Become a Certified 5G NR Professional

Strengthen your technical design principles and their impacts on performance and deployments of the 5G NR Networks.
  • 560+ Heavy Slides
  • On-Demand or Live
  • Starting in August,2022


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Heavy Slides as part of this 5G NR Training Program


Hours of Training Materials

Kamran Etemad, PhD

Technology Advisory and Leadership, Advanced Wireless Technology and 4G/5G Standards Development, Standards and IP development and Patent Analysis. Advanced Technology Training and consulting.

90+ Patents in PHY and MAC Design
25+ Years of experience in telecom Industry
3GPP Delegate and Contributor

Job Roles
- Senior Advisor, FCC
- Former R&D Director, Intel
- VP of Advanced Technology and Strategy, WFI
- Executive Consultant, Sprint-Nextel

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What You Will Learn

5G NR Air Interface In-Depth, 350+ Slides ($995 Value)

This course provides an in-depth description of 5G New Radio (NR) technology as defined by 3GPP standards and specification. The content and flow are structured to introduce NR air interface with a focus on technical design principles and their impacts on performance and deployments. Starting with a brief background on the 5G requirement, standardization landscape and roadmap and following a short review of LTE air interface, the course presents 5G RAN and Core, architecture and protocol structure. The discussion is then followed by a detailed description of the physical layer including time and frequency resource structure, channelization, scheduling, transmission protocols.

The course also presents the step by step process followed by a UE from downlink synchronization to uplink access and operation in connected mode under power saving, mobility and beam management. Given NR has the same technical foundation as LTE and is expected to co-deploy with LTE for many years the course also opportunistically makes comparisons with LTE system. The contents of this course are kept up to date with the evolution of standards and may be adjusted to best reflect the state of NR technology.

1. 5G Requirements and Standardization

- IMT-2020/5G Requirements
- 3GPP Standardization Process and Time Lines
- Preview of Key Design Principles and Features in NR

2. Super Quick Review of LTE

- E-UTRAN/EPC Architecture and Protocol Architecture
- Frame Structure, Physical Channels and Signals
- Resource allocation and Transmission Protocols
- System Access and Mobility Management
- Carrier Aggregation and Dual Connectivity
- LTE Roadmap to LTE-Advanced (Pro)

3. 5G RAN and 5G Core Network Architecture

5GC/RAN Overview
Overview of key Network Functions and Interfaces
5G RAN Functions and Internal Architecture
5G Co-deployment and Migration Options
Review Discussion and Comparison with LTE

4. NR Air Interface Protocol Layers

- Overview of Control and User Plane Protocols
- SDAP and QoS Handling
- PDCP and Packet Duplication
- RLC and MAC Functions
- RRC Functions
- NAS Signaling
- Review Discussion and Comparison with LTE

5. NR Transmission’s Time and Frequency Structure

- Band Dependent and Flexible Numerology
- Unified Frame Structure (FDD/TDD/Unlicensed)
- Flexible Start times and Duration (Mini Slots & Slot Aggr.)

6. Physical Channels Design and Structures

- Overview Logical, Transport and Physical Channels
- BCH and Synchronization Signal Block (SSB)
- PDCCH Structure and DCI Signaling
- PDSCH and PUSCH Structure and PHY Processing
- PUCCH Structure and Formats
- PRACH Structure and Formats

7. Physical Layer Reference Signals

- DL and UL Demodulation Reference Signals (DMRS)
- Phase Tracking Reference Signals (PT-RS)
- Channel State Reference Signals (CSI-RS)
- Tracking Reference Signals (T-RS)
- Sounding Reference Signals (SRS)

8. Resource Allocation and Transmission Schemes

- Dynamic Resources Allocation Types
- HARQ Transmission Protocol and Feedback
- Dynamic DL Scheduling
- Dynamic UL Scheduling (SR/BSR/PHR)
- Configured Grant/SPS Scheduling
- Pre-emptive Scheduling
- Reserved Resources
- Overview of DCIs for DL and UL Allocation
- Power Control and Timing Alignment

