Course length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Objective: You will examine the technologies used in advanced wireless communications.
Target Student: This course is for beginners, IT managers, or other professionals, who would like to understand the technologies and services offered in today’s broadband wireless communication networks. Specifically, it is intended for persons who are preparing for entry-level careers in the telecommunications field, but who do not have prior academic background in telecommunications studies or technical work experience in the telecommunications field. However, they should have some basic knowledge on telecommunications. The information presented in this course will enable them to pursue further specialized training in specific technology areas with the eventual goal of qualifying for work as a telecommunications professional.
Prerequisites: Students should have taken the Introduction to Wireless Communication course from Element K or have equivalent knowledge.
You will need a computer for the instructor. Computers are not mandatory for students, but will be helpful for them to browse through the Internet while discussing specific points. The following hardware requirements are the minimum suggested for this course:
- Intel® Pentium® IV class processors
- Minimum of 256 MB of RAM
- Minimum of 4 GB of hard disk space
- CD-ROM or DVD drive
- VGA or higher video
- Keyboard and mouse
- A display system to project the instructor’s computer screen
- Internet access for all computers
This course does not require any specific software to be used in a classroom setup.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- describe the basic concepts and evolution of wireless communications.
- describe the technologies used in wireless personal area networks.
- describe the key characteristics of Wi-Fi networks.
- describe the technologies used in cellular communications.
- describe the evolution of 3G standards.
- describe the basic concepts of the WiMAX technology.
Lesson 1: Wireless Communications—The Big Picture
Topic 1A: Introduction to Wireless Communications
Topic 1B: Evolution of Wireless Technologies
Topic 1C: Frequency Bands
Lesson 2: Examining WPAN Technologies
Topic 2A: Introduction to Bluetooth
Topic 2B: Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks
Topic 2C: Introduction to ZigBee
Topic 2D: Emerging WPAN Technologies
Lesson 3: Examining Wi-Fi Networks
Topic 3A: Introduction to Wi-Fi Networks
Topic 3B: Introduction to IEEE 802.11n
Topic 3C: Quality of Service in Wi-Fi Networks
Topic 3D: Evolution of Security in Wi-Fi Networks
Topic 3E: Future Trends in Wi-Fi
Lesson 4: Examining Cellular Communication Technologies
Topic 4A: Evolution of the Cellular Network Architecture
Topic 4B: Radio Technologies of Next Generation Cellular Systems
Topic 4C: Core Networks of Next Generation Cellular Systems
Topic 4D: QoS in Cellular Networks
Topic 4E: The IP Security Architecture
Lesson 5: Evolution of 3G Standards
Topic 5A: Overview of 3GPP
Topic 5B: Introduction to HSPA and Related Standards
Topic 5C: Introduction to Long-Term Evolution
Topic 5D: Overview of 3GPP2
Lesson 6: Introduction to WiMAX
Topic 6A: Introduction to the WiMAX Technology
Topic 6B: WiMAX Features and Services