PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
The Baicells Professional Training & Certification Program is an immersive, competency-based framework that provides practical instructor-led, hands-on technical training and competency testing of both knowledge and skills.
The program was introduced to help any technical personnel who are new to Baicells or looking to enhance their current knowledge of LTE and Baicells’s solutions to benefit from an in-person classroom experience with a subject-matter expert (SME) and to then apply what they learned through hands-on and written exams. When you earn a Baicells Certification, it means you were able to show an SME/instructor that you know what you’re doing.
While it’s true that Baicells designs its products to be plug-and-play, the LTE technology that makes it run is fairly complicated in comparison with other technologies. The Baicells engineering team rewrote the LTE code to make it more efficient, as it had evolved over several years of 3GPP revisions. So, in addition to the practical, real-world application of this training and certification, the program will also give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the intelligence behind the machines.
GET READY TO LEARN AND BUILD CONFIDENCE IN YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS.
The entry level course, Baicells Installation & Basic Troubleshooting, includes the Associate Certification Exam on the third day of the class. To go to the course syllabus, click on Associate Certification below.
WHY IS THIS PROGRAM IMPORTANT?
We want to share our excitement about this new technology. By helping operators be successful in planning, deploying, managing, supporting, and optimizing their Baicells networks we hope to to share our excitement with you.
Baicells Installation & Basic Troubleshooting
Associate level certification prep course
ILT – 3 days
Recommended for personnel with less than 1 year of LTE and/or Baicells experience, or for anyone who plans to take the Associate exam and continue their Baicells professional training in the follow-on certification levels being developed.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Certification training classes are hosted by our partners. Follow the links below to view the available training schedules and register for the certification training.
LEARNING PARTNER CLASSES
ASSOCIATE LEVEL CERTIFICATION COURSE
INSTALLATION & BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING
Baicells Installation & Basic Troubleshooting is a hands-on, in-classroom, instructor-led training course that prepares you to install, initially configure, verify operation, and conduct Tier 1 level troubleshooting on Baicells eNodeB (eNB) and user equipment (UE). These Baicells products are part of a family of Baicells LTE network solutions that enable broadband wireless access to any 3GPP LTE backhaul network. As part of the course, on the third day the instructor will administer the hands-on and online written exam for the Associate Certification.
The course is considered a foundational course for understanding 3GPP LTE technology in general and as implemented in Baicells networks, and serves as a prerequisite for follow-on courses. The course format is highly interactive; the instructor explains the material and demonstrates procedures, and then students work in teams to practice with the equipment and software apps. Learning modules include review questions to reinforce learning.
TARGET AUDIENCE & ASSUMED PREQUISITES
The Baicells Installation & Basic Troubleshooting course was designed for equipment installers and Tier 1 technical support engineers or other field personnel, and as a foundational background for those participating in the follow-on courses and exams or who need a better understanding of LTE and the Baicells solutions. The course is recommended for personnel with less than 1 year of LTE and/or Baicells experience, or for anyone who plans to take the Associate Certification exam and continue their Baicells professional training in the follow-on certification levels being developed.
The general prerequisite skills and knowledge are:
- Basic IP Networking: Familiar with OSI model, TCP/IP, IP addressing, subnet masks, broadcast addresses, static routes and routing protocols, dynamic IP addressing, DNS, DHCP, NAT, bridging, LANs, VLANs, WANs, MAC addresses
- Basic Wireless: Familiar with RF propagation, spectrum, licensed and unlicensed frequencies, channels/bands, small cell vs macro cell coverage, fixed wireless, interference and other RF challenges, duplexing, modulation, antenna basics, end-user devices. Familiarity with LTE is recommended.
Before attending class:
Registrants are advised to review the pre-class material, LTE Technology & Terms (pdf file). You will be expected to understand this information prior to class.
The primary course objective, or intended outcome, is that students will be able to plan, install, perform basic configuration, and verify that UE and eNB equipment is operational. The secondary objective of this course is to help prepare students to pass the Associate Certification exam.
- Discuss/review LTE features, architecture, technology, terms, and RF measurements
- Distinguish Baicells product models and use cases; review guidance on cell location and antenna selection; discuss core network options
- Use eNB GUI, UE GUI, OMC, and BOSS apps to configure network elements and subscriber information
- Install, enter basic configuration settings, verify operation, and troubleshoot eNB, UE, OMC, and BOSS issues
- Configure HaloB, Carrier Aggregation, Dual Carrier (Split) mode, and CBRS SAS
Download the Baicells Installation & Basic Troubleshooting Syllabus and pre-class reading here