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Education & Training

Online Course

3 - 4 April 2024 - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT

Registration closes on 1 April 2024 at 5:00pm EST

Online via Zoom


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$459 non-member

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CEU Credits: 0.6 CEUs

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution and operational principles of digital cellular networks. The cellular concept is described and frequency reuse and sectorization are explained.  You will learn about second generation networks CDMA and GSM through third generation CDMA2000 and WCDMA, which are succeeded by 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) and 5G NR (New Radio). The principles of security are covered as they apply to cellular communication while showing the improvements implemented through the generations.

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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Who Should Attend

This course will be of interest to telecommunication engineers and professionals who want to learn how cellular communication works and how it evolved from primarily voice and low speed data networks to the provision of multimedia and other varied services to a continually increasing user density.


Alan Bensky

Alan Bensky

MScEE, Electronics Engineering Consultant


Learning Objectives

Take this course to gain an understanding of:

  • The concept of cells and frequency reuse
  • The generations of cellular network standards
  • Cellular network architecture
  • Roaming and location management
  • The latest features and use types including inter-vehicle communication and the use of millimeter waves
  • Security problems and protocols

Course Content

  • The cellular concept
  • GSM through New Radio
  • Cellular network architecture
  • Cellular network security

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.