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Education & Training

Online Course

10 April 2024 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT

Registration closes on 8 April 2024 at 5:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom


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$189 IEEE member
$229 non-member

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CEU Credits: 0.3 CEUs

Course Description

This course focuses on non-cellular wireless systems.  Wireless local area networks—most notably Wi-Fi—are studied along with their security features. Wireless personal area networks including Bluetooth (both legacy and low-energy), Ultra-Wideband (UWB) and RFID are also covered. Additionally, ad hoc networks, including mesh networks and wireless sensor networks, and Internet of Things (IoT) features are examined. The course concludes with a look at architecture and features of satellite communication, along with an overview of wireless positioning and location techniques.

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

Wireless system developers, management, and marketing personnel should take this course to expand their knowledge of short-range wireless devices and systems and to learn about satellite communication and methods of wireless positioning.


Lee Vishloff

Lee Vishloff



Learning Objectives

Take this course to gain an understanding of

  • Wi-Fi network architecture and the evolution of device and system capabilities through specification amendments
  • Wi-Fi security
  • Bluetooth features and the differences between legacy Bluetooth and Bluetooth low-energy
  • Ad hoc network architecture vs. access point control
  • Integration of devices in the internet of things
  • Energy harvesting
  • Configurations for satellite communication
  • How wireless devices can provide local and global positioning.

Course Content

  • Wireless Local Area Networks
  • Wireless Personal Area Networks
    • Bluetooth
    • Ultra Wideband (UWB)
    • RFID
  • Ad hoc networks
    • Mesh networks
    • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Energy harvesting
  • Satellite communication
  • Positioning and location

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 0.3 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.