4G LTE / LTE-A Security Training

Posted on January 13th, 2020 by New Admin

  4G LTE / LTE-A Security Training   LTE / LTE-A Security Training: 4G Security Requirements Security Business models in 4G Security threats for 4G UE Security Requirement eNB Security Requirement Core Network Security Requirement LTE / LTE-A Security Training: 4G Security Overview and Principles 4G Security Termination Points Security in State Transition and Mobility…

LTE/LTE-A and 5G Wireless Training

Posted on December 4th, 2019 by New Admin

  LTE/LTE-A and 5G Wireless Training   LTE/LTE-A and 5G Wireless Training:  LTE and LTE-Advanced and 5G Standardization Process 3GPP LTE Standardization Process and Status 5G in Release 15 5G in Release 16 LTE Basics LTE and LTE-Advanced Features Used in 5G Specifications LTE/LTE-A and 5G Wireless Training: 5G Technology Drivers RAN Sharing Network Densification…

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & BLE Physical Layers Training

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by Editor (Emma)

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & BLE Physical Layers Training Part 1: Introduction Course objectives and overview A close look at the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands FCC regulations (transmit power level, EIRP) Devices that use this band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & BLE Physical Layers Training Part 2: IEEE 802.11 Physical Layers IEEE 802.11 working group and specification…

IoT: RF, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE (BLE), Zigbee & Thread Training

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by Editor (Emma)

IoT: RF, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE (BLE), Zigbee & Thread Training   IoT: RF, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE (BLE), Zigbee & Thread Training – Introduction: Course Objectives and Overview IoT: RF, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE (BLE), Zigbee & Thread Training – Measurements Power: Current, Voltage, Resistance, Energy, Ohm’s Law, Power, Joule’s Law Scattering (S-) Parameter: Balanced and Unbalanced…

Advanced Wi-Fi Training: Technology, Security, Deployment; Coexistence with LTE and 5G

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by Editor (Emma)

Advanced WiFi Training Part 1: IEEE 802.11 Overview WiFi: Market Landscape Short-Range Wireless Characteristics Wired vs wireless Comparison of networks Comparison of security challenges Short-range wireless systems Categories of Information Transmission Asynchronous, isochronous, and synchronous requirements Voice and data IEEE 802.11 Network Architecture General IEEE 802.11 architecture Basic, extended, and independent service sets Examples of…

5G Training: Security, D2D Support, Proximity Services, IoT, Advanced Features

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by Editor (Emma)

5G Training: Security, D2D Support, Proximity Services, IoT, Advanced Features   5G Training: Security, D2D Support, Proximity Services, IoT, Advanced Features – 5G Basics What is 5G End-to-end 5G ecosystem 3GPP standards for 5G: Features and technical proposals ITU IMT-2020 5G Training: Security, D2D Support, Proximity Services, IoT, Advanced Features – 5G Technology Overview 5G…

5G New Radio Training

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by Editor (Emma)

5G New Radio Training Part 1 – 5G: An Introduction What is 5G Why 5G? Roadmap to 5G End-to-end 5G ecosystem 5G New Radio Training Part 2 – 5G: New Radio (NR) Physical Layer NR channel structure Relation to LTE OFDM principles (basic introduction, signal generation) OFDM signal processing (channel coding and FEC) Why flexible…

5G Radio Network Technology Training

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by Editor (Emma)

5G Radio Network Technology Training   5G Radio Network Technology Training Part 1: 5G Wireless Basics What is 5G Roadmap to 5G technology Why 5G The 5G E2E ecosystem 3GPP standards for NR 5G architecture How does 5G differs from 4G 5G RAN requirements: Bandwidth, power, spectral efficiency, new technology adaptation, latency, signaling load, capacity,…

5G Highlights Training

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by Editor (Emma)

5G Highlights Training Section 1: 5G Business Vision What Is 5G Roadmap to 5G 5G Technology Drivers Major equipment vendor development status Major operator perspective and deployment plan 5G Highlights Training Section 2: 5G Requirement and Development Plan 5G Use Cases High capacity Low latency Massive Machine Type (IOT) 5G Requirements Requirement parameters ITU-IMT-2020 5G…

Root Cause Failure & Prediction Analysis with Solution Generation

Posted on July 8th, 2018 by Editor (Emma)

Root Cause Failure & Prediction Analysis with Solution Generation   Root Cause Failure & Prediction Analysis with Solution Generation – Day 1: Root Cause Failure Analysis   Introductory Concepts: Understand the basics behind the root cause theories, system ideality (system value) and how system value can only be advanced by root cause resolution. Root Cause…

5G Wireless Priority Services Training

Posted on May 30th, 2018 by Editor (Emma)

5G Wireless Priority Services Training   5G Wireless Priority Services Training: LTE and LTE-Advanced Concepts and 5G Standardization Process 3GPP LTE Standardization Process and Status 5G in Release 15 5G in Release 16 LTE Basics LTE and LTE-Advanced Features Used in 5G Specifications 5G Wireless Priority Services Training: 5G Requirements and Services ITU IMT 2020…

TRIZ Workshop – Expert 

Posted on April 10th, 2018 by Editor (Emma)

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TRIZ Certification Workshop Advanced with MATRIZ Certification Testing

Posted on April 10th, 2018 by Editor (Emma)

TRIZ Certification Workshop Advanced   TRIZ Certification Workshop Advanced – Day 1: Innovation Methods Comparison, Process Function Analysis and Trimming for Processes. Innovation Methods Comparison. Compares: Brainstorming, Synectics, Morphological Analysis, and TRIZ. Process Function Analysis. Process Function Analysis supports the creation and analysis of a function model of a process. The model includes the Function…

TRIZ Certification Workshop Basic: With Optional MATRIZ Testing

Posted on April 10th, 2018 by Editor (Emma)

TRIZ Certification Workshop Basic: With Optional MATRIZ Certification Testing   TRIZ Certification Workshop Basic – Day 1: Introductory Concepts, TRIZ, and Functional Analysis. Introduction and Course Overview. TRIZ historical context. Genrich Altshuller. Teoriza Rezhinija Izobretatalskih Zadach (TRIZ): The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. System value, the S-Curve and ideality. Functional Analysis. Building to full system…

TRIZ for Systematic Innovation

Posted on April 10th, 2018 by Editor (Emma)

TRIZ for Systematic Innovation   TRIZ for Systematic Innovation – Day 1: Introductory Concepts, TRIZ, and Functional Analysis   Introduction and Course Overview. TRIZ historical context. Genrich Altshuller. Teoriza Rezhinija Izobretatalskih Zadach (TRIZ): The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. System value, the S-Curve and ideality. Functional Analysis. Building to full system insight through: functional language,…

IoT-enabling Technologies Training: IEEE 802.15.4, WLLN, ZigBee, WAVE, Next Gen WiFi

Posted on March 15th, 2018 by Editor (Emma)

IoT-enabling Technologies Training: IEEE 802.15.4, WLLN, ZigBee, WAVE, Next Gen WiFi   IoT-enabling Technologies Training Part 1: IEEE 802.15.4 for Low-Rate Wireless Sensor Networks Laying the Groundwork The 802.15.4 family of standards Overview of the 802.15.4 Low Rate Wireless Personal Area Network (LR-WPAN) specifications Sensor networks based on 802.15.4 IEEE 802.15.4 Physical layer (PHY) 802.15.4-2011…

Wireshark Training: Advanced Network Analysis and Troubleshooting

Posted on March 15th, 2018 by Editor (Emma)

Wireshark Training: Advanced Network Analysis and Troubleshooting   Wireshark Training Part 1: Wireshark Basics Introduction to Wireshark When to use Wireshark Where to physically connect Wireshark Graphical User Interface Capturing network traffic Labs: Install Wireshark Explore Wireshark installation Capture and save network traffic Understanding the packet details pane Wireshark Training Part 2: Viewing Network Protocols with…

5G Wireless Training: Layers 1, 2, 3

Posted on February 12th, 2018 by Editor (Emma)

5G Wireless Training: Layers 1, 2, 3    5G Wireless Training: History and Standardization of 4G Communications Systems   5G Business Opportunities ITU Requirements and Technologies IMT-2000 Requirements and Technologies IMT-Advanced Requirements and Technologies 3GPP LTE Standardization Process and Status   5G Wireless Training: Review of Key LTE and LTE-Advanced Concepts   LTE Network Architecture…

Internet of Things: IoT & IoT Security Training

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Editor (Emma)

IoT Security Training   IoT Security Training: What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Defining ‘Things’: Hardware, software, data, and services Core ideas IoT objectives Major players Why IoT is important Important IoT terms and trends Major security risks and issues Moore’s Law and its implications What is motivating deployment of the IoT and how…

Digital Image Processing Training

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Editor (Emma)

Digital Image Processing Training   Digital Image Processing Training: Introduction What is a digital image? Digital image fundamentals Pixels and quantization Fundamental steps in image processing Components of an image processing system Human vision and perception Capabilities of the eye Comparison of eye and camera images Image enhancement in the spatial domain Gray level transforms…

GPON Backhaul Training for LTE-5G Networks

Posted on June 20th, 2017 by Editor (Emma)

GPON Backhaul Training for LTE-5G Networks   Fiber Communications Overview   Fiber Optical Transmission Principles Physical optical beam principles Optical transmission windows Losses and materials Types of Fibers Multimode fiber Single mode fiber Dark fiber Polymer (Plastic) Optical Fiber – POF Optical Transmission Principles Material dispersion Chromatic dispersion Time dispersion Mode dispersion Optical Transmission Losses…

Technology and Society

Posted on April 4th, 2017 by Editor (Emma)

Technology and Society   Technology and Society: A historical overview Change driven by technology innovations Major epochs of human history and technology innovations Stages of technology integration into society Moore’s Law and its implications Economics basics and applications Major schools of economics theory Macro and micro economics Interaction of economics, ICT, and society Major players…

Cloud Computing Training In-Depth: Evaluating, Designing, and Implementing Cloud Solutions

Posted on December 10th, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

Cloud Computing Training: Evaluating, Designing, and Implementing Cloud Solutions   Cloud Computing Training Part 1: Understanding Cloud Computing   What is Cloud Computing? Definition Characteristics: Elasticity, multi-tenant, on-demand, ubiquitous access, usage metering, self-service SLA-monitoring, etc. Paradigm shift represented by Cloud Computing Cloud Computing and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Technology providers vs. Cloud providers vs. Cloud…

M2M Course with IoT and LTE

Posted on December 10th, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

M2M Course with IoT and LTE   M2M Course with IoT and LTE: Introduction What’s M2M What’s IoT How M2M and IoT work together LTE evolution to 5G and relationship with M2M and IoT Machine to Machine Communications (M2M) Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications overview Telemetry vs. M2M communications Applications of M2M communications M2M business applications and…

WiFi Training in Depth: Technology, Security, Deployment … with M2M, IoT, 5G

Posted on December 9th, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

WiFi Training in Depth: Technology, Security, Deployment; Relationship with M2M, IoT, 5G   WiFi Training in Depth: Technology, Security, Deployment Part 1: IEEE 802.11 Overview   WiFi: Market Landscape Market for Wi-Fi Manufacturers Uses of Wi-Fi Installed base and projections Chipset manufacturers Device manufacturers Short-Range Wireless Characteristics Wired vs wireless Comparison of networks Comparison of…

M2M Training: Machine-to-Machine Communications and Machine Learning

Posted on November 14th, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

M2M Training Course: Machine-to-Machine Communications Including Machine Learning   M2M Training: M2M Overview What is M2M (Machine-to-Machine) Communications? M2M as a part of the IoT (Internet of Things) Why M2M? Benefits of M2M M2M business trends M2M opportunities Components of an M2M system M2M Training: Machine Learning Overview What is Machine Learning? Why Machine Learning?…

IoT Training: In Depth

Posted on October 26th, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

IoT Training in Depth   IoT Training in Depth: Introduction What is IoT? Why IoT? IoT business trends IoT benefits and barriers IoT Standardization ITU IEEE IETF 3GPP 5GPPP IoT Forum Key IoT Technologies Sensors for IoT Sensor networks Zigbee Z-wave Bluetooth RFID Cloud computing Network Infrastructure and IoT Power over Ethernet (PoE) IoT over…

BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy Training

Posted on October 25th, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

“Very detailed study of Bluetooth operations. Instructor very knowledgeable, fantastic style of teaching. Great class, very informative.” – Ray Bolawicz, Vice President Engineering, VXI Corporation

Blockchain: Distributed Ledger Technology Overview

Posted on September 27th, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

  What is Blockchain? What are the central goals of Blockchain? Blockchain is a type of Distributed Ledger Technology Distributed Ledger Technology explained Why Blockchain is needed Why this technology is important Important terms and trends Technology Drivers Save time Lower costs Reduce risks Enables new business models Enabling Technologies Modern networks Cryptography and digital…

Internet of Things (IoT): IoT Overview

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

  IoT Overview   IoT Overview: What and Why What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Defining ‘Things’: Hardware, software, data, and services Core ideas IoT objectives Major players Why IoT is important Important IoT terms and trends IoT is a marathon of projects, not just one What’s motivating IoT? What needs does IoT fill?…

5G Wireless Technology/Applications

Posted on September 7th, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

5G Wireless: An Introduction What is 5G Why 5G? Roadmap to 5G End-to-end 5G ecosystem Deployment timeline: Next several years 5G: A Technology Overview 5G technical objectives How 5G differs from 4G 5G requirements for RAN: Bandwidth, power, spectral efficiency, new technology adaptation, latency, signaling load, capacity, coverage, interference, mobility 5G requirements for Core: Network…

Internet of Things (IoT): IoT Workshop

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

1. IoT Workshop: Introduction to IoT   What is IoT? Common Definitions Purpose of IoT IoT Building Blocks Monitoring and Data Sensors and Intelligence Communications Modules Communications Media Data Storage and Management Distributed Processing IoT Technologies Wireless Wireless WAN Cellular WAN Non-cellular WAN Local Area Wireless Personal Area Wireless The Cloud Centralized Cloud Fog Computing…

