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Introduction to Telecommunications and Wireless Communications

An Overview of Modern Communications Technologies and Beyond Course Overview


Telecommunication communication today encompasses everyday miracles like the phone, radio, television, Internet, and mobile phone in all their convergent spin offs. The last few years has witnessed a truly explosive growth in new applications of modern telecommunications in society. The pace of development in some areas of telecommunications such as mobile communication, the Internet, and satellite communication is almost breathtaking. New entrants and recruits to telecommunications related business would benefit from this Short Course, which presents a detailed and authoritative panoramic view of telecommunications without the rigours of Mathematics. The Course will also prove useful to the more experienced engineer and IT professional who wishes to update their knowledge of the current state of play in this rapidly advancing field.

Key Benefits
Introduction to Telecommunications Short Course is presented over a 2-day period and each day has a different theme. On completing this Course, participants will be well equipped to make informed decisions regarding the suitability of various classes of telecommunication systems (including transmission media) for different applications. Come away with a clear overall picture of telecommunications in general and an understanding of the features of current telecommunication services. The Course also gives attendees a good foundation on which to build a more detailed study of the exciting subject of telecommunications. Discusses the basics of radiotelephony systems including both analog and digital systems.

Course Objectives
Upon completing this course, you should be able to: Discuss the meaning of the term telecommunication and how its implied meaning has changed with time. Outline the history of telecommunications technologies Summarize the evolution of the telecommunications industry Discuss network classification and characteristics Identify the role of national and international organizations in establishing and implementing telecommunications standards Analyze the challenges of telecommunications technologies Describe career opportunities for telecommunications professionals

Who Should Attend


Telecommunication Fundamentals is designed for new entrants to the telecommunications industry and anyone wishing to update their knowledge of current and future telecommunication systems. The following persons will particularly find the Course attractive. Experienced professionals in a telecommunications-related business that wants a detailed but non-mathematical review of telecommunication developments, principles and services. Non-engineering professionals involved in marketing, sales, and customersupport services within the telecommunications, media and IT industries. Managers and executives who make decisions on their companys investments in telecommunications, or who simply wish to better understand their technical colleagues and subordinates Anyone with a non-telecommunication background contemplating research work or postgraduate studies in any of the areas of telecommunications, including satellite and mobile communications. The Course provides an excellent starting point, erecting pegs on which to hang further knowledge. Non-telecommunication background professionals, Technicians, Engineers, IT professionals, University undergraduates and postgraduates, Telecommunication operators, and Government Representatives.

Workshop Outline
Day 1 Session 1 Telecommunication Basics Evolution of Telecommunications Types of Telecommunication Systems Standards Organizations Telecommunication Industry and Service Providers Day 1 Session 2 Telecommunication Principles Bandwidth and Channel Capacity Simplex, Half-duplex, and Full duplex Analogue vs. Digital Transmission Modulation Techniques Multiplexing Techniques: FDM, TDM, PCM, and WDM Connection Oriented vs. Connectionless Communication Circuit Switching vs. Packet Switching The OSI model Day 1 Session 3 Transmitting Media Coaxial cable Twisted Pair Fiber Optic Cable Satellites Systems Microwave radios Infra-Red Day 2 Session 4 PSTN AND ISDN Public Switching Telephone Network infrastructure Local Networks Switching Signaling System #7 Integrated Services Digital Network definitions, protocols, and interface

Day 2 Session 1 The Organization of the Networks Local Area Network Wide Area Network Metropolitan Area Network Global Area Network Virtual Private Network Day 2 Session 2 Radio Frequency Fundamentals RF behaviors Voltage Standing Wave Ratio Principles of Antenna Units of Measure Day 2 Session 3 Wireless Communication Radio / Cellular concepts and definitions Wireless Standards GSM Personal Communications Services, PCS GPRS AND EDGE Wireless Application Protocol Third Generation (3G) Mobile Communications Technologies: Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) Day 2 Session 4 Road Map of Future Communications Technologies 3G LTE WiMAX Femto Cells MIMO