Modern Telecommunications Training Overview

Modern Telecommunications Training Overview

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Modern Telecommunications Training Overview Course with detailed hands-on labs

This course Modern Telecommunications Training Overview will help you acquire a solid, high-level understanding of modern telecom systems, the technologies behind them, their performance goals and limitations, and the purchase/pricing and assembly of such systems. Covered in this Modern Telecommunications Training Overview course are the major wireline and wireless technologies and trends including Ethernet, SONET, ISDN, IP and the Internet, IMS, MPLS, VPN, VoIP, Land Mobile Radio (LMR), Satellite, WiFi, 2G/3G/4G wireless, LTE, Cloud Computing, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Machine-to-Machine Communications, and more.

Duration: 3-5 days

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of Modern Telecommunications Training Overview, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Modern Telecommunications Training Overview 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 Modern Telecommunications Training Overview course in manner understandable to lay audiences.


Those wishing to take this course should have some prior on-the-job exposure to telecom or information technologies

Audience/Target Group:

• Corporate and government decision-makers and professionals involved in the acquisition of equipment or services, technical consultation, liaison, or support, and others whose work requires a broad foundation in telecommunications.


After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

• Define/describe the important telecommunications terms/concepts
• Provide a high-level description of the major wireline and wireless technologies and trends.
• Characterize the capabilities and limitations of major telecommunications equipment and systems
• Conceptualize how to assemble telecommunications systems for various objectives
• Describe how telecommunications services are regulated and priced

Modern Telecommunications Training Overview – Course Outlines:

Part 1: Telecommunications overview, major telecom systems, protocols and standards
What is telecom?

Overview diagram and explanation
Basic components of any telecom system
How they relate to end-user needs
Goals of telecom and how pieces fit together at highest level

How telecom technologies work: the basics (partial list)

Wired and wireless systems
The electromagnetic spectrum
Analog vs digital
Conversion of analog to digital
Connection-oriented vs connectionless
Dedicated vs. switched
Synchronous vs asynchronous
Carriers and modulation
MPEG, JPEG, etc.

Major telecom systems (partial list)

Wired systems: Copper/twisted pair, coax, optical fiber
RF/SATCOM: Land Mobile Radio (LMR), satellite
Cellular: Evolution of 2G to 3G and 4G, LTE
Other wireless: WiFi, CDMA2000, WiMAX
Free space optics

Protocols and standards

Purpose of and need for protocols and standards
OSI stack and how it relates to various systems and technologies
Understanding telecom in terms of layers
How layers relate to technologies
OSI stack and end-end telecommunications
Standards bodies and some typical standards

Internet Protocol (IP) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)

What they are
How they work
How modern networks utilize them
How they are implemented across technologies and systems
Quality of Service (QoS) and IP networks
IP and common applications

The Internet and how it works

End users and access
Regulation and future of the Internet

IP Multimedia System (IMS)

What it is, goals
How it is envisioned to work
Relationship with other technologies
Fixed/mobile convergence
Part 2: In-depth discussion of select technologies, putting together whole systems, the Cloud, major evolving trends, how to buy telecom
Telephony and VoIP

How it works
Supporting protocols
H.323 and SIP
IP PBX and other equipment

Endpoint (access) technologies

Equipment (hardware/software)
Service delivery points (SDPs)
Purchase and pricing

Transport (link) technologies

Modulation techniques
Limitations to performance (speed, error rates, Shannon’s law, etc.)
Impairments and their effect (noise, jitter, etc.)
Purchase and pricing

Putting it all together

Building an end-end system
How they work together
End-end performance specs
Examples of end-end systems

The Cloud and modern usage of telecom

What the Cloud is
Brief history
What it can do and what it is expected to do in future
How Cloud relates to telecom

Evolving technologies and trends

Future trends in telecom equipment, services, usage, prices, and regulation
Software Defined Networks (SDN)
Virtualization: Communications side, equipment side
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications

How to buy telecom equipment and services

Turnkey services vs. do-it-yourself
Design and implementation considerations

Course wrap-up

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