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Mar
23
Mon
Fiber To The X (FTTx) Technical Training @ Nairobi
Mar 23 – Mar 27 all-day

FTTx COURSE AT A GLANCE

The explosion of information traffic owing to the internet, electronic commerce, computer networks, multimedia, voice, data, and video has led to demand for a transmission medium with the bandwidth capabilities for handling such vast amounts of information. Fiber optics, with its high bandwidth capabilities and low attenuation characteristics has proven to be the solution. It’s from this background that Telco companies, cities, utilities and commercial service providers utilizing Fiber Optics have realized that the ultimate choice for upgrading the subscriber connection and possibility of delivering new services (Triple-Play) is fiber to the premises, home, Wireless (FTTP, FTTH, FTTW).
Who Should Attend:
> Fiber Optics Project Management teams
> Technical Support Engineers
> Operation and Maintenance Engineers
> Telecom Managers and supervisors involved in Fiber projects

Course Objectives:
From this course program participants shall learn:
> What is FTTx? – Fiber to the “x” – home, premises, curb, wireless etc.
> How FTTx developed and is growing worldwide
> Alternatives to FTTH
> Network Architectures used in FTTx, specifications, advantages/disadvantages
> What is a “triple-play” system and how is it implemented?
> What are FTTx standards? BPON, GPON, EPON, RFOG, etc.
> How to Plan, Design and Install a FTTx project
> How to test FTTx installations, especially PONs

Mar
31
Tue
Intensive VSAT Field Engineering Training @ Nairobi
Mar 31 – Apr 3 all-day

Course Outline:

DAY 1.

INTRODUCTION TO SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS.

  • Introduction to satellites and satellite theory
  • Details of the Components of a satellite
  • Brief History of satellites communication
  • Different types of Satellite orbits
  • Satellite Types with focus on Communication satellites
  • Radio Frequency Spectrum with focus on Satellite frequencies ( L band, KU band, C band)
  • Definition of Satellite footprints
  • Types of Satellite beams
  • Satellite elements
  • Satellite signals
  • Introduction to RF basics Introduction to VSAT

Introduction to VSAT

  • VSAT application
  • Advantages and disadvantages of VSATs
  • Comparison of VSAT with other terrestrial links
  • VSAT Technology
  • VSAT Frequency bands in details
  • Details of VSAT components-BUC, LNB, Teleport, NOC, Transponder details, Antennas, Feedhorn.

Practicals: Practical demonstration of components of the assembly: Block UP Converters (BUC), Low Noise Blocker (LNB), Feed horn, OMT (Orthomode Transducer)

 

DAY 2

VSAT Access Methods:

  • Types of Access Methods – Dedicated VS Shared
  • Dedicated methods – SCPC
  • Shared Access
  • Need for frequency optimization
  • Signal separation
  • PAMA & DAMA
  • Shared Access – FDMA
  • Shared Access – TDMA
  • Shared Access – CDMA
  • Capacity allocation
  • VSAT carriers- upstream downstream
  • Link Parameters – Data rate. Modulation, FEC & Reed Solomon
  • Bit rate and Symbol rate
  • Definition and relationship between BER & EbNO
  • Definition and differentiation if a CW & Modulation carrier

Types of VSAT Networks:

  • VSAT Connectivity
  • VSAT Topologies
  • Propagation delay
  • Value of the satellite system
  • Data communication basics
  • Data communication Protocols in brief
  • Types of VSAT data traffic
  • TCP acceleration
  • Quality of Service (QOS) in VSAT links

 

Practicals: Types of Modems and their uses.

Show the class different kind of VSAT modems & perform modem configuration

DAY 3:

Fundamentals of VSAT Systems:

  • Terminologies with respect to Antennas e.g Gain, Patterns, Band width, lobes etc
  • Antenna Types and Operating principles
  • Antenna classes as approved by Satellite operators.
  • Types of mounts that support VSATs
  • Antenna and Feed Systems: Tx/Rx, Dual Rx, RO

Theory of Wave Polarization.

  • Launching Linearly Polarized Waves
  • Matching TX and RX Antenna Orientations
  • Cross-Polarized Signals and XPD
  • Pol Frequency Re-use and Cross-Pol Transponders
  • Cross-Pol Interference Ø Linear and Circular Polarization
  • Types of cables and their Suitability: RG6, RG11, Rg213 etc
  • Types of connectors and their Suitability.
  • Tools used in terminating cables/crimping tools.
  • Preview of Large Earth Station Equipment.
  • Typical block Diagrams of VSAT systems.