9. Multi-Antenna Transmissions and Beam Management

- DL MIMO Operation
- Examples DL MIMO Operations
- Single and Multi-Port Channel Sounding
- CSI Feedback Types and Report Configuration
- UL MIMO Operation
- UL MIMO Precoding
- Multi-Port SRS Configuration
- Code based & Non-Code Based UL MIMO
- Beam Management in NR
- Analog, Digital and Hybrid Beamforming
- Beam Establishment & Change
- Beam Failure Detection and Recovery
- Review Discussion and Comparison with LTE

10. Initial Synchronization and Access in NR

- Overview Initial Access and RRC Connection Establishment
- DL Synchronization and Cell/Network Selection
- RF Scanning and DL Slot Synchronization
- Obtaining Minimum and Other System Information
- UL Synchronization and PRACH Procedures
- Contention-Based and Contention Free RACH Procedures
- Beam Sweeping & Selection in Initial Access

11. Power Saving and Mobility Management

- UE RRC States and Procedures
- Idle State Mobility and CN Based Paging
- Inactive State Mobility and RAN Based Paging
- RRM Measurements and Connected State Mobility
- DRX Operation in Connected State
- Radio Link Failure

12. Spectrum, Multicarrier Operation, and RF Requirement

- NR-LTE Co-deployment & Coexistence
- NR-NR and NR-LTE Dual Connectivity
- DL and UL sharing
- Supplemental Uplink
- 5G/NR Spectrum Bands and Carrier Bandwidths
- Overview of RF Requirements

13. Quick Preview of Key upcoming NR Features

- NR in Unlicensed Band (NRU)
- Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB)
- NR for V2X
- NR Positioning
- Remote Interference Management (RIM)
- NR for Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN)

5G NR Evolution Release 16+, 100+ Slides ($495 Value)

This course provides a technical overview of 5G New Radio (NR) evolution with a focus on Release 16 and a preview of upcoming features planned for Release 17. Assuming a family of the audience with 5G NR in release 15, we start directly with discussions on basic features in Release 16 providing enhancements to capabilities that are already supported in NR. For example how MIMO, power saving, or mobility are improved. In this part, we also cover enhanced URLLC and two-step RACH which while considered as enhancements to current capabilities are also essential elements needed by new verticals discussed in the following section. Remote and cross-link interference management feature which is important for wide-area and dynamic TDD deployments is also covered.

1. Introduction

2. Release 16 Enhancement Features

- MIMO Enhancements
- MR-DC and CA Enhancements
- Mobility Enhancements
- Enhanced UE Power Savings
- 2-Step RACH
- Enhanced URLLC

3. New Features/Capabilities

- Cross-Link/Remote Interference Management (CLI/RIM)
- NR Positioning
- NR Unlicensed
- V2X
- Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB)
- Industrial IoT (IIoT)

4. Preview of Release 17 Features

- Enhancement Features
- New Features/Capabilities

5G NR Radio Planning Principles, 100+ Slides, ($495 Value)

This course provides technical insights into radio network planning principles for 5G systems deployments in the mid-band and mm-wave spectrum. While the primary focus is on 5G-New Radio (NR) cell coverage and capacity calculation and network design, various multi-RAT issues including Non- Standalone (NSA) deployment and NR dynamic sharing with LTE are also discussed. Assuming familiarity of the audience with 5G NR air interface the course starts with a brief review of essential 5G NR topics with focus on physical layer channels, spectrum and RF parameters as well as NG-RAN architectures and multi-carrier deployment options including dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS). The course then dives into the 5G RF design and planning process and calculations with a focus on system coverage and capacity objective. The concepts and detailed calculations of the downlink and uplink radio link budget are presented and used for 5G-NR coverage based planning. Capacity analysis is also addressed starting with demand projection and cell capacity estimation following by capacity based cell planning. Then using some examples the combined coverage and capacity based dimensioning process is presented and finally, some site selection and generic guidelines for RF planning tools are discussed.

