ETA will be co-locating the 2017 Education Forum with the IWCE conference in Las Vegas, Nevada March 27-31, 2017. The show will be focused on providing training through outside vendors in poplular technology areas related to ETA certification.
Presented by Chris Miller, CETsr, Heartland Community College
This two-day workshop is a comprehensive two day, hands-on course that will give you all of the necessary skills in order to be successful in today's electronics industry and includes extensive hands-on training. If you are a student needing more in-depth information, a beginning technician needing expert guidance, or a practicing electronics technician wanting to enhance your skill level to advance in your career, this workshop will prepare you for success with ETA's Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) certification exam.
CETa Technical Topics:
Wednesday-Thursday (March 29-30, 2017) - $410 through 2/23
Presented by Michael Barton, CETsr, Motorola R56 Audit Team & Commdex Consulting
Based on the NEW Motorola updates of R56 industry codes and standards, this four-day workshop is for Motorola employees and affiliates only (unless invited and Motorola authorization given) that provides a documented set of standards & guidelines for designing safe and reliable communications sites helps guarantee personnel safety, equipment reliability and equipment availability. This hands-on workshop validates attendees knowledge or core concepts required in the installation of a communications site and explores all the NEW competencies recently introduced to ensure that communications sites are constructed to industry best practices and communications equipment operates in an environment that assures service reliability and longevity.
R56 Course Outline:
Monday-Thursday (March 27-30, 2017) - $1299 through 2/23
Presented by Dane Brockmiller, FOI, LAS, PIM, Dover Telecommunication Services
This two-day hands-on course is for technicians, managers and venue owners who need to understand the role of DAS in wireless today. This is a comprehensive hands-on course covering the six major areas of DAS, small cell, applications and deployments (noted below in detail).
Learn the latest development, installation and planning for VHF and UHF public safety DAS. Emphasis will be placed on the differences between this form of DAS and carrier-based systems along with how DAS interacts with wireless carriers and Wi-Fi. DAS coverage and component testing will be demonstrated along with plenty of hands-on exercises.
DAS and Small Cells Course Outline:
Monday-Tuesday (March 27-28, 2017) - $899 through 2/23
Presented by Phil Shoemaker, FOI, FOT-OSP, Light Brigade
Fiber to the Antenna is intended for those who install, test and maintain fiber optic communication systems for Outside Plant FTTA installations and onsite antenna applications. Novice and experienced fiber professionals alike will find this workshop and extensive hands-on skills training beneficial for successful fiber optics careers with a practical understanding to properly install and maintain fiber optic networks. The four-day class includes 16 hours of classroom lecture combined with 16 hours of hands-on exercises.
The content focuses on the integration and installation of optical components in order to successfully establish connectivity in FTTA and cell tower applications. Attendees will participate in skills exercises that give practical hands-on experience with splicing, cable preparation, OTDR testing, and optical loss testing.
FTTA Course Outline:
Monday-Thursday (March 27-30, 2017) - $1,849 through 2/23
Presented by Rob Walker, LAS, PIM, ATRG Technical Services
This certification program introduces public safety professionals and support staff to various communications concepts and technologies, including: interoperable communications solutions, LMR communications, satellite, telephone, data, and computer technologies used in incident response and planned events. This two-day workshop trains emergency responders on practices and procedures common to radio communication technicians during all-hazards emergency operations. This course will help communications technicians work within the Incident Command System (ICS) organizational structure. It is intended for federal, state, local, and tribal emergency response professionals and coordination/support personnel with communications backgrounds. Individuals who are responsible for managing a Strategic Technology Reserve (radio cache, mobile communications vehicle, or other deployable communications assets) are encouraged to attend.
GCT1 is modeled after communication systems basics and expands on the US Department of Homeland Security's Communications Technician program.
GCT1 Technical Topics:
Monday/Tuesday (March 27-28, 2017) - $699 through 2/23
Presented by Don Huston, CET, Bird Technologies
This frequency domain reflectometer hands-on course is designed for beginners as well as senior-level technicians and engineers, this course goes beyond traditional line sweep and PIM testing and provides all the knowledge in order to test and evaluate RF signals that begin at the output of a radio transmitter and eventually are propagated into the air to a receiver. Hands-on exercises will include applications of everyday problems found in the field such as: testing fundamentals, reflectometers, RF wattmeters, calibration, determining problems, distance-to-fault measurements, system sweeps, FDR operation and troubleshooting.
