4 Day Intensive Wireless Communications Course

Intermediate Level - Covering 7 Key Areas of Wireless

Instructor: Alan Bensky

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm EDT
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm EDT

Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm EDT

Friday, 14 September 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm EDT

Online via WebEx

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We meet for 5 hours each day. (9am-noon EDT; then again 1pm-3pm EDT).
20 hours total of instruction

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Course Description

This 20 hour course which meets for five hours each day over the course of four days gets into an in-depth look at:

  • Basic radio engineering fundamentals
  • Propagation
  • Smart Antennas, beam forming, and MIMO technology
  • Radio receiver characteristics
  • Multiple access technologies
  • Cellular network architecture and evolution through LTE and LTE Advanced
  • Mobile IP
  • Teletraffic analysis
  • IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
  • Wi-Fi security in GSM through LTE

Please note that this course does NOT teach how to pass the IEEE WCET Certification Exam.


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 examPlease note that this course does NOT teach how to pass the IEEE WCET Certification Exam.


4 Day Intensive Wireless Communications Course

Alan Bensky

MScEE, IEEE WCP, Electronics Engineering Consultant

Alan Bensky is an electronics engineering consultant with over 30 years of experience in analog and digital design, management, and marketing. Specializing in wireless circuits and systems, Alan has carried out projects for varied military and consumer applications and led the development of three patents on wireless distance measurement. Alan has taught electrical engineering courses and lectures on radio engineering topics and is the author of two books: Short-range Wireless Communication, Second Edition, published by Elsevier in 2004, and Wireless Positioning Technologies and Applications, Second Edition, Artech House, 2016. In addition, he is a contributing author to five other books dealing with wireless communication. Alan Bensky holds degrees of B.E.E and B.A. from Union College, Schenectady, New York, and M.Sc.E.E. from the Technion in Haifa, Israel. He is a senior member of IEEE and an IEEE certified Wireless Communications Professional.

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 to the address specified in your order to arrive the day before the course begins for those who register before 3 April; the WEBOK will be sent out 24-48 business hours after your order is received. It may take another 3-5 days to reach you. 

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 shipped to a participant, only a 50% refund can be issued if requested 3 business days prior to the course date.   Requests for online course cancellations received less than 3 business days prior to the course cannot be accommodated.

Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Fundamentals review
  • Propagation and antennas – beamforming, MIMO, propagation models, link budget
  • Receiver characteristics – sensitivity, distortion

Day 2

  • Wireless network access techniques – FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDMA
  • Cellular standards and technology evolution through LTE and 5G

Day 3

  • Wireless Area Networks – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee
  • Satellite communication
  • Network and Service Architectures – IP fundamentals, teletraffic analysis, mobile IP, cellular architectures

Day 4

  • IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
  • Location technologies
  • Network management – Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Network security – internet, cellular, Wi-Fi
  • Infrastruction
  • Documentation

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