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Education & Training

The following course is available in two formats: Three or Four Day online or Three Day In-Person

Covering all of the seven areas tested on the IEEE WCET Certification exam this course provides an overview with breadth and depth in the following seven areas:

Intensive Wireless Communications: Intermediate Level - Covering 7 Key Areas of Wireless

RF Engineering, Propagation and Antennas

- Antenna Engineering (Topics covered include: Antenna basics and parameters; directivity, gain and effective aperture; antenna polarization and bandwidth; antenna types and diversity; phased arrays, beamforming, and smart antennas, MIMO)
- Radio Wave Propagation (Including: Line of Sight transmission theory; free space loss with a focus on the Friis Transmission Formula and Link Budget; spectrum and regulatory bodies; propagation environments; and software modeling tools)
- RF Transmission System & Engineering (The Superheteordyne Receiver; Receiver sensitivity; frequency conversion process; receiver dynamic range; filter and selectivity; receiver phase noise; direct conversion & other receivers; detector & demodulator)

Wireless Access Technologies

- Access technology attributes and evolution
- Mobile cellular standards and technology evolution ; introduction to IEEE Wireless Technologies
- Satellite communications attributes; other wireless systems; spectrum consideration; trends and the future

Network and Service Architectures

- Review of fundamental networking concepts; IP networking fundamentals, including IPv6; mobility management; 802.11-based WLAN network fundamentals; basics of teletraffic analysis
- Cellular network architectures (Functional requirements; network elements and functions; network protocols; examples of signalling for call delivery, roaming, etc.; packet data services in 2G cellular systems)
- Towards an all IP-Core Network (Technologies for QoS support and VoIP transport; SIP signalling; cellular network evolution to all-IP core network architectures; IP Multimedia Subsystem; LTE's Evolved Packet Core)
- Service architectures and alternative architectures (IMS; service creation and architectures, including Parlay/OSA concepts; mesh networks; ad hoc networks; satellite networks)

Wireless Network Management and Security

- Network Management: Motivation, Internet protocol suite and SNMP; network management attributes; ITU TMN, FCAPS and Layers; reference architecture and interfaces; business process framework; network management evolution
- Security: Basic concepts; wireless security; WiFi security; cellular security (GSM, UMTS, LTE)

Infrastructure and Wireless Communication 

Infrastructure: Wireless base station equipment; site development; industry standards

Agreements, Standards, Policies and Regulations

Fundamental Knowledge - Wireless Communication concepts and course review / wrap up

This course does not teach the WCET Certification exam -- but it can help you prepare to sit for the exam or deepen your understanding of current practices in wireless communications. Every time this course is offered the lectures are updated to include the most recent examples going on in the industry.

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