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Mobile Computing Systems

Duration: 
2 days
Price: 
$1,195.00
Audience: 

Individuals that need a broad knowledge to support wireless/mobile data networks.

Prerequisite
Our “Networking Foundations: Fundamentals Level I” and “Networking Foundations: Fundamentals Level II” are highly recommended or an understanding of networks and data communications.

Overview: 

This course introduces the student to the world of wireless communication and mobile computing systems. The focus is on data networks, more specifically those networks that carry TCP/IP traffic and can easily be integrated into the Internet. The course reviews wireless communication and its history. It then provides a detailed discussions of the most common standards/systems, following a layered approach. It emphasizes the unique challenges that mobility and wireless communication place on protocol designers, and discusses the design choices in different standards. The course finishes with a brief discussion of how to support applications in such networks, given the unique characteristics of both the wireless networks and the (resource-constrained) mobile devices.

Topics: 

Wireless Communication

  • History of Wireless Communication
  • Major Systems/Standards
  • Developments and Future Trends
  • The role of TCP/IP in Wireless Communication

Wireless Communication

  • Spectrum: Allocation and Rules
  • Sharing Radio Frequencies

Data in Cellular Networks

  • 1st Generation Example: AMPS
  • 2nd Generation Example: GSM
  • GSM and GPRS
  • 3rd Generation and Beyond

Data in LANs/PANs

  • Overview
  • WiFi/IEEE 802.11
  • Bluetooth/Zigbee
  • IPv4 Overview
  • IP Relationships between layers
  • IPv4 Header Format and Options
  • Overview of IP Addressing
  • TCP/UDP Overview
  • Services of TCP/UDP
  • Applications of TCP/UDP
  • TCP/UDP Details
  • TCP/UDP Flow

Mobility

  • Types of Mobility
  • Review of Mobility Solutions
  • Mobility below the IP Layer: WiFi, Cellular Networks, etc.
  • DHCP
  • Mobile IP
  • Micro-Mobility Protocols

IP Mobility

  • Solution Constraints
  • Basic Framework
  • Introduction to Terminology
  • Route Optimization
  • Fast and Smooth Handoffs
  • Security Concerns
  • Changes in IPv6

TCP and Mobility

  • Introduction to Congestion Control
  • TCP Congestion Control
  • Packet Loss in a TCP/IP Network
  • Data Link Layer Solutions
  • Transport Layer Solutions
  • Snoop

Multihop Wireless Networks

  • Infrastructure vs. Infrastructure-Less Networking
  • MANETs, Wireless Mesh
  • Routing
  • QoS

Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Sensors and Applications
  • Constraints and Networking Challenges
  • Localization
  • Synchronization
  • Network Protocols

Service Discovery

  • Definition of Service
  • The Need for Service Discovery
  • Service Location Protocol
  • Jini

Application Support

  • Mobile Device Constraints
  • File Systems
  • Web Browsing
  • WAP
  • Java
Skills Taught: 
  • Understand the evolution of wireless data networks, with a firm foundation to explore future wireless systems and standards
  • Compare and evaluate alternative wireless data networking technologies
  • Integrate wireless networks into an overall data network