Fixed/Mobile Convergence – IMS & SIP: For Technical Audiences (Course N-FMC)

It’s WebLive™, a Real Course, Taught Live on the Web, with Two-Way Interactivity
Not an Infomercial Disguised as Real Training

Date and Time: Nov 4-5, 2009; two half-day sessions, each from 2:15 to 5 PM (US Eastern Time)

Cost: $425 (seats are limited, sign up now)


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Target Audience, Prerequisites, and Brief Description

This one-day course, taught in two half-days on the World Wide Web, live and with two-way interactivity, is aimed at telecommunications professionals who wish to develop a deeper understanding of Fixed/Mobile Convergence (FMC), Internet Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).

Whether your interest in FMC is from the vantage point of a traditional wireless organization, an IP-based provider, an end-user, investor, or just an interested third party, this class – along with the optional homework assignment – will help you develop a deeper and broader understanding of the topic.  We’ll take full advantage of the interactivity offered by the WebLive™ platform with plenty of time allowed for Q/A and discussion.

Meet the Presenter: James P. Cavanagh

james-cavanagh.pngJames P. Cavanagh, a Principal Member of the Eogogics Telecommunications Faculty, spends most of his waking hours helping clients understand how they can cost- effectively and securely harness the rapidly growing power of IP-based services and how they can future-proof their communications. His clients include government agencies, service providers, carriers, and others.

Responsible for teaching the Eogogics courses on NGN, IMS, EoIP, SIP, VoIP, Mobile IP, IPSec, IPV6, MPLS, SNMP, and other networking technologies, he is renowned for his ability to explain complex ideas in terms that are easy to understand as well as entertaining and allows them to be put to work immediately. His rich career has spanned X.25 and ISDN to Web 2.0 and Unified Communications. He has written or edited half dozen books and hundreds of articles and white papers. He has designed very local and very global networks for organizations ranging from schools and universities to international energy giants.  Jim is more eager than ever to leverage Eogogics’s bidirectional WebLive™ platform to continue the ongoing conversation on these very important and still evolving topics. Read detailed bio…


Detailed Course Outline

  • FMC: Telco/Cellular View – “Service Revenue Bonanza?”
  • FMC: IETF View – “Open, Fair and Unregulated”
  • FMC: User View – “Don’t Know, Don’t Care” (“I just want to watch Friends on my cell phone”)
  • IMS Overview
    • Key terminology
    • IMS layers, concepts, and elements
    • Definitions/functions per node
    • Policy overview
    • IMS in GSM, CDMA, fixed and WiMAX networks
    • IMS applications
    • System functionality and interoperability
    • Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Domain Name Service (DNS)
    • ENUM
    • H.323
    • IMS components and functions
  • SIP Overview
    • Key terminology and functions
    • Basic protocol functions
    • Call set-up/negotiation
    • Media exchange
    • Call tear-down
    • Session Description Protocol (SDP)
    • Negotiation options
    • SIP servers
      • Proxy servers
      • Redirect servers
      • Location and directory servers
      • Registration
      • Locating SIP servers
    • SIP messages and procedures
      • Message structure
      • Requests and responses
      • Addressing
      • Completion/error codes
    • Basic call flows and service examples
      • Media streams/packets in SIP sessions
      • RTP/RTCP
      • Media coding
      • Session Description Protocol (SDP)
    • Gateways and SIP trunking (SIP-T)
  • IMS Call Flows
    • Mobile to land
    • Land to mobile
    • 2G mobile to 3G VoIP/IMS mobile
    • 3G VoIP/IMS mobile to 2G Mobile
    • 2G SMS to 3G/IMS SMS
  • Homework: SIP Call Flow Internals with WireShark
  • Wrap-up:  Course Recap, Q/A, Learning More about FMC, IMS, and SIP