5G RAN Advanced

5G RAN Advanced

5G RAN Advanced Certification Online Course

Course Objective

5G Network deployments and operations require proven skills for professionals. This is because of
very complex and stringent requirements, listed for different use case scenarios of 5G. This flagship
online program is designed for upskilling RAN planning, implementation, and technical support
professionals on 5G technology. This 5G RAN advanced level certification program is divided into 4
Modules named 5G Networks, Cloud Infrastructure, Industrial Automation and 5G Network Security.
This program provides a comprehensive understanding about 5G and comparing it with
enhancements over 4G LTE technology.

Course Pre-requisites

The course is applicable to all technical professionals of any organization operating in mobile
telecom technology domain. Professionals with good understanding of 4G LTE technology will be
able to make most out of it..

Course Outline

  1. 5G Networks (2 hrs.)
  • 5G Use Case Requirements (eMBB, mMTC, urLLC)
  • 5G Radio Access Technologies (Features that differentiate 5G NR and LTE)
    1. Flexible Spectrum, Waveform, Frame Structure
    2. Resource Block, Bandwidth Part, Mini Slot
    3. Supplementary Uplink, Duplex Mode
    4. Control Channels, Reference Signals, Channel Coding
    5. Code Block Group, PCI Planning
    6. Massive-MIMO, Beamforming
    7. Transmit Power Control
  • Transport Network Technologies
    1. Integrated Access and Backhaul
    2. Hybrid Fiber Coaxial or HFC, DOCSIS
    3. Passive Optical Network
    4. Ethernet based technologies
      1. Time sensitive networking
      2. Radio Encapsulation Techniques
  • eCPRI, Fronthaul, Midhaul and Backhual
  1. Wavelength division multiplexing or WDM
  • 5G RAN Architecture
    1. Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS)
    2. User Plane and Control Plane protocol stacks
    3. CU-DU split – High Layer Split and Low Layer Split options
  • 5G Core Network Overview
    1. Service Based Architecture
    2. Reference Point Architecture
    3. Network Function overview (AMF, SMF, AUSF, UDM, NRF, PCF, NSSF, NEF, NWDAF, AF, N3IWF)
    4. Reference Point Interfaces (N1, N2, N3, N4, N6)
  • Network Deployment Options (1, 2, 3, 3A, 4, 4A, 5, 6, 7, 7A)


  1. Cloud Infrastructure (1 hr.)
  • Cloud Ecosystem
    1. Genesis of Cloud Computing
    2. Cloud Service Models
      1. Software as a Service or SaaS
      2. Platform as a Service or PaaS
  • Infrastructure as a Service or IaaS
  1. Cloud Deployment Models
    1. Private Cloud
    2. Public Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud
  1. Community Cloud
  • Cloud Technologies and Features
    1. Virtualization
    2. Cloud vs. Virtualization
    3. Hypervisors
    4. Virtualization to Containerization
    5. OSGi or Open Service Gateway Initiative
    6. Open Stack Architecture, Components
    7. Software Defined Networking or SDN
    8. OpenFlow
      1. OpenFlow v1.0 till v1.6
      2. OpenFlow Configuration Protocol (OF-Config)
  • OpenFlow Notification Framework
  1. Open vSwitch or OVS Architecture and Components
  • Managing the Cloud
  • New Services Automation


  1. Industrial Automation (1 hr.)
  • The Business Need – The three Industrial Automation business drivers:
    1. Safety, Productivity and Efficiency
    2. The making of Industry 4.0
    3. Why a distributed cloud architecture?
  • 5G Enablers for Industrial Automation
    1. Radio Access Enablers
      1. Enablers that improve throughput and reduce interference
      2. mMIMO & Beamforming’s
  • Unlicensed and Extended frequency bands
  1. Communications – Device to Device (D2D) or Vehicle (D2V) to Everything
  2. Integrated Access & Backhaul or IAB
  3. Sidelink
  • urLLC, UL-AoA, DL-AoD and Multi-RTT
  • NR Positioning & NR Light
  1. Network Enablers
    1. Edge Cloud & Distributed Cloud Architectures
    2. Network Slicing Isolation
  • Time-Sensitive Networking or TSN
  1. mMIMO & Beamforming’s
  1. Digital Enablers
    1. Digital Twin Composition
    2. Machine Learning concepts & Industrial Automation Scenarios
  • Self-Organizing Networks
  1. Machine-learning-enabled 5G cybersecurity
  • Planning and Applying Industrial Automation
    1. The Decision framework – Definition, Analysis & Decision.
    2. key issues that both business and technology industry decision makers
  • Industrial Automation – the way forward
  1. 5G Network Security (1 hr.)
  • Security Overview
    1. Security concepts and requirements for IT, Telco, and Industrial environments
      1. Basic goals of security
      2. 6 security goal
  • 3 pillars: people, technology, and processes
  1. Risk Management basics
    1. Risk Assessment, Analysis
    2. Prioritization
  • Standards
  1. Characterizing a Risk
  2. Risk mitigation & accepted residual risks
  1. Basic security features
    1. Encryption algorithms
    2. Secured channel data establishment
  • Hash functions
  1. MAC
  2. Digital Signatures
  3. PKI
  • Access Control Techniques
  1. Five design principles for Security Solutions
  2. Concept of Security Assurance
  • 5G Security Landscape
    1. Main players in the 5G Security landscape
    2. Domains & Assets to be protected
    3. Threats classification with impacts and assets
  • 5G Security Features
    1. Crucial security functions
    2. Product Security Assurance Standardization
    3. Network Access Security concept
    4. Subscriber Privacy, Identifiers, etc.
    5. Non-Access Stratum Security Mode Command Procedure
    6. AKA and Non-Access Stratum Security
    7. Key hierarchy, Encryption, and Integrity protection
    8. Security Aspects of the Network Exposure Function (NEF)
  • 5G System Security
    1. Multi-tenancy, Isolation
    2. VM, Container securing
    3. Cloud Network Security
    4. Cloud users access and management
    5. Split the system between administrator and operator
    6. orchestration/automation securing
  • 5G Security Orchestration and Analysis (SOAR) Overview
    1. Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) attacks
    2. AI and ML in Security orchestration and automation
    3. Role of SOAR in Cyber Defense Center

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