RF | WiFI | Bluetooth | WiMAX | CDMA | GSM | UMTS | LTE Training

RF | WiFI | Bluetooth | WiMAX | CDMA | GSM | UMTS | LTE Training

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RF | WiFI | Bluetooth | WiMAX | CDMA | GSM | UMTS | LTE Training – All Wireless Training

We designed this RF | WiFI | Bluetooth | WiMAX | CDMA | GSM | UMTS | LTE Training course for the unique needs of those who are new to RF/wireless, or who can use a refresher on it, and need a comprehensive course covering the basics of RF/wireless as well as all of the current and emerging technologies including GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA, WiMAX, UMTS/HSPA, LTE, and 5G.  Diversity and smart antenna systems, location-based technologies, and wireless network security are also discussed.  The RF | WiFI | Bluetooth | WiMAX | CDMA | GSM | UMTS | LTE Training course is taught by a highly qualified subject matter expert experienced with a wide range of RF/wireless technologies and comes in technical and non-technical versions. While the full course is 7 days long, most clients are able to exclude some topics or reduce their coverage depth to make it a five-day course.

Duration: 5-6 days

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RF | WiFI | Bluetooth | WiMAX | CDMA | GSM | UMTS | LTE Training


Customize it:

We can customize this course, usually at little to no added cost, in a number of ways that include:

● If you are familiar with some aspects of this RF | WiFI | Bluetooth | WiMAX | CDMA | GSM | UMTS | LTE Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
● We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the RF | WiFI | Bluetooth | WiMAX | CDMA | GSM | UMTS | LTE Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
● If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the RF | WiFI | Bluetooth | WiMAX | CDMA | GSM | UMTS | LTE Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this RF | WiFI | Bluetooth | WiMAX | CDMA | GSM | UMTS | LTE Training course are:

● Technical background and exposure to telecommunications, RF, or wireless systems will be helpful, though the course can be taught at a level understandable to a less technical audience.

Audience/Target Group:

The target audience for this RF | WiFI | Bluetooth | WiMAX | CDMA | GSM | UMTS | LTE Training course is defined here:

● Those who work with a variety of wireless technologies or whose job requires a broad understanding of the entire RF/wireless field. This includes individuals in national defense, homeland security, technical investigations, and the private sector.


Upon completing this RF | WiFI | Bluetooth | WiMAX | CDMA | GSM | UMTS | LTE Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

● RF basics including propagation/fading, antennas
● Cellular basics including cell planning and reuse
● Architecture and operation of a cellular network
● Modulation and coding
● Evolution of wireless from 1G to 4G and beyond
● 2G/2.5G technologies: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, cdmaOne
● 3G/3G+ technologies: cdma2000, EvDO, UMTS/HSPA, LTE, WiMAX
● 4G/4G+ technologies: LTE, LTE Advanced, 5G
● Wireless network security
● Location based services

RF | WiFI | Bluetooth | WiMAX | CDMA | GSM | UMTS | LTE Training – Course Outlines:

Part 1: Introduction to Cellular Communications

Cellular System Concepts
Base stations
Mobile stations
Mobile switching center
Uplink and Downlink Duplexing
Time Division Duplexing (TDD)
Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD)
Multiple Access Methods
Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA)
Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)
Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
Frequency hopping concept
Circuit and packet switching
Evolution of Cellular Communications
3GPP, 3GPP2, and IEEE LAN/MAN standardization
1G to 4G progression and technology differences
Mobile phone samples and comparisons

Part 2: Radio Wave Spectrum, Propagation, and Antennas

The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Types of radio services
Spectrum characteristics
Radio Frequency (RF) System Measurements
Power measurement using the decibel (dB)
Signal to noise and interference ratios
Gain and loss
Law of reciprocity
Handset antennas
Base station antennas
RF Propagation in Fixed and Mobile Environments
Propagation mechanisms
Path loss models
Maximum range calculations
Multipath and fading
Cell Planning and Frequency Reuse
Frequency reuse calculations
Cell sectoring
Cell splitting
Antenna downtilt

Part 3: Modulation and Coding

Basic Modulation Methods
Modulated signal structure
Amplitude, frequency, and phase modulation
Bit error rate performance in Gaussian noise
Advanced Modulation Methods
Gaussian Filtered Frequency Shift Keying (GFSK)
Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK)
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM)
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
Spread Spectrum Systems
Frequency hop
Direct sequence
Multiple access methods
Error Control
Error detection
Error correction
Automatic repeat request
Hybrid methods
Speech Coding
Speech quality rating
Speech coding categories and complexity
Speech coding techniques and standards
Speech frame construction
Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) speech coding
SIM Card and its Contents
SIM specification
Data stored on the SIM
SIM card variations

Part 4: Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)

3GPP Standardization Process
The need for standardization
3GPP structure and operation
3GPP releases
Summary of 3GPP Standards
GSM, GPRS, and EDGE overview
UMTS/WCDMA and HSPA overview
LTE overview
Major 3GPP technology players
Worldwide deployment summary
Vendor and equipment summary

Part 5: 3GPP2 and IEEE Systems

Summary of 3GPP2 Cellular Standards
Summary of IEEE 802.16 WiMAX
Market Penetration and Deployment Status

