WISPAMERICA Collocated Training & Events
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Last update: 02/23/18


MIKROTIK CERTIFIED NETWORK ASSOCIATE (MTCNA) TRAINING

BY BALTIC NETWORKS

MARCH 3rd, 4TH, & 5TH

8:30am - 5:00pm
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The MTCNA course is designed as an introductory course to the MikroTik RouterOS software. The course starts with the basics of using MikroTik and works its way through basic routing, switching, bridging, wireless, network management, firewalls, quality of service, and tunnels. The class is taught in a lab environment with a lab completed after each module is covered to reinforce the concepts covered. By the end of the course, you will be familiar with RouterOS and be able to provide basic services to customers. GOOD FOR: Anyone who wishes to learn how to use RouterOS. The course covers the basics: NAT, firewalls, DHCP, simple queues, and basic wireless networking. PREREQUISITE: An understanding of IPv4 Subnetting and TCP/IP.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER COST:  $995  


Cambium PMP450 Certification by Streakwave

MARCH 4TH & 5TH

8:00am - 6:00pm
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Cambium’s PMP 450 Certification course will cover RF principles, GPS sync, installation procedures, initial deployment and configuration. Next students will walk thru the graphical user interface to learn in greater detail functions of QoS, networking and various security setup parameters. Students will learn fundamentals of proper sizing of a PMP 450, 450i and 450m network including such topics as link budgets, network capacity and RF coverage basics. Finally, tools and troubleshooting will be discussed prior to the certification exam.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER COST:  $795  


Ubiquiti Broadband Wireless Admin (UBWA) v2.0

by Streakwave

MARCH 4TH & 5TH

9:00am - 5:00pm
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Learn everything about Fixed Wireless, this 2 day course will enable you to use, sell and deploy Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Wireless Networks.
Course will focus on: Latest Ubiquiti Products & Technologies, RF Fundamentals, Antennas, Link Planning, Management, Troubleshooting, Indoor vs Outdoor Wireless, and Best Practices.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER COST:  $795  


Ubiquiti ENTERPRISE WIRELESS ADMIN (UEWA) COURSE

by Baltic Networks

MARCH 4TH & 5TH

8:30am - 5:00pm
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The Ubiquiti Enterprise Wireless Admin (UEWA) course is designed to prepare professionals to meet the challenges faced by today’s enterprise networks through hands-on lab activities using UniFi Access Points, the UniFi Controller, and UniFi Security Gateway. Couple that with the real-life implementation examples of our trainers and other class participants, and you have the best classroom experience you could bargain for!

The course includes two days of hands-on training and offers the ability to become a fully certified The Ubiquiti Enterprise Wireless Admin (UEWA), upon passing the examination at the end of the course. Once you pass the certification exam, you get to keep your training and reference guides and be mailed the official Ubiquiti Certification and a cool t-shirt.

Course Outline

  • EdgeMAX overview
  • Device mnagement
  • Carrier network design
  • IPv4 & subnetting
  • Routing protocols
  • ISP services & security

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER COST:  $795  

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COMPETENT CLIMBER CERTIFICATION

by Tower One Inc.

MARCH 4TH & 5TH

9:00am - 5:00pm (Sunday)
8:00am - 5:00pm (Monday)
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The Competent Climber Fall Protection class is designed to prepare individuals from a broad range of experience for safe climbing and work on various structures. We tailor much of our instruction towards broadband service providers, however a lot of the work overlaps with cell tower crews, broadcasting, utility crews (for water towers), and other at height jobs.

This program complies with the OSHA regulations on Fall Protection and is recognized by the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) for meeting the CTS requirements. The course is broken into classroom lecture and hands on tower experience.