LTE & LTE-A RAN Design & Optimization

Posted on July 19th, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

Day 1 – LTE Idle Mode Functionality Review Cell selection process: Criteria, normal camping Cell reselection evaluation process System information Paging: DRX for paging Related radio features enhancement Day 1 – Physical Layer Procedures Radio Measurements (3GPP definition) Radio link monitoring Downlink transmission Power control: Vendor Implementation discussions Link adaptation (3GPP basic theory) Uplink transmission…

LTE / LTE-A Deep Dive: RAN and Core

Posted on July 13th, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

1. Evolved Packet Core: LTE/LTE-A Network Architecture Introduction: 4G/LTE Requirement Roadmap and Standardization LTE/LTE-A EPC Network Architecture, Protocols, and Components LTE / LTE-A EPC Network Architecture EPC Components UE eNB MME S-GW P-GW PCRF LTE Interworking with 3GPP and non-3GPP Networks, including MNOs AAA EPC Protocols Non Access Stratum (NAS) Protocols EPC Mobility Management (EMM)…

LAN Systems and SONET/SDH

Posted on July 13th, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

Course and Participant Introductions Course Overview Participant Introductions and Their On-the-job LAN and SONET/SDH Issues A Key Networking Concept: The OSI 7-Layer Architecture Where SONET/SDH Fits in the 7-Layer Structure Where Hubs, Switches, and Routers Fit in the 7-Layer Structure Understanding the SONET/SDH Technology SONET/SDH Frame Format Structure STS-1 Building Block STS-1 Frame Structure STS-1…

TETRA Performance and Optimization

Posted on September 23rd, 2015 by New Admin

TETRA Performance: Introduction to the Planning and Optimization of TETRA Radio Networks TETRA Network Planning (to be able to understand how the installed network was designed) Frequency Planning and Re-use C/I Requirement; Coverage Requirement Coverage Planning TETRA Link Budget Capacity Planning GoS Requirement and Traffic Load prediction TETRA Planning Challenges TETRA Physical Layer Performance Channel…

TETRA Overview

Posted on September 23rd, 2015 by New Admin

TETRA Overview: Introduction What Is TETRA? Trunked Mobile Communications: Concepts and Benefits ETSI and the TETRA Standards: Identifying the key Specification Documents TETRA features Bearer Services, Teleservices, Supplementary Services Voice and Data Services DMO: Direct Mode Operation TMO: Trunked Mode Operation SDS: Short Data Service and How It Differs from SMS Security TETRA Applications TETRA Equipment,…

TCP/IP Networks: Advanced Topics

Posted on May 25th, 2015 by New Admin

Course overview Review of IP essentials Network management Nature of Internet traffic-heavy tails and implications Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Network control planes Criteria for network build out and optimal performance Net neutrality and its implications Network security Nature of threats and how they impact IP networks Ways to secure IP traffic QoS and IP…

TCP/IP Networks Overview

Posted on May 25th, 2015 by New Admin

Course overview Protocols and layers How a network operates What a protocol is Purpose of and need for protocols and standards The OSI protocol stack and how it relates to types of systems and technologies Understanding telecom in terms of layers How layers relate to technologies OSI stack and end-end telecommunications Internet Protocol (IP) and…

TCP/IP Short-course

Posted on May 25th, 2015 by New Admin

Course overview Protocols and layers How a network operates What a protocol is Purpose of and need for protocols and standards The OSI protocol stack and how it relates to types of systems and technologies Understanding telecom in terms of layers How layers relate to technologies OSI stack and end-end telecommunications Internet Protocol (IP) and…

SDN: Software Defined Networks

Posted on May 25th, 2015 by New Admin

Course overview Quick review of essential TCP/IP principles Genesis of SDN: What problem is it trying to solve? Definition and description of SDN Problem of modern networks How SDN will solve the problem Understanding networks in terms of planes Flavors of SDN WAN Data center Other applications How SDN works Characteristics The controller Equipment: White…

Modern Telecommunications Overview

Posted on May 25th, 2015 by New Admin

  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…

LTE/HSPA Intertechnology Optimization

Posted on May 5th, 2015 by New Admin

  Day 1: HSPA overview and design   HSPA technology overview HSPA cell planning review HSPA optional features (3GPP and vendor specific)   Day 2: HSPA optimization   HSPA capacity optimization (vendor specific) HSPA channel switching optimization HSPA scheduler performance and optimization (vendor specific)   Day 3: HSPA mobility optimization   HSPA mobility optimization (vendor…

3G/LTE Performance Analysis & Optimization

Posted on May 5th, 2015 by New Admin

  Day 1 Agenda 3G radio technology overview 3G functionality overview 3G accessibility 3G accessibility KPI’s Optimizing 3G accessibility Exercises: WCDMA accessibility log files analysis (using TEMS) Case studies with real network statistics (using Excel spreadsheets)   Day 2 Agenda 3G retainability 3G retainability KPI’s Optimizing 3G retainability 3G integrity 3G integrity KPI’s 3G integrity…

Creative Problem Solving with Poka-Yoke

Posted on November 25th, 2014 by New Admin

  Day 1:   Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis Introduction to Problem Solving. Problem-solving philosophy. The four-step problem solving approach. Using failure analysis as a preventive measure. The value of a priori problem cause identification. Recurring versus production-stopper problems. Group activity: Discussion of client-specific problems. Identifying Problems. Rejected items. In-house quality assurance data. Customer complaints.…

WiFi for Managers

Posted on November 12th, 2014 by New Admin

Telecom, RF, and Wireless Basics Networking basics LANs and WANs RF basics Mobile and fixed wireless technologies Introduction to WiFi for Managers What is WiFi WiFi equipment vendors Wi-Fi applications Current and projected market for WiFi How WiFi Works Technical principles that underlie WiFi operation Frequency bands Components of a WiFi network 802.11 Standards Evolution…

Mobile TV: Technology and Market Trends

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Market Landscape of Mobile Television Overview of the market Telephony, entertainment, and new services opportunities Drivers for ARPU Carrier strategies Technology Principles and Considerations Unicast versus broadcast Importance of codec selection Available codecs and differences between them: H.264 v1 H.264 v1b H.264 v1.1 H.264 v1.2 H.263 MPEG-4 Spectrum utilization Spectrum available for mobile television Pros…

Satellite Communications for Managers

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Limitations of terrestrial communication Advantages and disadvantages of satellites History Commercial Markets and Applications Analog and digital transmission Business applications Radio Television Military Markets and Applications GPS Remote sensing DOD tactical & strategic Systems Geo, Meo, Leo Mobile satellite systems Satellite System Architecture Network configuration: Mesh vs. star Remotes Satellite subsystems Ground station Network…

Programming with C#

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Overview of the Microsoft .NET Platform Introduction to the .NET platform Overview of the .NET Framework Benefits of the .NET Framework Components of the .NET Framework Language support in the .NET platform Overview of C# Structure of a C# program Basic Input/Output (I/O) operations Handling exceptions in a C# program Recommended practices Compiling, running and…

Satellite Communications: Earth Station Design & Analysis

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Module I—Digital Communications for Geosynchronous Satellites   Digital vs. Analog Network Components and Topologies Switching Terminology Digital/Analog Comparison Line Codes:  Bit Rate, Baud Rate and Bandwidth Harry Nyquist and Claude Shannon Bandwidth and Bit rate at Baseband Line Code Variations Voice Encoding Techniques:  Bandwidth vs. Latency Waveform Encoding Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) Adaptive Differential PCM…

Satellite Communications: Commercial, Military

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Limitations of terrestrial communications Advantages and disadvantages of satellites History Commercial Markets and Applications Analog and digital transmission Business applications Radio Television Military Markets and Applications GPS Remote sensing DOD tactical & strategic Systems Geo, Meo, Leo Mobile satellite systems Satellite Systems Architecture Network configuration: Mesh vs. star Remotes Satellite subsystems Ground station Network…

Radio Measurements Equipment

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction and Course Overview Applications of Radio and Baseband Measurements National Regulatory Agency Perspective Operator Perspective End User Benefits Future and Challenges Applications of Measurements:  Session Review and Discussion Measurement Instruments Analog Instruments Digital Instruments Sampling Theorem A/D Conversion Quantization Error Instrument Specifications Important Figures in Measurements Statistical Analysis of Measurement Results Standard Deviation of…

RF for Technicians

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to Radio Frequency (RF) Communications Definition of RF Concepts, terms, and acronyms of RF propagation Electric (E) and magnetic (H) fields (E) and (H) field antenna polarization Operating frequency or wavelength prefixes Channel center frequency and channel bandwidth Electromagnetic spectrum Spectrum groups The ITU bands The IEEE band definitions Radio Frequency (RF) Transmission, Reception,…

RF Systems

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction The electromagnetic spectrum History of RF Regulation of RF Types of RF systems RF applications RF Propagation and Fading Principles of RF propagation RF modulation basics Reflection, refraction, diffraction Digital RF communications basics Propagation models: Okumura, HATA, Cost 231 Free space loss Reflection scatting loss, Rayleigh fading, multipath Multipath cancellation Antenna Concepts and Usage…

RF Safety for Management

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Overview of the RF Safety Issue for the Wireless Industry Biology Ionizing radiation versus non-ionizing radiation How your body functions as an antenna What parameters are important in determining your exposure Biological effects of excessive exposure to RF energy Regulations and Standards FCC regulations OSHA requirements Sources of RF energy Propagation Characteristics of Antennas Omni-directional…

RF Safety for Workers

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Overview of the RF Safety Issue for the Wireless Industry Biology of RF Exposure Ionizing radiation versus non-ionizing radiation How your body functions as an antenna What parameters are important in determining your exposure Biological effects of excessive exposure to RF energy RF Safety Regulations and Standards FCC (or your national entity) regulations OSHA (or…

ZigBee Hands-on

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Learning objectives and course outline Tools used in the course labs Defining low range wireless networks Applications and services Spectrum considerations Fundamental of short-range wireless networks Range Channel bandwidth and throughput Modulation and coding Access technologies Interference and coexistence Power consumption Labs: Introduction to spectrum analyzers Recognize ZigBee signals and channels Sources of interference…

RF for Land Mobile & Public Safety Radio

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to Wireless Technologies A Brief History of Wireless Communications The Continuing Evolution of Wireless Technologies Modern Wireless Technologies Overview of Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Systems Radio Wave Characteristics The Electro-magnetic Spectrum Propagation Modes of Radio Waves Radio Spectrum: Licensed and License Exempt Fundamental Radio Concepts Basics of Information Transfer for Radio Working with Decibels:…

RF Propagation, Fading, Link Budget Analysis

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

The Electromagnetic Spectrum FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB): Structure and mission Types of FCC licensed radio services Spectrum groups and typical applications for each HF VHF UHF/SHF Microwave Millimeter wave Radio Frequency (RF) Transmission, Reception, and Propagation Glossary of common radio propagation terms and acronyms Why do we need to study propagation? Relationship of propagation…

RF Optimization: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, CDMA, 1xRTT, EVDO

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Defining, Measuring, Troubleshooting, and Optimizing RF System Performance RF engineering principles Performance characteristics Testing and measurement Drive testing Performance counters and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Collection and post-processing of data Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Spectrum utilization Dropped calls Poor coverage Hard handover failures Soft handover failures Overview of optimization process for FFR modulation technologies Overview…

Radio Systems Analysis & Design

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to Wireless Technologies A Brief History of Wireless Communications The Continuing Evolution of Wireless Technologies Modern Wireless Technologies Overview of Cellular Radio Systems and Components Evolution of Cellular Networks Radio Wave Characteristics Using the TI-30 Scientific Calculator The Electromagnetic Spectrum Propagation Modes of Radio Waves Radio Spectrum: Licensed and License Exempt Fundamental Radio Concepts…

Reliability Engineering

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Course Day 1 Introductions Reliability history and objectives. Basic principles. The nature of engineering design versus reliability analysis. Group activity. Reliability Mathematics  Reliability distributions, including exponential and binomial distributions. Probability and the Bayes Theorem. Reliability equations.  Reliability block diagrams.  Excel applications.  Group activity. Failure Rate, MTBF, and Other Reliability Metrics Failure rate sources. MIL-HDBK-217F. NPRD-2011.…

WiFi Hands-on

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Establishing the groundwork Introduction to Wi-Fi and spectrum considerations Key 802.11 specifications Labs Introduction to spectrum analyzer Introduction to packet analyzer Wireshark 802.11 operations Contrasting 802.11 topologies Beacons Finding a Wi-Fi network Getting authenticated on a Wi-Fi network Sending data using Distribution Coordination Function (DCF) How collisions are handled Sending data using Point Coordination Function…

Root Cause Analysis of Component Failure

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Understanding Levels of Causes of Failures Physical, mental, latent Time of origin of causes:  Design phase, manufacturing, maintenance, use, complex interactions Getting Set up to Perform a Failure Investigation Understanding human nature Techniques to improve use of our knowledge The failure analysis toolbox Evidence preservation in the lab and in the field Basic visual examination…

Root Cause Failure Analysis Workshop & Simulation

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1: Root Cause Failure Analysis Introductory Concepts Root cause failure analysis philosophy The four-step problem solving approach The importance of a priori failure cause identification Mast Mounted Sight group exercise Pareto analysis Vilfredo Pareto and the 80/20 concept Pareto analysis approaches and perspectives Pareto analysis data sources Using Pareto statistics to target root cause…

Root Cause Analysis of Systems Failure in Depth

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1:   Identifying Potential Failure Causes Systems failure analysis philosophy The four-step problem solving approach Systems and component failure analyses The inherent value of failed hardware Continuous improvement concepts Nonconformance data bases and Pareto analysis The value of a priori failure cause identification Brainstorming, mind-mapping, and Ishikawa diagrams Fault tree analysis history, applications, and capabilities…

