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IEEE ComSoc to hold virtual course on wireless comm Aug 22 – 26, 2011


August 5, 2011
By Alyssa Dalton

August 5, 2011 – The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of communications technologies, will hold its next Virtual Intensive Course on Wireless Communications from August 22-26, 2011. According to organizers, the online tutorial was specifically designed by IEEE ComSoc Training to provide communications engineering professionals with a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in wireless communications, including network operations, technology implementations and overall system design.

As part of an ongoing series of online and in-person training offerings dedicated to expanding the real-world understanding needed by communications professionals worldwide, the five-day course was also developed by IEEE ComSoc to help individuals identify areas in which they need additional preparation for the IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (IEEE WCET) Certification Exam held semiannually in the spring and fall.

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IEEE ComSoc is constantly working with international employers and communications professionals to implement new programs that expand the on-the-job expertise of individuals working in nearly every area of wireless communications,” said Celia Desmond, IEEE WCET program director and steering committee chairperson. “In recent months, the society has held online and in-person training sessions focused on LTE fundamentals and applications and current practices in practical wireless communications engineering. As a result, our courses have become globally recognized for greatly furthering career growth and enabling employers to identify talent in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”

The course touches on the seven areas covered within the IEEE WCET examination, and while IEEE ComSoc stresses that the specific course does not teach the exam, it was developed for professionals with a broad engineering and/or technology background, who would also like to achieve a deeper understanding of current technologies, operations and future developments.

The course is taught by Javan Erfanian, an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer, and Daniel Wong, president of Daniel Wireless, LLC, both of whom are editors of the Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge survey text.

Also covered throughout the weeklong training period will be key wireless learning areas pertaining to access technologies, network & service architecture, network management & security, facilities infrastructure, and agreements, standards and policies. In addition to the course handout and a copy of the Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge, each course registrant will earn two IEEE Continuing Education Units upon completion.