Course Description

Class runs 8:30am to 4:30pm (flexible). Includes PowerPoint driven lecture and hands-on labs. Course includes a full-page color manual and all lab equipment.

This course was designed for those individuals starting careers in Diameter, the IP Multimedia Subsystem, and communications. It is a deep-dive into the Diameter, that is reinforced by students making Diameter packet captures with Wireshark.

Course Length: 4 days
Location: On-site, Online, In-Town (Harrisburg / Philadelphia)

Overview of Classroom Lecture & Labs

Classroom topics include:

  • AAA protocol
  • Why RADIUS is only half as useful as Diameter
  • Diameter Network Entities
  • Security specifications
  • Diameter transport
  • Diameter applications
  • Accounting
  • Diameter node types
  • Diameter messages (Request / Answer)
  • Command Codes
  • Attribute-Value Pair (AVP) formatting
  • Routing concepts
  • Diameter Routing Agents (DRA)
  • Security concerns (IPsec or TLS)
  • Diameter-RADIUS interaction (Translation Agents)
  • Diameter in the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
  • Diameter interfaces in the IMS (Cx, Dx, Dh, Sh, Ro, Rf, Gx, Gy/Gz, S6a, S9)
  • Customized Application for the Mobile Network Enhanced Logic (CAMEL)
  • Diameter based offline charging
  • Diameter based online charging
  • Policy Charging Rules Function
  • Session Initiation Protocol & IMS charging

Lab objectives include:

  • Capturing Diameter traffic with Wireshark
  • Use packet capture trace tools to explore Diameter interaction with IMS components, such as:
    • Application Server (AS)
    • Home Subscriber Server (HSS)
    • Call Session Control Function (CSCF)
    • Subscriber Location Function (SLF)

Interested in one of our courses? Contact us or call +1.717.585.6333 to schedule a free first-time consultation.