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Education & Training

Online Course

13 - 14 March 2024 - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT

Registration closes on 11 March 2024 at 5:00pm EST

Online via Zoom


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$459 non-member

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CEU Credits: 0.6 (6 hours)

Course Description

This course presents a comprehensive overview of telecommunication networks. The instructor begins with a review of internet protocol (IP) principles as they apply to communications networks, including those that have wireless access terminals. Then the IP core network is discussed in conjunction with cellular network evolution from circuit switched to packet switched all-IP core network architectures. Technologies for QoS (quality of service) support and VoIP (voice over IP) transport are reviewed as well as network security. Physical infrastructure characteristics are also examined.  The course concludes with a discussion of types of engineering documentation.

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


Student Discount
Students use promo code STUDENT24 during checkout to save 15% on your registration fee.*

*This promotion is only available to student members and cannot be combined with other course promotions or discounts.

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Watch a brief introduction clip from this course.

Who Should Attend

This course will benefit radio engineers and other telecommunication professionals seeking overall knowledge of the workings of large-scale communication networks from the flow of data through security, facility infrastructure, and documentation.


Alan Bensky

Alan Bensky

MScEE, Electronics Engineering Consultant


Learning Objectives

Take this course to gain an understanding of:

  • The concept of protocol layering, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model and the internet protocol suite TCP/IP
  • Routing of internet data packets, the constituents of the packet header, IP addresses and the differences between IP versions IPv4 and IPv6
  • Dealing with mobility of IP terminals
  • How quality of service (QoS) is dealt with throughout a network from mobile wireless terminal to the destination terminal
  • The provision of multimedia services, including voice and video, over the packet network, by means of the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
  • Features of network management, including monitoring tools and the Self Organizing Network (SON)
  • The concepts of communication security and implementation in IP networks
  • Components of network infrastructure, from power supplies to antenna towers
  • The differences between types of telecommunication industry documentation and how they influence characteristics and quality of products and services.

Course Content

  • IP fundamentals
  • Mobile IP
  • Teletraffic analysis
  • QoS (Quality of Service)
  • VoIP (Voice over IP)
  • IMS (Internet protocol multimedia subsystem)
  • Network management and security
  • Physical infrastructure
  • Agreements, standards, policies, regulations

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.