Prepare yourself professionally for the arrival of 5G


5G technology opens up a range of possibilities for innovation, with great potential to leverage visual computing, machine learning, autonomous cars and the internet of things. The technological solution will allow sharing information in real time and reducing the response time of connected devices. With the expansion of the 5G network, several applications will be rebuilt and a new revolution may happen, from autonomous industrial machines, vehicles that move without a driver, advanced security systems, to remotely-controlled robotic medical procedures. 5G and its evolutions will build a new layer of communication, so companies must adapt quickly not to be left out of the opportunities that will arise, nor suffer from the challenges imposed by these changes. And IT professionals will have an increasingly fundamental role in the process of deploying networks, in creating new applications and in accelerating its worldwide viability. To assist in this process, we have selected 15 introductory and in-depth courses on 5G technology.

Bridging the 4G / 5G Gap: Telecommunications Roadmap for Implementation – Part 1 Description: The course covers a historical review of 4G and 5G technologies and how they impacted society in the United States. The legislative and regulatory context that defines what local governments, agencies and the wireless industry can do is also addressed.

Platform: IEEE Learning Network

Price: US$ 99 for non-IEEE members

Link: https://iln.ieee.org/public/contentdetails.aspx?id=F60F3394AF0B4B9FB7F47942D285186B

Bridging the 4G / 5G Gap: Telecommunications Roadmap for Implementation – Part 2

Description: The event displays the scientific evidence surrounding the impact of wireless installations on the value of property and human health, in addition to providing a roadmap for deploying wireless facilities, minimizing the risk of lawsuits by the wireless industry or private citizens. (Virtual live event takes place on June 9th.)

Platform: IEEE Learning Network

Price: US$ 59 for non-IEEE members

Link: https://iln.ieee.org/Public/ContentDetails.aspx?id=9A24277A21884B9DA517FD302C2791AE&_ga=2.251577926.1344702520.1616758500-318008804.1616187145

5G/NR Non-Standalone Implementation and 5G/NR Non-Standalone Migration

Description: The purpose of this course is to provide participants with a complete understanding of the fundamentals of 5G/NR implementation, considering the options for non-autonomous (NSA) and autonomous (SA) deployment. (Live virtual event takes place on April 15th.)

Platform: IEEE Communications Society

Price: US$ 459 for non-IEEE members

Link: https://iln.ieee.org/Public/ContentDetails.aspx?id=DA1C039A58ED4CB797B1301E97A4999D

Cloud-Native 5G: Architecture, Enablers, and Roadmap

Description: The course helps you understand the 5G end-to-end architecture and its roadmap, including 5G multi-access, service-based and cloud native, which allows for a wide range of use cases. The instructor will share insights into strategic end-to-end pillars, technology, roadmap, industry and ecosystem realities and challenges, as well as what to expect in the years to come.

Platform: IEEE Communications Society

Price: US$ 229 for non-IEEE members

Link: https://www.comsoc.org/education-training/training-courses/online-courses/2021-02-cloud-native-5g-architecture-enablers

5G: architecture and key principles

Description: The course addresses the key principles that govern 5G design, explaining technology concepts in a simple way. Also covered are the 5G network architecture, the 5G use cases, 5G Radio Access Network and 5G Core Network.

Platform: Udemy

Price: R$ 189.90

Link: https://www.udemy.com/course/5g-architecture-and-key-principles/

5G RAN Hardware and implementation

Description: The course covers the 5G RAN Hardware and implementation for Nokia and Huawei, in addition to upgrading the existing 4G-LTE infrastructure.

Platform: Udemy

Price: R$ 189.90

Link: https://www.udemy.com/course/5g-ran-hardware-and-implementation/

5G cybersecurity

Description: The course provides an insight into how 5G can impact cybersecurity and the areas where new potential risks for your organization and company need to be considered.

Platform: Pluralsight

Price: company offers an annual premium package, with access to advanced courses, for $ 37.42 per month or an annual amount of $ 449.

