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Gain valuable training and knowledge from the experts at inCode Engineering Technical Institute (iETI).
- Do you fully understand the technological and business aspects of evolving from voice to wireless data? 2G to 3G?
- What are your next generation challenges? Wireless data overlays? New system builds? Direct system evolution?
- Do you want training delivered by wireless industry professionals with case studies and interactive exercises?
iETI Training Overview
inCode has the solution for your training challenges. iETI offers you more than just practical training. You get valuable knowledge that helps you keep pace with the rapid changes in wireless telecommunications. As a practicing wireless consulting company with experiences in business planning, network and systems engineering, deploying traditional and advanced networks, we bring real world applications to the classroom. We provide training in traditional 2nd Generation (2G) technologies as well as Next Generation technologies. The quality of courses delivered is a culmination of our instructors, inimitable style and teaching methodology.
Why Choose inCode?
The inCode training experience is different. We begin with our instructors who have numerous years of combined industry training and implementation experience. Our team of consultants has successfully implemented projects for hundreds of major customers in the US and abroad, providing us with a complete understanding of the impact that new 2.5 and 3G technologies have on RF environments. As a inCode student, you take pre-evaluation and post evaluation tests to help us qualify and meet your needs. Prior to the class session, we have roundtable discussions to clearly outline your objectives. We probe into the details and specifics of the course by applying theory, practice, concepts and group workshops. Each class includes a mock project designed for hands-on application of the concepts learned. At the conclusion of the course, we revisit your objectives to determine if any outstanding issues exist.
Realizing that once you arrive in your work environment questions can arise, we offer our technical support team for extended training. This team is available to answer questions, helping you fully utilize the training. inCode provides service before, during and after class for a complete training experience.
inCodes instructors are selected from our staff engineers and project managers. Our team of qualified instructors holds advanced degrees in engineering and has extensive experience working in the wireless industry. This experience lends itself to delivering key exercises, which reinforce valuable technical concepts. In addition, our instructors undergo rigorous training themselves to better serve our internal and external clientele.
inCodes training approach is to provide a learning experience based on in class exercises, case studies and workshops that create an interactive learning environment. We provide a cost effective solution by bringing our courses to you, in your environment, centered around your business issues and needs.
Customization/ Custom Development
inCode consultants can work hand-and-hand with your organization in assessing and analyzing training needs and building a course or course curriculum to satisfy your requirements. We can meet and exceed your needs by either developing custom courses from the ground-up or customizing our existing courses.
To learn more about our pricing and payment terms, or to schedule classes, contact us via email at or telephone at 1(800) 499-4727, Ext. 5522 .
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inCode offers training in 2G and Next Generation technologies. Browse our current listings:
Fundamentals of GSM
Course ID: GSGT-0200
This course provides an overview and introduction to the fundamentals of GSM as a wireless technology that is vendor-neutral, thus maximizing the true value of the telecom educational experience for its attendees. Current migration trends to 3rd Generation (3G) digital technologies have brought attention back to GSM, given its features facilitating the migration through 2.5G.
This course is designed to give you a complete understanding of the theory behind GSM. It helps you grasp the basics of the key technical concepts while building the foundation for more elaborate concepts utilized during system design. This course also provides a detailed technology roadmap and expectation towards 3G. After course completion, you will possess a thorough understanding of key technical concepts and standards required prior to any actual GSM implementation.
This informative course is beneficial for managers, developers, engineers and technical personnel who need to know the fundamentals "hows" and "whys" of GSM.
- Review of Multiple Access Techniques
- History of GSM and Future Trends
- GSM Digital Radio Link Processes
- GSM Call Processing
- GSM Handovers
- GSM Location Areas
- Dynamic Power Control
- GSM Network Architecture
- The GSM Logical Channels
- The GSM Number Assignment
GSM System Design
Course ID: GSGT-0210
This course briefly covers the fundamentals of GSM as presented in the Introduction to GSM course. The course discusses the main elements involved during the GSM system design process including channel planning, capacity planning, BSIC and BCCH planning and link budget issues. GSM system planning utilizing a propagation tool is detailed. This class includes a hands-on design portion utilizing the methods and procedures presented throughout the course.
