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5G Industry Practitioner (Core Network)

Topic:ICT, Media & Design, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    28 May 2024 to 29 May 2024
  • Registration Period:

    15 Mar 2024 to 06 May 2024
  • Duration/Frequency:

    Tuesday & Wednesday, 8.30 am-5.30 pm
  • Mode of Training:

  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
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5G Core is one of the most important technology drivers for 5G that will enable you to comprehend common use case scenarios such as Connection, Registration, Mobility, and Session management based on the 3GPP Release 15. With the disruption around traditional core network architecture designs by 5G, there is a rising need to understand the detailed specifications that makes up 5G core (5GC).

In collaboration with 5G industry leader Ericsson for this course, participants will gain a vendor-agnostic overview of the 5G Core Architecture and how it is different from previous core network generations. Participants will learn 5G Core key concepts and the context behind why a certain functionality has been included and what is beyond the 5G Core scope. The course will provide practical examples of network deployment options with protocol details and service descriptions. Tapping on Ericsson’s local and worldwide experiences, the course will include up-to-date use case examples and applications of 5G deployments both locally and overseas. Participants will receive first-hand experience on 5G with practical hands-on sessions on a live 5G network.

As 5G technology is rapidly being deployed in Singapore and worldwide, it is poised to push the boundaries of the various industries. There will be need for a large pool of the workforce involved in adopting, deploying and developing various applications using 5G technology in the industry by gaining a clear and practical understanding of the 5G Core Network. If you are looking to extend your 5G knowledge and skills for the rising wave of demand, consider to join this course now.

Course Objective

This course aims to equip participants with a vendor agnostic knowledge on the protocols and the signalling used for the 5G Core (5GC) infrastructure, including the interfaces in 5GC and the interworking with 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and 5G Radio Access Network (RAN). Participants' learning will also be enhanced through the use of various 5GC use case scenarios such as Connection, Registration, Mobility, and Session management based on the 3GPP Release 15.

Participants will understand basic conceptual network architecture and technology for the 5G Core. Understand various interfaces in 5GC and explain the signalling, protocols and service exchange between the network functions. Analyse the basic procedures for 5GC.

By completing the Overview course with 2 other courses (including this) in the 5G Industry course series, participants will be awarded with the SP Ericsson 5G Industry Practitioner Certificate.

Course Outline

The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, practical demonstration, hands-on simulation and interactive workshop. 

By the end of the Course, learners will be able to:  
Explain the basic conceptual network architecture and technology for the 5G Core 

- Describe and explain the identifiers relevant for the 5GC 
- Describe the interfaces and analyse the signalling, protocols and service exchange between the network functions. 
- Explain the background and reasons for developing the 5G Core. 
- Explain the basic conceptual network architecture and technology for the 5G Core 
- Explain the basic concepts for 5G core orchestration and management. 
- Explain interoperable communication services support in the 5G Core. 

Topics to be covered

A. Road to 5G 
B. Signalling in 5G EPC 
C. 5G Core (5GC) Introduction 
D. 5G Core Network Functions 
E. 5G Core Concepts 
F. Core Changes – Evolution from EPC 

Minimum Requirements

Participants should possess basic computer literacy in software and programming

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

• SP Ericsson 5G Industry Practitioner Certificate will be awarded to participants upon completion of 5G Industry Practitioner (Overview) with 2 other courses in the 5G Industry course series. Please email the 3 electronic Certification upon completion to to receive the SP Ericsson 5G Industry Practitioner Certificate.

Suitable for

Engineers and Technologists from Industries like Electronics, Engineering Services, Infocomm Technology, Logistics, Public Transport, Healthcare

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 9% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $900.00 $27.00 $127.00
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $700.00 $27.00 $327.00
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $700.00 $27.00 $327.00
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $900.00 $27.00 $127.00
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $90.00 $1,090.00

As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Course Trainer(s)

Melvyn U Myint OO

Melvyn U Myint OO is currently a Specialist in 5G & AIoT Technology with the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) at Singapore Polytechnic. He received his Master of Science in Communication and Network Systems from the Nanyang Technology University (NTU) in 2000 and BEng (Electronics) in 1982. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Automatic Computing (1983).  

Melvyn has been teaching since 2001. He also developed modules for RF Fundamentals and Measurement, RF Circuit Design, Wireless Technologies and Wireless Technology and Applications.

From 1997 to 2001, he was a Research Associate in the area of Design Radio Transceivers for Satellite Mobile Terminals and helped maintain the Satellite Ground Station for LEO satellite at NTU, Singapore. 

From 1994 to 1997, he worked as a Senior Service Engineer in the area of Installation and Maintaining of Motorola radio equipment such as two-way mobile radios, Trunking radios and Base stations at Mecomb Singapore.

From 1992 to 1994, he worked as a Business Representative in the area of Installation and Maintenance of Biomedical Equipment for the Medical Laboratory, for Medistore Pte Ltd, Tortola British Virgin Islands.

From 1990 to 1992, he worked as a Service Engineer taking care of Service, Installation and Maintenance of Biomedical Equipment in the Medical Laboratory for Interlane (M) Sdn Bhd K.L., Malaysia.

From 1982 to 1990, he worked as an Assistant Lecturer, focussing on teaching and developing new modules for Linear Control Systems, Wireless Communication Systems, Digital Electronics, Industrial Electronics and Control at the Rangoon Institute Of Technology, Myanmar.

Dr Jaichandar K S

Dr Jaichandar K S is currently a Senior Lecturer with the School of Engineering of Singapore Polytechnic. His areas of teaching includes Internet of things (IOT), Data Analytics, 5G, Design Thinking, Biomedical devices and programming. His team has received funding from various research grants(S$1.6M) and his research interests are in Robotics, AIoT smart health care and Biomedical Devices He has published more than 20 papers in leading journals and conferences. His team is the recipient of ‘Samsung Solve for Tomorrow’ Competition award in 2018. He is also involved in 5G Garage looking after operations, industry collaboration and training.

He has good academic experience in curriculum design, Continuing Education and Training (CET) planning, Grants writing, SSG funded course proposal and project management, Design thinking and CDIO framework. He has worked as a Principal Investigator (PI) for multiple Industry/MOE/MOH/ TOTESIR funded collaborative and consultancy projects.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
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