This Course is available in the following format:
Wireless for Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Training Course
In this four-to-five day Wireless for Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Training course, you will undertake a non-technical yet fairly deep review of wireless technologies from the perspective of law enforcement. The optional fifth day adds a day-long case study of the particular technology of interest to the audience.
• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Wireless for Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Wireless for Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Training 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.
What You Will Learn:
Upon completing this Wireless for Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:
• Learn the key telecommunications, networking, and cellular communications concepts that underlie all wireless networks
• Define the important terms related to wireless networks and technologies
• Explain how the wireless technologies evolved, the various families of technologies, and their interrelationships
• Describe the strengths, limitations, and operation of each of the major wireless technologies currently in use around the world
• List the factors that are driving the emergence of 2.5/3G, WiFi, and WiMAX technologies
• Describe how 2.5G/3G, WiFi, and WiMAX technologies fit into the wireless landscape
• Identify those areas and mechanisms that may help or hinder the investigations and law enforcement personnel in the performance of their duties
Wireless for Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Training – Course Syllabus:
We will start by describing radio waves, their properties, and their application in various communication systems environments, from radio to TV to cellular systems. By studying real systems that are similar yet very different at the same time, you will acquire a concrete framework for understanding what can be a difficult set of concepts. We will then engage in a broad study of the structure and operation of wireless networks starting with AMPS and evolving to IS54, TDMA, CDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and now WCDMA, cdam2000, and WiMAX. While at a high level these technologies are quite similar, they differ greatly in their details. Our intention, at all times, is to help you identify the areas and mechanisms that may prove useful to you in your work as well as those that may serve to make your job more difficult.