Part 6: GSM

GSM Architecture and Protocols
Base station subsystem
Network switching subsystem
GSM Physical Channels
Modulation and coding
Frame structure and hierarchy
Time slots and their use within a frame
Physical channels and their properties
Uplink and downlink timing
GSM Logical Channels and Burst Family
Broadcast, control, and traffic channels
Bursts: normal, frequency correction, synchronization, access, dummy
Radio Subsystem Link Control
Radio performance requirements
Channel measurements
Transmission power control
Cell search, selection, and reselection
Channel failure disconnect
Power conservation
Radio Resource Management
Connection setup and release
Mobility management
Connection management
Call Routing and Termination
Routing calls to the mobile station
Call termination
Intra-MSC handover
Handover decision process and timing
MAP and inter-MSC handover
GPRS and EDGE on the GSM Air Interface
GPRS/EDGE system architecture
Modulation, coding, and ARQ
GPRS logical channels and data exchange
Packet exchange process

Part 7: 3GPP: GPRS and EDGE

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Network architecture
Protocol structures
GPRS on the GSM air interface
Medium access control
Radio link control
Mobility management
Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
EDGE modulation and coding
Air interface protocols
MAC and RLC procedures

Part 8: 3GPP: UMTS and HSPA

UMTS Architecture and Protocols
UTRAN radio network controller and NodeB
Core network architecture and protocols
UMTS Physical Layer
WCDMA modulation and coding
Transport channels
User data transmission
Cell search and access
Radio Interface Protocols
Medium access control
Radio link control
Packet data convergence protocol
Radio resource control
Radio Resource Management
Power control
Cell search, selection, and reselection
Admission control
High-speed Packet Access (HSPA) operation
HSPA timeline and features
HSPA modulation methods
HSDPA physical layer and performance
HSUPA physical layer and performance
Comparison of HSPA channels carrying user data

Part 9: 3GPP2: cdmaOne, cdma2000, and EvDO

CDMA Codes and Sequences
Maximal length sequences
Walsh codes
Forward Link Channel
Pilot channel
Synchronization channel
Control channels
Paging channels
Traffic channels
Reverse Link Channels
Pilot channel
Access channel
Control channels
Traffic channels
Call Processing
System access
Resource Management
Power control
Evolution-Data Optimized (EvDO) Operations
Reference model
Forward and reverse channels
Modulation and coding
Power control

Part 10: Diversity and Advanced Antenna Systems

Principles of Adaptive Modulation and Coding
Adaptive methods
Antenna Arrays
Isotropic radiators and omnidirectional antennas
Directional antennas
Phased and adaptive arrays
Diversity Methods
Switched diversity, equal gain combining, and maximal ratio combining
Delay and cyclic delay diversity
Space-time coding
Frequency hop diversity
Spatial Multiplexing, MIMO, and Beamforming
Open and closed loop methods
Multi-user antenna techniques
Direction-of-arrival estimation
Smart Antennas
Basic principles and configurations
Space division multiple access
Benefits and drawbacks

Part 11: 3GPP: LTE and LTE Advanced

LTE System Architecture
Evolved packet core network entities
User plane functions and protocols
Control plane functions and protocols
General LTE Operation
Frequency bands
Downlink and uplink modulation
Transmission resource structure
Error control
Spatial multiplexing
Performance requirements
LTE Downlink
User protocol architecture
Channel mapping
Logical, transport, and physical channel functions
Cell acquisition
IP packet processing and physical data mapping
Control functions
Radio resource management
LTE Uplink
UL/DL similarities and differences
Channel mapping
Random access
Data transfer
Power save methods
Link activity and capacity
Features of LTE-Advanced
3GPP requirements and Release 10 summary
Carrier aggregation
Enhanced uplink multiple access
Enhanced multi-antenna transmissions
Coordinated multipoint transmissions and relaying
Self-optimized and self-organized networking
Enhanced inter-cell interference coordination (eICIC)

Part 12: IEEE: 802.16 WiMAX

Reference model
Summary of WiMAX standards
Physical Layer
RX requirements
Link budget
OFDM parameters
Data rates
Advanced Antennas
Receive and transmit diversity
MIMO operations
Advanced antenna options
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)
Subcarrier mapping
Medium Access Control (MAC)
MAC allocations
TDD example
QoS, Security, and Certification
LTE and WiMAX comparisons

Part 13: Location-Based Services

Introduction to LBS
Classifications and applications
Location Services Methods and Performance
Accuracy requirements
Cell identity and timing advance
Enhanced observed time difference
Uplink time difference of arrival
Assisted GPS

Part 14: Communication Security

Wireless Security Challenges
Threat categories and attack methods
General security setup process
Attacks in Mobile Environments
Illicit use
Interception of data
Denial of service
Cryptography Basics
Symmetric cryptography
Asymmetric cryptography
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Digital signature
Cryptographic attacks
Access Control and Authentication
Weak and strong authentication schemes
Attacks on authentication
Authorization and access control
GSM Security
GSM security model
Attacks on GSM
GSM encryption algorithms
Overview of UMTS Network Security
Access and domain security
Mitigating GSM security weaknesses
Attacks on 3G networks
Overview of LTE Network Security
Security architecture
Authentication and key agreement
Signaling and user data protection

Part 15: Beyond 4G

Evolution towards 5G
Desired characteristics and performance
Software-defined and cognitive radio

Course Wrap-up

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