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Beginner Level

A basic understanding of spectrum usage – including antennas, how radio frequency signals propagate, and the concept of aggregate interference.

Approx. 5 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Advantages of shared spectrum

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    CBRS ecosystem: users, systems and devices

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    The role of CPIs in CBRS: What are CPIs, why and when are they needed?

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    Working with Google’s SAS

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

A basic understanding of spectrum usage – including antennas, how radio frequency signals propagate, and the concept of aggregate interference.

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: Approximately 4-5 hours total. ...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
20 minutes to complete

What is CBRS?

A quick overview of shared spectrum and terminology

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3 videos (Total 19 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Citizens Broadband Radio Service and shared spectrum7m
CBRS ecosystem10m
1 reading
About this program1m
2 practice exercises
CBRS and shared spectrum
CBRS ecosystem
7 minutes to complete

The role of CPIs in CBRS

What are CPIs and why are they needed?

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1 video (Total 7 min), 1 quiz
1 practice exercise
The role of CPIs in CBRS
7 minutes to complete

More background on CBRS

Terminology and concepts

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1 video (Total 7 min), 1 quiz
1 practice exercise
SAS-CBSD Communication
1 hour to complete

CBSD installation

Detailed information on how to install CBSDs

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6 videos (Total 30 min), 5 quizzes
6 videos
Determining installation parameters6m
Determining antenna orientation and characteristics7m
Getting information from the CPI to the SAS4m
Google's SAS Portal2m
What can go wrong?4m
5 practice exercises
When is a CPI required?
Determining installation parameters
Determining antenna orientation and characteristics
Getting information from the CPI to the SAS
What can go wrong?
1 minute to complete

Steps to become a CPI

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1 video (Total 1 min), 1 quiz
1 video
1 practice exercise
Steps to become a CPI

Instructor

About Google - Spectrum Sharing

We’ve all come to expect fast, high-quality Internet everywhere we go. Yet wireless demand is already outstripping supply in dense urban areas, while rural bandwidth and in-building coverage lag behind. To keep up with the rising demand for bandwidth, the FCC has worked with industry leaders to create the CBRS rules for shared spectrum as a new model for adding capacity at a low cost. By aligning on industry standards, Google is helping the CBRS ecosystem bring better wireless Internet to more people in more places. ...

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