Wireless technology is a fast growing segment of the communications industry, with the potential to provide high-speed high-quality information exchange between portable devices located anywhere in the world. Potential applications enabled by this technology include multimedia Internet-enabled cell phones, telemedicine, smart homes and appliances, automated highway systems, video teleconferencing and distance learning, and autonomous sensor networks, to name just a few. The Wireless Network Certificate Program reviews wireless technology, security features, and commercial applications.
After completion of the Wireless Network Certificate Program, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:
- What is wireless technology?
- Wireless networks
- Wireless devices
- Wireless protocols and standards
- Wireless security technologies
- Wireless storage
- Emerging research opportunities
- Outlook for the future
No prior experience or coursework required.
Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and a final project for each course.
The Wireless Network Certificate Program is composed of the following four courses:
‘Network Security’ is a course designed to help system administrators, network engineers and general IT personnel understand the concepts of modern day security issues, in form of easy-to-follow learning material. This course covers most major security topics, and can be used to prepare students for CompTIA Security+ certification, or just help in acquiring comprehensive security understanding.
Wireless Communications is a course that provides an introduction to the basic design principles and analysis of modern wireless communication systems. The topics covered will include: introduction to wireless communications, the evolution of wireless communications – Second Generation (2G) and Third Generation (3G) systems, the cellular concept – system design fundamentals, mobile radio propagation – large scale path loss, mobile radio propagation – small scale fading and multipath, modulation techniques for mobile radio, equalization, diversity, multiple access techniques for wireless communications, and wireless systems and standards.
Wireless Sensor Networks
Wireless Sensor Networks is a course that covers the state-of-the art in the technology as well as the industry. It covers the fundamentals of wireless sensor design and radio frequency (RF) technology, the communication protocols used, and the application requirements of this technology.
Wireless Medical Devices
Wireless communication is emerging and has become one of the most important technologies to be used in medical practice. Mobile devices with wireless communication protocols offer great potential for improving quality in health care. Wireless Medical Technologies is an exciting course that provides a comprehensive overview of the opportunity for wireless enabled healthcare, current and emerging wireless communication standards, medical devices and applications, design considerations, benefits, and challenges.
This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System