COURSE # TOO-301
PRINCIPLES OF DIGITAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Comprehensive, application-driven presentation of the technology,
benefits, and limitations of modern telecommunications systems.
Fundamental changes in the technology, business, political and regulatory climate of the telecommunications industry are occurring at an unprecedented pace. New network capabilities, new approaches to traditional businesses, and new applications are being exploited daily.
This course is designed to give a thorough working knowledge of current telecommunications issues and guide the way to an understanding of the evolving technology. The course has been developed with all those in mind who want a simple-to-understand, practical, yet comprehensive introduction to the technology.
Applications and benefits:
You will benefit by enhancing your understanding of the:
- Telecommunications concepts and terminology.
- The evolution of the digital network.
- Integration of voice and data networks.
- Tradeoffs between wired and wireless networks.
Who should attend:
This course presents an introduction, overview and application considerations for telecommunications systems. It has been developed as an introduction and information resource for Technical Managers, Systems Engineers, Product Planners, and Hardware/Software Developers who need to enhance their understanding of the broad area of modern telecommunications. This course has no prerequisites; however, prior technical training in engineering, sciences or equivalent experience will be helpful.
- Analog vs. digital communications
- Rationale for digital communications
- Sampling theorem
- A/D conversion
- Communications fundamentals
- Synchronous vs. asynchronous communications
- Circuit vs. packet switched communications
- Bits-per-second vs. baud
- ARQ vs. Forward Error Correction coding
- Flow control, congestion control
- Multiple access systems
- TDMA, CDMA, FDMA, CSMA-CD
- Telecommunications hardware
- Terminal equipment
- PCs, workstations, modems
- Telecommunications software
- Traffic Engineering
- Estimating load
- Planning capacity
- Measuring performance
- Networks in overload - "thrashing"
- Applications of telecommunications systems
- Network Management
- Speech coding and transmission
- "Toll quality" - MOS
- Speech transmission requirements (vs. data)
- Speech compression techniques
- Network protocols
- ISO 7 layer model
- Frame Relay
- Transmission and switching systems
- Customer premises vs. Network-based
- Wireless Networks
- Frequency reuse and spectrum issues
- Wireless propagation
- Data transmission issues
- Optical Networks
- Optical hierarchy
- Optical network architectures
- Optical/electrical bottleneck
- Impact of the Internet
- messaging services
- electronic commerce
- "push" technology
- The World Wide Web
- IP telephony
- Network security and reliability issues
- Threat assessment
- Encryption: public and private key systems
- Fraud control
- Protection vs. distribution of Intellectual Property
- Shared networks vs. private networks
- The Internet vs. the intranet
- Firewalls and proxies
- SPAM and denial of service issues
- Legislative developments
- Network survivability
- Rapid restoration
- Self-healing networks
- Network Evolution
- Network intelligence vs. end user control
- Mobility issues in wired and wireless systems
- Satellite communications systems (voice, data)
- Personal wireless base stations
- Next Generation wireless networks
- Integration of services (cable, TV, computing, telephony, data networks)
- High speed data networking
- Cable modems
- Fixed wireless access
About the Instructor
Bruce McNair is Distinguished Service Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. He is also Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Novidesic Communications, LLC, a technology consulting company. Prior to starting Novidesic and joining the faculty at Stevens in 2002, he spent 24 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories (AT&T Labs - Research after the Lucent spin-off). His most recent work there was research of next generation (4G and beyond) wireless data communications systems, including high-speed, high-mobility wide area networks as well as range and speed extensions to 802.11(a & b) wireless LANs. Mr. McNair's prior activities at Bell Labs included computer, network and system security, development of encryption hardware, high-speed voice-band modems, and public data network protocols. Before joining Bell Labs, he spent seven years developing military communications systems for the US Army Electronics Command and ITT Defense Communications Division.
Mr. McNair received his B.E. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Course: TOO-301 Duration: 3 Days FEE: $1,399 CEUs: 2.16
Please direct any additional inquiries regarding this course to Anita Hellstrom, Program Coordinator, by e-mail, FAX: (240) 371-4488 or TELEPHONE: (202) 241-6326.
Call toll free 1-800-683-7267 from anywhere in the Continental U.S. or CANADA.
Last modified November 11, 2011.