Training Course

Understanding LoRaWAN IoT Solutions

  • 810
  • £995 +VAT
  • 1 day
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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.

LoRaWAN Certification

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

Understanding LoRaWAN

  • LoRaWAN architecture and specifications
  • LoRaWAN devices, chipsets and products
  • Class A, B, C operation
  • Device power consumption
  • LoRaWAN protocols, structures and commands

LoRaWAN Security

  • 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

Alternative Technologies

  • Competing LPWAN technologies
  • 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
  • DASH7

Latest Developments

  • Latest developments with LoRa and LoRaWAN
  • Trials, successes and failures
  • Areas for development and improvement
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