Mobility Essentials

Description:

 

Learners will gain an understanding of the characteristics of mobile networks from both a business and technical perspective. Learners will be able to compare and contrast the features and architectures of 4G, LTE, and 5G mobile networks. In addition, learners will be able to explain how technologies such as small cells, macro cells, mobile backhaul, and mobile fronthaul are critical in a modern wireless network. Finally, the course will explore how wireless is deployed in the last mile, along with fixed mobile environments. 

 

Recommend Prerequisite:

 

·         SCTE·ISBE Understanding Cable Technology Course

·         SCTE·ISBE Understanding Mobility

 

Target Audience:

 

·         Entry level cable personnel

·         Customer Service Representatives

·         Broadband Premises Installers / Technicians

·         Maintenance Technicians

·         Outside Plant Personnel

·         Network Operation Center (NOC) Personnel

 

Included in the Course:

 

·         Engaging and Interactive LightningMod™ to prepare learner for training

·         In-depth interactive eBook™ modules 

·         CORTEX mobile app to access eBook modules in the field 

·         Module assessments

·         Course final exam

·         Fun VirtuGame™ to improve absorption and retention of competencies 

·         SCTE·ISBE course completion certificate

·         1 recertification units (RUs) towards SCTE·ISBE certification renewal

 

 

Format:

Self-paced interactive Online Course: Learners start the SCTE·ISBE VirtuLearn™ course at any time, study at their own pace, and have access to dynamic online content after they register.  On average, learners will spend approximately 2 hours per week over 8 weeks completing course activities.  SCTE·ISBE provides access to the course for 1 year from date of purchase.

System Requirements: A high speed Internet (HSI) connection, Internet browser with HTML 5 support. For tablet or smartphone access, HTML 5 may be used for online eBook content.

Instructor-Led Onsite Boot Camp Course: The SCTE·ISBE VirtuLearn course may be delivered as an onsite boot camp over 2 days.

Course access information will be emailed when the course is purchased.

Course Modules:

 

Module 01: Introduction to Mobile Networks

Module 02: RF and Cellular Antenna Theory

Module 03: Fiber Optic Fundamentals

Module 04: 4G and LTE Networks

Module 05: 5G Networks

Module 06: Citizens Broadband Radio Service

Module 07: Mobility Features

Module 08: Mobile Infrastructure

 

Course Learning Objectives:

 

Module 01: Introduction to Mobile Networks

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:     

  • Analyze the history, service roadmap and the evolution of the generations of mobile wireless networks.
  • Recognize the roll of mobile standards organizations
  • Compare and contrast the generations of mobile networks.
  • Describe how a basic cell service operates.
  • Describe how spectrum reuse operates in mobile networks
  • Describe the components and the architecture used to provide delivery of mobile services, including the base station, antennas, and the core network.
  • Explain the function and operation of a subscriber identity module (SIM)

 

Module 02: RF and Cellular Antenna Theory

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:    

  • Describe RF propagation and how the environment impacts RF signals
  • Describe the types of modulation and multiplexing operates in a mobile network
  • Differentiate the radiation patterns, and types of antennas used for wireless networks
  • Describe the attribute of different type of cellular antenna systems including; macro, micro, and small cells
  • Differentiate the capabilities of Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO), Multi-User (MU), and Massive MIMO


Module 03: Fiber Optic Fundamentals

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:     

  • Define the characteristics of optical links, fiber structure, and transmission properties
  • Define the characteristics of optical cable, along with categories and color coding
  • Select the types of amplifiers and LASERs used in optical networks
  • Identify proper handling of fiber optics, PPE and related equipment to avoid common fiber safety hazards


 

CORNING Fiber Optic Fundamentals

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

·         Understand how optical fiber is constructed

·         Identify the different types of optical fiber

·         Describe where each type of optical fiber is best used

·         Understand what affects the performance of optical fiber

 

·         Light Characteristics through Fiber

·         Wavelength and Frequency



Module 04: 4G and LTE Networks

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:    

  • Describe the requirements of the IMT-Advanced specification
  • Identify the 3GPP releases related to 4G networks
  • Describe the network architecture used by WiMAX
  • Describe the network architecture used by LTE network
  • Identify the spectrum used by LTE

 

Module 05: 5G Networks

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:     

  • Describe the requirements for IMT-2020 and the impact of 5G networks
  • Describe the usage scenarios for 5G
  • Understand the 5G performance capabilities (e.g., latency, bits/Hz, data rates, energy, reliability, resiliency, etc.)
  • Identify the services provided by the 5G core network
  • Describe the features implemented by 5G-NR
  • Describe the technologies used in 5G-NR

 

Module 06: Citizens Broadband Radio Service

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:      

  • Describe the uses of the CBRS spectrum
  • Differentiate the CBRS user tiers
  • Describe the CBRS architecture components
  • Identify CBRS usage scenarios for cable operators


Module 07: Mobility Features

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the consumer usage habits of users on mobile networks.
  • Explain the user equipment (UE) lifecycle and how it pertains to the mobile call flow.
  • Describe the short message service (SMS) architecture and call flow.
  • Differentiate between local break out and remote break out roaming.
  • Describe the uses of paging in mobile networks.
  • Identify the components of the Voice over LTE architecture and its functions.
  • Describe why circuit switched fallback (CSFB) is used.
  • Explain the differences between trusted and non-trusted Wi-Fi calling architectures.
  • Describe the methods used by 4G and 5G networks to provide secure authentication.


 

Module 08: Mobile Infrastructure

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain how cable companies use fronthaul and backhaul to augment mobile networks
  • Differentiate between the distributed radio access network (D-RAN) and the centralized radio access network (C-RAN) architectures.
  • Explain the differences between 4G and 5G C-RAN
  • Explain the powering requirements for 4G and 5G cell towers
  • Identify the locations used to install small cells

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