In a world that’s becoming more technologically advanced, and dependent every year, digital literacy has become not just a luxury, but a necessity for many everyday and workplace activities. The Learning Alliance Corporation (LAC) partners with businesses, colleges, and universities to bring U.S. Veterans and civilians stronger training initiatives that equate to solid career growth. By partnering with employers nationwide, LAC has created workshops, labs and simulation programs that align the theoretical concepts with real-world application learning. LAC recently announced the launch of a two-week wireless integration program called the Broadband Wireless Digital Installer (BWDI). This course covers the protocols, technical knowledge and techniques needed to work as a technician in the broadband wireless field.

In the program, students are introduced to wireless antenna systems at the small cell, distributed antenna system, and CBRS base level. There is a focus on data center-based structured wiring that corresponds to the Edge Computing requirements that new 5G systems are implementing. Students also learn the difference between spectrum options, how that spectrum is allocated and what type of distributed systems work best with each segment of the spectrum.

Students will also become familiar with the different aspects of microcell sites, their components and how data is transmitted from antennas to base stations to backhaul systems. They see how fiber optic cabling has been introduced to antenna systems, known as fiber to the antenna, to create faster low-loss networks. They utilize wiring guides, schematics, and other required documents to build out wireless-based systems.

Upon completion of the program, students become certified in Professional Installer, NCTI Wireless Installer, and receive LAC’s diploma.

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