Root Cause Failure Analysis & Experiment Design

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1: Root Cause Failure Analysis and Cause Identification Introductory Concepts Root cause failure analysis philosophy The four-step problem solving approach Systems and component failures The inherent value of failed hardware Continuous improvement concepts and root cause failure analysis The value of a priori failure cause identification Case Study: The Mast Mounted Sight Class Discussion:…

Root Cause Analysis of Systems Failure Overview

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1:  Introduction to Systems Failure Analysis The need for efficient systems failure analysis Systems failure analysis philosophy The four-step problem solving approach Systems and component failure analyses The inherent value of failed hardware Continuous improvement concepts and systems failure analysis Quality measurement and reporting concepts Using failure analysis as a preventive measure The value…

Root Cause Analysis of Systems Failure – Comprehensive

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1: Introduction to Systems Failure Analysis The need for efficient systems failure analysis Systems failure analysis philosophy The four-step problem solving approach Systems and component failure analyses The inherent value of failed hardware Failure analysis definitions and basic failure analysis concepts Continuous improvement concepts and the systems failure analysis contribution A framework for systems…

VoLTE (Voice over LTE) and Alternatives

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

LTE/EPC Network Architecture LTE architecture EPC architecture LTE node description EPC node description LTE/EPC:  Various implementations LTE Voice Traffic Implementation: Options for Fallback to Another Technology SVLTE:  Simultaneous 2G/3G Voice and 4G Data CSFB:  CS FallBack VoLTE:  Voice over LTE using IMS MSS:  Mobile Soft Switch Solution Need for MSS MSS implementation; 3GPP releases MSS…

Innovate with TRIZ: Contradiction Analysis

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Innovate with TRIZ: Contradiction Analysis   Innovate with TRIZ: Contradiction Analysis Day 1: Introductory Concepts, TRIZ, and Technical Contradictions   Introduction and Course Overview. Genrich Altshuller and his “theory of inventive problem solving”, TRIZ (Teoriza Rezhinija Izobretatalskih Zadach). Innovation Tools and Application Roadmap. The solution generation roadmap (moving between the real world and abstraction). Levels…

SONET/SDH – Advanced

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1: Overview/Review of Optical Communications Systems   Basic Physical Theory Brief history of optical communications systems Principles of optics relevant to optical communications systems Key background from physics Layered Communications Architectures Why layered architectures OSI Model TCP/IP Model Functionality of each layer and physical implementations Optical Fiber Types of optical fiber Operation of optical…

Print Reading

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Blueprint Basics Importance of engineering drawings Types of graphic representation Basic steps in reading a print Types of Lines Visible line Hidden line Center line Extension line Dimension and leader lines Cutting plane and section lines Break line Phantom line Orthographic Projection Why use orthographic projection? The “glass box” visualization method The “bowl” visualization method…

Positioning & Location

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Part 1:  Introduction to Positioning Radio Access Operations Handset to Base Station GSM vs. CDMA Mobility Management Roaming Databases Network Elements Network Signaling SS7 vs. IP SS7 Trunk Signaling SS7 Database Signaling Network Elements Review of GSM Network History of Mobile Positioning FCC Order for Phase 0, 1, and 2 Carrier Decisions to Comply Evolution…

Poka-Yoke

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

  Day 1: Poka-Yoke Philosophy, Approach, and Opportunities   Poka-Yoke History and Philosophy. The Toyota Production System. Shideo Shingo. Mistake proofing. Design and process mistake proofing overview. Zero defects quality approaches. Inspection shortfalls and the need for mistake proofing. The disadvantages of customer defect discovery.      Case studies. Types of Mistakes. Mistake categories, including forgetfulness, misunderstanding,…

Materials & Methods Plastics vs. Other Materials

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to Manufacturing Definition DFA/DFM and Concurrent Engineering Teams Mass vs. Lean Production Types of Manufacturing and Production Systems An Environmental Manufacturing System Cost Estimating Systems Cost Types and Elements Cost Formulae Cost Estimating Tools Cost Confidence Levels Tooling Methods for Plastics and Other Materials / Methods Prototype vs. Production Tooling Hard/Soft/Tool-less Manufacture Tool Selection…

Plastics: Design for Producibility, Molds & Molding

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Plastics The History of Plastics Study of Plastics / Resins Families of Plastics Plastics Identification Resin Selection Testing Plastic Parts Design for Producibility Approach to “Plastic” Product Design Common Additives / Fillers Product Design / Development Rib Construction Shutoffs in Plastic Parts Designing with No / Minimum Sink Boss Design Proper Radii Design Living Hinges…

Plastic Materials Selection

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Defining the Fundamentals That Determine Plastic Properties Molecular Weight and Molecular Weight Distribution, The Foundation of Polymer Technology The Relationship to Viscosity The Relationship to Properties Methods of Measurement Methods of Polymerization: Addition and Condensation Polymers Effect on Properties Effect on Processing Polarity: Effects on Solvation and Chemical Compatibility Amorphous and Semi-Crystalline Polymers Detecting the…

Plastic Parts Failure Analysis

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Elements of a Successful Plastic Product Part Design Mold Design Material Selection Processing Principles of Plastic Part Design Nominal Walls Ribs and Other Projections Holes and Other Depressions Designing for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) Design Properties versus Inherent Properties of Materials Mold Design Considerations Mold Steel Selection Managing Polymer Flow in the Mold – Runners…

Leading/Facilitating Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1 RCFA Concepts RCFA philosophy and the four-step problem solving approach Troubleshooting vs. failure analysis Case Study:  The Mast Mounted Sight Group Discussion:  Current failure analysis challenges Role of the RCFA Leader Leadership, management, and motivation Situational leadership Instilling a sense of time-based urgency Incident resolution vs. more in-depth root cause failure analyses Keeping…

Structured Use Case Descriptions

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to Requirements Documentation Requirements process overview Documentation standards Audience Functional and non-functional requirements Use case concepts Understanding the context diagram Components of a Functional Requirements Specification Creating an information flow diagram for a business process Flow diagram notation and examples Elements of a use case description Alternatives vs. extensions Main Success Scenarios Writing an…

Wireless for Federal Govt.: Technologies and Security

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1 – Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Software Defined Radio Radio Architectures Reconfigurable Embedded Processing Hardware/Software Architectures Signal Processing Protocol Processing Research Challenges: Latency, Scalability, Management Cognitive Radio Planning Algorithms Machine Learning Policy Radios Learning Radios Radio Parameter Optimization Spectrum Sensing Dynamic Spectrum Access Emerging Spectrum Policy TV Whitespace National Broadband Plan Role of…

LTE Optimization

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to LTE/SAE Evolution of wireless networks 3GPP releases to date EPS (E-UTRAN and EPC) logical architecture EPS interfaces EPC (Evolved Packet Core) architecture SAE/LTE interfaces Physical Layer Procedures Synchronization procedures Timing synchronization Radio link monitoring Intercell synchronization Power control:  Uplink/downlink Random access procedures:  Preample selection Channel quality:  Channel Quality Indication (CQI) Report Precoding Matrix…

Optical Networking for Managers

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to optical networks and communications Overview of fiber optical communications systems Fundamental drivers behind use of light as a communications medium History of optical network technology. Digital representation of signals OSI protocol stack Basic physics review Physical principles of optical fiber Basic principles of optics as applied to fiber optic devices Summary of relevant…

Wireless Broadband: Technology & Regulation

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Part 1: Cellular Systems Design and Components Introduction The cellular concept and objectives 1G, 2G, 2.5G, 3G and 4G overview Performance criteria Voice quality Data quality Service quality and call load Radio signal propagation Basic channel modeling Signal strength vs distance Impediments to propagation Interference Co-channel interference Carrier-to-interference ratio Adjacent channel interference Frequency reuse and…

Wireless Technologies – Comprehensive

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

GSM System Architecture BSS subsystem NSS subsystem HLR/VLR databases: Subscriber services Wireless Concepts GSM frequency bands Channel concepts Cell planning principles Interfaces PCM transmission medium Um interface description (bursts, frames, Multiframes) Abis interface A-Ater interface Signaling: SS#7 Layer 1 (MTP-1) Layer 2 (MTP-2) Layer 3 (MTP-3) SCCP GSM Idle Mode Cell selection Cell reselection Paging…

WIMAX & Mobile WiMAX

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Overview of WiMAX and the IEEE 802.16 Standard Regulatory environment and worldwide spectrum allocations Licensed versus unlicensed bands of operation The IEEE 802 series of standards Evolution of IEEE 802.16 to 802.16e WiMAX network architecture and protocol stacks WiMAX versus WiFi:  A Comparative Look 802.11 standards evolution WiFi overview and air interface features Features common…

LTE Functionality

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to LTE/SAE Evolution of wireless networks 3GPP releases to date EPS (E-UTRAN and EPC) logical architecture EPS interfaces EPC (Evolved Packet Core) architecture SAE/LTE interfaces Radio Interface Principles Propagation characteristics Channel models Frequency selective channels Time dependent radio channels Multipath radio conditions:  Delay, Doppler spectrum, multi-antenna channel model Macrocell propagation model:  Urban case Macrocell…

OFDM and MIMO

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Evolution to 4G Wireless: GSM and 3GPP standards Evolution of GSM to GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA, and LTE GSM technology: BSS and NSS architectures GSM functionality GPRS/EDGE data solution WCDMA principles UMTS architectures The latest solution: LTE Long Term Evolution (LTE) The overall Evolved Packet Solution (EPS) architecture The radio network solution: LTE The core network…

Diameter Protocol

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

The 3GPP Evolved Packet Core Why Change the UMTS Core Migration of the Core from 3GPP Rel. 4 to Rel. 8 3GPP EPC Architecture, Components, Interfaces and Reference Points IMS-based Service Delivery Policy and QoS Definitions and Attributes of QoS Enforcing QoS at the Bearer Subscriber QoS Profiles and Parameters Resource-based or Session-based QoS Multi-Domain…

Evolution of LTE to 5G Wireless

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Evolution of LTE to 5G Wireless:  Introduction History and Standardization of 4G and 5G Communications Systems ITU Requirements and Technologies IMT-2000 Requirements and Technologies IMT-Advanced Requirements and Technologies 3GPP LTE Standardization Process and Status Review of LTE and LTE-Advanced LTE Network Architecture and Components UE eNB MME, S-GW, P-GW, PCRF, HSS LTE and LTE-Advanced Air…

TETRA

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Trunked mobile communications Concepts and benefits of trunking Trunk mobile systems compared (iDEN, Tetrapol) TETRA technology ETSI standardization The TETRA MoU TETRA equipment and systems Features and Services TETRA features Bearer services, teleservices, supplementary services Voice and data services Circuit-switched and packet-switched data IP packet data Short Data Service (SDS) Direct Mode Operation (DMO)…

Traffic Engineering – Voice/Data

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by New Admin

Review of Important Telecommunications Concepts Brief history of telecommunications Telecommunications systems What is capacity? What is capacity planning and why is it performed? What are trunks? What is multiplexing? What are trunk groups? What are switches? What is a class 5, a class 4 switch? Overview of packet data networks What is a router? What…

Systems Engineering: Methodology, Best Practices, Management

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Module 1: Introduction Objectives Definitions System System engineering Understanding systems and systems engineering Systems and systems engineering in the project/program environment The system development life cycle The systems engineering process Need for systems engineering Meet complex requirements Ensure interoperability Reduce implementation risk Ensure sustainability System life cycle phases Concept exploration Program definition and risk reduction…

Systems Engineering

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction What is Systems Engineering? The Systems Approach Standards The 30 Elements of Systems Engineering Overview of Each Element Requirements Engineering Problems and Solutions Derived Requirements Workshop Exercise System Architecting A General Approach DoDAF Workshop Exercise Systems Analysis Tradeoffs and Sensitivities Modeling and Simulation Workshop Exercise Software Engineering What the Systems Engineer Needs to Know…

Software Testing

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Testing goals Definitions White box and black box Testing types Reporting results Test design techniques Boundary value analysis Equivalence partitioning Decision table design White box testing Unit and integration testing Test coverage criteria Black box testing System and acceptance testing Risk-based testing Exploiting use cases Performance testing Test coverage criteria Testing in the production…

Switching/Routing

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) Model Physical Layer Protocols Data Link Layer Protocols Network Layer Protocols Transport Layer Protocols Session Layer Protocols Presentation Layer Protocols Application Layer Protocols Understanding Network Architectures Bus, Ring and Star Topologies Basic Device Functionality LAN Topologies WAN Topologies Binary Number Systems Binary Formats and Weighting Binary Coded Decimal…

WiMAX – Comprehensive

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Overview of 3G Cellular Systems CDMA2000, WCDMA, HSPA, 1xEV-DV Migration paths (key influencing factors) Network architecture overview Available theoretical data rates Review of Modulation Schemes Complex envelope representation of signals and sub-systems BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM Modulation scheme migration path BER performance comparison Discussion of the impact on Tx and Rx implementations SNR and Eb/No…

Software Quality Assurance

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Software Quality Assurance (SQA) goals Definitions of quality and quality assurance Contrasting SQA and testing Where SQA fits in the organization Writing the SQA plan SQA  standards Software Life Cycle Processes Incremental and iterative software development Incremental and iterative software maintenance Waterfall-based and agile methods Approaches to process improvement SQA role in establishing and…

WiMAX/Mobile WiMAX Planning/Optimization

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Broadband Wireless Access:  Introduction to WiMAX and IEEE 802.16 WiMAX as a Wireless MAN Technology Regulations 802.16 Benefits Application and Services “Last Mile” Broadband Connections Hotspot and Cellular Backhaul High-speed Enterprise Connectivity 802.16 Frequency Bands 802.16 Family of Standards Current Deployments IEEE 802.16-2004 Enhanced Support for Indoor CPE IEEE 802.16e as an Extension to IEEE…

