iBwave Level 3 Certification (VC)

$ 2,399.00 USD

Oct 3-5, 2023 | North America (Central Time) | Virtual Classroom

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Oct 3-5, 2023

North America (Central Time)

Format: Virtual Classroom

Language: English

5G NR Design | Capacity Planning | MIMO

Master your usage of iBwave Design Enterprise for LTE and 5G NR in-building network design in both SISO and MIMO scenarios. Learn the main features and characteristics of 5G NR networks. Sharpen your design skills for both Sub-6GHz and mmWave 5GNR networks. Learn to configure and generate reports required for deeper analysis or proof of compliancy for both coverage and capacity with LTE and 5G NR.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this certification program, you will be able to:
  • Design 5G New Radio networks
  • Plan capacity in venues considering the major factors that influence capacity in mobile networks
  • Identify factors influencing MIMO performance
Training Includes Prerequisite Notes
You must have your Level 1 and Level 2 certifications to take Level 3.

Course agenda & syllabus

DAY 1

START 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

01 | 5G NEW RADIO FUNDAMENTALS
  • Overview of 5G Requirements
  • 5G Building Blocks
    • Millimeter Wave (mmWave)
    • Sub-6-GHz
    • Flexible Frame Structure
    • Massive MIMO
    • Beamforming
    • Bandwidth Parts and Network Slicing
  • Overview of 5G NR Deployment
    • Non-Standalone Option
    • Standalone Option
    • Next Generation RAN (NG-RAN)
    • 5G NR Core Network
02 | 5G NEW RADIO TECHNOLOGY
  • Frequency of operation
  • Key Features
    • New Radio (NR) Numerology
    • Bandwidth Partitioning
    • NR Slot formats
  • 5G NR Signals
    • Reference Signals
    • Synchronization Signals
    • Coreset
  • Beamforming in 5G NR
    • Basics of Antennas and Radio Wave Propagation
    • Basic Concepts and Techniques for Beamforming
    • Beamforming Types (Analog, Digital, Hybrid)
    • Antenna Phased Array (Multi Beam Antennas)
    • Beamforming in 5G NR Standard
03 | CREATING 5G NR PROJECTS USING iBWAVE DESIGN
  • Setting up 5G NR Wireless Services and Technologies
  • Designing with 5G NR Signal Sources
  • Running 5G NR Predictions
  • Generating 5G NR Reports

DAY 2

START 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

04 | CAPACITY PLANNING (INCLUDES 5G)
ACTIVE DAS AND POWER SHARING WORKSHOP
  • Capacity background
  • Grade of service / Quality of service
  • User profiles
  • Capacity limits
  • Sample capacity calculations
CAPACITY PLANNING IN iBWAVE DESIGN ENTERPRISE
  • Capacity planning process
  • Capacity definition (template)
  • Market share
  • Usage profile
  • Subscriber service
  • Capacity requirements (project-specific)
  • Requirements
  • Sector limits
  • Capacity zones
  • Capacity map
05 | MIMO
MIMO THEORY
  • MIMO background
  • MIMO operation modes: Diversity vs. Multiplexing
  • Open loop vs. closed loop
  • MIMO gains compared to SISO systems
  • Factors influencing MIMO performance
  • MIMO DAS deployments
MIMO IN iBWAVE DESIGN ENTERPRISE
  • MIMO calculations in iBwave Design
  • Modeling MIMO in iBwave Design
  • Creating a MIMO source
  • MIMO gain configuration
  • Creating and running output maps for MIMO systems

DAY 3

START 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

06 | DESIGN FROM SCRATCH WORKSHOP

Review exercise in class to prepare for final exam

FINAL EXAM

The final 3-hour certification exam must be completed online within the week following the session through the Learning Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot find the answer below, please use the contact form or send us an email.

ABOUT THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

What is the iBwave Certification Program?

The iBwave Certification Program (iCP) provides active learning to facilitate best practices using the iBwave Product Suite. It gives students the opportunity to validate and master the latest design techniques from conception to deployment using our product suite and gives them industry recognized credentials that increase their value in the marketplace.

Who should get certified?

iBwave’s Certification Program for iBwave Design and iBwave Public Safety is designed for wireless and radio system designers, radio network engineers, radio network planners, RF specialists and consultants, radio access network development specialists and RF managers.

What are the prerequisites for each iBwave Certification Program?
  • For Level 1 certification, you must be familiar with iBwave Design and DAS deployment – take the quiz and verify your knowledge.
  • For Level 2, you must be Level 1 certified.
  • For Level 3, you must be Level 1 and Level 2 certified.
  • For iBwave Public Safety certification, you must be familiar with Public Safety DAS deployments.

Note: An iBwave trial license and learner account will be included for certification purposes. iBwave trial licenses do not run in a virtual environment.

What are the benefits of the iBwave Certification Program?

The iBwave Certification Program (iCP) provides a best‑practices standard for the in‑building wireless design process. With this certification, certified in‑building professionals will be equipped with the required knowledge and skills to always provide a consistent and reliable approach to in‑building design that meets business requirements.

For you the wireless network design professional, being iBwave certified means always being sure that your skills are up‑to‑date and market competitive. It also means being part of an active community of certified professionals all around the world.

For you the employer, having an iBwave certified teams means always being sure best-practices for in‑building network design are in place, that your time‑to‑market will be minimized and your ROI maximized.

Get in touch today to learn more – contact Training.

REGISTRATION, EVALUATION & EXAM

How do I register?

Use our certification schedule registration and choose to pay with your company’s master account or instantly via Stripe at checkout.

What is the refund policy?

All iBwave certification courses are non-refundable. For any additional information regarding the terms and conditions, please view our certification policies.

How will I be evaluated and certified?

The certification is evaluated based on a practical exam with passing grade of 75%.

  • In-Class course: certification exam is completed in class at the end of the 3rd day.
  • Virtual Classroom course: certification exam is done online through Wave Runners in the week following the training.
What do I do if I fail the exam?

If you fail the exam, you have the option of retaking it once for a certain fee depending on the level. If you fail the retake exam, you will need to attend/follow the course again.

ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE

When will I receive my certificate?

Expect at least two (2) weeks for assessment, after which your electronic certificate will be available in your Wave Runners account.

How long is my certificate valid for?

The certificate is valid for 3 years from the day that it is issued. After 3 years, you must recertify in order to maintain the validity of your certification status. Please refer to this page to learn more about the recertification process:

https://www.ibwave.com/learning/certification-courses/recertification

MATERIAL & SOFTWARE

Do we have access to an electronic copy of the student manual?

An online manual is included in Wave Runners (under Material tab) for most certification courses. When included, it is available for 1 year from the date of course enrollment. The electronic manual is not printable or downloadable.

What happens if I don’t have the applicable iBwave license for my laptop, computer or mobile device?

You can contact Training to make arrangements.

What do I need to bring to class or use during my virtual classroom?

You will need a Wi‑Fi enabled laptop with an active iBwave software license installed. iBwave trial licenses are valid for 15 days for in-class course and 20 days for course in Virtual Classroom.

Note: iBwave trial licenses do not run in a virtual environment.

A printed manual is provided on first day of in-class course and within the week before start of virtual classroom by courier at the shipping address you provided in your order.

CONTACT & SUPPORT

How do I contact iBwave for support during the online training program?

Training support is provided from Monday to Friday, between 9AM and 5PM Eastern Time – contact Training.

Limited support for license issues and course extensions are provided on Saturday and Sunday, and Monday to Friday between 5PM and 9AM EST – contact support@ibwave.com (emails will be addressed within 24 hours)