Link: https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/5g-cyber-security-first-look

5G Core Network Signalling

Description: The course features signaling communication within the Main 5G Network as specified in the current Rel-16 3GPP standards. The organization of the network is briefly presented, and also the attributes of all the main 5G network functions (NFs), basic 5G use cases (eMBB, mMTC and URLLC), and EU identities.

Platform: Apis

Price: € 1,730 for the virtual classroom model and € 1,210 for recorded classes.

Link: https://apistraining.com/portfolio/5g-core-network-signalling/

5G Foundation

Description: The course has 6 units: the 5G imperative, the 5G network foundation, the distributed cloud foundation, the 5G network slicing foundation, the security foundation and the 5G industrial automation foundation. At the end of the course, it is possible to take a test to obtain a certificate.

Platform: NokiaEDU

Price: € 500

Link: https://www.nokia.com/networks/training/5g/bell-labs/courses/

5G Networking

Description: The eight-hour course has five units covering the 5G network: requirements for use cases, access, core, transport and network deployment to create use cases. At the end of the course, it is possible to take a test to obtain a certificate.

Platform: NokiaEDU

Price: € 500

Link: https://www.nokia.com/networks/training/5g/bell-labs/courses/

5G strategy for business leaders

Description: The course points out real opportunities brought by the use of 5G and explains how this technology can impact your business. The content also addresses open source technologies and standards that are driving innovation in 5G and what technologies are made possible by this evolution, such as AI and IoT. The student also learns to apply the solution to optimize the experience of his customers and improve business efficiency. The first steps for the company’s transition to the future 5G are also discussed.

Platform: EDX

Price: R$ 2,013

Link: https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/linuxfoundationx-5g-strategy-for-business-leaders

Foundations of 5G NR

Description: The course provides a solid foundation in 5G New Radio (NR) technology, as defined by 3GPP standards and specifications in release 15. Assuming the public’s familiarity with LTE, the course begins directly with discussions of 5G requirements, system architecture and protocol layers.

Platform: 5G Courses

Price: $ 395 for one person and a pay-for-2-take-3 individual access promotion for $ 790

Link: https://www.5g-courses.com/courses/foundations-of-5g-nr-air-interface

5G NR Air Interface

Description: This course provides a detailed description of 5G New Radio (NR) technology as defined by 3GPP standards and specifications. It consists of 13 parts: requirements and 5G standardization; quick review of LTE; 5G RAN and 5G core network architecture; layers of NR air interface protocol, time structure and NR transmission frequency; design and structures of Physical Channels; reference signals from the physical layer; resource allocation and transmission schemes; transmissions from multiple antennas and beam management; initial synchronization and NR access; energy savings and mobility management; spectrum, Multicarrier operation and RF requirement; quick view of the next important NR features.

Platform: 5G Courses

Price: US$ 995 for one person, pay-for-2-take-3 individual access promotion for US$ 1,990, and US$ 4,995 for a team of up to 10 people.

Link: https://www.5g-courses.com/courses/5g-nr-air-interface-in-depth

5G NR Radio Network Planning Principles

Description: This course provides technical insights into the principles of radio network planning for 5G systems deployment in mid-band and mm-wave spectrums. While its main focus is on 5G NR cells coverage and capacity calculation and network design, several multi-RAT issues, including NSA and dynamic NR sharing with LTE are also discussed.

Platform: 5G Courses

Price: US$ 395 for one person, pay-for-2-take-3 individual access promotion for US$ 790, and US$ 1,995 for a team of up to 10 people.

Link: https://www.5g-courses.com/courses/5g-radio-planning-principles

5G NR Evolution Rel.16 and beyond

Description: The course goes through a technical review of the evolution of the 5G NR (New Radio) with a focus on Release 16 and a preview of the next resources planned for Release 17. Content aimed at those who are familiar with Release 15.

Platform: 5G Courses

Price: US$ 495 for one person, and a pay-for-2-take-3 individual access promotion for US$ 990.

Link: https://www.5g-courses.com/courses/5g-nr-evolution-in-release-16