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Course Overview

This short online course describes a range of IEEE 802.11 physical layer (PHY) standards, specifications and features including 802.11a, b, g, n and ac. The module also reviews some of the current developments taking place in the standard.

What you will learn
  • 802.11 family

  • 802.11 current developments

  • 802.11 layers and functions

  • 802.11b specifications

  • 802.11a,g specifications

  • 802.11n specifications

  • 802.11ac specifications

Target Audience

This online RF and microwave course is ideal for new entrants to the field of RF and microwave engineering. Students and job seekers will also find the course beneficial since it covers areas likely to arise during a technical interview. Technical sales engineers and technical managers who need to improve their understanding of RF and microwave communications in order to better manage projects.

  • New Starters

  • Recent Graduates and Interns

  • RF and Microwave Technicians and Engineers

  • Technical Sales and Applications Engineers

  • Technical Managers

Technical Level

Although there are no formal prerequisites for the course, an ability to absorb and understand technical concepts is essential together with a desire to learn more about the topics covered. A technical background is desirable in order to derive maximum benefit from the course.

Time to Complete

Approx. 1 hr 45 mins

What’s Included?
  • Unlimited individual access to all course content on-demand 24/7 for 365 days
  • 74 minutes of focused video content

  • 5 modules covering a range of WLAN topics

  • 45 individual video lessons

  • Quiz questions to test your learning and progress

  • Downloadable supporting materials and applications notes

  • Certificate of Achievement issued by TTA on completion (PDF)

  • IEEE Certificate of Completion issued by IEEE on completion (PDF)

  • 0.17 IEEE Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • 1.7 IEEE Professional Development Hours (PDFs)

  • Add certificate to your LinkedIn profile

Certificate of Achievement – Included

Successfully completing all of the course modules and quizzes results in the award of a Certificate of Achievement. A high-resolution PDF certificate file will be emailed to you shortly after completing the course.

IEEE Certificate of Completion – Included

This course has been approved by the IEEE for the quality of its technical content and adherence to the IEEE’s strict criteria for educational excellence. Successfully completing all of the course modules and quizzes results in the award of an IEEE Certificate of Completion (PDF) with 0.17 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 1.7 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and demonstrates your continuing professional development.

Course Curriculum

5 modules – 45 video lessons – 74 mins video

1.1 Standards and Specifications    FREE PREVIEW
1.2 IEEE 802.11 Family    FREE PREVIEW
1.3 IEEE 802.11 Current Developments    FREE PREVIEW
1.4 WLAN Modulation Parameters    FREE PREVIEW
1.5 802.11 Layers and Functions    FREE PREVIEW

2.1 802.11b Physical Layer (PHY) Overview  
2.2 802.11b PHY Frame Format  
2.3 802.11b Specifications  
2.4 802.11b Measured Spectrum and IQ Vector Constellation  
2.5 802.11b Maximum Transmit Power  
2.6 802.11b Transmit Spectrum Mask  
2.7 RF Carrier Suppression  
2.8 Transmit Modulation Accuracy  

3.1 802.11a/g RF Specification  
3.2 System Parameters  
3.3 802.11a PHY Frame Format  
3.4 802.11a Rate-Dependent Modulation  
3.5 OFDM – Theoretical Modulation  
3.6 802.11a/g/j Spectrum Mask  
3.7 802.11a Maximum Power Levels  
3.8 802.11a Transmit Spectrum  
3.9 OFDM – Modulation Accuracy  

4.1 IEEE 802.11n – High Throughput  
4.2 New Components in IEEE 802.11n  
4.3 802.11a/b/g/n  
4.4 802.11n Throughput Enhancements  
4.5 Transmit Spectral Mask for 20 and 40 MHz 802.11n  

5.1 802.11ac  
5.2 Spectrum Efficiency in 802.11ac vs. 802.11n  
5.3 Estimated 802.11ac Improvements  
5.4 802.11ac Channels (FCC)  
5.5 802.11ac Frame Format  
5.6 VHT-SIG-A Signal Field  
5.7 802.11ac Rate-Dependent Modulation  
5.8 802.11ac Modulation Accuracy  
5.9 80 MHz Sub-Carriers  
5.10 80 MHz Spectrum Emission Mask  
5.11 Transmitter Centre Frequency Leakage  
5.12 Transmit Spectral Flatness  
5.13 160 MHz Sub-Carriers  
5.14 802.11ac Receiver Sensitivity  
5.15 802.11ac Receiver Adjacent and Nonadjacent Channel Rejection  
5.16 Receiver Maximum Input Level  
5.17 Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)  
5.18 Video Demo – WLAN 802.11ac Measurements  

100% No-Risk Guarantee

We want you to be satisfied with this course and therefore offer a 100% no-risk refund guarantee. To receive a full refund, all we ask is that refund requests are made within 30 days of starting a course and that you have viewed no more than 25% of the video content.

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