This course provides you with a comprehensive foundation of the methodologies associated with a GSM system design. Various design scenarios are discussed such as overlay designs opposed to non-overlay designs (typically cellular implementations versus PCS implementations). The course concludes with a group design project, which allows the attendees to go through the developed design process.
This informative course is beneficial for managers, developers, engineers and technical personnel who need to develop skills regarding system design methodologies and procedures for GSM systems.
- GSM Technical Review
- GSM Channel Planning
- GSM Capacity Planning
- BCCH and SDCCH Planning
- GSM Link Budgets
- GSM System Planning Utilizing a Propagation Tool
GSM Optimization and Performance
Course ID: GSGT-0220
This course provides complete guidelines for optimizing both new and existing GSM networks. In addition to a comprehensive guide for new hardware building-integration, this course also provides procedures to conduct System Performance tasks when experiencing consistent growth after initial network deployment.
This course is designed to give you a complete understanding of the steps and approaches required to troubleshoot and tune any new or existing GSM network. It helps you implement new procedures and keep quality indicators under control. This course also provides a hands on component utilizing real-life data to fine-tune problem spots, increasing your day-to-day capability to resolve technical issues.
This informative course is beneficial for managers, developers, engineers and on-field technical personnel who need to know ways to troubleshoot, improve and exceed industry accepted quality standards.
- Review of GSM Terminology
- The GSM Architecture
- Optimization Approaches
- GSM Performance
- GSM Benchmarking
- Analysis of Real-Time Information
- Handover Fine-Tuning
- SDCCH Dimensioning
- Drive Test Techniques
- Work Shops and Hands-On Labs
Fundamentals of CDMA
Course ID: GSGT-0300
This course provides an overview of spread spectrum concepts and terminology as it relates to CDMA technology. The course details the "hows" and "whys" of CDMA including definition and description of logical CDMA channels, radio link processes, call processing, handoffs, capacity and power control. A brief introduction to network architectures for Lucent, Motorola, Nortel, Qualcomm and Samsung is also presented.
This course provides you with a comprehensive foundation for the DS-CDMA IS-95 system, the functionalities of the logical channels and components associated with the uplink and downlink processes. The course helps you understand how handoffs occur, what the handoff thresholds are, how interference and the amount of handoff affects capacity and much more.
This informative course is beneficial for managers, developers, engineers and architects who need to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of CDMA (IS-95).
- Review of Multiple Access Techniques
- Introduction to CDMA Terminology
- Introduction to Spread Spectrum Communications
- CDMA Basics
- CDMA Digital Radio Link Processes
- CDMA Call Processing
- CDMA Handoffs
- CDMA System Capacity
- The RAKE Receiver and Multi-Path Environment
- Dynamic Power Control
- CDMA Network Architecture
CDMA System Design
Course ID: GSGT-0310
This course briefly covers the fundamentals of CDMA IS-95 as presented in the Fundamentals of CDMA IS-95 course. The course discusses other portions of the CDMA system design process including channel planning, capacity planning, PN offset planning and link budget issues. CDMA system planning utilizing a propagation tool is also detailed. This class includes a hands-on design portion utilizing the methods and procedures presented throughout the course.
This course provides you with a comprehensive foundation in the methodologies associated with a CDMA IS-95 system design. Various design scenarios are considered such as overlay designs as opposed to non-overlay designs (typically cellular implementations versus PCS implementations). The course concludes with a group design project that allows the attendees to go through the developed design process.
This informative course is beneficial for managers, developers, engineers and architects who need to develop skills regarding system design methodologies and procedures for IS-95 systems.
- CDMA Review
- CDMA Link Budgets
- CDMA Channel Planning
- CDMA Capacity Planning
- CDMA PN Offset Planning
- CDMA System Planning Utilizing a Propagation Tool
- Hands-On CDMA System Design
CDMA Optimization and Performance
Course ID: GSGT-0320
This course provides processes, procedures and guidelines on "what to" and "how to" optimize both new and existing IS-95 networks. It also provides procedures for conducting System Performance tasks when experiencing consistent growth after initial network deployment.
