Advanced 5G Operation / Management Professional (AFOM)

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Course Information

  • Duration: 5 Day / 40 Hours
  • Certification: Participants will receive a Certificate of Competency upon successfully completing the course and passing the examination
  • Who Should Attend: Cyber Security Specialist, Network Engineer, System Security, Software Engineer, Technologist, System Engineer, IT Professionals and Anyone seeking to acquire advanced knowledge on 5G Operation and Management

Course Objective

Advanced 5G Operation / Management Professional (AFOM) is designed for anyone interested in acquiring the advanced knowledge and technical know-how on operation / management 5G Network


It is recommended that participants attended and completed Advanced 5G Core Technologist (AFCT) prior to attending this course


Participants are required to attempt an examination upon completion of course. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to 5G Operation and Management based on the syllabus covered
Module 1 Overview on 5G Technologies
Topics Covered
  • Introduction to 5G Technology
  • 5G Requirements and Technology Trends
  • Status and Challenges in Hardware and Software Development
  • 5G Network Management Aspects Enhanced with Machine Learning

Module 2 Understanding Mobility Management Solutions in 5G Networks
Topics Covered
  • Introduction to Mobility Management Solutions
  • Trends of Mobility Management
  • 5G Architecture and Service Evolution
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Network Function Virtualisation (NFV)
  • Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC)

Module 3 Introduction to Policy and Charging Control
Topics Covered
  • Overview on Policy and Charging Control
  • Access and Mobility Function (AMF)
  • Access and Mobility Management Related Policies
  • Additional Mobility Related Policy Features
  • UE Policy Control
  • Delivery of URSP and ANDSP to UE

Module 4 Management of Packet Flow Descriptions
Topics Covered
  • Understanding Management of Package Flow Descriptions
  • Network Status Analytics
  • Negotiation for Future Background Data Transfer
  • Session Management Function (SMF)
  • Session Management Related Policy and Charging Control
  • Session Management Related Policy Concepts
  • Policy Decisions and the PCC Rule
  • QoS Flow binding
  • Service Data Flow detection
  • SMF Related Policy Authorization Request Triggers

Module 5 Additional Session Related Policy Control Features
Topics Covered
  • Application Detection
  • Traffic Steering Control
  • Usage Monitoring Control
  • Policy Decisions Based on Spending Limits
  • Sponsored connectivity
  • Event Reporting from the PCF
  • Charging

Module 6 Resource Management in 5G
Topics Covered
  • Introduction to Network Traffic
  • Characterization of Traffic
  • Traffic Aggregation
  • Congestion Control
  • Congestion Control by Traffic Aggregation
  • Congestion Control by Optimal Routing
  • Simulation of Congestion Control
  • Network Topology
  • Node Capabilities
  • Traffic Distribution
  • Traffic Simulation
  • Simulation of Poisson processes
  • Simulation of Markovian additive processes
  • Simulation of fractional Brownian motion
  • Traffic Aggregation
  • Routing Strategy
  • Quality-of-Service Evaluation

Module 7 Understanding Traffic Aggregation
Topics Covered
  • The Effect of Traffic Aggregation
  • Node Level Traffic Aggregation
  • Service Type Traffic Aggregation
  • Dynamic Traffic Aggregation
  • Relative difference between dynamic and RT/NRT aggregation
  • The Effect of Optimal Routing
  • Traffic Aggregation Under Minimum Total Delay Routing
  • Dynamic Traffic Aggregation Under Shortest-Path Routing
  • Traffic Aggregation Under Minimum Maximum-Delay Routing

Module 8 Quality-of-Service
Topics Covered
  • Flow Based QoS Framework
  • Signaling of QoS
  • Reflective QoS
  • QoS Parameters and Characteristics
  • 5G QoS Parameters
  • 5G QoS Characteristics
  • Standardized 5QI to QoS Characteristics Mapping

Module 9 5G Network Slicing Using SDN / NFV
Topics Covered
  • 5G Service Quality and Business Requirements
  • 5G Network Softwarization and Slicing
  • 5G Network Slicing Enabling Technologies
  • 5G Network Slicing Architectures and Implementations
  • Open Source Orchestrators, Proof of Concepts & Standardization Efforts
  • 5G Network Slicing Orchestration and Management

Module 10 Network Management in 5G
Topics Covered
  • What is Management and Orchestration
  • Preparation
  • Commissioning
  • Operation
  • Decommissioning
  • Network Slice Selection Framework
  • Introduction
  • Identifiers
  • Network Slice Availability
  • Network Slice Selection
  • Network Slice Selection at Interworking with EPS

Module 11 End-to-End Network Slicing for 5G Networks
Topics Covered
  • End-to-End Network Slicing
  • Network Slicing MANO
  • Network Slicing at the Mobile Edge
  • Network Slicing at the Mobile Transport
  • Network Slicing at the Mobile Cloud

Module 12 Self-Organization Network and Network Management
Topics Covered
  • SON evolution in 3GPP
  • SON implementations
  • Self configuration
  • Self optimization
  • Self-healing
  • Self coordination
  • Minimization of drive tests
  • Core networks
  • SON in virtualized and softwarized 5G architecture

Module 13 Addressing SON and Network Management Through Machine Learning
Topics Covered
  • Supervised learning (SL)
  • Unsupervised learning (UL)
  • Reinforcement learning (RL)
  • Advanced Deep Learning Techniques

Advanced 5G Operation / Management Professional (AFOM) involves rigorous usage of real-time case studies, role playing and group discussion

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