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ENG-506 Wi-Fi/WiMAX: Planning, Design & Deployment


*This course is also available as a live distance learning course*

A 5-day Training Program to provide participants with essential knowledge of WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologies, applications and services, as well as regulatory, marketing and business objectives.


  • Present all relevant and important topics from basic RF theory to link budget math, including:
      • Standards: PHY and MAC protocol layers, security, QoS and interoperability
      • Technology: equipment manufacturers, products, systems and services
      • Regulatory: spectrum policies and licensing
      • Planning: frequency, capacity, coverage and interference
      • Design: site survey and selection, engineering and network design
      • Deployment: project management, vendor selection, installation and commissionin
      • Optimization: testing and troubleshooting
  • Identify the components of WiMAX and Wi-Fi products and systems
  • Explain the detailed layers and protocols covered in the IEEE standards such as 802.16-2004 for WirelessMAN, 802.11 for WirelessLAN and 802.16e for mobility
  • Provide an in-depth understanding of wireless voice, video and data access systems from a technical perspective combined with regulatory, market and business objectives
  • Develop the skills to plan, design and deploy an efficient and profitable wireless data network
  • Plan for growth, operational support and emerging technologies


Part I - Wireless overview

General Overview of WiMAX and Wi-Fi

  • Identify the components of WiMAX and Wi-Fi systems
  • Explore the various standards, forums and suppliers
  • Understand the network architecture, deployment challenges, marketing and business opportunities

    Part II - Wi-Fi

    Radio Frequency (RF) fundamentals

    Spread spectrum technologies

    Organizations and standards

    PHYsical and MAC layers

    Network operations

    Hardware installation, configuration and management

    Troubleshooting Wireless LANs

    Wireless LAN Security

    Part III - WiMAX


    • Basic network architecture
    • Regulatory and spectrum policies
    • Frequency bands and standards
    • Applications and services
    • Products and systems
    • Current deployments

    IEEE Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks

    • Service specific convergence sublayer
    • Medium access control common part sublayer
    • Privacy sublayer
    • Physical sublayer
    • Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Emerging standards

    Engineering planning, design, deployment and optimization

    • Project management
    • Radio and traffic engineering
    • Site engineering and planning
    • Network, backhaul and core engineering
    • Commissioning and troubleshooting
    • Network management systems

    Marketing and business opportunities

    • Market analysis summary
    • Market segmentation and service offering
    • Strategy and implementation
    • Sales, cost of sales, capital and operational costs
    • Personnel plan

    Target Audience

    • Telecommunications engineers, technicians and personnel responsible for the design, planning, deployment and management of wireless voice, video and data access networks
    • Entrepreneurs, managers, marketing and sales professionals looking to complement their skill-set by gaining a good understanding of WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologies, applications and services, market and business opportunities
    • Telecommunications regulators responsible for spectrum policies, coordination and standard radio system plans


    A combination of engaging activities and dynamic presentations to stimulate and maximize participants' learning.



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