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Education & Training

Online Course

10 - 13 September 2019 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT

Registration closes on Sunday, 8 September 2019 at 5:00pm EDT

Online via WebEx

Price

$699 IEEE ComSoc member
$769 IEEE member
$929 non-member

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CEU Credits: 2

Course Description

This 20-hour course meets for five hours each day over four days. It gives an in-depth review of chosen topics from the major communication areas comprising

  • Fundamental Knowledge
  • RF Engineering, Propagation, Antennas, and Signal Processing
  • Wireless Access Technologies
  • Network and Service Architecture
  • Network Management and Security
  • Facilities Infrastructure, Standards and Regulations
  • Emerging New Paradigms and Services

Intermediate Level - Covering 7 Key Areas of Wireless

Customer Testimonial About This Course

"It has served like a boot camp - covered almost all there is in Wireless Communication." ~ Martin Kizito Waidhuba, UCSI University

Who Should Attend

The purpose of the course is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of wireless communication for engineering professionals, instructors and students. The course covers wireless transmission and reception principles, electromagnetic propagation, antenna characteristics, and wireless network access methods.  Cellular wireless interfaces and core networks from second generation GSM and CDMA through LTE and 5G New Radio are covered in detail. Other wireless systems and networks, among them Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee, as well as satellite communication, are also part of the syllabus.

A well-rounded wireless engineering professional needs to know non-wireless aspects of network communication, and accordingly this course teaches the basics of internet protocol, network and service architectures, and also communications security and techniques for achieving location awareness. Features of communication infrastructure and engineering documentation are included in the curriculum along with the emerging technologies of IoT and vehicle communication. Practice questions with answers and discussion are provided throughout the course to monitor understanding of the material covered.

The course can also help candidates seeking certification in wireless communications engineering technology in their preparation for the IEEE WCET™ exam.

Please note that this course does NOT teach how to pass the IEEE WCET Certification Exam but it does cover topics from the seven major areas of expertise.

Instructor

Alan Bensky

Alan Bensky

MScEE, Electronics Engineering Consultant

IEEE WCP

Course Content

  • Radio engineering fundamentals -- RF Systems, modulation, frequency spectrum
  • Antennas, wave propagation, MIMO, receiver architecture and performance parameters
  • Multiple access methods – FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDM and OFDMA, random access
  • Cellular air interface -- evolution from GSM through LTE and 5G
  • Wireless local and personal area networks, satellite communication, ad hoc networks, UWB
  • Network architectures – Internet protocol, packet switching, quality of service, VoIP, teletraffic analysis
  • Service architectures -- IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
  • Network security -- Wi-Fi, cellular, internet protocol
  • Infrastructure, standards and regulations
  • Emerging technologies – Internet of Things, machine type communications, vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to anything communication, millimeter wavelength communication, positioning and location.

Learning Objectives

Take this course to:

  • Review fundamentals of wireless communication engineering
  • Understand radio wave propagation and antenna characteristics
  • Review wireless network access technologies and generations of cellular network standards
  • Become familiar with non-cellular wireless networks, wireless area networks and satellite communication
  • Learn network and service architectures including internet protocol routing, mobile IP and teletraffic analysis, IMS
  • Learn features of network management, including monitoring tools and security
  • Get the basics of communications infrastructure including design considerations regarding electrical transients, antenna towers and signal distribution.
  • Become up-to-date on emerging technologies and services including 5G New Radio, MIMO, IoT, the latest Wi-Fi and Bluetooth specs, positioning and location.

Course Materials

Each individual who registers for this course will receive the following:

  • A copy of instructor slides (PDF) sent via email
  • A copy of the Guide to the Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge (WEBOK), 2nd edition published by John Wiley & Sons. The WEBOK will be mailed to the address specified in your order to arrive the day before the course begins for those who register before 2 September; the WEBOK will be sent out 24-48 business hours after your order is received. It may take another 3-5 days to reach you.
  • Access to the streaming video recording of the course for 15 business days immediately following the course.
  • A certificate of participation.  An optional IEEE CEU Certificate is available for participants who complete the online course evaluation within 2 weeks of the course date.

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy: Requests for online course cancellations must be received 3 business days prior to the course date for a partial refund of the course portion of the registration fee if course materials have not yet been sent to the participant. Once course materials have been shipped to a participant, only a 50% refund can be issued for the course portion of the registration fee if requested 3 business days prior to the course date.  Requests for online course cancellations received less than 3 business days prior to the course cannot be accommodated.

Contact Us

For general inquiries and technical support, contact Tara Gallus, Certification and Professional Education Manager.

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