Media Gateway Control Protocol Training (MGCP)

Commitment 2 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live

The 2-day Media Gateway Control Protocol Training (MGCP) provides in-depth coverage of VoIP and MGCP. MGCP is a protocol used for controlling Voice over IP (VoIP) Gateways from external call control elements. Media Gateway Control Protocol is an emerging protocol that is receiving wide interest from both the voice and data industries. MGCP and Megaco / H.248 are control protocols designed to be used between a Media Gateway Controller (MGC) or call agent and a media gateway (MG).

  • 2 days of Media Gateway Control Protocol Training (MGCP) with an expert instructor
  • Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



After completing this MGCP Training course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the basics of MGCP
  • Review of Session Description Protocol (SDP)
  • Explore MGCP Commands
  • Explore MGCP Messages and Parameters
  • Understand the differences and similarities between MGCP and Megaco/H.248


  • We can adapt this MGCP Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the MGCP Training around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the MGCP Training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.


The target audience for this MGCP training course:

  • IT or telecom professionals, network designers, sales engineers, proposal writers, and others whose  job  requires a good understanding of MGCP


Media Gateway Control Protocol Training (MGCP)

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Media Gateway Control Protocol Training (MGCP) course are:

  • Basic knowledge of VoIP and telecommunications networks
Introduction to VoIP
  • Carrier-Grade VoIP Network Architecture
  • VoIP Protocols
  • VoIP Protocol Stack
  • H.323
  • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
  • Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP)
  • Megaco/H.248
  • Session Description Protocol (SDP)
What is MGCP?
  • Connections between endpoints
  • Central Office Switches, Gateways, Network Access Servers, Cable Modems, PBXs
  • Media Gateways (MGs)
  • Media Gateway Controllers (MGCs)
  • MGCP vs. SIP and Megaco/H.248
  • MGCP and Convergence
  • Residential gateways
  • Trunking gateways
  • Other media gateway devices
  • Call Agents or SoftSwitches
  • Enhanced service platforms (such as IVR announcement servers)
Media Gateway Control Interface
  • Model and naming conventions
  • Endpoint identifiers
  • Calls and connections
  • Names of Call Agents and other entities
  • Digit maps
  • Names of events
  • Usage of SDP
  • Gateway Control Commands
  • Return codes and error codes
  • Reason Codes
  • Media Gateway Control Protocol Training (MGCP)
MGCP Commands
  • AUCX (AuditConnection)
  • AUEP (AuditEndpoint)
  • CRCX (CreateConnection)
  • DLCX (DeleteConnection)
  • EPCF (EndpointConfiguration)
  • MDCX (ModifyConnection)
  • RQNT (NotificationRequest)
  • NTFY (Notify)
  • RSIP (RestartInProgress)
MGCP Parameters
  • Response Acknowledgement
  • Local connection options
  • CallID
  • Capabilities
  • ConnectionID
  • ConnectionMode)
  • Connection
  • DetectEvent
  • DigitMap
  • EventStates
  • LocalConnectionOptions
  • ObservedEvents
  • package list
  • QuarantineHandling
  • ReasonCode
  • RequestedEvents
  • RequestedInfo
  • RequestIdentifier
  • RestartDelay
  • RestartMethod
  • SignalRequest
  • Bearer Information
Event packages and end point types
  • Basic packages
  • Generic Media Package
  • DTMF package
  • MF Package
  • Trunk Package
  • Line Package
  • Handset emulation package
  • RTP Package
  • Network Access Server Package
  • Announcement Server Package
  • Script Package
  • Line Package
  • Supplementary Service Package
  • DigitMap Extension Package
  • Signal List Package
  • Media Format Package
  • Resource Reservation Package
  • Fax Package
  • SDP Simple Capability Declaration
  • Fax Package Protocol Flow
  • Extended Analog Line Supervision Package
  • MGCG Bulk Audits, Redirect, and Reset
  • Redirect and Reset Package
  • NAS Packages for MGCP
  • Basic NAS Package
  • NAS Data Out Package
  • PacketCable package
  • Line
  • ISUP Trunk
  • MF Termination
  • MF FGD Operator Services
  • Other standard packages currently supported Basic PBX
  • MF Feature Group D
  • Mailbox
  • MF Single Stage Dialing Trunk
  • Voice Mail
  • ATM AAL2
PacketCable Specifications
  • Network-Based Call Signaling Protocol Specification (NCS)
  • PSTN Gateway Call Signaling Protocol Specification (TGCP)
  • NCS Signaling MIB Specification
  • Basic Packages
  • Audio Server Package
  • Line Control Signaling System Architecture (GR-303 Package)
ITU Specifications
  • J.162 Network call signaling protocol for the delivery of time-critical services over cable television networks using cable modems
  • J.169 IPCablecom network call signaling (NCS) MIB requirements
  • J.171 IPcablecom trunking gateway control protocol (TGCP)
  • J.175 Audio server protocol
SCTE/ANSI Standards
  • SCTE 24-3 Network Call Signaling Protocol for the Delivery of Time-Critical Services over Cable Television Using Data Modems
  • SCTE 24-8 IPCablecom Part 8: Network Call Signaling Management Information Base (MIB) Requirements
  • SCTE 24-12 IPCablecom Part 12: Trunking Gateway Control Protocol (TGCP)
  • Media Gateway Control Protocol Training (MGCP)
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