Software Project Management

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Objectives Software life cycles Software project planning Software project tracking Estimation techniques Risk management Configuration management Software life cycles Waterfall model Incremental and evolutionary models Spiral model Unified Process Agile life cycle models Software project planning Resources, tasks, and time Task planning with work breakdown structure Resource planning Scheduling with network diagrams and Gantt…

WiMAX

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Review of Modulation Schemes      Complex envelope representation BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM BER performance comparison Coherent detection Propagation Channel Modeling     AWGN, Rayleigh/Ricean fading Delay spread, frequency selectivity Lognormal fading Path loss comparison (indoors vs. outdoors) Performance Improvement Methods FEC (convolutional) codes Antenna diversity (receive – MRC and optimal combining) Antenna diversity (transmit – STBC, MIMO) Adaptive Antenna Arrays…

WIFI for Those Familiar with Cellular Systems

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Part 1: Introduction to IEEE 802.11 and Wi-Fi   Wired vs wireless communications Comparison of networks Categories of information transmission Asynchronous, isochronous, and synchronous requirements Voice and data Overview of 802.11 and Wi-Fi General architecture Wi-Fi Alliance IEEE 802.11 task groups 3GPP standardization The need for standardization 3GPP structure   Part 2: Wi-Fi Physical (PHY)…

WiFi Overview

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

WiFi:  The Market Landscape Market for Wi-Fi Manufacturers Uses of Wi-Fi Installed base and projections Chipset manufacturers Device manufacturers Wi-Fi Basics The 802.11 standard History of 802.11 evolution Frequency hopping Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA/CA) with collision avoidance Modulation techniques Frequency bands Interference considerations Frequency hopping RF Basics The electromagnetic…

Software Project Estimation

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Estimation goals Definitions Expert-based techniques Model-based techniques Assigning confidence levels Expert-based techniques Analogy Wideband Delphi Using work breakdown structure COSMIC function points:  A model-based approach Functional size measurement concepts COSMIC vs. IFPUG function points Determining measurement scope Identifying software boundaries Identifying functional processes Identifying data groups Identifying data movements Calculating functional size Transforming functional…

Software Engineering: Advanced

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction:  Why Study Software Engineering? Life Cycle Models Software Project Life Cycle Model Software Process Life Cycle Organization Process Assets Software Project Life Cycle Process Model Descriptions Strengths and Weaknesses Case Study Phase Artifacts/Outputs Software Life Cycle vs Project Management Life Cycle Objectives, Principles, Attributes Objectives:  Reusability, Maintainability, Concurrent Documentation, Testability, Correctness, Reliability, Portability Principles: …

Software Engineering

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Why Study Software Engineering? History Life Cycle Models Software Project Life Cycle Models Software Project Life Cycle Processes Model Descriptions:  Waterfall, Component-based (Reuse), Evolutionary, Spiral, Object Oriented Objectives and Principles Types of Interfaces Project Initiation Description of the Business Needs/Problem to Be Solved, Objective(s), and Scope Feasibility Studies Estimating Requirements Definition Stakeholders, Buy-in Requirements…

WiFi Wireless LAN Security

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Day One Introduction Security overview Short-range wireless systems WLAN characteristics Categories of information transmission Security threats IEEE 802.11 operations overview Propagation and Range Limit Review of decibels Link budget equation and path loss model Calculating maximum range Partition attenuation and primary ray tracing Eavesdropping and jamming vulnerabilities Multipath characteristics and mitigation 802.11 Physical Link RF…

Software Configuration Management

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Foundations of SCM Definition of configuration management SCM in CMMI, ISO, IEEE, and other standards How different software development paradigms impact SCM planning and practice Relationship of SCM to other project disciplines Using SCM to maintain product integrity and quality SCM planning Principles of Software Configuration Identification CMMI guidelines for the identification function Which work…

Wi-Fi LAN Operation & Security

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Part 1: Introduction to IEEE 802.11 and Wi-Fi   Wired vs wireless communications Comparison of security challenges Introduction to security attacks and countermeasures Layered security attack methods Shared key and public key cryptography Overview of IEEE 802.11 and Wi-Fi General architecture Wi-Fi Alliance IEEE 802.11 task groups   Part 2: Wi-Fi Physical (PHY) Layer  …

Metropolitan WiFi

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Key RF Spectrum Basics:  Licensed and License-Free Review of Important RF Concepts Bandwidth, Data Rate, and Traffic Load LOS and N-LOS TDD and FDD Wireless Network Topology Review Subscriber Applications Real-time Applications Internet Access VoIP Gaming (Interactive) Video Surveillance Systems Video Conferencing Systems Best Effort Applications Email, Data and FTP service Music and Video…

Statistical Tolerance Analysis

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1: Fundamentals, Worst Cost, and Root Sum Square Approaches   Tolerance Analysis Fundamentals. The nature of dimensioning and tolerancing. Tolerance analysis purposes. Tolerance analysis history. How tolerances are typically assigned. Tolerance analysis concepts. Worst case tolerance analysis and worst case tolerance analysis shortfalls. Statistical tolerance analysis and statistical tolerance analysis shortfalls. Differences between worst…

SS7/C7 Overview

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Session 1: Signaling Overview History of Telecommunications Signaling Network Signaling Evolution What is Signaling? What is Out-of-Band Signaling? A Summary of the Signaling Network Architecture Network Signaling Evolution The North American Signaling Architecture Signaling System No 7 Overview of SS7, IN, AIN, Wireless, and VoIP Standards Organizations Session 2: SS7 Network Architecture Service Switching Points…

WiFi Technology

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Day One Introduction to WiFI and Short-Range Systems Wired vs wireless communications Categories of information transmission Overview of 802.11 The Wi-Fi Alliance and IEEE 802.11 task groups Other short-range wireless systems Propagation and Range Limit Review of decibels Link budget equation and path loss model Calculating maximum range Partition attenuation and primary ray tracing Eavesdropping…

WCDMA/HSPA Planning & Dimensioning

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to the Technology and Planning/Dimensioning Principles An overview of WCDMA CN (Core Networks) architecture An overview of HSPA Radio network dimensioning principles Capacity planning requirements Coverage planning requirements Service Approach:  Dimensioning Considerations WCDMA traffic profiles Services requirements Capacity Dimensioning CS dimensioning principles PS dimensioning principles Ec/No considerations:  Maximum cell load considerations Power control principles…

SS7/C7 Protocols/Operation

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Session 1:  Signaling Overview History of Telecommunications Signaling Network Signaling Evolution What is Signaling? What is Out-of-Band Signaling? Summary of the Signaling Network Architecture Network Signaling Evolution The North American Signaling Architecture Signaling System No 7 Overview of SS7, IN, AIN, Wireless, and VoIP Standards Organizations Session 2:  SS7 Network Architecture Service Switching Points (SSPs)…

WCDMA-GSM Interoperability Tuning

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to GSM Idle Mode Behavior Signal strength measurements Initial cell selection:  C1 criterion PLMN selection Cell reselection:  C2 criterion Tuning the GSM idle mode behavior GPRS Idle Mode Behavior GPRS implementation on GSM network GPRS logical channels Initial cell selection Initial cell reselection:  C31 and C32 criteria Tuning the GPRS idle mode behavior GSM/GPR…

IEEE WCET Exam: Wireless Access, Network Architecture, Management, Security, Facilities

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction: Wireless Access Technologies Mobility Management Wireless Access Technology Standardization Digital Mobile Cellular Technology Evolution: 2G and 3G PANs, LANs, MANs Beyond 3G Network Service Architecture Circuit-Switched Cellular Network Architecture TCP/IP in Packet-Switched Networks VoIP/SIP for IP Multimedia Packet-Switched Mobile Networks and IMS Mesh and Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks Service Frameworks Intro to Network Management and…

SS7/C7 in Depth

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Signaling Overview What is Signaling? Network Signaling Evolution In-Band Signaling Out-of-Band Signaling Switching Numbering Plans Digit Analysis Access T1/E1s Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) Digital Voice ISDN Overview ISDN Basic Rate Interface (BRI) ISDN Primary Rate Interface (PRI) Common Channel Signaling (CCS) Channel Associated Signaling (CAS) Network Signaling Evolution The North American Signaling Architecture Signaling System…

Spectrum Monitoring

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction and Course Overview Radio-Spectrum Fundamentals Current Trends in Spectrum Usage Administrative Division of the Frequency Spectrum Cognitive Radio Modern Modulation Techniques and Systems Spectrum Monitoring Future and Challenges: A Summary and Discussion Modulations and Signal Types Signals Signals Displayed in Time Domain Relationship between Time and Frequency Domain Modulations in Communication and Broadcasting Systems…

Spectrum Management

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction and Course Overview Spectrum Management Fundamentals Spectrum: An International Perspective Major National Spectrum Management Directives/Laws Organizational Structure and Processes Functional Responsibilities and Requirements for Spectrum Management Spectrum Management Planning, Regulation and Policy Making Development of a National Allocation Table Frequency Assignment and Licensing Relationship between Spectrum Fees and the Spectrum Management Process Radio Standards…

IEEE WCET Exam: RF Propagation, Analysis, Design

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to Wireless Technologies A Brief History of Wireless Communications The Continuing Evolution of Wireless Technologies Overview of Modern Wireless Technologies Radio Wave Characteristics The Electro-magnetic Spectrum Propagation Modes of Radio Waves Radio Spectrum:  Licensed and License Exempt Calculator Exercise:  Wavelength/frequency conversion Fundamental Radio Concepts Basics of Information Transfer for Radio Working with Decibels:  Gains,…

Statistical Process Control

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1:  Course Overview and Introductory Concepts   Course Overview Course outline Introductions The Industrial Revolution Mass production Division of labor Taylorism Typical engineering drawing and specification practices Engineering tolerances historical contexts Typical engineering drawing tolerance responsibilities Manufacturing Processes Process capabilities Process capability versus engineering tolerances Deterministic versus Probabilistic Thinking Typical test and inspection approaches…

SNMPv3 – Secure SNMP

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Threats Addressed by SNMPv3 Relationship of SNMPv3 to SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c SNMPv3 Architecture Descriptions SNMPv3 Messages Contents and structure Relationships to the SNMPv3 security models Security Details User-Based Security Model (USM) Users, groups, and security models Message authentication and authentication keys PDU (Protocol Data Unit) encryption View-based Access Model (VACM) Message timeliness checks Security options…

SNMP

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

SNMP Foundations Important references History, trends, strengths, weaknesses Understanding standards RFC’s from the IETF ASN.1 used to define SNMP Enterprises OID’s (Object Identifiers) used to identify organizations Where to get an Enterprise OID, how to use it, and how to manage an Enterprise OID space Message standards SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3 Manager/Agent protocol operations UDP transport…

VoIP Security

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

VoIP Security: An Introduction Overview of VoIP security challenges How VoIP relates to overall data security strategy How VoIP relates to traditional telecom security Introduction to the OSI model Learning VoIP security using the OSI model: An introduction VoIP architectural vulnerabilities Physical Layer Security Cabling and devices Data center and server access, etc. Endpoints Data…

VoIP for Managers

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Limitations of traditional telephony Advantages and disadvantages of VoIP History of VoIP Commercial Markets and Applications Small business/branch office Corporate or business applications VoIP service providers Military Markets and Applications VoIP Systems IP PBX’s and their deployment models Media gateways and SIP architecture VoIP System Architecture Network configuration Remote sites Media gateways Phone devices…

VoIP for 911 Personnel

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Four Public Safety Views of VoIP Dark Side: VoIP Calls from the Public Bright Side: VoIP in Government Networks Funding: Changing Views of 911 Funding Regulation: Federal, State and Local Dark Side: VoIP Calls from the Public VoIP Overview Caller Types:  Fixed, Nomadic, Mobile/802.x, Hybrid Cellular/802.x, ALI/ANI/Location Issues Transmission of Human Speech Packet Voice vs…

SNMP Agent Development

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

True stories of delivered agents with significant deficiencies Agent development steps Defining goals and tradeoffs Agent SDK selection criteria Agent architectural choices and issues Agent semantics Coexistence of enterprise agents with native platform agents Trap design Agent coding issues Data acquisition Read-write data management Returning multiple values Processing get-next requests Table index data type choices…

VoIP

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Limitations of traditional telephony VoIP vs. traditional telephony: Advantages and disadvantages History Commercial Markets and Applications: Why Is VoIP Being Adopted So Readily? Business applications Distributed sites Remote/home workers The Big Picture: VoIP Systems Architecture Deployment models for VoIP in an enterprise Vendors and the basics of their offerings Basics of TCP VoIP Protocols…

Site Acquisition: Where to Hang All Those Antennas!

