5G Stand Alone (SA) Protocols & Signaling Training

5G Wireless Technology Training
  • Course:5G Stand Alone (SA) Protocols & Signaling Training
  • Course ID:5GSAST Duration:4 days Where: Your Office (7+ Persons)
  • Available as a private, customized course for your group at your offices or ours and in some cases as a WebLive(TM) class.

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Course Outline

5G Stand Alone (SA) Protocols & Signaling Training


  • 5G System Architecture Overview
    • 5G network architecture
    • 5GC and NR Nodes, functions and interfaces
    • 5G identities
  • 5G NAS Overview
    • Domain selection
    • Network slicing
    • 5GC mobility management (states, behavior, procedures)
    • 5GS session management (states, QoS, LADN, procedures)
  • 5G NR RRC Protocol
    • NR RRC protocol architecture
    • NR RRC services and functions
    • NR RRC procedures
    • NR RRC messages analysis and signaling flows
    • NGAP/XnAP protocol architecture
    • NGAP/XnAP services and functions
    • NGAP/XnAP procedures
  • 5G NR Security
    • Security architecture
    • 5G key hierarchy and algorithms
    • 5G Authentication procedure (including signaling flows)
    • NAS security
    • RRC security
    • Security of non-3GPP access
  • SDAP
    • SDAP protocol architecture
    • SDAP services and functions
    • SDAP procedures
    • PDCP protocol architecture
    • PDCP services and functions
    • PDCP procedures
  • NR RLC
    • RLC protocol architecture
    • RLC services and functions
    • NR RLC procedures
    • NR RLC parameters and descriptions
  • NR MAC
    • MAC protocol architecture
    • MAC services and functions
    • NR MAC procedures (Accessibility description, NR beam management)
    • NR MAC scheduler
    • NR MAC 3GPP parameters and descriptions
  • NR SA Physical Layer
    • NR Physical Layer Structure
    • Downlink physical channels
    • Downlink physical layer signals (P-SS, S-SS, PBCH, PT-RS, DM-RS, CSI-RS, PDCCH, PDSCH)
    • Uplink physical channels
    • Uplink Physical layer signals (PT-RS, DM-RS, SRS, PUCCH, PUSCH, PRACH)
  • 5G SA Mobility & Functionality
    • NR measurements
    • Intra-NR mobility RRC_IDLE
    • Intra-NR mobility RRC_INACTIVE
    • Intra-NR mobility RRC_CONNECTED
    • Beam management mobility
    • Inter RAT mobility
    • Practical exercises with analysis from logfile extracts
  • 5G Stand Alone (SA) Protocols & Signaling Training: Wrap-up: Recap and Discussion


Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

5G Stand Alone (SA) Protocols & Signaling Training starts out with a review of 5G system architecture and 5G NAS. This is followed by a dive into 5G NR RRC protocol, NGAP/XnAP, 5G security, SDAP, PDCP, RLC, MAC, NR SA physical layer, and 5G SA mobility.


Customize It!

We can tailor the included topics, tech level, and duration of 5G Stand Alone (SA) Protocols & Signaling Training to your team’s technical requirements, including more specific signaling flows and deployment scenarios.

Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

5G Stand Alone (SA) Protocols & Signaling Training is aimed at technical professionals in the commercial, homeland security, or defense sectors.



5G Stand Alone (SA) Protocols & Signaling Training requires prior knowledge of LTE and 5G wireless technologies, including NR air interface and 5G RAN architecture.