Wednesday/Thursday, March 29-30, 2017 - $899 through 2/23
Presented by Chris Dalton, LAS, Radio System Analytics
This three-day workshop includes basic knowledge concepts of land mobile radio (LMR) and associated electronics equipment installation that also incorporates required hands-on training skills applicable to all of the functions required to safely and completely install mobile communications and associated electronic equipment, including removal and reinstallation. MCEI certification ensures the installer has acquired the necessary fundamental skills to deliver more safety, compliance and efficiency through the use of onboard technology.
Hands-On Labs Include:
Monday-Wednesday (March 27-29, 2017) - $1,099 through 2/23
Presented by Tom Dover, Dover Telecommunications Services
Microwave radio still plays a major role in radio and data transmission systems. Wireless carriers continue to deploy microwave systems for data backhaul, and with the advancement of LTE for public safety, the need for microwave communications continues to grow.
This two-day course is designed for students and professionals who encounter point-to-point radio at microwave frequencies. This is a comprehensive hands-on course focusing on how radio works in all applications, how digital transmission (modulation) is derived for high-speed dta, the principals of microwave frequency propagation and antenna systems. Much of this course will be devoted to hands-on testing and troubleshooting approaches for radio technicians. Federal regulators and OSHA RF safety training will also be covered.
MRT Course Outline:
Monday-Tuesday (March 27-28, 2017) - $899 through 2/23
Presented by Ira Wiesenfeld, CETsr, IWA Technical Services, Inc.
This two-day course is for anyone involved with radio services, wireless or other types of communications systems. Delivered in a concise, systematic way that will enhance your skill level, regardless of your experience, this is a comprehensive hands-on course that will give you all of the necessary skills in order to find and correct RF signal interference. The class begins with basic theory of radio and test equipment, concluding with hands-on applications of everyday problems found in the field. Designed to include beginners as well as senior level technicians and engineers, this course goes beyond interference hunting.
Hands-On Exercises Include:
Monday-Tuesday (March 27-28, 2017), $899 through 2/23
This scholarship is made available by ETA® International and International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). The scholarship is intended for students interested in a career in the wireless communications field. In your essay, please describe your ideal career in wireless communications. Why is this your ideal field? How will this scholarship benefit you? Why should you be considered for this scholarship?
This scholarship is made available by ETA® International and International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). The scholarship is intended for veterans interested in a career in the wireless communications field. In your essay, please describe your ideal career in wireless communications. Why is this your ideal field? How will this scholarship benefit you? Why should you be considered for this scholarship?
“Invaluable course material taught by Dane [Brockmiller] with an even exchange of ideas and methods from the class attendees of their past and present DAS projects. This was my 1st IWCE attendance, definitely will not be my last. I hope to see a larger female population in attendance in the coming years with the growth of the industry.”Nicole Lloyd, Senior Telecommunication Services Specialist, University of Central Florida
“Education Forum at IWCE allowed me to learn more about DAS systems in order better understand customer needs and regulations surrounding communications indoors. Highly knowledgeable instructors provided key information on how to design and implement the most efficient system for our customers.”Orhan Avcioglu, Business Development Manager, Telsan, Istanbul, Turkey
“My experience with ETA was great. I attended the class for the CET associate’s test. The new changes that ETA made to the class, which now focus more on the specific material that is on the test, are spot-on. This shortens the class, while still giving you the required information to do well on the test. Overall, I think it was a great success.”Dustin Peabody, Field Technician, Creative Communications Sales & Rentals, Arizona
"The knowledge and materials provided at ETA training is invaluable in providing excellent communications that our customers depend on."Eric Rodriguez, Technician, Highland Wireless Services, Florida
“IWCE 2015 was my first time there and it was an outstanding learning environment for anyone in the RF field. The courses offered are second to none and I suggest sending your people there!”Martin F. Baker, Senior Telecommunications Technician, Peoples Natural Gas, Pennsylvania