Intensive Wireless Communications Engineering: Current Practices

3 Day In-Person Course - GLOBECOM 2017, Singapore, room 5302 of the Marina Bay Sands Expo Center

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

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

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IEEE ComSoc Member: $1599
IEEE Member: $1799
Non-Member: $2099

** This course is not included in the registration fee for attending GLOBECOM. **

Lunch and light refreshments daily is included in the course registration fee.

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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

A copy of the instructor's PowerPoint slides will be provided along with a copy of The Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge (WEBOK), 2nd edition. Lunch and light refreshments daily is included in the course registration fee.

Course Cancellation & Refund Policy

All refund/cancellation requests must be provided in writing and received by Friday, 3 November 2017. There will be an administrative fee of US$100 deducted from each refund. All refund/cancellation requests received between 4 November 2017 and 22 November 2017 are eligible for a refund but an administrative fee of US$300 will be deducted from each refund. No refunds or cancellations will be accepted after 22 November 2017.

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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