5G Deployment Types, RAN Configurations, and Spectrum Options

- Introduction to 5G Deployment Types and Primary Use Cases
- 5G NR Bands in 3GPP and Spectrum Options
- BS and UE Power Classes
- Multi-Carrier and Multi-Radio NG-RAN Configurations and LTE-NR Co-deployment Issues

Network Planning Concepts and Process

- Design Consideration for different Deployment Types
- Preconditions, Inputs, and Objectives of Network Planning
- Preview of Coverage and Capacity Analysis and Planning Tools

5G Coverage and Link Budget Analysis

- Review of Link Budget concepts, parameters, and calculations
- Details of Uplink budget calculations for data channels
- Link Budget for DL Data and Control Channels and the notion of Link Balancing
- Radio Propagation Models and Cell Range Calculations in Low/Mid-band and mmWave Spectrum
- Example of Coverage Based Dimensioning

Demand Estimation and Capacity Analysis

- Details of User Throughput Calculations
- Details of Average Cell Throughput and Capacity Estimation
- Demand Analysis and Capacity Based Dimensioning

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”One of the best highly practical courses I have taken to date. It takes a relatively boring topic and keeps you engaged with the exciting opportunities we will have with increased bandwidth and low latency.”

Christopher WilliamsonRF Engineer, Sprint (now T-Mobile)

The best 5G training course available nowadays! Great trainer, Great course, Great quality!

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Very Good Technical Coverage. Great job in covering all technical aspects of the 5G world and how the standardization is and will shape the future.``

Steven LicariPrinciple Member of Technical Staff at Verizon

It was a perfect course on 5G NR Radio Planning. Highly Recommended.

ERHAN AK4G/5G Radio Network Expert, Turk Telekom

Very good course, I learned a lot.

Charlie ArmstrongArea Manager RAN Engineering, AT&T

Well explained and easy to understand. A detailed description of the physical layer including time and frequency resource structure, scheduling, transmission protocols.

Kulbhushan MohitSr. Department Manager, Mediatek

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Frequently asked questions / FAQ

1. Why should I enroll?

The global 5G market is currently worth 5.53 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. By 2030, the market is forecast to have a value of 620.72 billion U.S. dollars. Despite the downturn in the overall economy, businesses continue to invest in 5G and beyond because the majority of the workforce is critically dependent on telecom to function. This program was designed to help you take advantage of this growing need for skilled 5G NR professionals.

2. What jobs will this program prepare me for?

Graduates of this program will have the 5G NR skills needed to be extremely valuable across many functions, and in many roles at mobile network operators, vendors, chipsets design, standardization and patent examination institutes, as well as Telco startups. Specific roles include: 

  • Radio Optimization Engineer
  • Radio Network Planning Engineer
  • Network Architect
  • RAN Design Architect
  • 5G Physical Layer Software Designer
  • Principal RAN Support Engineer
  • Radio Engineer
  • System Test Engineer
  • Wireless System Engineer
  • RF Engineer
  • Cellular Field Design Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Product Manager – RAN 5G
  • Systems Engineer – Protocol and Network Architecture

3. How do I know if this program is right for me?

If you’re an engineer or someone with a strong telecom background, this program offers you the ideal path to pursue a 5G career and prepares you to seek out 5G NR jobs across the telecom ecosystem.

4. Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

No. This 5G NR Training program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

5. What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

The 5G NR Training Program is designed for students with intermediate experience of telecom wireless systems. You should be familiar with LTE Systems at the architecture and Air Interface level.

6. If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

We have a number of short free courses that can help you prepare. Reach out to us at info@6GAcademy.com to discuss the options.

7. How is this training program structured?

The 5G NR Training Program is comprised of content and curriculum based on 3 large courses:

  1. 5G NR Air Interface in-depth
  2. 5G NR Evolution
  3. 5G NR Radio Planning Principles

We estimate that students can complete the program in 4 weeks, working 10 hours per week.

8. How long is this training program?

Access to this training program is offered for 12 months with the possibility to extend it at additional costs, or without any costs if you are subscribed to the 6G Academy PRO plan. You should be able to complete the entire program within 48 hours or up to 5 weeks with 10 hours of study each week. You can go through the materials as many times as you need.

9. What software and versions will I need in this program?

To successfully complete this training program, you’ll need to have a good internet connection, at least 1MB/s.

10. What is the refund policy?

There is no possibility to refund the payment for this training program.

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