanced 5G network

  • Increasing wireless capacity by 1000 times
  • Connecting 20 billion people-oriented devices
  • Connecting 1 trillion objects in the Internet of Things
  • Saving 90% of the energy used
  • Supporting ten-year battery life for low power IoT-type devices
  • Providing latency of under 5 milliseconds (ms)
  • Providing a perceived connection reliability of 99.999%
  • Reducing time required to create a network service from 90 hours to 90 minutes.

Key Capabilities in IMT-2020

  • Peak data rate
  • Latency
  • Mobility
  • Connection density
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy efficiency aspects:
    • Spectrum efficiency
    • Area traffic capacity

5G Architecture – CORE

  • Service Based Architecture
  • From Network Function to Network Function Service
  • Cloud Adoption
  • Network Slicing
  • Slice management and Orchestration
  • gNB and ng-eNB Functionalities
  • 5G Core Architecture – Network Functions:
    • AMF Functionalities
    • AMF Functionalities
    • UPF Functionalities
    • SMF Functionalities
    • 5G Network Interfaces
    • Network Slice Selection Function
    • Network Exposure Function – External Exposure
    • Network Exposure Function – Internal Exposure
    • Network Repository Function
    • Unified Data Management
    • Unified Data Repository
    • Policy Control Function
    • Authentication Server Function
    • NG Interface
    • Xn Interface
    • Control Plane
    • User Plane
  • 5G Radio Protocol Architecture
  • Multi-RAT Dual Connectivity
  • Comparing LTE and 5G Core

5G Architecture – RAN & Air Interface

  • 5G/NR RAN Architecture
  • Functional split between NG-RAN and 5GC
  •  5G radio architecture options for cloud RAN gNB
  • Functional Split in the gNB
  • 5G Advancement & Air Interface
  • 5G Spectrum Outlook
  • Radio Parameter Comparison – LTE & NR
  • 5G NR – The New Radio Interface for 5G
  • Scalable OFDM
  • Advanced LDPC Channel Coding
  • Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC)
  • 5G NR – The New Radio Interface for 5G
  • Beamforming in mm-Wave (30 GHz to 300 GHz)
  • Massive MIMO & Beamforming

5G NR Physical Layer

  • 3GPP 5G NR Physical Layer Specs
  • 5G Frame Structure Enhancements
  • LTE Frame Structure
  • LTE generic Frame Structure
  • LTE DL Physical Layer Parameters
  • 5G Frame Structure – Resource Grid
  • Numerology – Subcarrier Spacing
  • Numerology and Slot Length
  • 5G Frame Structure – Scalable NR Slot Duration
  • 5G Channel Structure
  • Logical Channels
  • Transport Channels
  • Physical Channels & Signals
  • 5G Channel Structure Vs LTE
  • DL Channels & SS/PBCH block
  • UL Channels & Signals

5G Protocols

  • UE-5GC Control Plane Protocol Stack
  • UE-5GC User Plane Protocol Stack
  • 5G NR-RAN Control Plane protocol stack
  • 5G NR-RAN User Plane protocol stack
  • 5G-NR Layer 3 (RRC) Functions
  • 5G-NR Layer 2 Functions

5G RF Design

  • 5G Propagation models
  • 5G Indoor and Outdoor small cell Design
  • 5G Propagation Model equations and formulas
  • RF design inputs
  • RF DL Link Budget
  • RF UL link Budget
  • Traffic mapping
  • RF Planning Tools
  • Traffic Modelling
  • RF prediction
  • Analysis and Reiteration of the results

5GS QoS model principles

  • 3GPP QoS Specifications
  • 5G System QoS model
  • QoS flow
  • QoS flow ID
  • 5GS QoS Parameters and Characteristics
  • 5GS QoS Flow handling
  • DL QoS Flow Handling
  • UL QoS Flow Handling
  • Service Data Adaptation Protocol
  • QoS Characteristics:
    • Resource Type
    • Priority Level
    • Packet Delay Budget
    • Packet Error Rate
    • Averaging Window
    • Maximum Data Burst Volume

Small Cells Planning and Design

  • Market drivers for data capacity, coverage and quality
  • Small Cells Basics
  • Small Cells Architecture
  • Device to Device (D2D)
  • Radio technology evolution
  • Residential Small Cells
  • Enterprise Small Cells
  • Metrocells / Urban / Public Access
  • Small Cells
  • Small Cell Gateways
  • Wireless Backhaul
  • Planning and operational management
  • Wi-Fi and Small Cells
  • Commercial Deployment

IoT Architecture

Overview of IoT Connectivity Methods and Technologies

  • ZigBee PRO, ZigBee 3.0 and ZigBee IP
  • 6LowPAN
  • RFID
  • Bluetooth LE or Bluetooth Smart Technology
  • Z-Wave
  • IEEE 802.15.4, IEEE 802.15.4e, 802.11ah
  • 802.11ah, Wi-Fi HaLow
  • GSM, CDMA, GPRS,3G, LTE, small cells, SATCOM
  • Sensors and sensor networks
  • MIPI, M-PHY, UniPro, SPMI, BIF, SuperSpeed USB Inter-Chip (SSIC), Mobile PCIe (M-PCIe) and SPI
  • Wired connectivity
  • IPv4/IPv6

Merits of Telefocal’s 5G Certification Programme – Telefocal Certified 5G Professional

Telefocal’s 5G Certification Course content are developed by our trainers who are 5G creators and people who work daily on 5G technology creation, deployment and design.

Being a vendor-neutral training company, we have trainers who are cognizant of the respective 5G solutions offered by equipment vendors such as Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei, rendering a robust and all-rounded content to be covered in Telefocal’s 5G Certification programme.

Our 5G course covers standards from various industry standards organisations, such as ITU, ETSI, 3GPP, IETF, ONF, TMF and MEF. These course contents are designed and tailored to be compliant to relevant industry standards for 5G.

Telefocal’s 5G certification course aims to impart the necessary domain knowledge and serves as a validation of important skills sets for anyone, before he is considered to have mastered the subject matter and attained a proficiency level that enables him to engage in professional practices and be recognised in the industry.

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