Introduction to Wireless Network Planning

Course Number: E-4044
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Adolfo Bello, P.E., PMP, MBA
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Overview

In Introduction to Wireless Network Planning, you'll learn ...

  • The process of planning a wireless network
  • How the choice of technology will impact the effort of the engineering team
  • How a network is dimensioned
  • How interference impacts performance, along with various methods to overcome interference issues
  • Various testing methods used to validate performance of the network

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 39 pages

This introductory course is intended for RF engineers and non-RF engineers involved in the design, deployment and testing of wireless communication systems. These systems exist in today’s society as cellular phone service, police and fire radio networks, remote metering and control systems, automatic vehicle location, distributed antenna systems and Wi-Fi, to mention a few.

This course provides an introduction to the process of planning a wireless network and how the choice of technology and service to be offered (e.g. voice, data, or both) will impact the effort of the engineering team in terms of sizing the network, establishing costs, and determining a project timeline.

The course begins with a high level description of the network planning elements and challenges, and describes how a network is dimensioned, including how range is estimated and what elements play a role in determining how communication sites are distributed (e.g. propagation model, diffraction, confidence). This course will also discuss how interference impacts performance, and will review the various methods of interconnecting sites in order to have successful communication. Finally, the course will cover the various testing methods for ensuring a wireless communications network meets the intended performance.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Objective of wireless network planning
  • Elements that influence network planning
  • Challenges in network planning
  • Purpose and components of a link budget
  • Estimation of range and factors that influence it
  • Interconnection of communication sites
  • Various acceptance testing methodologies

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 24 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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Length: 39 pages

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