Site Survey:

  • Undertaking a Site Survey.
  • Filling out a Site Survey Report.

VSAT Installation Concepts:

VSAT pointing variables: Latitude, Longitude, Azimuth, Elevation, GEO Arc, AZ-EL Beam Movement Across the Arc

Tools & Equipment used when pointing at site:

  • Installation Steps: Cabling, Assembly, Pointing, Commissioning i.e Carrier Lineup and Cross-Pol Checks, Testing
  • Common Faults and problems

Practicals: Feed Assembly, Mount Assembly, reflector Assembly

DAY 4:

Practicals:

  • Antenna assembly.
  • Antenna Pointing using Satellite modem.
  • Antenna pointing using a Spectrum analyzer
  • Antenna pointing using a Field Strength Meter (FSM).
  • Checking site receive levels: EbNo, BER, SNR

Course closure and issuing of certificate.

Apr
20
Mon
Cyber Security Training: Testing and Management (Best Practices)
Apr 20 – Apr 25 all-day

CYBER SECURITY TRAINING

Testing and Management (Best Practices)

Course Outline

Day Topics to be covered Training Level Ratio             

Theory

 

Practical

 

One

 

Introduction to Ethical Hacking, Hacker Types and Ethics, Hacking Vocabulary, Attack Types and Vector, 5 Phases of Hacking, Foot Printing and Reconnaissance, Google Hacking, Website Reconnaissance, Metagoofil Metadata, Email Recon Footprint, whois, nslookup tool for Recon, Scanning Network, Port Discovery, Stealth Idle Scan

 

 

Testing

 

20%

 

 

80%

 

 

Two

 

OS & Application Fingerprint, Vulnerability Scanning, Windows Vulnerability, Network Mapping Tool, Proxy Server, Public Proxy Server, Enumeration Concept, NetBIOS Enumeration, SNMP Enumeration, LDAP Enumeration, SMTP Enumeration, System Hacking Overview, Windows Password Break, Password Cracking Overview, Password Cracking Telnet/HTTP/FTP

 

 

Testing

 

20%

 

 

80%

 

 

Three

 

Rainbow Crack Lab Setup, Rainbow Crack Demonstration, Password Reset Hacking, DHCP Starvation Attack, Spyware, NTFS Alt Data Streams Exploits, Steganography with Open puff, Steganography with snow, Covering track after hack, DHCP Snooping, Dynamic ARP Inspection, Social Engineering

 

 

Testing

 

20%

 

 

80%

 

 

Four

 

Denial of Service Attack, Session Hijack, Hack Web Server, Buffer Overflow Attack, Shell Shock Attack, OWASP Broken Web Application Project, SQL Injection, Web App Vulnerabilities Word press, , Malware for Mobile, Mobile Device Risk and Best practices, Firewall Evasion, Firewall ACL Example, NAT and PAT Fundamentals, IDS IPS Evasion, Honeypot, Cloud Computing, Wireless Hacking

 

 

Management

 

50%

 

 

50%

 

 

Five

 

CIA, Policies, Quantifying Risk, Separation of Duties, Symmetrical Encryption Concept, Asymmetrical Encryption Concepts, Control Types, Multifactor Authentication, Centralized identity Management, Kerberos and Single sign on, Backup and Media Management, Operation Security Control, Physical Security Controls, Incident Response, VPNs, Disaster Recovery Planning, Pen Testing Tips,  Introduction of IOT

 

 

Management

 

90%

 

 

10%

 

Six Tour: Nairobi National Park and City Tour

 

 
Jul
27
Mon
5G Essentials for Business Leaders and Non-Tech Professionals @ Virtual Classroom
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm

Is your organization 5G ready?

Objectives of this course:

At the end of this course participants would achieve high level key aspects of 5G architecture (How the network will be designed and implemented),Use Cases (Market Aspects and Services that can generate revenue).

Participants will be introduced to 5G Network Applications & Use cases including machine-to-machine (M2M) Communications, Remote Healthcare Applications, Autonomous Cars, 5G Wearables, Smart Cities/Smart Grids, Industry Robotics, Massive Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity etc.

