WiMax Training Overview

Commitment 2 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


The WiMax Training Overview course begins with a review of the modulation schemes, RF propagation issues, performance enhancement techniques, and multipath mitigation methods.  This is followed by a discussion of the principle of OFDM, IEEE 802.16 physical layer, and WiMAX signaling.  The WiMax Training course concludes with a look at the network architecture and link budget calculations.

  • 2 days of WiMax Training Overview with an expert instructor
  • WiMax Overview Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


  • We can customize this WiMax Training Overview course to suit the needs of audiences such as hardware designers, application developers, service designers, sales engineers, marketing/sales personnel, radio planners, and persons involved in defense and homeland security applications relating to WiMAX.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this WiMax Overview course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the WiMax Overview around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the WiMax Overview course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Upon completing this WiMax Training Overview course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:



The target audience for this WIMAX Training Overview course:

  • This course is aimed at technical professionals who are familiar with 2G, 3G, and/or other 4G (such as LTE) wireless technologies and desire a quick overview of WIMAX technology. For a more in-depth treatment of the topic, please consider WIMAX-C3DC, the three-day counterpart of this course.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this WiMAX Training Overview course are:

  • Familiarity with 2G/3G technologies or LTE.


Review of Modulation Schemes     
  • Complex envelope representation
  • BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • BER performance comparison
  • Coherent detection
Propagation Channel Modeling    
  • AWGN, Rayleigh/Ricean fading
  • Delay spread, frequency selectivity
  • Lognormal fading
  • Path loss comparison (indoors vs. outdoors)
Performance Improvement Methods
  • FEC (convolutional) codes
  • Antenna diversity (receive – MRC and optimal combining)
  • Antenna diversity (transmit – STBC, MIMO)
  • Adaptive Antenna Arrays (AAA)
Multipath Mitigation
  • TDMA vs. CDMA vs. OFDMA
  • Discussion of throughput vs. data rate
OFDM Principles
  • Transmission and modulation (IFFT, S/P)
  • Sub-carrier discussion
  • Reception and demodulation (FFT, P/S)
  • Cyclic prefix
  • Comparison with 3GPP LTE (uplink and downlink)
IEEE 802.16 Physical Layer
  • HARQ (comparison with HSDPA and LTE)
  • Uplink channels discussion
  • Adaptive modulation
  • TDD and FDD principles
  • Downlink channels discussion
  • Bandwidth tradeoff
  • DL/UL subframe time ratios
  • Segments and sectoring
  • MIMO/AAS scenarios
    • General overview
    • How are these modes selected and enabled?
  • Power control
WiMax Signaling Discussions
  • Higher layer signaling
    • Handover Procedures
      • Fast handover description and when it is used
      • Overall handover sequence
  • Sleep/idle modes
    • When is it used
    • How is it initiated and how to exit mode
  • MAC functionality
  • Security architecture:  Authentication, integrity
    • Explanation of overall architecture and security protocols in general
    • Time of establishment  and which security associations are used when
    • What is encrypted besides MAC PDU
    • CLEAR’s security and encryption package
System Analysis
  • Network architecture
  • Operating frequency bands
  • Link budget
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