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This course provides an understanding of converged voice and data networks and also the challenges faced by the various network technologies. The course also provides network administrators and network engineers with the knowledge and skills required to integrate gateways and gatekeepers into an enterprise VoIP network. This course is one of several courses in the Cisco CCVP track that addresses design, planning, and deployment practices and provides comprehensive hands-on experience in configuration and deployment of VoIP networks.

What Will I Learn?

  • Describe VoIP, components of a VoIP network, VoIP protocols, special requirements for VoIP calls, and Codecs.
  • Configure gateway interconnections to support VoIP and PSTN calls.
  • Describe the basic signaling protocols used on voice gateways and configure a gateway to support calls using the various signaling protocols.
  • Define a dial plan, describing the purpose of each dial plan component, and implement a dial plan on a voice gateway.
  • Describe gatekeeper functions, protocols, and operation and implement an H.323 gatekeeper to provide dial plan resolution and call admission control.
  • Implement a Cisco Unified Border Element gateway to connect to an Internet Telephony Service Provider.


  • *Certificate of Attendance from IT-Gate Academy

Describe the components of a gateway

  • Describe the function of gateways
  • Describe DSP functionality
  • Describe the different types of voice ports and their usage
  • Describe dial peer types
  • Describe codecs and codec complexity

Describe a dial plan

  • Describe a numbering plan
  • Describe digit manipulation
  • Describe path selection
  • Describe calling privileges
  • Describe call coverage

Describe the basic operation and components involved in a VoIP call

  • Describe VoIP call flow
  • Describe RTP, RTCP, cRTP, and sRTP
  • Describe H.323
  • Describe MGCP
  • Describe SCCP
  • Describe SIP
  • Identify the appropriate gateway signaling protocol for a given situation
  • Describe voice quality considerations
  • Choose the appropriate codec for a given situation

Implement a gateway

  • Describe the gateway call routing process
  • Configure analog voice ports
  • Configure digital voice ports
  • Describe considerations for PBX integration
  • Configure dial-peers
  • Configure hunt groups and trunk groups
  • Configure digit manipulation
  • Configure calling privileges
  • Verify dial-plan implementation
  • Implement fax and modem support on a gateway
  • Configure a gateway to provide DTMF support

Describe the function and interoperation of gatekeepers within an IP Communications network

  • Describe the function and types of gatekeepers
  • Describe the interoperation of devices with a gatekeeper
  • Describe gatekeeper signaling
  • Describe Dynamic Zone Prefix Registration with a gatekeeper
  • Describe gatekeeper redundancy

Implement a gatekeeper

  • Configure devices to register with a gatekeeper
  • Configure gatekeeper to provide dial-plan resolution
  • Configure gatekeeper to provide call admission control
  • Verify gatekeeper operation

Implement an IP-to-IP gateway

  • Describe the IP-to-IP gateway features and functionality
  • Configure gatekeeper to support an IP-to-IP gateway
  • Configure IP-to-IP gateway to provide address hiding
  • Configure IP-to-IP gateway to provide protocol and media interworking
  • Configure IP-to-IP gateway to provide call admission control
  • Verify IP-to-IP gateway implementations

Ahmed Abdul Hameed

CCNA,CCNA SEC.,CCNP, ITIL, MCSA,MCSE , CCAI, ECCS, CEH ,CHFI Senior Network and Telecom. Engineer – Cisco-Microsoft CompTIA -EC- Council Certified Academy instructor with 12 years of Experience of technical and managerial skills in one of the largest telecommunication companies in middle East Telecom Egypt ,also Certified instructor in the field of networks, security and management and Co founder & CEO of IT Gate Academy & IT Gate Corp.


Course Instructor


Ahmed Abdul Hameed

Member Since November 2008
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