The Cisco Service Provider Mobility Foundation and Intermediate LTE (LTE201) v1.0 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces learners to managing, monitoring, and configuring the Cisco ASR 5000 Series devices, and building the required services to support an LTE/SAE public mobile LAN network.
In the foundation sections of the course, learners are introduced to the hardware and software architecture of the Cisco ASR 5500 and Cisco ASR 5000 devices. Through hands-on labs learners learn how to navigate and use the StarOS command line-interface (CLI) and configure threshold crossing alarms.
In the intermediate sections, learners focus on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards and how the Cisco ASR 5500 and Cisco ASR 5000 devices are configured to support the 4G entities, such as Mobility Management Entity (MME), SGW and PDN Gateway (PGW). Learners build and monitor single subscriber call flows with default and dedicated bearers on the Cisco ASR 5500 and Cisco ASR 5000 devices. Learners use troubleshooting techniques for the entire LTE/SAE packet core throughout the course.

The course is available only as a private group training (up to 12 people).


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Hardware and software architecture of the Cisco ASR 5500 chassis
  • Hardware and software architecture of the Cisco ASR 5000 chassis
  • StarOS CLI for chassis management, monitoring, and configuration
  • Initial system configuration including creating administrative users, hardware redundancy, and remote management functions
  • Implementing management functions, such as threshold crossing alarms, and hardware and software monitoring
  • Basic troubleshooting of hardware and software
  • Monitoring subscriber bearers, attaching request through the Cisco ASR 5500 and Cisco ASR 5000 devices, seeing how resources for each service are dedicated, and detecting the flows as they traverse the switching fabric


The course contains these components:
  • ASR 5500 Hardware Architecture
  • ASR 5000 Hardware Architecture
  • StarOS EPC Software Architecture
  • ASR 5500/5000 Initial System Setup
  • ASR 5500/5000 CLI Overview
    • Lab: Introduction to the Command Line Interface
  • StarOS Global Configuration Settings
  • ASR 5500/5000 Configuration Terminology
    • Lab: Configure Logging and Threshold Crossing Alarms
  • ASR 5500 Hardware Troubleshooting
  • ASR 5000 Hardware Troubleshooting
  • ASR 5500/5000 Software Troubleshooting
  • ASR 5500/5000 Logging and TCAs
  • EPC Overview
    • Lab: Configuring Contexts and Interfaces
  • MME Service Administration
    • Lab: Configure MME
  • SGW Function, Operation, Configuration
    • Lab: Configure the SGW Service
  • PGW Configuration
    • Lab: Configure the PGW Service
  • Configuring GGSN Colocated Services
    • Lab: Configure GGSN Service

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Thorough understanding of IP routing and networking protocols
  • Basic working knowledge of applicable 3GPP network operation