Why this LoRaWAN course?
In just one day you will understand LoRaWAN IoT solutions in depth with LEVER’s uniquely comprehensive, coherent and authoritative training. Live online interactive courses and on-site training are available.
Who should attend this LoRaWAN course
- Everyone wanting to understand LoRaWAN technology and LoRaWAN IoT solutions development.
- People wanting to evaluate LoRa and LoRaWAN against alternative technologies, including other LoRa-based systems, Symphony Link, 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow, Sigfox, Wi-SUN FAN, LTE-M, LTE Cat-M, Narrowband-IoT / NB-IoT / LTE-M2, LTE Cat-NB, Ingenu RPMA, Weightless and DASH7.
- People evaluating or purchasing LoRaWAN products and LoRaWAN network services.
- Technicians and engineers responsible for Planning, Designing, Implementing or Supporting LoRaWAN networks.
On-demand LoRa and LoRaWAN self-paced courses are now available – contact us for details.
LoRaWAN Course Pre-requisites
Attendees should have some experience or knowledge in wireless or telecommunications before attending the course.
Pre-learning is available – ask for details.
Testing and Certification by the Wireless Certification Commission are available for people taking this LoRaWAN training course.
Lifetime Post-Course Support
After completing this LoRaWAN training course, delegates receive lifetime post-training support from LEVER Technology Group, to help them apply the technologies and skills they have learned with us, to provide career-long support, and to ensure they are better equipped for their future roles in IT and networking.
LoRaWAN Training Course Content
LoRa and LoRaWAN
- Introduction to IoT and LPWAN
- LoRa versus LoRaWAN
- Existing LoRa and LoRaWAN networks
- LoRaWAN Network Architecture
- Range and data rates
- LoRaWAN protocol stack
- Operating LoRa in Europe, USA and other regions
Understanding LoRa Radio Communications
- Understanding Radio Frequency communications
- Radio signal propagation
- Ranges of transmission
- Power, dBm, dB
- Understanding Antennas
- Performing Link Budget calculations
- LoRa at 443 MHz, 868 MHz, 915 MHz
LoRa Physical layer
- Bandwidths for LoRa
- Review of modulation types
- Chirp Spread Spectrum (CSS)
- LoRa modulation and parameters
- LoRa Spreading Factor
- Chirps, Symbols, Code Rate, Bit rates
- LoRa Physical frame
- Low data rate optimisation
- Adaptive Data Rate (ADR)
- LoRa channel parameters
- LoRa duty cycles
Evaluating LoRa performance
- Range, coverage
- Data rates, reliability
- Channel load and network capacity
- Power and Duty Cycle limitations
- Effects of changing LoRa bandwidths, Spreading Factor, Power, Coding Rate
- LoRaWAN architecture and specifications
- LoRaWAN devices, chipsets and products
- Class A, B, C operation
- Device power consumption
- LoRaWAN protocols, structures and commands
- Device registration
- Over-The-Air Activation (OTAA)
- Activation By Personalisation (ABP)
- Firmware Updates Over-the-Air (FUOTA)
- How to improve LoRaWAN security
Evaluating LoRaWAN networks
- LoRa network coverage
- Commercial and Private LoRaWAN networks
- The Things Network (TTN) services and restrictions
- LoRaWAN parameters
- Duty cycle / Time on Air (ToA)
- LoRa P2P mode: direct communication between nodes
- When is LoRaWAN recommended?
- When should other technologies be considered?
- LoRa and LoRaWAN Certifications
Planning and Designing LoRaWAN networks
- Planning for Coverage
- Capacity Planning
- Design tools for LoRa and LoRaWAN
- Evaluating CAPEX and OPEX
- Competing LPWAN technologies
- Other LoRa-based systems
- Symphony Link
- 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow
- Wi-SUN FAN
- LTE-M, LTE Cat-M
- Narrowband-IoT / NB-IoT / LTE-M2
- LTE Cat-NB
- Ingenu RPMA
- Latest developments with LoRa and LoRaWAN
- Trials, successes and failures
- Areas for development and improvement