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Wireless jobs are changing

Wireless jobs are changing and they are changing incredibly fast. Industry experts report that almost 40 percent of companies currently have difficulty filling positions because applicants lack specific job-related skills. Those numbers are expected to increase as infrastructure investments create new job openings.

New skillsets required

As the telecommunications ecosystem sets standards for 5G, the major shifts in deploying the technology will require new skillsets to address the new radio network, core network, backhaul techniques, densification efforts, and new spectrum brought to the market.

We Got You Covered

TEC, The Telecommunications Education Center, provides courses designed to improve career development opportunities and on-the-job proficiencies for members of the telecommunications workforce. Typically taught in a classroom setting, these courses are now offered through a professional development series available via webinar.

TEC Certification

Whether you are an individual looking to learn new skills or an employer looking to gain a competitive advantage by upskilling your workforce, successful completion of these courses result in TEC Certification that ensure core competencies and on the job proficiency.

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Course Descriptions
October 24
Wireless 101

Wireless 101 is designed to familiarize participants with the practical aspects of wireless communication systems and their industrial applications. When it comes to modern cellular systems, it is important to understand the numerous technological developments that affect its deployment and the business ecosystem.

Fundamental theories of cellular communication are an important, yet often overlooked, domain in today’s wireless world. This course provides a review of current industry practices around macro cell sites, we study how cell sites are designed, the hardware components at a typical cell site, and the RF measurements necessary to maintain integrity of a cellular network.

November 28
DAS & Small Cell Basics

The cellular industry is facing the challenge of coping with the increasing number of mobile broadband data users with limited radio resources. This course provides an overview of Small Cell architecture and how it improves network performance and service quality by offloading the burden from the large macro-cells. Designed for all audiences, this course examines the fundamentals of both tools and discusses the appropriate application of each.

December 5
Macro Site Fundamentals

Macro Site Fundamentals introduces the central theories related to Macro tower design, planning, troubleshooting, and maintenance. The course teaches students how to read and interpret engineering data-sheets for various hardware components, and co-siting techniques are introduced for multiband, multi-technology cell tower for efficient design of RF Data Sheets. Key topics include troubleshooting concepts, types of equipment and hardware components, line sweeping, PIM, and DTF (distance-to-fault) concepts.

December 12
5G Outlook

The first two phases of 5G standards have been released, but the commercial deployment of 5G mobile networks is yet to start. Interest, investment, and declarations of initial trials in various parts of the world continue to increase in preparation for the full and final standard due out by 2020.

This course provides an overview of 5G capabilities and use-cases based on the current field trials. 5G is reviewed from the perspective of cellular operators, regulators, and academia. The course evaluates the driving forces behind 5G efforts, timeline, key requirements of 5G, and pre-5G activities in the cellular infrastructure domain. Key topics include future road-maps for key operators, guidelines on spectrum and regulatory initiatives, and academic research on millimeter waves, massive MIMO, and IoT. The course also debunks various myths of 5G and its deployment.

December 19
5G Technologies

5G New Radio (NR) specifications enable more flexibility in cellular systems and introduce new ways to use spectrum in sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequencies. New physical layer standards define an air interface which will support many use cases expected in 5G. This course reviews 5G NR coexistence with other wireless communication systems. Three primary use cases of 5G will also be reviewed with greater detail – enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable and low latency communications (URLLC), and massive machine-type communication (mMTC). The course addresses the challenges inherent with tackling issues such as new frequency spectrum, wide bandwidth, MIMO, and Beam Steering. 5G NR non-standalone mode (NSA) and standalone mode (SA) will be reviewed to understand the future role of the 5G base station (gNB).