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Program Overview

The Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) Training Program consists of four courses to enhance your knowledge and technical depth around EPC. The courses include:

Virtual Evolved Packet Core Introduction: In this course, you will get an introduction to vEPC and the drivers and opportunities in the industry. You will also learn about the Intel technologies supporting vEPC and the supporting ecosystem.

Overview of Evolved Packet Core (EPC) Architecture: In this course, you will learn about EPC functions and interworking and charging. You will also be introduced to the challenges of EPC, traffic flow, quality of service and using EPC for services.

Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) Reference Architecture: In this course, you will dive deeper into vEPC by understanding deployment of virtual network functions (VNFs) and basic service function chaining. You will also gain knowledge on vEPC scaling with helpful use cases and examples.

Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) Additional Benefits: In this course, you will learn more information on new LTE features and IoT architecture considerations. In addition, you will learn about workload placement and vEPC redundancies.

This course describes the EPC and the key drivers and market opportunity for virtualization of the EPC, and explains which Intel® technologies enable the building of the vEPC ecosystem.

This course describes the EPC architecture and functions with a description of how access to services is provided including session setup and traffic routing. A discussion about capacity challenges and the benefits of virtualization is also included.

This course presents the benefits of virtualizing the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) including operational functions that need to be considered and how NFV enables control plane and user plane separation. A description of the functions, benefits and the implementation challenges of Service Function Chaining is also included. Discussions about scaling Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI), LTE EPC virtualization options and Intel’s EPC virtualization solutions are also presented.

This course provides an overview of new LTE EPC Features including their usage and impact in 5G networks, on vGi-LAN traffic, and support for IoT and M2M devices. A discussion of redundancy, resiliency and reliability methods is also included.