This course provides an understanding of the steps and approaches required to troubleshoot and tune any new or existing IS-95 network. It provides a background on processes and procedures necessary to optimize an IS-95 network and maintain adequate voice quality. The course also provides an understanding of key optimization parameters and how to optimize them to gain network efficiencies and eliminate culprits like pilot pollution and much more. A hands-on component based on real-life data is included. This component is used to fine-tune problem areas, thereby increasing your day-to-day capability to resolve technical issues.
This informative course is beneficial for technical managers, engineers and in-field technical personnel who need to understand the methods for troubleshooting, improving and exceeding industry accepted quality standards.
- Overview of CDMA Basics
- Overview of CDMA Design Methodologies
- Optimization and Performance Criteria
- Examination of Parameters to be Optimized and Relevant Effects
- Site, Cluster and System Testing Under Loaded and Unloaded Conditions
- Overview of Layer 3 Messaging (Including an example of Using Messaging for Pareto Analyses)
- Evaluating Scenarios such as excessive dropped calls, excessive access failures, forward link interference, slow handoff, search window issues, etc.
- Monitoring Performance Once System is Optimized
- Work Shops and Hands-On Labs
Overview of 3G Technologies
Course ID: GSGT-0100
What makes third generation networks so important - and what exactly is UMTS?
What is GPRS? EDGE? What are the migration paths from 2G to 3G?
What are the implications to my company, my network and my customers of the three dominant 3G evolution paths based CDMA, GSM and TDMA?
This course is designed to provide:
- A 3G overview, including the commercial opportunities and implications of 3G
- A discussion of the basics of key technical concepts
- A comprehensive foundation in 3G wireless systems and products, services and applications development, as well as the knowledge required to implement 3G wireless systems that meet the needs
This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of Third Generation (3G) wireless that is "vendor-neutral", thus maximizing the true value of this educational experience for its attendees. Currently, Second Generation (2G) digital technologies have brought performance and cost to the point where wireless is on its way to becoming the world's preferred mode of voice communication. The introduction of 3G, with its higher data rates and built-in data handling, will give wireless services the needed boost to become a primary mode of connection to the internet and ultimately, to the world at large.
This informative course is for beneficial for executives, managers, developers, engineers and architects who need an understanding of how to create, design, implement and support 3G wireless applications, systems and services.
- What is 3G? Why is 3G Necessary? Evolution to 3G
- Review of 2G Technologies and Key Differences Between 2G, 2.5G and 3G Network
- 3G Spectrum and Standards (Europe, Asia and Americas)
- 3G Activity/Standards Bodies
- 3G Services, Technologies and Network Architectures: GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, cdma2000
- 3G Business Models
- 3G Terminals, Mobile Applications, Wireless Applications and Development Challenges
Fundamentals of GPRS/EDGE
Course ID: GNGT-0200
This course provides a technical overview of General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE). The GPRS is a new bearer service for GSM that greatly improves and simplifies wireless access to packet data networks, e.g., X.25, the Internet, etc. It applies a packet radio principle to transfer user data packets efficiently between mobile stations and external packet data networks. EDGE is an evolution of GPRS that allows up to three times higher throughput compared to GSM, using the same bandwidth. In the near future, EDGE combined with GPRS will deliver data services up to 384 kbps in specific areas.
This course helps attendees understand the purpose of implementing packet switching over an existing GSM network, the functionalities of each entity in the GPRS network and the protocol stack of each network interface, how the GPRS radio access network connects the mobile terminal to the network (involves the properties and functions of the physical layer and RLC/MAC layer in the GPRS air interface), signaling and data transfer in the GPRS network. The technical foundations of EDGE and the impact of GRPS/EDGE on GSM system planning are also covered.
This informative course is beneficial for managers, developers, engineers and architects who need to understand the principles of GPRS and EDGE and how (E)GPRS works with current GSM networks.
