3 Day Intensive Wireless Communications Course

Instructor:  Daniel Wong

Saturday, 2 December 2017 • 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday, 3 December 2017 • 09:30 – 17:00
Monday, 4 December 2019 • 09:30 – 17:00
Venue:  TBD

  Before/On 4 November After 4 November
IEEE ComSoc Member N.A. US $1599*
IEEE Member N.A. US $1799*
Non-Member N.A. US $2099*

*Lunch and light refreshments daily is included in the course registration fee.

CEU Credits: 2


This course covers seven key areas in which every professional working in wireless should be proficient.  Get up to date on RF Engineering, Propagation and Antennas; Wireless Access Technologies; Network and Service Architectures; Wireless Network Management and Security; Infrastructure and Wireless Communication; Agreements, Standards, Policies and Regulations; as well as your basic fundamental knowledge.

Take this course to:

  • Expand your understanding of current practices in wireless communications
  • Gain a deeper appreciation of wireless network management and security, including industry standards
  • Broaden your knowledge of wireless access technologies
  • Bridge the gap in your current knowledge to areas you may not work on day to day
  • Review your fundamental knowledge

About the Instructor

Daniel Wong
President, Daniel Wireless LLC, IEEE WCP

K. Daniel Wong is President of Daniel Wireless LLC, a California-registered company that provides consulting and training in wireless, networking and software. He has over 20 years experience in wireless communications, both in industry and academia. Daniel is also an experienced speaker and teacher, having taught many highly-rated university level courses, industry short courses and tutorials at conferences, to a wide range of students from industry, government and academia. He is a member of the Practice Analysis Task Force that helped create IEEE's WCET certification program, and a co-author and co-editor of "A Guide to the Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge" (WEBOK). Daniel is also the author of "Wireless Internet Telecommunications" (Artech House, 2004) and "Fundamentals of Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies" (Wiley, 2012). Daniel graduated with a BSE (with Highest Honors) from Princeton University, and an MSc. and Ph.D from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering.

Course Materials

A copy of the instructor's PowerPoint slides will be provided along with a copy of The Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge (WEBOK), 2nd edition.

Who Should Attend:

The purpose of the course is to provide a comprehensive and up to date review of wireless communication for engineering professionals, instructors and students. The course covers wireless transmission and reception principles, electromagnetic propagation, antenna characteristics, and wireless network access techniques. Cellular wireless interfaces and core networks from second generation GSM and CDMA  through fourth generation LTE and LTE advanced are covered in detail, and the requirements and new technology directions for the fifth generation are presented. Other wireless systems and networks, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee, as well as satellite communication, are discussed as well.

A well rounded wireless engineering professional needs to know non-wireless aspects of network communication, and accordingly this course teaches the basics of internet protocol, network and service architectures, and communications security and location technologies. Features of communication infrastructure and engineering documentation conclude the course curriculum.  Practice questions with answers and discussion are provided throughout the course to monitor understanding of the material covered.

Course Agenda: 

(timing may vary depending on how quickly the instructor moves through the content)

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Monday, 4 December 2017

9:00 - 12:30  - Lecture (3.5 hrs)

  • Comsoc Training Intro (15 min)
  • Fundamentals review (1:45 )
  • RF Engineering, Propagation & Antennas (1.5 of 4)

9:30 – 12:30  - Lecture (3 hrs)

  • Wireless Access Technologies (last 3 of 4 hrs)

9:30 – 12:30  - lecture (3 hrs)

  • Network and Service Architecture (last 1.5 of 5 hours)
  • Network Management and Security (1.5 of 3 hours)
12:30 - 1:30  - Lunch 12:30 - 1:30  - Lunch 12:30 - 1:30  - Lunch

1:30 - 5pm  - Lecture (3.5 hrs)

  • RF Engineering, Propagation and Antennas (last 2.5 of 4 hrs)
  • Wireless Access Technologies (1 of 4 hrs)

1:30 – 5:00   - Lecture (3.5 hrs)

  • Network and Service Architecture (3.5 of 5 hours)

1:30 – 5:00  - Lecture (3.5 hours)

  • Network Management and Security (last 1.5 of 3 hours)
  • Facilities & Infrastructure (1 hour)
  • Agreements, Standards and Policies (1 hour)