Small Cell Advanced Instructor-led Courses

The Vortex 6 Small Cell curriculum covers all aspects of the technology from sales to deployment.

Select a training course below for detailed information on its learning objectives and prerequisites;

SCST - Cisco Small Cell Technologies Foundation Training

course objectives

Upon completion of this course, delegates should be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the business drivers for Cisco Small Cell, the market opportunities, the challenge Service Providers face to provide ever increasing demand for capacity and coverage from their networks and the enterprise requirements to utilise the Service Providers networks to enhance the Enterprises competitive advantage in their market

prerequisites

N/A

 

SCSAP - Cisco Small Cell Solution Architecture & Products Training

course objectives

Upon completion of this course, delegates should be able to:

  • Provide attendees with an understanding of the Cisco technical solution for Licensed Small Cells and Self Organised Networks. The Course covers the architecture of the solution and its components (products). Also, covered are Architecture and Product Roadmaps

prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, attendees should have good basic understanding of:

  • 3G (UMTS) and 4G (LTE) Radio Technologies
  • Familiarity with Mobile Service Provider Network Architecture
  • And, understanding of the following: Cisco Mobile Packet Core, Service Provider Wi-Fi solutions, Service Provider Network Management and Cisco UCS Hardware and Virtualisation
 

ASCS - Cisco Advanced Small Cell Solution Training

course objectives

Upon completion of this course, delegates should be able to:

  • Build and configure a fully operational installation of the Cisco Small Cell Solution (2.0) architecture from its component parts. Enabling you to perform customer demonstrations, Proof of Concepts or run trials of the Licensed 3G Small Cell Solution

prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, attendees should have good basic understanding of and attended the:

  • Small Cell Network Architecture (SCNA) course and/or have practical knowledge of remote access protocols (SSH, Telnet), file transfer protocol (SFTP, TFTP, FTP), Unix/Linux CLI and text file editing, with a general understanding of IP, routing and switching (CCNA level)
  • Working knowledge of SS7 and SIGTRAN protocol stacks and concepts
 

DCSIBE - Deploying Cisco Small Cell In-Building Essentials Training

course objectives

Upon completion of this course, delegates will:

  • Learn Cisco’s Unified Wireless Network architecture, the MSPs need for Small cells, balance Licensed vs Unlicensed Small Cells, Capture RF site surveys and IT perspectives
  • Learn how to define physical and LAN requirements, bring USCs into service and identify the support channels provided to partners by Cisco

prerequisites

SCST, plus attendees must have a basic understanding of:
  • Enterprise IP/VLAN network design
  • Enterprise network security/Gateway/DMZ/Firewalls
Familiarity with the Mobile Service Provider market and Service Provider Network Architecture will be beneficial as will a good understanding of;
  • 3G (UMTS) and 4G (LTE) Radio Technologies, and
  • Cisco Wireless LAN Wi-Fi solutions
And optionally
  • Mobile Packet Core, Cisco Service Provider Wi-Fi solutions,
  • Service Provider macro Network Technologies,
  • Service Provider Network Management
 

SPSC - Implementing Cisco Service Provider Unlicensed Small Cell

course objectives

Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:
  • Console to WLC and perform a factory Reset
  • Verify Auto-Install Process from console
  • Log into CPI and push controller template
  • Configure MAG settings on controller
  • Verify PMIP functionality using various cli commands
  • Configure WLC
  • Configure an ASR1K as MAG for PMIPv6
  • Configure a VLAN interface on the controller
  • Configure a DHCP scope on the controller
  • Configure a WLAN
  • Configure eWAG on ASR 5000
  • Configure GGSN on ASR 5000

prerequisites

Following are the prerequisites for this course:
  • Cisco's Unlicensed Small Cell Training for Systems Engineers
  • Successful completion of the COLT Assessment: Cisco's Unlicensed Small Cell Training for Systems Engineers
  • For systems and field engineers interested in unlicensed small cell training, Cisco also recommends either the Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Network Essentials (IUWNE) and/or Cisco Unified Wireless Network (CUWN) training (although these are not a prerequisite for this course.)
 

SPBKHAUL - Deploying Cisco Service Provider Mobile Backhaul Solutions Training

course objectives

Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:
  • Console to WLC and perform a factory Reset
  • Verify Auto-Install Process from console
  • Log into CPI and push controller template
  • Configure MAG settings on controller
  • Verify PMIP functionality using various cli commands
  • Configure WLC
  • Configure an ASR1K as MAG for PMIPv6
  • Configure a VLAN interface on the controller
  • Configure a DHCP scope on the controller
  • Configure a WLAN
  • Configure eWAG on ASR 5000
  • Configure GGSN on ASR 5000

prerequisites

Following are the prerequisites for this course:
  • Cisco's Unlicensed Small Cell Training for Systems Engineers
  • Successful completion of the COLT Assessment: Cisco's Unlicensed Small Cell Training for Systems Engineers
  • For systems and field engineers interested in unlicensed small cell training, Cisco also recommends either the Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Network Essentials (IUWNE) and/or Cisco Unified Wireless Network (CUWN) training (although these are not a prerequisite for this course.)
 

AUSC8K - Cisco Advanced USC8000 Training

course objectives

Upon completion of this highly intensive course:

  • Participants will have a good knowledge of the USC 8000 system architecture
  • Will be familiar with the procedures & guidelines for the design, dimensioning, installation and commissioning of USC 8000 systems
  • This course also outlines the procedures & guidelines for administration, maintenance and support of deployed systems

prerequisites

SCST, SCSAP, ASCS, USC 8000 Architecture Bootcamp or familiarity with remote access protocols (SSH, Telnet), file transfer protocols (SFTP, TFTP, FTP), Unix/Linux CLI and text file editing. Good general understanding of IP, routing and switching (CCNA level). Knowledge of SS7 and SIGTRAN protocol stacks and concepts is also required.

Attendees should bring a Laptop, notebook or computer with:

  • Telnet/SSH client such as PuTTY installed (a free implementation is available here)
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet interface