Participants will learn about Network Overview and various new approaches to be taken by telecommunication companies for implementing 5G.

Prerequisites:

Attendees should have General knowledge of Telecom Industry

Module 1: 5G Introduction

• 5G Introduction • Need of 5G • 5G market and Global Strategies • Evolution history of 5G Networks • 4G vs 5G • 5G Requirements • 5G Specifications • Speed • Standards • Capabilities • 5G Features • New 5G Use cases • Roadmap to 5G services

Module 02: 5G Overall Architecture and Deployment Options

• Current status of 5G with perspective of Global Deployment • 5G deployment options and current status • 5G Radio network architecture • 5G Core network • 5G Services • Slicing of 5G networks • 5G and IoT • 5G and V2X • Ultra-fast Internet with 5G

Course Trainer:

Gaurav Bhatia is a Senior Technologist & Telecom Consultant with expertise in 5G CS & PSIP Core solutions IMS, EPC, VoLTE, Charging, PCRF, VAS, SDM- HSS, OSS,4G,5G, IoT ,Wireless, Mobile messaging, with combined work experience of 13 plus years in Telecom Product & Technology Training and Technical Consultancy with Global Telecom Service Providers and Telecom Network Manufacturers including CISCO, AT&T, MEDITEL – Morocco, – PT telecom – Lisbon, CELCOM-Malaysia, , ‘Yes ‘Optus- Australia., O2 Czech Republic, , BANGLALINK, Reliance communications, Etisalat, Nokia Networks ,Huawei Telecommunications , Bharti -Airtel ,BSNL ,Idea Ericsson, Vodafone, NTT DoCoMo , SingTel M2 Singapore, DTAC -Bangkok, NAK- Iran,NTT – Japan, Ericson ,NBN Australia.

Jul
29
Wed
Intensive 5G Explained Training for Telecom Experts @ Online
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm

Introduction:

5G (5th generation mobile networks) is major overhaul of existing wireless communication networks with ability to cater and deploy new use cases .5G would bring lots of technologies under common platform It’s is a new type of network i.e. a platform for innovations that will not only enhances today’s mobile broadband services, but will also expand mobile networks to support a vast diversity of devices and services and connect new industries with improved performance, efficiency, and cost. 5G Explained would give participants insights of new uses case and new aspects of technologies and understanding of Overall architecture and associated concepts.

Objectives of this course:

At the end of this course participants will have an in-depth understanding of the following:

5G System architecture (Access Network, Transport,5G Core network), nodes / functions, interfaces / reference points, basic procedures and main architectural ideas.

The course will be building blocks to 5G like NFV/SDN and network slicing and how these are used to make the 5G System more efficient and flexible than earlier generations of 3GPP networks.

Prerequisites:

Attendees should have basic understand of any of below technologies

• Circuit

• packet switched

• Radio networks

• LTE

• EPC

• VoLTE

Module 1: 5G Introduction

• 5G Introduction • Need of 5G • Evolution history of 5G Networks • 4G vs 5G • 5G Requirements • 5G Specifications • Speed • Standards • Capabilities • 5G Features • 5G Use cases • Roadmap

Module 2 : Initial deployment of 5G Architecture Transition from 4G to 5G

• Initial Deployment of 5G with 4G EPC and 5G and 4G RAN • 4G Network nodes, Roles and Functions • EPS bearers • Key Reference points • Basic Signalling procedures • 4G QoS Introduction for 5G initial deployment • Architecture transition from Evolution from 4G to 5G • 5G Overall architecture

Module 3: 5G RAN

• 5G RAN Architecture • RAN Protocols • 5G Transport • NG-RAN Nodes Interfaces • NR- UP and CP Stack • New RRC State • Dual connectivity • Deployment Scenarios • RAN Identifiers

Module 4: 5G Core Network

• CUPS transition • Collocation of 5G with EPC • Network function transition from 4G Core • New 5GC networks functions • 5G Core Network Architecture and transition models • 5G Interfaces • 5G Core Protocols • 5G Service based Architecture • 3GPP and Non 3GPP access reference points • 5G Core identifiers

Module 5: Voice over 5G

• Vo5G • 5G Voice Alternatives • VoNR via IMS • IMS position in 5GC • IMS Core Architecture • IMS reference points • New 5G interfaces for IMS • IMS Identifiers

