This Hands-On ISDN Primary Rate Interface Provisioning and Maintenance course starts with an overview of the 5ESS Switch and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) basics. This brief review includes 5ESS Switch Modules, Peripheral Unit functions and ISDN concepts. This is followed with ISDN Primary Rate Interface (PRI) specifics, such as Physical Hardware Components, ISDN PRI Connections, Custom versus National ISDN PRI, ISDN PRI Services and ISDN PRI Features. The ISDN Primary Rate Interface Provisioning lesson addresses the 5ESS Recent Change Views used to build an ISDN Primary Interface Group, Trunk Group and Trunk Members.
The course also addresses 5ESS hardware, transport facility and channel group provisioning. Next, protocol layers 1 (I.431), 2 (Q.921) and 3 (Q.931) are presented as they pertain to the ISDN Primary Rate Interface. This includes layer 2 connectivity along with layer 3 Information Element definitions. The Call processing lesson presents how Recent Change Views control the origination and termination of calls involving a PRI Trunk Group. The ISDN PRI Automatic Line Evaluation (ALE) and PRI Protocol Monitoring lesson presents Automatic Line Evaluation analysis procedures, input messages to initiate Protocol Monitoring sessions and procedures to analyze ISDN PRI protocol. An ISDN Primary Rate Interface Trunk Maintenance lesson looks at the PRI Trunk Group Members and the trunk member tests available.
Each lesson provides procedures, tables, charts, casework, information on the resolution of 5ESS Switch ISDN PRI service problems and recommendations of What To Do Next. Alcatel-Lucents 5ESS documentation is used and referenced throughout this course.
The objective of ISDN Primary Rate Interface Provisioning and Maintenance is to train provisioning and maintenance personnel to build translate, turn-up and maintain ISDN Primary Rate Interface circuits in a 5ESS Switch.
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