Intensive Wireless Communications Engineering: Current Practices

WEBCAST of 3 Day In-Person Course at GLOBECOM 2017, Singapore

Instructor: Daniel Wong

Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm SGT
Sunday, 3 December 2017 - 9:30am to 5:00pm SGT

Monday, 4 December 2017 - 9:30am to 5:00pm SGT

Online via WebEx -- This is the WEBCAST version of the course for those who cannot attend in person.

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Course Description

This course covers seven key areas in which every professional working in wireless should be proficient.  Get up to date on RF Engineering, Propagation and Antennas; Wireless Access Technologies; Network and Service Architectures; Wireless Network Management and Security; Infrastructure and Wireless Communication; Agreements, Standards, Policies and Regulations; as well as your basic fundamental knowledge. 

Take this course to:

  • Expand your understanding of current practices in wireless communications
  • Gain a deeper appreciation of wireless network management and security, including industry standards
  • Broaden your knowledge of wireless access technologies
  • Bridge the gap in your current knowledge to areas you may not work on day to day
  • Review your fundamental knowledge 

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 techniques. Cellular wireless interfaces and core networks from second generation GSM and CDMA  through fourth generation LTE and LTE advanced are covered in detail, and the requirements and new technology directions for the fifth generation are presented. Other wireless systems and networks, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee, as well as satellite communication, are discussed as well.

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 communications security and location technologies. Features of communication infrastructure and engineering documentation conclude the course curriculum.  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 WCET exam.


Intensive Wireless Communications Engineering: Current Practices

Daniel Wong

President, Daniel Wireless LLC, IEEE WCP

K. Daniel Wong is President of Daniel Wireless LLC, a California-registered company that provides consulting and training in wireless, networking and software. He has over 20 years experience in wireless communications, both in industry and academia. Daniel is also an experienced speaker and teacher, having taught many highly-rated university level courses, industry short courses and tutorials at conferences, to a wide range of students from industry, government and academia. He is a member of the Practice Analysis Task Force that helped create IEEE's WCET certification program, and a co-author and co-editor of "A Guide to the Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge" (WEBOK). Daniel is also the author of "Wireless Internet Telecommunications" (Artech House, 2004) and "Fundamentals of Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies" (Wiley, 2012). Daniel graduated with a BSE (with Highest Honors) from Princeton University, and an MSc. and Ph.D from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering.

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 features, mobile IP and teletraffic analysis

  • Learn features of network management, including monitoring tools and security

  • Get the basics of communications infrastructure, including design considerations regarding for example electrical transients, antenna towers and signal distribution.

  • Distinguish features and purposes of engineering documentation – agreements, standards, policies and regulations.

Course Materials

Each registered student receives a copy of instructor slides (via PDF) and 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 out via UPS to arrive the day before the course begins for those who register by 21 November. For orders after 21 November, the WEBOK will be sent within 1-2 business days after your order is received. It may take another 3-5 days to reach you.

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy: Requests for course cancellations must be received by 29 November 2016 for a refund. Please note that once course materials have been shipped to a participant, only a partial refund can be issued if requested by 29 November 2016. No refund will be issued if a cancellation request is received on or after 30 November 2016 for this course.

Course Agenda

Saturday, 2 December 2017
9:00 - 12:30  - Lecture (3.5 hrs)
- Comsoc Training Intro (15 min)
- Fundamentals review (1:45 )
- RF Engineering, Propagation & Antennas (1.5 of 4)
12:30 - 1:30  - Lunch
1:30 - 5pm  - Lecture (3.5 hrs)
- RF Engineering, Propagation and Antennas (last 2.5 of 4 hrs)
- Wireless Access Technologies (1 of 4 hrs)

Sunday, 3 December 2017
9:30 – 12:30  - Lecture (3 hrs)
- Wireless Access Technologies (last 3 of 4 hrs)
12:30 – 1:30    - Lunch
1:30 – 5:00   - Lecture (3.5 hrs)
- Network and Service Architecture (3.5 of 5 hours)

Monday, 4 December 2017
9:30 – 12:30  - lecture (3 hrs)
- Network and Service Architecture (last 1.5 of 5 hours)
- Network Management and Security (1.5 of 3 hours)
12:30 – 1:30   - Lunch
1:30 – 5:00  - Lecture (3.5 hours)
- Network Management and Security (last 1.5 of 3 hours)
- Facilities & Infrastructure (1 hour)
- Agreements, Standards and Policies (1 hour)

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