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

An Overview of Wireless Telecommunications and the Network Wireless basics A comprehensive look at the network Construction cycle Base station cell sites Search Rings: Doing Your Homework Local jurisdiction Online research Ride the ring Candidates: Back to the Computer How many and where Ordinances or not Physical aspects of the parcel Existing structures or new…

Voice Communications for 911 Personnel

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction: Why Should a PSAP Care? Overview Family Tree of Telephony Conventional Calls Cellular/Wireless VoIP Fixed Nomadic Mobile/802.x Hybrid Cellular/802.x Technical Background Analog Transmission Digital Transmission Binary Number System Binary Encoding:  Hand Codes, ASCII Circuits Bit Path Timing Synchronization Time Division Multiplexing T1/DS1 Framing/Frame Format Time Slots PSAP Capacity Packet Switching Packet Format:  Header, Payload,…

Microwave Systems Engineering: A Comprehensive Course and Workshop

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Transmission Networks Short haul microwave networks Long haul microwave networks Transmission Rates Hierarchy PCM basics PDH network SDH network ATM basics Network Topologies Tandem configurations Star configurations Mesh configurations Star-Mesh configurations Mixed networks Transmission networks for Cellular GSM:  PCM over Optical; PDH, SDH GPRS:  IP over Ethernet and Frame Relay UMTS:  Frames over ATM LTE: …

Vector Network Analysis, Procedures, Key Results

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction and Course Overview Radio Spectrum Fundamentals Current Trends in Spectrum Usage Administrative Divisions of the Frequency Spectrum Cognitive Radio Modern Modulation Techniques and Systems Spectrum Monitoring Future and Challenges:  A Summary and Discussion Modulations and Signal Types Overview Modulations in Communication and Broadcasting Systems Types of Analog Modulations and Signal Reception Amplitude Modulation Angle…

Unified Communications in Public Safety

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction: Multiple Views of Unified Communications Microsoft View Cisco View IBM View Nortel, Avaya and Alcatel-Lucent View Service Provider View UC vs Unified Messaging   Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 The O’Reilly Factor Shifting Paradigms   Multimedia, Internet, Communications, Entertainment (MICE) MICE Overview Life beyond the Triple Play Infrastructure, QoS, and QoE Service Ubiquity Broadband…

UMTS-TDD Design & Optimization

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

UMTS-TDD Air Interface UMTS-TDD Overview UMTS-TDD Protocols PHY Layer Structure MAC Layer Structure Layer 3 Structure UMTS-TDD Architecture PLMN Interconnection 3G Core Network Interconnection Radio Network Procedures Cell Selection/Reselection RAB/RB Procedures Power Control Handovers Signaling End-to-End Communications Radio Resource Management RRM Function Layer 1 RRM Algorithms Dimensioning and Optimization RAN dimensioning of TDD Designing for…

UMTS-TDD

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to UMTS with a Review of the Key FDD Mode Concepts UMTS releases and associated features: An Overview UMTS network architecture UMTS radio technology overview: UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA) and what’s new in the TDD mode Review of the spread spectrum techniques as applied to UTRA Review of the concepts of physical channels,…

UMTS Planning & Optimization

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

RF Planning and Optimization Overview of the Network Deployment Process Initial Optimization Ongoing Optimization Link Budgets Uplink Link Budgets Downlink Link Budget for CPICH Downlink Link Budget for Various Services (Connected Mode) Uplink and Downlink and Service Comparison Network Planning Tools Network Planning Tool Inputs Coverage Considerations During Network Planning Interference Considerations During Network Planning…

UMTS

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

UMTS Introduction and Overview UMTS releases and the corresponding features UMTS network architecture UMTS radio technology overview: UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA) Review of major aspects of spread spectrum techniques as applied to UTRA UMTS Radio Interface Protocol Architecture Physical layer (Layer 1) Data link layer (Layer 2) Network layer (Layer 3) UMTS Channelization Concepts…

WiMAX Traffic & Capacity Engineering

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

 Introduction Course objectives and overview Overview of probabilistic systems Overview of stochastic systems Overview of Monte Carlo simulation Arriving at a deterministic function based on probability Impact to rate of change based on multi-variant inputs Telecommunications Traffic and Self-Similarity Overview of traffic simulation Use of Monte Carlo simulation for telecommunications Cost based routing systems Telecommunications…

Traffic Engineering – Multimedia Networks

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1: Traffic Engineering Concepts Traffic Engineering Techniques Overview Circuit Cell Packet Switch/Router Issues Access and Admission Backbone Internetworking QoS/QoE Issues Traffic Distributions and Metrics Busy Hour Traffic (BHT) Measurement Busy Hour Call Attempts (BHCA) “Best Effort” Metrics Traffic Engineering Focus Points Access Backbone Interconnection Doing The Math Blocking Rates Grade of Service (GoS) Quality…

SIP Workshop

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Course Intro: Lecture Overview ClearSight Analyzer Logistics and Labs SIP Overview: Lecture SIP Servers Proxy Servers Redirect Servers Location and Directory Servers Registration Locating SIP Servers SIP Messages and Procedures Message Structure Requests and Responses Addressing Completion/Error Codes Basic Call Flows and Service Examples Media Streams/Packets in SIP Sessions RTP/RTCP Media Coding Session Description Protocol…

Traffic Engineering for 3G

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Overview of probabilistic systems Overview of stochastic systems Overview of Monte Carlo simulation Arriving at a deterministic function based on probability Impact to rate of change based on multi-variant inputs Telecommunications Traffic Overview of traffic simulation Use of Monte Carlo simulation for telecommunications Cost based routing systems Telecommunications services types and traffic generation Voice…

Traffic Engineering

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Getting Started:  Apparatus and Issues of Traffic Engineering Overview of probabilistic systems Overview of stochastic systems Telecommunications services types and traffic generation Voice call profiles Data call profiles Accounting for static capacity Accounting for mobility Models and Techniques of Traffic Engineering Traffic information, sources of data Analysis of data Calculation of Erlang B Use of…

Tolerance Stack Analysis Using GD&T

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction What are tolerance stacks? Fundamental rules and assumptions Review of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing Virtual Condition Definitions: local size vs. envelope; feature of size Material conditions: MMC, LMC, RFS Virtual condition for internal and external features Practice exercises Resultant condition Stacks with Coordinate Dimensions Basic steps in calculating a stack Review of the stack…

SIP Architecture & Security

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

SIP Basics SIP’s place in today’s business and telecommunications marketplace Protocol messages and features Protocol and how it’s handled on the network Elements of a SIP message: Header, RTP stream, and more Routing SIP messages Call set-up Control features supported SIP Devices and Systems: How Each Element Is Used, Potential Issues, Design and Security Considerations…

SIP Security

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

SIP Security: An Introduction SIP security challenges: An overview How SIP security fits into the overall data security strategy How SIP security relates to the traditional telecommunications security Discussion of the SIP protocol using the OSI model SIP’s architectural vulnerabilities Physical Layer Security: Discussion of Security Factors of SIP Endpoints (Telephones) Configuration files Tools for…

SIP

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

SIP: An Overview IETF and the history of SIP Why was SIP needed? Why is SIP so widely adopted? Basics of SIP SIP’s place in today’s business and telecommunications marketplace Protocol Messages and Features Protocol and how it’s handled on the network Elements of a SIP message: Header, RTP stream, and more Routing SIP messages…

eTOM & SID Workshop

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Review of the Solution Frameworks Goals of the Solution Frameworks The Four Frameworks Business Process Framework Information Framework Application Framework Integration Framework Relations between These frameworks eTOM-SID eTOM-SID-TAM BPM Lifecycle Getting Started with eTOM How to Use eTOM? Capturing Requirements Process Design Activity Based Management Organization Audit Architecture Validation RFx Design Extending the Framework Mapping…

Signal Processing

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Discrete Time Signal Processing Sampling Theorem:  Continuous and Discrete time Interpolation and Up sampling Decimation and Down sampling ADC and DAC Convertors Overview of Transforms Convolution Operation IIR and FIR Filter Structures Pole-Zero Representations Fourier and Z Transforms Power Spectral Density (PSD) Linear Filtering Discrete Fourier Transforms (DFT) FFT and IFFT Probability Overview Mean, Variance,…

Ethernet OA&M

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Ethernet Directions with Bob Metcalfe (video 9 minutes) History Current Status Future Directions Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) EFM over Copper (EFMC) EFM over Fiber (EFMF) EFM over Passive Optical Networks (EPON) OA&M Ethernet OAM Stack Link Performance Monitoring Fault Detection and Fault Signaling Loopback Testing Operations (O) Broad Definition and Brief History Ethernet…

SID Overview

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

The Solution Frameworks and SID The objectives of the Solution Frameworks How SID can help achieve these objectives Description of the Information Framework Issues addressed by SID SID description Business view System view Information Model vs. Data Model Benefits Who can use SID? Documentation structure Relationships between these Frameworks SID to eTOM mapping Primary and…

Everything over IP (EoIP)

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1: IP Concepts & IPv4 Protocol Packet Networking Concepts Circuits, Packets and Cells Multiplexing & Addressing TDM and Time Slots TDM and Frequencies Stat Muxing & Addresses: Virtual Connection Identifiers (VCIs), Classful and Classless IP Addressing Error Handling Discard Retransmission Forward Error Correction (FEC) Routing & Forwarding Packets, Flows and Sessions Broadband vs Narrowband…

Economics for Telecom Engineers

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1:  Basics, P&L, and Balance Sheet   Introduction The Engineer’s Financial Role What Are the Cost Elements of a Network Cost versus Revenue versus Income Fiscal Understanding What is a Balance Sheet? Example:  Reviewing a Balance Sheet Objectives of an Economic Analysis/Engineering Economic Study The Engineering Economic Study Processes What Engineering Economic Studies Are…

Security, Privacy & Info. Integrity for Managers & Policy Makers

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction: Network Security Philosophy The Ideal Security System Planning for Internet Security Organizational Security Policy Hacker Profiles and Motives Social Engineering and Reverse Social Engineering The Financial Impact of Network Security The Carrier and Service Provider Security Report Card System Security Concepts Encryption/Cryptography Key Management Systems Authentication and Authorization Digital Certificates and Digital Signatures Policy-Based…

Unleashing Engineering Creativity – Comprehensive

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1: Introductory Concepts and Creativity Enhancement Techniques   Introduction and Course Overview.  Defining creativity.  Creativity Stages.  Taylor’s hierarchy of creativity.  Creativity obstacles, including fear of the unknown, fear of failure, reluctance to exert influence, frustration avoidance, resource myopia, participation reluctance, overcertainty, and structured thinking patterns.Why we lose most of our creativity before we finish…

VSAT Design, Installation, Program Management

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Managing a Satellite Project Project Schedule Customer questionnaire Site survey Design Ordering process In-factory test Transportation Resources Delays  Practical Vendor Selection Modems LNA’s HPA Antennas Satellite bandwidth Installation Site survey Tools Cables Connectors Pointing the VSAT Steerable antennas Look angles Satellite time Wrap-up: System View Putting it all together Where things can go wrong  …

Unleashing Engineering Creativity

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

  Day 1: Introductory Concepts and Creativity Enhancement Techniques   Introduction and Course Overview. Defining creativity. Creativity Stages. Taylor’s hierarchy of creativity. Creativity obstacles, including fear of the unknown, fear of failure, reluctance to exert influence, frustration avoidance, resource myopia, participation reluctance, over-certainty, and structured thinking patterns. Brainstorming and Painstorming. Brainstorming approaches. Brainstorming rules. Identifying…

Mobile IP

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Basics of Mobile Communications Mobility overview Operation of a 2G network Operation of a 2.5G network Operation of a 3G network Routing areas Measuring throughput Contention and contention mitigation Impacts on the mobility environment to quality of experience/quality of service Basic Principles of Mobile IP Role of the SGSN/GGSN Role of the PDSN Role of…

Microwave & Fixed LOS Link Design in Depth

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Microwave and other radio systems: Microwave versus copper cable, fiber optics, and leased services Microwave frequency bands Regulatory matters: Rules, regulations and recommendations; radio licenses and permits. Regulatory agencies (FCC or your national body) Characteristics of Voice, Data, and Video Combining various signals Channelizing the radio spectrum: Frequency, time, and code division multiple access…

Microwave & Fixed LOS Link Design

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Microwave versus copper cable, fiber optics, and leased services Microwave frequency bands and regulations Channelizing the radio spectrum: Frequency, time, and code division multiple access (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA) History of analog microwave radio: FDM techniques and hierarchies; L Carrier and ITU frequency plans Digital Transmission Systems Sampling theory Time Division Multiplex (TDM) techniques and…

Comm. Technologies for Public Safety, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction: Macro Drivers and Changes An overview of the drivers and changes that are occurring at a macro level. Special consideration will be given to market segmentation both geographically (rural, metro, regional, national, global) and by vendor (carrier and service provider). Human Communications 2008 Productivity and Business Transformation Risks and Rewards Changing Business Models Global…

GSM/GPRS/EDGE RAN Optimization

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Principles of Tuning and Optimization: An Introduction Idle Mode Behavior Cell selection parameters Cell reselection parameters Location updating parameters Paging parameters Handover Algorithm: Locating Overview of the algorithm steps Basic ranking procedure Preparation of the candidates list Radio Features and Parameters that Impact the Basic Candidate List Reasons for and discussion of rearranging the basic…

Metal Parts & Process Capabilities

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction and Metal Processes Overview.  The structure of metals. Deformation and strength considerations. The S-N curve and repetitive stress cycling. Mechanical properties testing. Typical material and process selection criteria. Casting and Molding. Die casting. Investment and sand casting. Permanent molds. Injection molding. Near net shape considerations. Advantages and disadvantages of each process. Process capabilities. Defects…

GPRS/EGPRS Design & Optimization

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Reviewing  GPRS/EGPRS Understanding voice versus data Deterministic and random Data services and mix of data Voice versus data for system performance Standards overview GPRS/EGPRS nodal and interface definitions SGSN GGSN Gb Gn Ga Gr Gd Gs Gi Ge Gx Gy Gz GPRS bearer and signaling:  Definitions, groups, and mapping of: RLC/MAC layer PRACH PAGCH PCCCH…

EDGE

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Motivation, Background, and Limitations of GPRS: Why Did EDGE Become a Necessity What are the fundamental limitations of GPRS? Enhanced GPRS (EGPRS) vis-à-vis Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) GPRS/EGPRS Network Architecture GPRS mobile station modes and classes Packet control unit (PCU) and channel codec unit (CCU) Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) Gateway GPRS…

MPLS Applications

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Why MPLS Players involved with the MPLS specs Basic MPLS framework Today’s MPLS applications Understanding Networks and MPLS in Terms of Planes Control plane Data plane Management plane Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) MPλS Switching in time, wavelength, and space GMPLS as a control plane of Wavelength-Switched Optical Network (WSON) MPLS VPNs Layer 3:  BGP-based Layer…