Module 06: Virtualization and Edge computing in 5G

• Claudication of elements and benefits • Virtualization Introduction • C-RAN • 5G Virtualized Architecture • Network Functions Virtualization • MANO • NFV in 5G • MEC Introduction • MEC in 5G • Benefits of MEC

Module 8: Network Slicing in 5G

• Network Slicing Introduction • Need of Slicing • 4G Vs 5G slicing • Slicing identifiers • Slicing call flows

Module 9 : QoS in 5G

• 5G QoS Overview • 4G vs 5G QoS • New QoS Architecture • QoS Specs • QoS Identifiers • 5G QoS Standards and parameters • New QoS protocol

Module 10: 5G Security

• New 5G Security features • 5G UE identifiers • 5G Authentication schemes • New Security network functions • Authentication call flow

Course Trainer:

Gaurav Bhatia is a Senior Technologist & Telecom Consultant with expertise in 5G CS & PSIP Core solutions IMS, EPC, VoLTE, Charging, PCRF, VAS, SDM- HSS, OSS,4G,5G, IoT ,Wireless, Mobile messaging, with combined work experience of 13 plus years in Telecom Product & Technology Training and Technical Consultancy with Global Telecom Service Providers and Telecom Network Manufacturers including CISCO, AT&T, MEDITEL – Morocco, – PT telecom – Lisbon, CELCOM-Malaysia, , ‘Yes ‘Optus- Australia., O2 Czech Republic, , BANGLALINK, Reliance communications, Etisalat, Nokia Networks ,Huawei Telecommunications , Bharti -Airtel ,BSNL ,Idea Ericsson, Vodafone, NTT DoCoMo , SingTel M2 Singapore, DTAC -Bangkok, NAK- Iran,NTT – Japan, Ericson ,NBN Australia.

Oct
19
Mon
GIS for Monitoring and Evaluation Training @ Virtual/Online Classroom
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm

This is a comprehensive two weeks course designed to help participants learn and understand how to use GIS in projects monitoring and evaluation.

The participants will be exposed to Data Collection, Management, Updating, Analysis, Visualization and Reporting in a GIS environment.

They will also learn how to integrate spatial and non-spatial data from different sources and displaying the same in a GIS environment.

Course Outline:

Day 1

  • Basic concepts of GIS
  • The QGIS Interface
  • Understanding GIS data models
  • Adding GIS data to QGIS

Day 2

  • GIS Data sources and types
  • Exploring the GIS data and features on Map View
  • Creating a new project
  • Saving your project

Day 3

  • Geoprocessing vector data
  • Working with tables in QGIS
  • Migrating data into QGIS

Day 4

  • Understanding the coordinate system
  • Displaying and overlying data from different sources
  • Statistical analysis and spatial queries
  • Field and raster calculators

Day 5

  • Data Classification
  • Symbolizing GIS data
  • Labeling of features
  • Designing GIS Maps for communication

Day 6

  • Database Management
  • Spatial Analysis

Day 7

  • Development of field data collection tools
  • Basics of mobile mapping
  • Designing field data collection tools

Day 8

  • Coding data collection tools using ODK
  • Understanding real time, near-real time and downloading of field data

Day 9

  • Practical field data collection
  • Processing of field data

Day 10

  • An understanding of data and information sharing methods
  • Dissemination and Reporting in monitoring and evaluation

Course Evaluation, Award of Certificates and Closure!

Nov
2
Mon
Fundamentals of GIS (Mapping and Spatial Analysis) using ArcGIS 10.7 @ Virtual/Online Classroom
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm

Course Overview:
This intensive course provides the foundation for: Understanding and appreciating GIS, What it can do, and How others are using it.
Participants shall learn the basic functions of a GIS, GIS Terminologies, and why GIS is powerful tool for data analysis, retrieval and visualization using Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop software.
In course exercises, students work with ArcMap, an application within ArcGIS Desktop, to visualize geographic data, create maps, query a GIS database, and perform spatial analysis.
Participants shall also use ArcGIS online to share GIS data and analysis results.
Target Audience:
This course is for those who are new to geographic information systems (GIS) and ESRI’s ArcGIS Software and that wish to learn what GIS is and how one can use it in his area of specialisation.
Prerequisites and recommendations:
No GIS experience required. This is a beginner level class. Participants should know how to use Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing.
Course Goals:
After successfully completing this course, you will have acquired an understanding of general GIS terms and the basic functionality of Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop software. These new skills include:
• Explain what a GIS is and what it can do
• Create GIS maps in ArcMap
• Access and query a GIS database using ArcMap
• Display map data using symbology and labels
• Describe common GIS data formats
• Perform simple GIS Analysis

