Packet Core Intermediary Course (PCIC) Description

PCIC covers the intermediary level knowledge of Packet Core in the Mobile Network and it is made up of three main modules: System Architecture, Interfaces & Protocols and Traffic Cases.

Packet Core Network is that part of the mobile telecom network which handles data and internet services from 2G all the way to 5G technology.

List of Modules

1.1.   Module 1 – System Architecture

  • 1.1.1.Introduction to PS Architecture

  • 1.1.2.GPRS Network Nodes

  • 1.1.2.1. GSN

  • 1.1.2.2. GGSN

  • 1.1.2.3. DNS

  • 1.1.3.EPC Network Nodes

  • 1.1.3.1. MME

  • 1.1.3.2. S-GW

  • 1.1.3.3. P-GW

  • 1.1.3.4. HSS

1.2.   Module 2 – Interfaces & Protocols

  • 1.2.1.Introduction to Interfaces & Protocols

  • 1.2.2.GPRS Control Plane

  • 1.2.3.UMTS Control Plane

  • 1.2.4.Control Plane – SGSN to HLR

  • 1.2.5.Control Plane – SGSN to SGSN

  • 1.2.6.GPRS User Plane

  • 1.2.7.UMTS User Plane

  • 1.2.7.1.  UMTS Data Transmission Structure

  • 1.2.8.Interfaces in EPS Network

  • 1.2.9.Protocols

  • 1.2.9.1.  GTP

  • 1.2.9.2.  PMIPv6

  • 1.2.9.3. DIAMETER

  • 1.2.9.4. S1-AP

  • 1.2.10. NAS

  • 1.2.11.  EMM

  • 1.2.12.  ECM

  • 1.2.13.  Summary for MM/SM States

1.3.   Module 3 – Traffic Cases

  • 1.3.1.User Stories

  • 1.3.2.Roaming

  • 1.3.3.GMM

  • 1.3.3.1.   GMM States

  • 1.3.3.2.  GMM Procedures

  • 1.3.4.PMM

  • 1.3.4.1.   PMM States

  • 1.3.4.2.  PMM Procedures

  • 1.3.5.MM Timer Functions

  • 1.3.6.MS Operations for GSM

  • 1.3.7.UE Operations for UMTS

  • 1.3.8. MM Procedures

  • 1.3.8.1.  Attach Procedure

  • 1.3.8.2.  Detach Procedure

  • 1.3.8.3.  Purge Function

  • 1.3.8.4.  Authentication Function

  • 1.3.8.5. Ciphering

  • 1.3.8.6. Identity Check

  • 1.3.8.7.  P-TMSI Re-allocation

  • 1.3.8.8.  Location Management

  • 1.3.8.9. Service Request Procedure

  • 1.3.9.Session Management

  • 1.3.9.1.  MM Context and PDP Context

  • 1.3.9.2.  PDP State

  • 1.3.9.3.  APN

  • 1.3.9.4.  Activation Procedures

  • 1.3.9.5. Modification Procedures

  • 1.3.9.6. Deactivation Procedures

  • 1.3.9.7. Preservation Procedures