Networking Principles

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Network Theory Networking Terminology Network Building Blocks Standard Network Models Network Topologies Network Categories Network Communication Methods Transmission Methods Media Access Methods Signaling Methods Network Data Delivery Data Addressing and Delivery Network Connection Mechanisms Reliable Delivery Techniques Network Media and Hardware Bounded Network Media Unbounded Network Media Noise Control Network Connectivity Devices Network Implementations The…

Engineering Economics

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1: Morning Session Introduction. Course overview. The capital acquisition and budgeting process. Investment decision considerations. Cost elements, including labor, material, equipment, installation, and moving services. Depreciation and amortization. Standards, efficiency factors, and utilization factors. Capturing manufacturing costs. Costs related to poor quality and recurring nonconformances. Approval levels. Prioritizing capital investment candidates. Class exercise.  …

Network Security

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

General Security Concepts Access control models Authentication methods Reducing the risks of non-essential protocols Reducing the risks for various types of attacks Mitigating risks from malicious code Understanding authentication, auditing, accounting and identification Communications Security Types of remote access technologies R-mail security concepts Internet security concepts Directory security concepts File transfer protocols and concepts Wireless…

Microwave Engineering – Comprehensive

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Transmission Networks Short haul microwave networks Long haul microwave networks Transmission Rates Hierarchy PCM basics PDH network SDH network ATM basics Network Topologies Tandem configurations Star configurations Mesh configurations Star-Mesh configurations Mixed networks Transmission networks for Cellular GSM:  PCM over Optical; PDH, SDH GPRS:  IP over Ethernet and Frame Relay UMTS:  Frames over ATM LTE: …

LTE & UMTS/HSPA Location Based Services for E911

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

LTE Summary:  A brief overview of 4G LTE PHY Layer, frame structure, Layer 1 and Layer 2 signaling, and LTE EPC and EPC Architecture LTE Support of Voice over IP:  A summary of the various protocols proposed to support Voice over IP (VoIP) on 4G LTE networks. The main focus would be on VoIP over…

MPLS Short Course

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Fundamentals of MPLS Pre-MPLS protocols Evolution of MPLS Basic concepts and definition of MPLS Switching versus routing Benefits of MPLS The use of One Unified Network Infrastructure BGP free core Peer-to-Peer VPN model versus Overlay VPN Model Optimal traffic flow Basics of MPLS Architecture and Operation Label switching Introducing MPLS labels MPLS and OSI reference…

DWDM – Introduction

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to Optical Technologies  An overview of the transport technologies Optical technologies:  Their advantages and disadvantages The T-Carrier System Framing Synchronization Extended super frame Capacity overview Review of SONET/SDH Framing Overhead SONET structures SONET carrier system SONET synchronization Concatenation BLSR WDM Technologies History of WDM Evolution of DWDM Drivers of DWDM Drivers of CWDM Overview…

LTE/SAE NGN Transport

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by New Admin

LTE/SAE Architecture Review of the components and functionality of LTE/SAE Requirements for interworking with other 3GPP RATs SAE: Will it support fixed and mobile IP connectivity? Providing carrier services to both fixed and mobile devices NGN Transport Architecture Components of NGN transport Pre-NGN services New services OSI layering MPLS MPLS: What it is, its benefits,…

LTE: Emergency, Priority Access, Public Safety Support

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by New Admin

 4G/LTE Requirement Roadmap and Standardization Introduction to LTE LTE/EPC Network Architecture, Protocols, and Components UE eNB MME S-GW P-GW LTE/EPC Key Interfaces IMS in LTE LTE Air Interface Basics OFDM/OFDMA/SC-FDMA Essentials LTE Numerology LTE Physical, Transport, and Logical Channels LTE RRC Layer Including Signaling and Broadcast Idle Mode Operation, Paging, and Tracking Area Update Network…

LTE Planning Considerations

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by New Admin

 LTE/SAE Introduction Evolution of cellular networks 3GPP Releases (Release 99 to Release 8) EPS (E-UTRAN and EPC) logical architecture EPS interfaces EPC (Evolved Packet Core) architecture SAE/LTE interfaces Radio Interface Principles Channel models BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM OFDM:  Principles of operation MIMO system Radio interface techniques:  Uplink/downlink Channel structure Exercises LTE Functionality Idle mode functionality…

LTE Tutorial

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by New Admin

Part 1: Cellular Systems Design and Components Introduction The cellular concept and objectives Radio signal propagation Basic channel modeling Signal strength vs distance Impediments to propagation Interference Co-channel interference Carrier-to-interference ratio Adjacent channel interference Frequency reuse and planning Cellular hexagonal grid concept Distance to reuse Handoff strategies Part 2: 3GPP Standards Evolution 3GPP standardization process…

LTE Core Network

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by New Admin

Review of the 3GPP UMTS and HSPA Evolution UMTS architectural components Migration to all-IP packet mode HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+ The LTE approach LTE Access Network Evolved NodeB (eNodeB) Interfaces: X2, S1 Implementation of the interfaces Backhaul options LTE Core Network Why change the UMTS core? Major change items EPC entities and functionality Mobility management entity…

LTE

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by New Admin

Digital Modulation Overview Complex Envelope Representation of Signals and Systems Digital Modulation Theory BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM and 64QAM Pulse Shaping Filter Selection (Nyquist and Raised Cosine Filtering) System Metrics: BER, SNR, Eb/No definitions Radio Propagation Characterization Updated 3GPP Reference Channel Models Comparison with Earlier HSPA Channel Model Versions Performance Improvement Techniques Forward Error Correction Convolutional: …

LTE-A: Release 10, 11 & Beyond

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by New Admin

Part 1: Requirements and Objectives   Requirements ITU IMT Advanced Requirements LTE Advanced Requirements Spectrum Issues ITU Bands Identified for LTE Advanced Spectrum Planned for LTE Advanced in United States Spectrum Planned for LTE Advanced in Europe LTE Advanced Performance LTE Advanced Objectives and Milestones ITU Self Evaluation Results LTE Advanced Target and Achieved Performances…

4G LTE: Next Generation Mobile Networks

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by New Admin

Beyond 3G HSDPA HSUPA Fixed-mobile convergence Radio spectrum economics Ubiquity 4G mobile communications   LTE  LTE defined Characteristics Technologies used Architecture and Protocols   LTE services 4G 4G defined Standardization bodies Radio spectrum 4G implementation and trials 4G characteristics 4G capabilities and services Technological challenges   LTE / 4G Radio Interface Advanced multiple access techniques…

Fiber Optics (LightMASTER) Training

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by New Admin

Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Architecture Fiber Pair Gain Systems Deployment Options Passive Optical Network (PON) The Basics of Fiber Optics Advantages of Fiber Optics over Copper Cabling Frequency, Wavelength, and the Speed of Light The Electromagnetic Spectrum Reflection and Refraction Index of Refraction Total Internal Reflection Optical Waveguides Numerical Aperture Multimode and Singlemode Fibers…

MPLS Comprehensive: Technology, Engineering, Applications, QoS

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by New Admin

Review of OSI protocol stack and packet switching Packet vs. circuit switching Connection-oriented and connectionless network architectures Reason for layered telecom architectures OSI stack Function of each layer Layer 2 switching Ethernet and OSI Packet construction and addressing Overview of Routing and MPLS Layer 3 routing Native Hop-by-Hop Network Layer (Layer 3) routing Next Hop…

DWDM – Advanced

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Advantages and disadvantages of optical transmission History of optical transmission Wave Propagation through Fibers: Linear Regime Types of fiber Attenuation and dispersion More on Wave Propagation through Fibers: Non-Linear Regimes Chromatic dispersion Polarization mode dispersion Pulse dispersion Effective length/area Brillouiin/Raman scattering Four-wave mixing Self-/Cross-Phase Modulation (SPM/XPM) Passive Transmission Devices Couplers Splitters Isolators Circulators Gratings…

Delivery Performance Improvement

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1:  Defining The Problem   Manufacturing Delinquency Causes Inadequate capacity. Poor production control. Poor productivity. Procurement shortfalls. Poor process yields. Organizational ambiguity.   Key Concepts Capacity versus load Assessing capacity. Machine capacity. Labor capacity. Outside processing capacity. Supplier capacity. Load. Assessing loads. Lead time. Identifying lead time. Lead time discipline. Booking under lead time…

Succeeding at Technical Management: Do’s & Don’ts

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction The Manager The Leader The Learning Organization Manager Attributes A Positive View An Obverse View Strategies and Planning Your Strategic Plan Planning for Growth New Initiatives Budgeting and Investment Investment in Product/Marketing R&D Cash Cows Dealing with Key Personnel Smart Hires/Direct Reports Work Hours Line vs. Staff Bosses and Customers Your Team or Your…

Design of Experiments – Comprehensive

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1: Product and Process Optimization   Introduction The product design process Developing manufacturing processes The history and nature of tolerances Tolerance assignment practices Attributes versus variables data Developing appropriate acceptance tests Reliability testing versus acceptance testing Operating characteristic curves and their application Acceptance testing risk Hypothesis testing Using z-tests and t-tests for hypothesis testing…

Design of Experiments

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by New Admin

The Nature of the Challenge Product and process design Product and process robustness Identifying potential key performance parameters Deterministic versus probabilistic thinking Basic Probability and Statistics Concepts The normal curve: Its history and mathematics Means and standard deviations Using normal curves, means, and standard deviations to predict probabilities of occurrence Confidence levels Sample size considerations…

MPLS

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by New Admin

Overview of Routing and MPLS Layer 3 Routing Native Hop-by-Hop Network Layer Routing Next Hop Selection Functions Label Switching MPLS Forwarding Paradigm Integration of IP and ATM Advantages of MPLS Forwarding over Conventional Network Layer Forwarding Why MPLS? Label Switch Routers (LSRs) LSR Basics ATM LSRs LSR Routing Operation MPLS Labels MPLS Labels Basics Label…

IPv4/v6 and Migration

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1   IP Networking & IPv4 Introduction Packet Network Concepts OSI Model IETF Model IP Networks in Transition IP Networks In Depth Layer 1:  The Physical Layer Circuits (General Concepts) Electrical Circuits   Optical Circuits WDM SONET/SDH   Layer 2:  The Data Link Layer Local Area Networks Network Access MAN WAN    Layer 3:…

MPBN

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by New Admin

Technology Overview:  Access Networks Roadmap to 4G GSM/GPRS/EDGE UMTS 3GPP releases 3.9G release (LTE/SAE) Circuit Switched Technology:  Signaling SS7 overview SS7 over ATM SS7 over IP – SIGTRAN The Transport network in Soft Switch Solutions ATM Technology ATM technology overview ATM networking AAL1 AAL2 AAL5 IP over ATM SDH/SONET IP:  Internet Protocol IPv4 packet format…

Cyber Security & Cyber Warfare

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to Cybersecurity Information Security Fundamentals Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability Disclosure, Deception, Disruption, Usurpation Security Policies vs. Mechanisms Trust and Assurance Cyber Systems and Security Systems and Networks; Hardware and Software Protocol vs. Platform Attacks Attack and Exploitation Tools Defensive Tools Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) Industrial Control Systems Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)…

IPv6 Implementation

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by New Admin

IPv6 Protocol In Depth with comparison to IPv4 Addressing Address Space Address Allocation Address Lifetime Address Mask Address Prefix Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Address Scope Address Types Private and Public Addresses Unspecified Address Communications trace Domain Name System (DNS) DNS Discovery DNS Assignment Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) DHCP in a Mobile IP Environment File…

Cyber Space & Cyber Conflict Policy

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to Cyberspace History of Cyberspace Brief History of the Internet Brief History of Internet Policy Societal Reliance on the Internet and Cyber Power Cyberspace as a Warfare Dimension Defining Cyberspace, Control, and Borders Cyber Actors:  Governments, Quasi-governments, Private Entities, Intermediaries Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Discussion of the Threats Defining the Risks Internet Governance History: ARPANET/NSFNET…

TCP/IPv6

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction and TCP/IP Review Identify TCP/IP architectural components Identify TCP/IP protocols Configure IPv4 addresses Manual address configuration Dynamic address configuration Configure subnetting Describe the purpose and use of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) TCP/IP Management Domain name requirements Name servers DNS zones Routing fundamentals Routing protocols Management tools IPv6 Overview Shortcomings of IPv4 Extending IPv4…

TCP/IP & Mobile IP

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

  Part I: TCP/IP   Introduction and Overview Introducing TCP/IP networks What TCP/IP provides: key application services and capabilities TCP/IP and the Internet How Internet RFCs and STDs affect TCP/IP Introducing TCP/IP protocol architecture Protocol layering concepts TCP/IP layering Components of TCP/IP networks The Internet Protocol (IP) Internet layer functions Fundamental internetworking concepts Connecting networks…

IP Security v3

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction The Need for IPSec IPSec Alternatives IPSec Timeline: v1->v2->v3 IPSec IPSec v2 IPsec v3 IPSec RFC Overview RFC 4301 Security Architecture for the Internet Protocol RFC 4302 IP Authentication Header RFC 4303 IP Encapsulating Security Payload RFC 4304 Extended Sequence Number Addendum RFC 4307 Cryptographic Algorithms for IKEv2 RFC 4308 Cryptographic Suites for IPSec…

Convergence+

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

Voice Transmission Fundamentals Development of Telephone Communications Elements of the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) Voice Transmission Fundamentals Telephone Network and Subscriber Signaling Network Signaling Subscriber Signaling Supervisory Signaling Tones and Announcements Special Information Tones Ringing PBX Call Control Voice Transmission Systems Voice Systems:  Legacy, Hybrid, and VoIP Prioritization of Voice Traffic Trunking Requirements Traffic…

IP Security v2

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

Course Intro Overview ClearSight Analyzer Logistics and Labs Introductions IPSec v2 Overview RFC 2401 and 2412 Security and the OSI Model Crypto Building Blocks Crypto Concepts Keys  and Key Management Public/private Key Infrastructure Key Recovery Tunnels and L2TPv3 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) IPSec Architectural Model L2TPv3 Lab: View setup of an L2TPv3 tunnel and logical…