Course Outline:

Day 1: INTRODUCTION TO GIS & GIS DATA

Day 2: DESIGNING MAPS: SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND MAP SHARING

Day 3: MAP AUTHORING AND VISUALIZATION

Day 4: DATA EDITING AND MAP LAYOUTS

Day 5: SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND INFORMATION SHARING

: Course Recap

: Course Evaluation

: Course Conclusion and Award of E-Certificates

GIS Mapping Fundamentals QGIS @ Virtual Classroom
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm

Course Content

Day 1     Introduction to GIS

  • What is GIS?
  • Applications of GIS
  • Components of GIS?
  • Benefits of GIS?

GIS Data

  • GIS Data Types & Models

GIS Data Acquisition Methods

  • Sources of GIS Data
  • Characteristics of GIS Data

Day 2     Introduction to QGIS

  • Software Installation
  • Software configuration
  • User Interface
  • Data Processing Tools
  • Working with Data in QGIS

Introduction to GIS Maps

  • Type of maps
  • Use of maps

Day 3     GIS Data Management

  • Data Creation
  • Data Attribution
  • Metadata
  • Data Editing
  • Data Storage

Spatial Data Analysis

  • Using Geoprocessing Tools
  • Labels

Day 4     Spatial Data Analysis

  • Data Styling
  • Data Queries
  • Writing query methods
  • Using field calculator

Day 5     Data Classification

Map Making

Course Recap

Nov
9
Mon
Advanced ArcGIS 10.7 (Managing Geodatabases & Spatial Analysis) @ Virtual Classroom
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm

Course Overview:
This intensive five day course provides the foundation for: Building GIS databases and performing analysis in ArcGIS.
Participants shall learn how to create GIS databases and manage their data in a GIS databases. In addition, they will learn the general guidelines of performing all types of analysis. The course will offer an understanding of the types of analysis that can be performed in ArcGIS desktop environment, the kind of questions that each type answers and the tools used to perform each type. The course will be delivered through presentations, practical exercises and lesson reviews. Esri ArcGIS desktop application will be used in this course.
The programme is designed to help you use GIS to solve spatial related problems and challenges, from disaster analysis, development and policy planning.
Course Goals:
After successfully completing this course, you will have acquired an understanding of Esri’s geodatabase format and performing spatial analysis in ArcGIS Desktop platform. These new skills include:
• Building GIS databases
• Managing spatial and non-spatial datasets in a geodatabase
• An in-depth understanding of ArcGIS analysis workflow and its application in answering specific analysis questions
• Building geoprocessing models to automate the analysis process
• Sharing geoprocessing results
Course Requirements:
Participant to have installed ArcGIS software

Advanced QGIS (Managing Geodatabases and Analysis) @ Virtual Classroom
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm

Advanced GIS using QGIS

Period: 5 Days

Course Outline:

Day 1

Spatial Data Preparation

  • Elements of Spatial data
  • Metadata
  • Vector vs Raster data

Spatial data Storage

Methods of data storage

Introduction to geo-databases

Day 2:  

Geo-Databases

  • Types of geodatabase
  • Data Access from Geodatabase

Data Relationships

  • Joins
  • Intersects

Day 3:

Advanced spatial Analysis

  • Proximity Analysis
  • Overlay Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis

Data Symbology & Classification

  • Layer Styles
  • Data classes

Day 4:

Introduction to raster data

  • Sources of Raster data
  • Raster data analysis
  • Overlay analysis
  • Suitability Analysis

Day 5:

Analyzing spatial relationships

Sharing GIS Solutions

Course Recap

Course Conclusion

 

In these courses, the trainees will be provided with:

  1. Daily exercises will be done after the training for the day
  2. Power Point presentations for the day
  3. Written guides, where necessary
  4. 12 hrs support (During the day)

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Nairobi - Kenya

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