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Essential WiMAX  |    A 2 day training course

WiMax training course description

Broadband wireless access is an emerging technology area. This course looks at WiMAX, where it can be used, how it works and the alternative technologies.

What will you learn
  • Describe WiMAX.
  • Explain how WiMAX works.
  • Compare and contrast WiMAX with alternative broadband wireless access technologies.
WiMax training course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Anyone wishing to know more about WiMAX.

  • Prerequisites:
  • None.

  • Duration
  • 2 days

  • Dates & prices
  • Click here

WiMax training course contents

  • Introduction
  • What is WiMAX? WiMAX applications, The Internet, Internet access choices, wireless broadband access, WiMAX benefits.

  • WiMAX overview
  • Spectrums, LOS vs. non-LOS, bit rates, modulation, mobility, channel bandwidth, cell radius.

  • WiMAX standards
  • The WiMAX forum, IEEE, ETSI, HIPERACCESS, HIPERMAN, 802.16, 802.16-2004, 802.16a, 802.16e, 802.16f.

  • WiMAX architecture
  • Subscriber Stations (SS), Indoors, outdoors, antennas, Radio Base Stations (BS), LOS, Non LOS BackHaul, Point to multipoint, mesh support.

  • Physical layer
  • 10 – 66GHz, TDMA, TDD, FDD, 2 –11 GHz, SC2, OFDM, OFDMA, QPSK, QAM, Radio Link Control (RLC), uplink, downlink.

  • MAC layer
  • Traffic types (continuous, bursty), QoS, service types. MAC operations, connection oriented, frame structure, addressing. Convergence sublayers, service specific, common part, profiles (IP, ATM). Bandwidth request-grant, ARQ, Management messages.

  • Security
  • MAC privacy sublayer, network access authentication, AAA, 802.1x, key exchange and privacy.

  • WiMAX alternatives
  • WiMAX vs. 3G, WiMAX vs. 802.20.

Learning path



Based on overall ratings

B. M. - London Internet Exchange

"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."

J. S. - Framestore CFC

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.