IP, Location & Geo-location for Public Safety

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Law Enforcement Applications LoJack for Laptops Asset/Weapon/Vehicle Tracking CALEA Legal/Regulatory/Policy Intelligence  Applications Target Location Intelligence Gathering Geo-Correlation Threat Assessment and Patterns Legal/Regulatory/Policy Public Safety/911 Applications Emergency Caller Location Telemetry/Automatic Crash Notification Dispatch/Responder Location Federal Communications Commission Wireless E-911 Location Accuracy VoIP E-911 Location Accuracy Technologies Web Apps and Mashups Yahoo Maps Google Earth Microsoft…

IP Networks – Comprehensive

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

Section 1 / Introduction Everything Over IP (EoIP) Circuit vs. Non-Circuit Multiplexing and Cost Savings Section Summary Section 2 / Network Communications Premise, Access, Backbone Layered Models (OSI and IETF) Protocol Concepts Multiplexing, Protocols and the OSI and IETF Models Addressing by the Layers with End-to-End Protocol Examples Section Summary Section 3 / Layer 1:…

SONET/SDH Technology & Design

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

SONET Technology and Terminology SONET digital hierarchy Comparison with the Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (PDH) SONET equipment types STS-1 frame format SONET Headers Section Overhead (SOH) Line Overhead (LOH) Path Overhead (POH) Floating payload: SONET pointers Synchronization and accommodating jitter Virtual Tributaries (Containers) VT groups Virtual tributaries pointers SONET VT multiframe SONET mapping of asynchronous DS-1,…

Industrial Statistics

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

Day 1   Basic Probability and Statistics Deterministic versus probabilistic thinking The normal curve: Its history and mathematics The nature of variability Means and standard deviations Using normal curves, means, and standard deviations to predict probabilities of occurrence Confidence levels Minimizing Variability Product and process design Identifying sources of variability Identifying potential key performance parameters…

LTE: RF Network Design

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

Evolution of Mobile Radio The Basic Concepts of Cellular Radio GSM Network Architecture The GSM Air Interface: Channels and Access Techniques GSM/GPRS and Packet-based Access UMTS: The Evolution of GSM RAN and Core Network LTE Technology Overview LTE: The Evolutionary Next Step in Cellular Radio The LTE Frame Architecture LTE Physical Channels Accessing LTE Network…

Cloud Computing Standards & Protocols

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

Standards and Protocols Introduction A high level overview of the topic and the briefing.   Standardization Landscape  National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ANSI/ INCITS Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Standards Customer Council Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Open Grid Forum (OGF) Object Management Group (OMG) Open Cloud Consortium (OCC)…

IMS – Comprehensive

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Historical perspective of wireless and wireline network evolution Advantages and disadvantages of legacy technologies IMS Basics Key terminology IMS layers, concepts, and elements Definitions/functions per node Policy overview IMS in GSM, CDMA, fixed and WiMAX networks IMS key market trends SIP overview MPLS/DiffServ and packet networks overview IMS: A Functional Study P,I,S-CSCF SBC BGCF…

LTE/SAE Technology

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

LTE/SAE Introduction Packetization of cellular networks A brief overview of GSM, GPRS, and EDGE UMTS overview 3GPP Releases (Release 99 up to Release 8) EPS (E-UTRAN and EPC) logical architecture EPS interfaces EPC (Evolved Packet Core) architecture SAE/LTE interfaces LTE/SAE expansion: Cases include expansion over WCDMA, over HSDPA, and over EDGE/RTTI; as well as general…

iDEN™

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

Propagation models and their optimization in cellular networks Fundamental modeling assumptions and limitations Free space model:  Why it works, or it doesn’t Plane earth model:  Simple, good, but not perfect! Special propagation effects, e.g., water bodies, urban canyons, weather peculiarities, etc. and associated optimization issues Diffraction issues and counter measures:  “Does it matter where the…

HSUPA

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

 UMTS: A Refresher UMTS network architecture UMTS WCDMA air interface UMTS coverage versus capacity trade-off HSDPA: A Refresher HSDPA network architecture HSDPA air interface HSDPA performance issues Why Do We Need HSUPA? Data-centric applications How HSUPA improves system capacity Beyond HSDPA & HSUPA HSUPA Architecture and Protocols RRC architecture HSUPA user plane architecture HSUPA protocol…

Cloud Computing Security

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

Security Introduction A high level overview of the topic and the briefing. Security and Privacy   Data Protection Identity management Physical and Personnel Availability Application Security Privacy Lower Layer Security Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing   Cloud Architecture Domain 1: Cloud Computing Architectural Framework Governing in…

Cloud Computing Marketplace

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by New Admin

Market Briefing Introduction A high level overview of the topic and the briefing including a definition of cloud computing and related terms.   The Case For Cloud Computing   Agility in Provisioning Infrastructure Resources. Application Programming Interface (API) Availability Platform Independence Location Independence Multi-Tenancy Utilization and Efficiency Improvements Reliability Scalability and Resource Elasticity Increased Performance…

Cloud Computing End-to-End

Posted on November 1st, 2014 by New Admin

End-to-End Introduction   A high level overview of the topic and the briefing. Application Overview Pat works is a registered nurse and does field work for a medical services company which provides home dialysis for patients who have suffered kidney failure. Pat is required to be present for initial set-up of the in-home machine and…

LTE Radio Access

Posted on November 1st, 2014 by New Admin

Review of the 3GPP UMTS and HSPA Evolution UMTS architectural components Migration to all-IP packet mode HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+ Problems with the UMTS approach Competing/complementing alternatives: WiMAX The LTE approach What LTE is Designed to Achieve The drivers for LTE Architectural considerations Capability goals and performance aims Complexity considerations Migration considerations LTE Access Network Evolved…

Cloud Computing Business & Technology

Posted on November 1st, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction (15 minutes) A high level overview of the topic and the briefing.   Module 1: Market (1 hour) Cloud Computing is one of the fastest growing technology areas today because it spans all industries and applications and gives customers the ability to use high cost/high value services as needed without the cost of purchasing…

Cloud Computing Application Case Studies

Posted on November 1st, 2014 by New Admin

Application Case Study Introduction A high level overview of the topic and the briefing.   Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) Background: History and case study subject business and market overview. Drivers: Why did the case study subject make the decisions they made. Architecture: What is the system design for the case study application? Procurement and…

Cloud Computing Architecture & Implementation

Posted on November 1st, 2014 by New Admin

Architecture Introduction A high level overview of the topic and the briefing.   Architectural Concepts and Glossary Advertising-based Pricing Model Application Programming Interface Billing and Service Usage Metering Content Delivery Network (CDN) Cloud Application Cloud as a Service (CaaS) Cloud Bridge Cloud Cloudburst Cloudcenter Cloud Client Cloud Enabler Cloud Envy Cloud Governance and Compliance Cloud…

Cloud Computing Overview

Posted on November 1st, 2014 by New Admin

What is cloud computing? Definition Characteristics Paradigm shift represented by cloud computing The big paradigm battle: Google vs Microsoft Enabling technologies Advances in IT, telecom, Internet Virtualization Ubiquity of “thin client” devices Availability of broadband/WiFi/3G/4G The three (or four) levels Software as a Service (Saas) Platform as a Service (PaaS) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)…

UMTS/WCDMA & CDMA2000 Technology & Security

Posted on November 1st, 2014 by New Admin

Part 1: Introduction to Cellular Communications Cellular phone concept Base station Mobile station Mobile switching center Uplink and downlink Time division duplexing Frequency division duplexing Comparisons Multiple access methods Frequency division multiple access Time division multiple access Code division multiple access Networking Circuit and packet switching History of cellular communications 1G to 4G Phone comparisons…

CAMEL – Advanced

Posted on November 1st, 2014 by New Admin

Review GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, and UMTS networks IN, WIN, and AIN TCAP, MAP, SCCP and CAP protocols IN conceptual model and planes IN service creation environment CAMEL Phase 3 Advanced Features 3G networks in general UMTS network architecture Cell planning: 2G versus 3G Call control CAMEL control of GPRS CAMEL control of MO-SMS Mobility management…

CAMEL

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to GSM Networks Signaling in GSM GSM Mobility and Mobile Station Identifiers in the GSM Network International Mobile Subscriber Identity Mobile Station Integrated Services Digital Network Number (MSISDN) International Mobile Equipment Identifier Mobile Station Roaming Number Basic Services Supplementary Services Introduction to Intelligent Networks History of Intelligent Networks Principles of Intelligent Networks Service Switching…

CALEA: Technologies and Compliance

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

History of Lawful Intercept in the US Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) CALEA Vocabulary Procedural Overview Traditional Wiretapping VoIP/Unified Communications Call Identifying Information Call Content Responsibilities for Telecom Equipment Manufacturers CALEA Compliance FBI Regulations FCC Regulations Law Enforcement Filings Electronic Surveillance Standards Lawfully Authorized Electronic Surveillance: J-STD-025-2000 Lawfully Authorized Electronic Surveillance (Trial Use)…

HSPA (HSDPA/HSUPA) Optimization

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

Overview Introduction to WCDMA and HSPA Main parameters Spreading, OVSF codes, and code tree Power control Soft handover Retransmissions HSDPA Principles Targets and characteristics Changes compared to Rel 1999 New channels Multi code operation Basic operation Setup RRC states Disadvantages Applications Examples and guided self-assessment exercises HSDPA Enhancement and Extensions Propagation control plane User plane…

Broadband: Technologies, Policy, Regulation, NBP

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction and Course Overview Broadband Trends Definition of broadband access Where the broadband is present in telecommunication networks Importance of broadband Societal benefits Individual benefits Examples of broadband benefits Current state of the broadband in the region and worldwide Broadband trends: A summary and discussion Wireless Broadband Technologies Overview UMTS and GSM Development of the…

HSDPA – Advanced

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

UTRAN Architecture Network architecture model Network components MAC enhancements Control plane enhancement Node B & RNC enhancements UE enhancements HSDPA Overview HSDPA power management Packet scheduler MAC scheduling function QPSK and 16-QAM Channel quality feedback mechanisms (CQI) Multi-user diversity (MUD) Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) High speed downlink shared channels (HS-DSCH) Hybrid ARQ (H-ARQ) Adaptive…

Bluetooth in Depth

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

Day One   Introduction Differences between wired and wireless communications Categories of information transmission Overview of short range wireless networks Bluetooth usage models and protocol stack 2.4 GHz Signal Propagation and Range Estimation Review of decibels Link budget equation and path loss model Calculating maximum range Partition attenuation and primary ray tracing Eavesdropping vulnerabilities Multipath…

Bluetooth Technology

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction What is Bluetooth The role of Bluetooth Competing technologies Applications for Bluetooth Bluetooth networks (Piconets, Scatternets) Hardware How Bluetooth Works Bluetooth protocol architecture Frequency band and RF channels Frequency hopping Master/slave transmission Data rates Device addressing Access procedures Using Bluetooth Bluetooth Security Authentication Encryption Key management Trust Security modes Bluetooth Data Transport Architecture L2CAP…

Bluetooth Course: Operation, Security, Applications, Coexistence

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

Bluetooth Course: Operation, Security, Applications, Coexistence   Part 1:  Bluetooth Overview Bluetooth usage model and protocol stack Categories of information transmission Short range wireless features Bluetooth protocol stack: Host and controller Part 2: The Bluetooth Radio Propagation and ranging RF modeling in indoor environments Calculating maximum range Eavesdropping vulnerability Modulation and radio performance Frequency hopping…

LTE Network Planning

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

LTE air interface overview Air interface structure overview Air interface bit mapping Theoretical throughput calculations Exercises Services and QoS restrictions Identification of available services QoS restrictions based on 3GPP standards Traffic considerations Simulation results and simulators Most useful simulation curves Exercises Initial conditions: Operator details and requirements Setting up the initial planning case Filling up…

HSDPA

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

UMTS-FDD: Review of Key Concepts Bit Error rate versus Eb/N0 UMTS-FDD Error control coding versus modulation versus Eb/N0 Logical, transport, and physical channels used for data transport Retransmission strategies used in UMTS-FDD versus hard/soft decoding HSDPA Architecture HSDPA-defined transport channels HSDPA physical layer changes relative to UMTS-FDD HSDPA MAC layer changes/improvements relative to UMTS-FDD HSDPA…

HF Communications

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction History of HF communications Terrestrial wireless communications challenges:  Attenuation, reflection, diffraction, scattering, multipath effects, interference Spectrum Basics Electromagnetic spectrum:  Bands and uses, regulation More about the HF band Spectrum issues:  Line of Sight (LOS) transmission, path loss, etc Radio Propagation Electromagnetic field Ground and surface waves:  What, when Direct waves:  Direct LOS, Fresnel theory,…

Backhaul Standards

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

Standards and Protocols Introduction     A high level overview of the topic and the briefing.   Standardization Landscape Metro Ethernet Forum IP / MPLS Forum   Metro Ethernet Forum MEF 22 MEF 22: Standardization Process MEF 22: Overview MEF Specifications for Mobile Backhaul Generic Specification for Ethernet backhaul Guidelines to Architecture, Equipment and RAN Operation…

Backhaul Security

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

Security Introduction     A high level overview of the topic and the briefing.   Security and Privacy Layer 1 Issues Physical Security POP/CO CoLo Racks / Equipment Power / HVAC Eavesdropping / Signals Intelligence Metallic Fiber Wireless / RF Wireless / Optical Layer 2 Issues Data Link Level Security Client Tunnels Carrier / Service Provider…

GSM and Security

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

Part 1: Key GSM Concepts (Day 1)   Cellular concept and radio propagation Base and mobile stations RF propagation and path loss Antennas and frequency reuse Duplexing and multiple access Time and frequency division duplexing Time and frequency division multiple access Code division multiple access Frequency hopping concept Evolution of cellular communications Circuit and packet…