- Positioning GPRS in 3G Migration Path
- Conventional GSM Data Service
- Introduction to GPRS
- GPRS Architecture
- GPRS Radio Interface
- GPRS Signaling and Data Transfer
- GPRS Impacts on GSM Network Planning
- Introduction to EDGE
- Technical Foundations of EDGE, EGPRS Schemes
- GPRS/EDGE Issues and Considerations
GPRS System Design
Course ID: GNGT-0210
This course provides the radio network planning guidelines for implementating the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) into an existing GSM network. GPRS is a new bearer service for GSM that greatly improves and simplifies wireless access to packet data networks, e.g., X.25, the Internet. It applies a packet radio principle to transfer user data packets efficiently between mobile stations and external packet data networks. In a packet switched network, the QoS perceived by the user will typically be measured by the data throughput and the effective delay of the data transmitted. GPRS network planning of the radio interface should provide the required coverage, capacity and user throughput necessary for system launch.
This course helps attendees understand detailed GPRS radio network planning, including coverage, capacity and frequency planning.
This informative course is beneficial for managers, architects and engineers who focus on RF, Performance and Network engineering.
- GPRS Overview
- GPRS/EDGE System Design Overview
- Link Budget
- Capacity Estimations
- Network Dimensioning
- Nominal Planning
- Case Study
Fundamentals of UMTS
Course ID: GNGT-0250
This course provides a technical overview of the Univeral Mobile Telephone Service (UMTS). UTMS is a 3G Mobile System being developed by ETSI within the ITUs IMT-2000 framework. It is a wireless standard based on a DS-CDMA radio access network and a MAP Core Network. UMTS will provide data speeds of up to 2 Mbps, making new applications such as E-Commerce, mobile multimedia and mobile video transfer a reality.
This course provides you with a comprehensive foundation in DS-CDMA systems, UMTS network architecture and the functionality of each entity in the UMTS network along with the protocol stack of each network interface. It helps you understand how UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN) connects the mobile terminal to the network, which involves the properties and functions of the physical layer, RLC/MAC layer and RRC layer in the air interface as well as UMTS signaling procedures. The course also provides an overview of the UMTS cell planning process and further discussion on physical layer performance.
This technical and informative course is beneficial for engineers, architects, developers and managers, who need a fundamental understanding of the core UMTS principles, architecture and design philosophies required to practically deploy UMTS networks.
- Introduction to 3G-UMTS
- DS-CDMA Technologies
- WCDMA Technologies
- UMTS Architecture
- Physical Layer of the Radio Interface
- UTRAN Protocols
- Signaling Procedures
- Packet Access
- Radio Resource Management
- Radio Network Planning
- Physical Layer Performance
- UMTS Issues and Considerations
UMTS System Design
Course ID: GNGT-0260
This course provides processes, methodologies and guidelines that help design, provision and implement a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) radio network. UMTS is a 3G Mobile System being developed by ETSI within the ITUs IMT-2000 framework. It is a wireless standard based on a DS-CDMA radio access network and a MAP Core Network. This new system provides not only voice but high data rate services, which complicates the coverage and capacity designs.
Proper planning of the UMTS network radio interface should provide the required coverage for multiple services, data throughputs, voice and data capacity for different traffic models.
This course helps attendees understand UMTS radio network planning, including network dimensioning and detailed planning.
This informative course is beneficial for engineers, architects, managers and developers who provide data input to the network planning activities. This course is also beneficial for lead engineers and project managers who organize network planning, or who lead both systems design and deployment.
Topic Areas Included
- Case Study
- Brief Review of System Design Process
- Link Budget Parameters, Templates and Examples
- UMTS Cell Range Calculations
- Capacity Limitations and Capacity Analysis of IS-95 systems
- UMTS Cell Capacity, Soft Capacity
- Traffic Load Calculations with Traditional Measuring and Distribution Techniques
- Network Dimensioning, General Dimensioning Procedures and Different Strategies
- Nominal Cell Planning, General Nominal Planning Processes and Methodologies
- Candidate Identification and Selection
- Parameter Planning and Optimization
- Case Study and Hands-On Exercises