By chlander on Mar 19, 2013
Today’s blog is about the Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control (NCC) Overview Course that was recently released on the Oracle University iLearning site; Oracle internals and partners have access to this course at this time. I’d like to introduce one of our curriculum developers, Fraser Guthrie, who will tell you about this course.
Fraser has over 15 years telecommunications industry experience in a variety of cross functional roles, including software test, product management, consulting, support and training. He has about 7 years experience with the NCC product, including 4 years as a consultant with eServGlobal and Oracle implementing NCC solutions for communication service providers in Europe and beyond. Fraser has spent the last 3 years in the Information Development team developing courseware and training our customers, partners, and internal teams.Cheers,
Cheryl Lander, Oracle Communications InfoDev Senior Director
What is NCC?
First, I’d like to talk about the NCC product. NCC is a session control and real-time charging product for intelligent networks. You use NCC to manage voice, data, and messaging services, and customized service offerings such as Friends and Family, Call Forwarding, and Favorite Destination. With NCC, you control and rate these services; NCC can control and charge for all types of network transactions, including traditional SS7 and newer IP-based services. Using NCC’s built in open Web 2.0 Framework, NCC can communicate with the Service Provider’s IT and back-office business systems, which allows you to integrate with Application Service Providers, provisioning systems, and to process EDRs offline. For customer billing and invoicing, you can integrate NCC with the Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) product, Oracle’s convergent charging and billing platform, as well as other third-party vendor systems.
Who Is This Course For?
- The NCC Overview Course is the ideal starting point for anyone that wants to learn about NCC, including (but not limited to):
- Systems Administrators
- Systems Integrators
- Systems Architects
- Sales and Pre-Sales Consultants
- Project Managers
The course is the ideal starting point for anyone wishing to learn about NCC.
The course introduces you to the NCC user interface. You will learn about the applications and main features of NCC and the underlying hardware and software architecture. You will also learn how NCC can be integrated into a communication service provider’s IT and core telecommunications network and how the product can be extended and customized. You will also see how NCC can be integrated with the Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) product.
Introduction to Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control (NCC)
Oracle Communications Prepaid Charging
Oracle Communications Messaging Manager
Oracle Communications Number Services Manager
Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) Integration
Course Duration: 2 hours and 12 minutes.
Course Link (Oracle internals)
Who Helped Me with the Course?
A special thanks goes to Brian Hudner, my colleague on the NCC team, who was instrumental in getting this course published. It is Brian’s lilting Irish brogue you will hear if you listen to the course. Brian worked on updating the courseware following Janet Taylor’s meticulous edits and then worked closely with Steve Snook and Barbara Stirling of Oracle University to get the course recorded. Thanks also to Jagdeep Kaur who worked on early versions of the course. Thanks also to NCC Product Management, engineering, and marketing for some of the source material and for reviewing the material as it was developed.
What Are We Working on Now?
Training material and courseware for NCC to BRM Integration and Voucher Management.
Where to Find Out More on NCC?
You can find out more about NCC by taking the course (of course!) and on the Oracle Web site.