Modern Telecommunications Training Overview

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Modern Telecommunications Training Overview


Modern Telecommunications Training Overview Course with detailed hands-on labs

This course Modern Telecommunications Training Overview will help you acquire a solid, high-level understanding of modern telecom systems, the technologies behind them, their performance goals and limitations, and the purchase/pricing and assembly of such systems. Covered in this Modern Telecommunications Training Overview course are the major wireline and wireless technologies and trends including Ethernet, SONET, ISDN, IP and the Internet, IMS, MPLS, VPN, VoIP, Land Mobile Radio (LMR), Satellite, WiFi, 2G/3G/4G wireless, LTE, Cloud Computing, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Machine-to-Machine Communications, and more.

Customize It:

● If you are familiar with some aspects of this course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
● We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
● If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

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Duration: 3-5 days


Those wishing to take this course should have some prior on-the-job exposure to telecom or information technologies.

Audience / Target Group:

Corporate and government decision-makers and professionals involved in the acquisition of equipment or services, technical consultation, liaison, or support, and others whose work requires a broad foundation in telecommunications.


-Define/describe the important telecommunications terms/concepts
-Provide a high-level description of the major wireline and wireless technologies and trends.
-Characterize the capabilities and limitations of major telecommunications equipment and systems
-Conceptualize how to assemble telecommunications systems for various objectives
-Describe how telecommunications services are regulated and priced

Course Content:

Part 1: Telecommunications overview, major telecom systems, protocols and standards

● What is telecom?
Overview diagram and explanation
Basic components of any telecom system
How they relate to end-user needs
Goals of telecom and how pieces fit together at highest level

● How telecom technologies work: the basics (partial list)
Wired and wireless systems
The electromagnetic spectrum
Analog vs digital
Conversion of analog to digital
Connection-oriented vs connectionless
Dedicated vs. switched
Synchronous vs asynchronous
Carriers and modulation
MPEG, JPEG, etc.

● Major telecom systems (partial list)
Wired systems: Copper/twisted pair, coax, optical fiber
RF/SATCOM: Land Mobile Radio (LMR), satellite
Cellular: Evolution of 2G to 3G and 4G, LTE
Other wireless: WiFi, CDMA2000, WiMAX
Free space optics

● Protocols and standards
Purpose of and need for protocols and standards
OSI stack and how it relates to various systems and technologies
Understanding telecom in terms of layers
How layers relate to technologies
OSI stack and end-end telecommunications
Standards bodies and some typical standards

● Internet Protocol (IP) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
What they are
How they work
How modern networks utilize them
How they are implemented across technologies and systems
Quality of Service (QoS) and IP networks
IP and common applications

● The Internet and how it works
End users and access
Regulation and future of the Internet

● IP Multimedia System (IMS)
What it is, goals
How it is envisioned to work
Relationship with other technologies
Fixed/mobile convergence

Part 2: In-depth discussion of select technologies, putting together whole systems, the Cloud, major evolving trends, how to buy telecom

● Telephony and VoIP
How it works
Supporting protocols
H.323 and SIP
IP PBX and other equipment

● Endpoint (access) technologies
Equipment (hardware/software)
Service delivery points (SDPs)
Purchase and pricing

● Transport (link) technologies
Modulation techniques
Limitations to performance (speed, error rates, Shannon’s law, etc.)
Impairments and their effect (noise, jitter, etc.)
Purchase and pricing

● Putting it all together
Building an end-end system
How they work together
End-end performance specs
Examples of end-end systems

● The Cloud and modern usage of telecom
What the Cloud is
Brief history
What it can do and what it is expected to do in future
How Cloud relates to telecom

● Evolving technologies and trends
Future trends in telecom equipment, services, usage, prices, and regulation
Software Defined Networks (SDN)
Virtualization: Communications side, equipment side
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications

● How to buy telecom equipment and services
Turnkey services vs. do-it-yourself
Design and implementation considerations
Course wrap-up

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