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Education & Training

Online Course

6 - 7 March 2024 - 10:00 am to 1:30 pm EST

Registration closes on 4 March 2024 at 5:00pm EST

Online via Zoom


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CEU Credits: 0.6 CEUs

Course Description

This course reviews topics of radio theory, which is essential for understanding specific applications of wireless communication including short-range wireless systems, cellular access networks, and satellite communication. First, the instructor explains basic concepts of wireless communication, including system architecture, modulation, Shannon capacity and the electromagnetic spectrum. Then various aspects of antennas, including directivity and gain; beamforming; and antenna types, are described. A section on wave propagation covers path loss and fading, the link budget, and propagation models. Transmitters and receiver architectures are described followed by explanations of filters, sensitivity, and distortion. The course concludes with a discussion of access methods for wireless networks and explanation of OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) technology.

Special note:  This course is one of four courses in a series addressing the overall technologies in wireless communications. Complete all four courses in this series to earn a digital badge. The four courses in the Intensive Wireless Communications series include:

  1. Fundamentals of Wireless Communication, 6-7 March
  2. Network and Service Architecture, 13-14 March
  3. Cellular Networks, 3-4 April
  4. Non-cellular Wireless Systems, 10 April

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Watch a brief introduction clip from this course.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who work on the production, sales, or installation of wireless products and those whose operations are deeply tied to wireless communications will benefit from this course.


Lee Vishloff

Lee Vishloff



Learning Objectives

Take this course to gain an understanding of

  • Concepts of wireless system architecture, modulation and data rate limits
  • Antenna characteristics and principles of matching for optimum performance
  • The mechanisms of radio wave propagation, path loss and propagation models, multipath and its alleviation with MIMO (multi-antenna) technology, and how to prepare a link budget
  • Architecture and features of transmitters and receivers and the calculation of sensitivity and dynamic range
  • Multiple access methods and advantages of OFDM and OFDMA.

Course Content

  • Basic Concepts
  • Antennas
  • Radio Wave Propagation
  • Transmitters and Receivers
  • Multiple Access, OFDM, OFDMA

Course Materials

A copy of the instructor's PowerPoint slides is included. Access to the streaming video recording is provided for 20 business days after the course has been taught. Earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating and completing the post-course evaluation.

The web conference invitation is sent to each participant upon registration,  Course materials will be emailed to participants at least one business day in advance 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 full refund. Once course materials have been shared with a course participant cancellation and refund requests cannot be accommodated.

Contact Us

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