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Build your 5G knowledge: Qualcomm Wireless Academy 5G courses open for registration

Oct 21, 2020

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Sam Guirguis, Engineer, Principal/Mgr, and QWA Instructor, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Qualcomm Technologies helped create the once-thought-impossible technological breakthroughs needed to make 5G a reality. Now it’s transforming industries across sectors, and global consumers are buying their first 5G devices – from smartphones to PCs. It’s a new generation of wireless.

Whether you’re a business professional new to wireless or an engineer looking to understand the latest technologies, Qualcomm Wireless Academy (QWA) is now offering wireless courses to help build your knowledge of 5G cellular technologies.

QWA has been training wireless ecosystem players for more than 15 years, supporting the successful adoption and deployment of wireless networks and devices worldwide. With 5G impacting so many industries, we’re now offering 5G courses to the public, so more businesses and individuals can improve their understanding and take advantage of the technology.

Based on 3GPP standards, QWA courses are designed and taught by engineers from our Engineering Services Group (ESG). QWA instructors have hands-on experience deploying, optimizing, and troubleshooting 5G operator networks globally, as well as for high-traffic events, such as Live Nation concerts, MLB games, and the Super Bowl.

From capacity planning, RF design and dimensioning to deployment, field testing, and optimization, ESG brings decades of experience deploying new generations of wireless technologies. Our engineers are excited to bring this expertise to a broader audience, empowering more industries to take advantage of 5G’s high reliability and low latency to drive unprecedented new experiences for automotive, telemedicine, remote education, industrial IoT, and more.

Joakim Hulten, Engineer, Principal and QWA Instructor, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

The public can now access several top eLearning courses, with deeper levels of content and instructor-led courses available to participants upon request.

QWA offers courses for students of all levels:

  • New to wireless and curious about what 5G can bring to your business? Try 5G Foundations for Business Professionals, where you’ll learn the basics and have the opportunity to chat with engineers about the new services and experiences 5G enables.
  • Familiar with wireless technology and wondering what’s new for 5G? Try 5G Technical Overview, which will take you through the basics of 5G network technologies and prepare you for more advanced 5G courses.
  • Seasoned engineer curious about beam management or how 5G air interface design compares with LTE? Try 5G NR Call Processing: Non-Standalone Mode, where you’ll learn EN-DC options 3/3a/3x and explore NSA NR initial access, EN-DC procedures, beam management, and key MAC/PHY procedures.

To celebrate our public launch, all QWA courses are discounted 30 percent through 2020.

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