Course Content

  • Rope Types and Care
  • Fall Factors
  • Climbing Techniques
  • Self-Rescue Procedures
  • Pick Rescue
    • Medical Preparedness
    • PPE Inspection and Logs
    • Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
    • Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
    • And Much More

    $200 Savings! This is a first come first serve course with limited space available. Lunch will be provided both days. Monday will be spent at a tower site off location.
    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER COST:  $745  


    Baicells Technical Training

    MARCH 5TH

    9:00am - 5:00pm
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    Baicells Technologies will provide an all-day technical training session for both beginners and advanced operators who are interested in broadening their LTE knowledge. The morning session will consist of LTE basics and is recommended for those new to LTE, or to those who need a refresher. The afternoon will consist of more advanced topics. Baicells will provide hands-on exercises, troubleshooting tips, and best practices. Topics will include but are not limited to:

    • LTE Fundamentals
    • Overview of the Baicells Set-up
    • LTE vs. Wi-Fi
    • Detailed LTE RF Planning & Optimization
    • Troubleshooting with Baicells
    • Small Cells
    • FCC Registrations
    • CBRS Band Overview
    • Baicells Road Map

    Please register on our page to reserve your space. Lunch is included. If you need to cancel please email Savannah Lancaster directly.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
    COST:  FREE
     


    RADWIN TRAINING SESSION

    MARCH 5TH

    9:00am - 5:00pm
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    RADWIN provides industry-leading wireless broadband solutions which have been selected by major CAF players. RADWIN AIR subscriber units (SU AIR) and the JET AIR Beamforming base station are ideal for ISPs wishing to upgrade wireless legacy networks to provide high speed connectivity while reducing infrastructure costs. With RADWIN’s SU AIR you can offer up to 100Mbps to homes for bandwidth-intensive applications such as Netflix, fast internet browsing and online gaming.

    In addition, we'll also be showing off our latest product, RADWIN Smart-Node, the world’s first outdoor power and communication solution that reduces costs and accelerates the roll-out of smart-city, IoT and telecom projects.

    Agenda:
    • Introduction to RADWIN
    • RF Principles
    • What WISPs need to consider when choosing network equipment
    • JET Base Station and Subscriber Unit overview (PRO/AIR)
    • Best Practices session
    • Massive deployment case study introduction
    • RADWIN 5000 and 2000 overview
    • Smart Node introduction and demo
    • Practical hands-on sessions
    Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
    COST:  COMPLIMENTARY
     

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    PRODUCT LAUNCH PARTY

    March 5th

    3:00pm - 5:00pm
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    Join Mimosa Networks for drinks, snacks, and new products to take your MicroPoP to the next level!
    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
    COST: FREE
     

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    WISP PAC EVENT

    March 7th

    7:15pm - 9:00pm
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    WISP PAC, the political action committee formed to support WISPs and the fixed wireless industry invites you to join us for an evening of socializing and networking at WISPAMERICA 2018.

    Enjoy the musical delights of Clarence "Bluesman" Davis at Cantina Laredo in Birmingham's Uptown entertainment complex conveniently located within walking distance of WISPAMERICA 2018 activities.

    Important Information: Federal law mandates that WISP PAC only accept individual (i.e. personal) contributions, and individuals may give a maximum of $5,000 per calendar year to WISP PAC. Contributions may be made via check or credit card. If your company is an LLC or partnership, your contribution may come from your company; otherwise, the check must come from an individual account.

    REGISTRATION COMING SOON
    Minimum contribution amount to attend is $50 per person.
     


    UBIQUITI BROADBAND WIRELESS SPECIALIST (UBWS) TRAINING

    by Baltic Networks

    MARCH 9TH

    8:30am - 5:00pm
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    The Ubiquiti Broadband Wireless Specialist (UBWS) is Ubiquiti’s one-day airMAX training course designed for applied learning and entry-level certification. Be introduced to Ubiquiti’s powerful wireless products, learn how to make wireless links, and get hands-on practice in an instructor-led classroom. GOOD FOR: Anyone who is interested in learning more about configuring point to point and point to multi-point networks in an outdoor environment.
    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER COST:  $495  


    Fiber Training by Baltic Networks

    MARCH 9TH

    9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm
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    Take this 3 hour introductory course to become more familiar with fiber optic cable splicing.

    Two sessions available: 9:00am – 12:00pm 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Overview of tools needed to splice
  • Basics of fusion splicing
  • Setting up for fusion splicing
  • Fiber types and choosing the best type for your application
  • Preparing for splicing
  • Cleaving fiber
  • Cleaning and handling fiber to be spliced
  • Fiber placement in splicer
  • Stripping the fiber
  • Splicing the fiber
  • Evaluation of spliced fiber
  • Care of fusion splicer as well as cleaver
  • Picking enclosures for fiber

  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER COST:  $199  

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