PSTN 2200 Gateway Basics (PGWB)

Detailed Outlines

Course Outlines

Module 1: Intro to PGW

  • Introduction to SS7 networks (including Cisco Layered Approach)
  • Platform Overview (including hardware related specifics)

Module 2: Provisioning tools

  • XECfgParm.dat
  • Voice Services Provisioning Tool (VSPT and CMNM)
  • Man Machine Language

Module 3: Provisioning SS7 side

  • SS7 Signaling (comparing traditional and Cisco approach)
  • IP Transfer Point – Link Extender
  • Media Gateway
  • Traffic part

Module 4: Provisioning other legacy protocols

  • FAS and NFAS

Module 5: Provisioning VoIP side

  • Enhanced ISUP (EISUP)
  • H.323 Signaling Interface (H.323)
  • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

Module 5: Number Analysis

  • Dial Plan (explaining “staging” approach, includes simple and complex scenarios)

Labs and Activities:

  • Lab 1-2: PGW2200 Platform Overview
  • Lab 2-1: Setting up the XECfgParm.dat file
  • Lab 2-2: Introduction to Voice Services Provisioning Tool
  • Lab 2-3: Introduction to Man Machine Language
  • Lab 3-1: Provisioning MGC for SS7 signaling
  • Lab 3-2: Provisioning External Nodes – ITP-L
  • Lab 3-3: Provisioning External Nodes – Media Gateways
  • Lab 3-4: Provisioning Trunks and Routes
  • Lab 4-1: Provisioning FAS and NFAS
  • Lab 5-1: Extended ISUP (EISUP)
  • Lab 5-2: H.323 Signaling Interface
  • Lab 5-3: Session Initiation Protocol
  • Lab 6-1: Provisioning Dial Plans

Objectives and Pre-requisites

Course Objectives

PSTN 2200 Gateway Basics (PGWB) is a five-day day instructor-led course, designed to help students enter into the telecom world by understanding basics about Cisco’s flagship product in that area. The goal of this course is to provide students with information and prac-tice activities that prepare students to understand elements of which PGW system consists and how to provision those elements. The students should be able to maintain the PGW sys-tem once in production, including regular provisioning updates, retrieving the current status of the elements and state of links and protocols between those elements.

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe the elements of the PGW system
  • Describe the protocols that are connecting elements inside each PGW system
  • Provision various PGW elements using graphical or command-line interface
  • Retrieve the status of the protocols and components inside PGW system
  • Keep the PGW system in good health


The knowledge and skills you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Cisco CCNA level of knowledge or similar
Classroom training
Duration: 5 days
Price: US$ ----
CLC: --

Course Schedule:
Egypt, Cairo,  Jan 2015
Dubai,  Feb, 2015
Qatar, Doha, May 2015

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