School of Advanced Communications Technologies

Full price: £1635
Earlybird price: £1465

Introduction to Modern Telecoms

Course-DescriptionThis training course provides an excellent grounding in Modern Telecommunications, with the basics presented in a clear and easy to understand format.

Current and evolving Services, Applications, Technologies and Networks, within the Fixed, Mobile and Data/Internet environments are all examined enabling the delegate to gain a comprehensive overview of the modern Telecommunications Industry, and its rapid evolution towards a converged multimedia network.

We start by reviewing the basics – Services and Applications; Transmission, Switching & Routing; Signalling and Control; and Supporting Systems. We then look at these concepts and techniques in the context of fixed, mobile and data communications in turn – allowing us to build a complete overview of telecoms technology and its evolution.

The conception, evolution and structure of modern Data Communications are presented and discussed, resulting in a firm understanding of data concepts in the digital space. This is further expanded into Internet Protocol, the Internet and the World Wide Web where architecture and processes are examined in detail.

Examples, demonstrations, exercises and additional topics looking at the industry and the major issues it faces help participants understand the relevance of the various topics, as well as the likely direction of the industry and telecom business as a whole.

Why should you attend this course?

Attend this highly regarded three-day foundation level programme and you will be able to:

  • Chart the evolution of telecommunications and the global trends in the development of services and applications
  • List and describe the relevance of the five basic requirements of all communications networks
  • Discuss with confidence the emerging role of Applications and Services in the 21st Century
  • Highlight and discuss the key differences and advantages of various transmission media types: Copper, Radio, Fibre-Optic and Free Space Optical, and their associated transmission systems
  • Assess the main features and limitations of the major current and future Fixed Network concepts including access (Copper, Fibre and Radio), switching principles and network topologies
  • Assess the major developments in Mobile Network technology (capabilities, limitations, operation and features) and chart migration paths to the most efficient and capable technologies
  • Illustrate the technologies diagrammatically, showing how they are categorised according to the generational model (1G to 4G)
  • Explain the fundamental concepts of IP and Data Communications within both corporate and public networks
  • Discuss the operation of the Internet and the main features of its topology
  • List and discuss the major features and requirements of modern Radio Systems including technologies such as Near Field Communications, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMAX, TETRA and Satellite-based systems
  • Better assess the possible business and revenue opportunities that Complimentary Technologies

Course summary:

  • Introducing the Basics
  • Services and Applications
  • Transmission Systems
  • Switching Systems
  • Signalling Systems
  • Supporting systems
  • Techniques used in Modern Fixed Networks
  • Techniques used in Mobile Networks
  • Techniques used in Data Communications
  • Introduction to IP and the Internet
  • Introduction to Radio Systems

Who Should Attend this Course?

This programme is aimed at those who are in non technical roles or new to the telecoms industry and it assumes no prior knowledge. It is presented in a clear and easy to understand format and our trainers are expert in making technical issues accessible to those without technical knowledge.