Intensive Wireless Communications Engineering: Current Practices

Online version of this course only available

Instructor: Lee Vishloff

Monday, 30 January 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm PST
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 - 9:30am to 5:00pm PST

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - 9:30am to 5:00pm PST

Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Habourfront, 1133 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6E 3T3

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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. 


Who Should Attend

This course is a great resource for those who are preparing for the IEEE WCET Certification Exam or those who would like an overview of the core key areas in wireless communications engineering.


Intensive Wireless Communications Engineering: Current Practices

Lee Vishloff


Mr. Vishloff is the principal engineer in a wireless consultancy focused on cellular-based M2M solutions and short-range wireless products. He has over 30 years of experience in wireless systems and product design. During his career he has designed a wide range of wireless products including satellite systems, terrestrial radio systems, rural communications, aeronautical and others. Lee brings a wide range of practical experience with hands-on and management experience in wireless telecommunication systems, modem, RF, analog, digital, embedded firmware and mechanical design technologies. He has spent the majority of his career working with equipment manufacturers with stints in the semiconductor and consulting businesses. He has served on numerous joint industry-academic committees during his career, strengthening the link between academic research and practical industry needs. Lee has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and completed his management education at Simon Fraser University and the AEA/Stanford Executive Institute.

Learning Objectives

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 

Course Content

See detailed agenda below.

Course Materials

Each registered student receives a copy of instructor slides 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 20 January. For orders after 20 January, the WEBOK will be sent within 24-48 business hours after your order is received. It may take another 3-5 days to reach you.

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy:

All refund/cancellation requests for the in-person course must be provided in writing and received by Friday, 20 January 2017 in order for a full refund to be issued. All refund/cancellation requests for in-person course received between 21 January 2017 and 28 January 2017 are eligible for a refund but an administrative fee of US$200 will be deducted from each refund. No refunds or cancellations will be accepted after 28 January 2017.

Course Agenda

Monday, 30 January 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)

Tuesday, 31 January 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)

Wednesday, 1 February 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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