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[LTE_405] LTE RAN Signaling and Operations Certification

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Long Term Evolution (LTE) is an all-IP wireless system that promises dramatic improvements in throughput and latency. The LTE enhancements are based on several fundamental pillars: a new air interface (OFDM+MIMO), simplified network architecture and efficient air interface structure and signaling mechanisms. This course takes a detailed look at various call scenarios of the LTE radio network using signaling messages and related parameters. It provides details of system access, initial attach, default/dedicated bearer setup, handovers and inter-RAT operations. At appropriate instances, the LTE operations are compared with similar operations of 1x/1xEV-DO or UMTS networks. This certification workshop utilizes several hands-on exercises, a drive-test tool, and concludes with a certification assessment.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• Sketch the network architecture of the LTE E-UTRAN and EPC
• List and describe the use of DL and UL channels of LTE
• Step through the system acquisition process in LTE and understand the system selection parameters
• Analyze the UE logs to get deeper understanding of system access parameters of SIB 2
• Step through the system access and the initial attach operation, including security and IP address assignment
• Explain the implementation and enforcement of QoS for calls such as VoIP
• Summarize traffic operations for UL and DL
• Describe various handover scenarios and the associated signaling procedures
• Describe inter-system handover mechanisms, in particular the LTE to 3G/2G scenario

Intended Audience

This course is primarily intended for a technical audience in RF engineering, systems engineering, network engineering, support, operations, and anyone seeking a more in depth understanding of LTE signaling details.

Suggested Prerequisites

• [LTE_102] LTE Overview (eLearning)
• [LTE_205] LTE Technology Overview (Instructor Led)

Course Length

5 days

Course Outlines / Knowledge Knuggets

1. LTE Network Architecture
1.1. E-UTRAN architecture
1.2. LTE-Uu, S1 and X2 interfaces
1.3. Protocols of LTE RAN

2. LTE Air Interface
2.1. LTE frame structure of DL and UL
2.2. LTE channels overview
2.3. Identities of UE, eNB and EPC

3. System Acquisition
3.1. Cell-ID detection and synchronization
3.2. System Information Blocks (SIBs)
3.3. RF configuration and operations parameters

4. Connecting to LTE RAN
4.1. Random access operation
4.2. UE and eNB timing alignment
4.3. RRC connection setup

5. Attach to the Network
5.1. Authentication
5.2. Selection of MME, S-GW, and P-GW
5.3. Default bearer establishment
5.4. AS and NAS security

6. Quality Of Service in LTE
6.1. QoS parameters
6.2. Dedicated EPS bearers and TFTs
6.3. Dedicated bearer setup
6.4. Data radio bearers in LTE

7. Traffic and Bandwidth Management
7.1. DL traffic processing
7.2. Feedback: CQI, PMI, RI
7.3. UL traffic processing
7.4. Buffer status reports
7.5. Scheduling
7.6. Time alignment
7.7. Closed loop power control
7.8. Discontinuous reception

8. Mobility and Idle Mode
8.1. Types of measurements
8.2. Cell reselection and TAU operation
8.3. Paging operation
8.4. DRX operation in Idle mode

9. Handover
9.1. Measurement configuration
9.2. Measurement types
9.3. Handovers
9.4. X2-based handovers
9.5. S1-based handovers

10. Interoperability
10.1. Comparison of measurements between LTE and 2G/3G
10.2. Inter-RAT handover preparation
10.3. Inter-RAT handover execution

Certification Assessment


- Self-paced, animated, and interactive

- $150/each course for 6 month license

- Immediate online access upon purchase

- Flexible way to take training at any hour

- Online training transcript available

- Electronic certificates at completion

- Full list of courses at


For any additional questions,
please contact Mr. Rod Marckese
at +1-972-664-0727 x246 or

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