Review of Select Topics Included in IEEE WCET Exam: RF Propagation, Analysis, and Design NextGen Networks (NGN): A 4-Day Course in 8 Half-Day Sessions (Course WCET1A)

It’s WebLive™, a Real Course, Taught Live on the Web, with Two-Way Interactivity and Hands-on Lab Work

Date and Time: 8 PM to midnight (US Eastern Time) on Jan 31, Feb 1-3, Feb 7-10.

Cost: $2,695 (seats are limited, sign up now)


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Target Audience, Prerequisites, and Brief Description

Wireless telecommunications professionals and managers, consultants, engineers, and others involved in designing, implementing, or maintaining mobile and fixed radio systems and those who would like to review and clarify certain topics included in the IEEE WCET curriculum. A BSEE degree or equivalent knowledge/experience is a prerequisite for the course.

This is one of a pair of courses tied to the IEEE WCET Examination and intended for those who wish to use the WCET curriculum as a guide for their professional development. While not specifically offered as certification prep course, it will help you review and practice some of the major topics covered by the exam.

Covered are such RF (physical layer) topics as: The basics of radio system design and analysis, addressing operating frequency, available spectrum, channel bandwidth, modulation schemes, radio access techniques, basic and advanced antenna systems, using equipment specifications in link budget analysis, and performing path loss analysis based on the type of propagation environment and signal distortions caused by time displacement of radio signals in non-line-of-sight environments.

Taught as an intensive workshop, the course relies heavily on instructor/class interaction, simulations and exercises that aid the student to develop an intuitive understanding of both the theoretical concepts and their practical application. To be able to participate in the hands-on activities, a scientific calculator and laptop for running Excel spreadsheets are required.

Meet the Presenter: Ron Bellavich

ron-bellavich.pngRon Bellavich, a Principal Member of the Eogogics Telecommunications faculty, offers 12 years of university and corporate training and consulting experience combined with 25+ years of hands-on engineering experience. His training repertoire includes a wide range of courses including LTE/4G, WiMAX, 3G Systems, GSM and CDMA, WiFi Mesh Networks, LANs/WANs, RF Planning, Antennas and Propagation, Satellite Communications, Transmission Systems, ATM, Data communications, and Traffic Engineering. Most recently, Ron authored the WiMAX Forum’s “RF Network Engineer” Certification Course, the Cisco “WiFi Mesh Design” Certification Course, and “LTE RF System Design” course. Prior to joining Eogogics, he taught or developed courses for TRA, Lucent, Avaya, Nextel, Bellsouth, DeVry Technical University and others. Read detailed bio…

Detailed Course Outline

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