LTE & IMS Interwork

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

Part 1: LTE   Session 1:  Includes LTE essentials, fundamental elements, and LTE network architecture.   LTE Roadmap and Standardization LTE Network Components UE eNB MME S-GW P-GW PCRF LTE Overview OFDM/OFDMA downlink SC-FDMA Essentials: Uplink LTE architecture:  Interfaces LTE Layer 3 Signaling (RRC Layer) Network Entry and Attachment System Acquisition/Scanning Synchronization Default Bearer Establishment…

GSM, GPRS, EDGE

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

Part 1: GSM Air Operations   GSM system overview The cellular concept and objectives GSM architecture and protocols 2G, 2.5G, 3G and 4G evolution RF signal propagation and range estimation Base station (BS) to mobile station (MS) propagation Cell frequency reuse analysis and C/I Signal penetration into buildings Handoff strategies Digital modulation and coding for…

Backhaul Marketplace

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

Market Briefing Introduction A high level overview of the topic and the briefing including a definition of  cloud computing and related terms. Market Issues and Opportunities Urban Suburban Rural Carrier Market Strategies Buy vs Build Buy Migrating to Build Opportunities Carriers Service Providers Manufacturers Backhaul Providers Description / Demographics Market Description Market Demographics Segmentation Geographically…

GSM – Comprehensive

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

GSM Network Architecture and System Overview GSM architecture: Original, current, and evolving Key core network features of GSM, incuding Signaling System Number 7 (SS7) GSM core network evolutionary path Key aspects of GSM’s air interface GSM TDMA Structures on the RF Carrier Time slots and their structure within the frame Frame structures and framing hierarchy:…

GPRS

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

Motivation, Background, and GPRS Services General perceptions of GPRS: True and false! Review of existing GSM network architecture and data services: Or Motivation for GPRS GPRS traffic models GPRS-offered data services GPRS Network Architecture GPRS mobile station modes and classes Packet Control Unit (PCU) and Channel Codec Unit (CCU) Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) Gateway…

Backhaul End-to-end

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by New Admin

  End-to-End Introduction     A high level overview of the topic and the briefing.   Quality of Service / Quality of Experience     A brief overview of multimedia QoS and QoE to set the stage for a better understanding of the application example.   QoS vs QoE Classes of Service (CoS) Three + 1 Models…

Backhaul Business & Technology

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction (15 minutes) A high level overview of the topic and the briefing.   Module 1: Market (1 hour) Mobile Backhaul is an essential piece of the wireless connectivity puzzle. There are subtleties of implementation and technology choice which differentiate carriers and the services they provide. This Module describes the market for Mobile Backhaul.  …

LTE/SAE Fundamentals

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

Review of the 3GPP UMTS and HSPA Evolution UMTS architectural components Migration to all-IP packet mode HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+ Problems with the UMTS approach The LTE approach The drivers for LTE Capability goals and performance aims LTE Radio Access Network Architectural considerations Evolved NodeB (eNodeB) eNodeB functionality The radio interface requirements Interfaces: X2, S1 Implementation…

GD&T – Comprehensive

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

Drawings and Dimensioning Importance of engineering drawings Fundamental dimensioning rules: 2D and 3D applications Review of coordinate dimensioning and tolerancing History of GD&T and its benefits Quality issues: How GD&T fits into other standards The current GD&T standard: ASME Y14.5-2009 (as of this outline) Introduction to GD&T Symbols and Terms Definitions: Feature of size, actual…

LTE for Managers

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction What is LTE? Where it sits in the mobile communications environment The drivers for LTE The drivers for LTE Advanced How does it compare with UMTS, HSPA, and WiMAX? What does it add to UMTS, HSPA, and WiMAX? What is SAE? What LTE Is Designed to Achieve Performance aims Capability goals Architectural considerations Migration…

LTE Technology & Business

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

LTE/SAE Introduction Brief history of cellular “Packetization” of cellular networks In the beginning: A brief overview of GSM 2.5G evolution: GPRS and EDGE UMTS evolution: Enhancements in the context of market needs 3GPP releases (Release 99 up to Release 8) Evolution of 4G and the business factors driving this evolution Major players in the LTE…

GD&T: Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

Day One: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Concepts   Dimensioning and Tolerancing Introductory Concepts. Dimensional control history. Dimensioning standardization and standards. The nature of variation, including process, tool wear, operator error, operator bias, material variations, ambient conditions, processing equipment differences, maintenance, inspection variation, and assembly variation. Plus/minus (±) tolerances and geometric tolerances. Title block tolerances. Local…

Frameworx & eTOM Overview

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to Tele Management Forum What is the TM Forum? History How can it benefit you? Relationships with other industry groups and standardization organizations TM Forum Frameworx Objectives of the Frameworx program What Frameworx brings to the industry What Frameworx brings to you Introduction to the four Frameworks Business Process Framework: eTOM Issues addressed by…

LTE Air Interface Techniques

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

LTE/SAE Introduction Evolution of cellular networks 3GPP Releases (Release 99 to Release 8) EPS (E-UTRAN and EPC) logical architecture EPS interfaces EPC (Evolved Packet Core) architecture SAE/LTE interfaces Radio Interface Physical Layer Principles Propagation conditions Channel models Frequency selective channels Time dependent radio channels Multipath radio conditions: Delay, Doppler spectrum, multi-antenna channel model Dispersive channels:…

Backhaul Case Studies

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

Application Case Study Introduction Terrestrial TDM/SONET/SDH Backhaul Background: History and case study subject business and market overview. Drivers: Why did the case study subject make the decisions they made. Architecture: What is the system design for the case study application? Procurement and Implementation: How did the case study subject obtain and implement their application? Migration…

Frameworx: eTOM, SID, TAM

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction to the Solution Framework Identify why a solution framework is important for your company Learn where this framework fits Identify the different areas of the framework Understand the four domains used in this framework Lifecycle and Methodology used in Frameworx Definition of Knowledge Base Definition of working domains Learn why TNA is important How…

Backhaul Implementation

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

Basic Carrier Ethernet Concepts Ethernet History, State-of-the-Art and Future Trends Who Is Bob Metcalfe? Why Do We Care? LAN Ethernet Wireless Ethernet Optical Ethernet Metro and Wide Area Ethernet Ethernet Interconnection Ethernet Switching and MPLS Metro Ethernet vs SONET/SDH Metro Ethernet Forum Metro and WAN Ethernet Requirements and Services Resiliency Reliability Redundancy Interoperability Quality of…

FMEA: Failure Modes & Effects Analysis

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

 Day 1: Introduction, Elements, and Preparation.   Introductory concepts. FMEA and FMECA definitions. FMEA objectives. Process versus product FMEA. Pre-design, design, and post-design effectiveness. Prediction versus detection. The predictive nature of FMEAs. Soliciting and including appropriate expertise. Applicable standards. Tabular analysis organization. Class exercise. FMEA Elements. Mechanical component failure modes. Electronic component failure modes. Electrical…

BGP

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

An Overview of BGP   Introduction to BGP   BGP Session Establishment   BGP Path Attributes   BGP Route Processing   Basic BGP Configuration   Monitoring and Troubleshooting BGP BGP Transit Autonomous Systems   Working with a Transit AS   Interacting with IBGP and EBGP in a Transit AS   Forwarding Packets in a Transit…

LTE Signaling

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

LTE/SAE Introduction How we got here: A brief overview of cellular 3GPP Releases (Release 99 to Release 8) EPS (E-UTRAN and EPC) logical architecture EPS interfaces EPC (Evolved Packet Core) architecture SAE/LTE interfaces Radio Interface Principles Channel models BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM OFDM: Principles of operation MIMO systems overview Radio interface techniques: Uplink/downlink Channel structure…

Wireless: Emerging Technologies

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by New Admin

Historical Perspectives Evolution of cellular networks 3GPP standards GSM Architecture Core network Radio Network (RAN) Principles of Cellular Networks RF coverage Frequencies and frequency bands for GSM Basic wave phenomena:  Reflection, refraction, scattering Coverage and cell types: Microcells, macrocells, picocells, femptocells, umbrella cells, indoor/outdoor coverage Propagation models:  Friis, Okomura Hata, Egli, indoor Calculating cellular coverage: …

ATM Advanced

Posted on October 29th, 2014 by New Admin

Overview of ATM Forum (ATMF) Efforts Quick review of new spec efforts Anchorage, new approved specs, spec watch Advanced ATM Physical (PHY) Layer Specs Where do the new specs fit in the PHY layer? New low-cost connectors for ATM campus nets New PHY protocols: 622, 1000, 2498.32 Gbps Inverse Multiplexing for ATM: Business case Performance…

ATM

Posted on October 29th, 2014 by New Admin

Introductory Overview of ATM What is ATM? Its chief characteristics and uses? Why is ATM Asynchronous if it is synchronous? Positioning ATM in public networking technology Vital and valid business reasons for using ATM Why not just use Fast Ethernet, MPLS, SONET or Frame Relay? The ATM Forum, the ITU-T, ETSI, ECMA The ATM Architecture…

Antennas

Posted on October 29th, 2014 by New Admin

Radio Spectrum and the Radio Frequency (RF) Transmission Basics Basic RF definitions Frequency and wavelength relationships Propagation:  E and H fields Antenna polarization:  Horizontal, vertical and circular The radio spectrum ITU band designations IEEE military bands Multipath and fading in a mobile environment Constructive and destructive interference Scattering and ducting Frequency selective fading Multipath radio…

All Wireless: RF, WiFI, Bluetooth, WiMAX, CDMA, GSM, UMTS, LTE

Posted on October 29th, 2014 by New Admin

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) Comparisons Multiple Access Methods Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) Frequency hopping concept Networking Circuit and packet switching…

Positioning & Location – Advanced

Posted on October 29th, 2014 by New Admin

Part 1:  Review of Basics Positioning Methods Terrestrial vs. Satellite Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data, Systems, and Management Location Management User Plane vs. Control Plane Standardized Architectures Call/Message Flows   Part 2: Next Generation Location What Is Next Generation Location? Leveraging NGN Architectures Leveraging IP, Data, and Non-voice Applications Leveraging Presence and Autonomous Methods Leveraging…

911 for IP Professionals

Posted on October 28th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction:  Why 911 Matters 911 Internals Traditional Calls Cellular/Wireless Calls VoIP Calls NENA I-1 NENA I-2 NENA I-3 Location Issues Call Routing MSAG Records PSAP Geographic Alignment Services and Dispatch Geographic Location ANI and ALI Billing Address Service Address Server Location VoIP and 9-1-1 Generic Call Model Call Set-Up Information Transfer Call Tear-Down Dial Templates…

5G RAN Training: Technology & Planning

Posted on October 28th, 2014 by New Admin

5G RAN Training Part 1: Introduction What is 5G Why 5G? How 5G will differ from 4G 5G technical objectives Major requirements for 5G RAN and Core 5G services and applications Roadmap to 5G 5G RAN Training Part 2: 5G Standards 3GPP standards for 5G: Features and technical proposals 5GPPP partnership 5G Americas Chinese alliance…

5G Wireless: Federal/Defense Applications

Posted on October 27th, 2014 by New Admin

Tactical Radio DOD Platforms: XG, WNAN, MAINGATE DOD DSA Spectrum Policy Policy-based DSA Systems Cognitive Radar Coexistence Issues Comms coexisting with Radar Radar Coexisting with Comms Cognitive Jamming Electronic Warfare Adaptive Jammers DARPA BLADE and CommEx Programs Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Automated Signal Detection Automated Signal Classification Cognitive Signal Analytics Specific Platforms Wrap-up Course…

5G Wireless: Technology & Policy

Posted on October 27th, 2014 by New Admin

Review of Core 4G Wireless Technologies History of Wireless Technologies: 1G, 2G, 3G 4G Wireless Technologies OFDM and OFDMA MIMO 4G Wireless Standards WiMAX 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Applications:  SIP and VOIP Core 5G Wireless Technologies Software-Defined Radio Cognitive Radio Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) 5G Wireless Standards DSA modes for…

3G/IMS Strategy

Posted on October 27th, 2014 by New Admin

Introduction Wireless networks:  A historical perspective Advantages and disadvantages of legacy technologies 2G and 3G Basics Key terminology Modulation types & schemes Evolution of standards Comparing and contrasting 3G vs. 2G Deployment costs Monetization of spectrum IMS Basics Key terminology Comparing and contrasting IMS with legacy, circuit switched networks IMS layers, concepts, and elements Definitions/functions…

3G: WCDMA/UMTS & CDMA2000

Posted on October 27th, 2014 by New Admin

Digital Modulation Overview Introduction to key wireless standards IS-95,  GSM Multiple access principles (TDMA, CDMA, FDMA, SDMA) Complex envelope representation of signals and systems Stochastic theory review Digital modulation theory BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK, MSK, GMSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, etc. Pulse shaping filter selection Nonlinear amplification (spectral regrowth) Spread spectrum: Frequency Hopping, Direct Sequence CDMA, RAKE Receiver,…

3G: WCDMA/UMTS & CDMA2000 in Depth

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by New Admin

Digital Modulation Overview Introduction to key wireless standards IS-95,  GSM Multiple access principles (TDMA, CDMA, FDMA, SDMA) Complex envelope representation of signals and systems Bridge relationship to actual hardware Provide mathematical insight Support computer simulation Stochastic theory review Digital modulation theory BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK, MSK, GMSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, etc. Pulse shaping filter selection (Nyquist and…

All Wireless: 5G, 4G LTE, UMTS, GSM, WiMAX, CDMA, M2M, IoT, SDN, Security

Posted on September 26th, 2014 by New Admin

All Wireless: 5G, 4G LTE, UMTS, GSM, WiMAX, CDMA, M2M, IoT, SDN, Security   All Wireless: 5G, 4G LTE, UMTS, GSM, WiMAX, CDMA, M2M, IoT, SDN, Security – 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…