Education

ISE EXPO 2017 – Retool Yourself!

With the ICT landscape changing at warp speed, soon there could be the expectation your compensation will be tied to your continuing education.  Why?  Because many believe the telecom business is at a critical point and people need to take charge of their professional development in order to keep up.

We’re here to help by offering more than 35 educational seminars tailored for you. Our educational sessions cover the network solutions and topics you need to stay on top of your game. Review the tracks below and then visit our full schedule and filter by the track. Register today to secure your spot for the education you need.

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DayTimeSeminar TrackSeminar LevelSeminar TitleCompany Name
Tuesday9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWorkshopBICSI – 3 CEC, ETA – 3 CECFTTx Outside Plant Design Short CourseLight Brigade
Tuesday1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWorkshopBICSI – 2 CEC, ETA – 2 CECConverging Wireless Fronthaul/Backhaul and FTTH NetworksCommScope
Tuesday1:00 PM - 5:00 PMWorkshopBICSI – 4 CEC, ETA – 4 CECOTDR Advanced Workshop Short CourseLight Brigade
Tuesday3:00 PM - 5:15 PMWorkshopBICSI – 2 CEC, ETA – 3 CECClearfield Contractor's Forum BY INVITATION ONLYClearfield
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy Evolution and TransformationBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
New Technology for Making Fiber Optic Facilities Locatable Without Using Tracer Wire3M
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy Evolution and TransformationBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
Upgrading Legacy Networks to Next Generation TechnologiesFujitsu Network Communications
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy Evolution and TransformationIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
Broadband to Wi-FiZyxel Communications
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx Hybrid ArchitecturesIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC
Addressing the Diverse Deployment Challenges of Gigabit Broadband for Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs)ADTRAN, Inc.
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx Hybrid ArchitecturesBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
G.Fast: What We've Learned in the Real WorldSckipio Technologies
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering; Installation & Maintenance; Home Networks/Video & Entertainment/IoT/M2MBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
Fusion Splicing Basics - Do it Right the First Time!Greenlee Communications
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering; Installation & Maintenance; Home Networks/Video & Entertainment/IoT/M2MBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Optimizing Efficiencies With Your Installation and Maintenance JobsNational Information Solutions Cooperative
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 4: Wireless/Data Centers/Small CellsBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
The Futility of Growing Your Data Capacity While Ignoring Your Power RequirementsAltergy
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 5: Network Transformation & Standardization: SDN/NFV/Data CentersBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
The Impact of SDN and NFV on Fiber Connectivity and CapacityCommScope
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 5: Network Transformation & Standardization: SDN/NFV/Data CentersBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
How Evolutions in LTE networks and Fuel Cell Power Have Changed the Site ParadigmPlug Power
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy Evolution and TransformationIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
Deploying Gigabit Connectivity to the MDUCalix
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy Evolution and TransformationBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
The Fine Art of Fiber and Copper Cable Location Path and DepthMcCarty Products
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx Hybrid ArchitecturesIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC
The 7 Deadly Sins of FTTx EngineeringBiarri Networks
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx Hybrid ArchitecturesBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
Optimized Solutions for FTTHTaihan Fiberoptics Co., Ltd.
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering; Installation & Maintenance; Home Networks/Video & Entertainment/IoT/M2MIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
When 100G isn't 100G...Fiber Insight LLC
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering; Installation & Maintenance; Home Networks/Video & Entertainment/IoT/M2MIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
Fully Integrated FTTx Deployment - Lessons LearnedFresnel Software
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering; Installation & Maintenance; Home Networks/Video & Entertainment/IoT/M2MBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Surge Protection for AC Power and Communications LinesITW LINX
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 4: Wireless/Data Centers/Small CellsIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC
Harvesting Solar to Power your Network DevicesESPi
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 5: Network Transformation & Standardization: SDN/NFV/Data CentersBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Supply Chain Role in NFV Solution Integration - Getting to the "Easy Button"KGPCo
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMDemo Zone
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy Evolution and TransformationIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
The Internet is Slow! - Effectively Finding the Root Cause of Poor QoERVW, Inc.
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy Evolution and TransformationBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
Service Deployment Requires Understanding of Enforced Codes - NEC and NESCTelcordia/Ericsson
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx Hybrid ArchitecturesIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
The Last Mile: Navigating the Unpredictable FTTx TerrainClearfield, Inc.
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx Hybrid ArchitecturesBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
Panel Discussion: Hybrid Fiber Architecture Deployment Challenges - The Way ForwardKGPCo
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering; Installation & Maintenance; Home Networks/Video & Entertainment/IoT/M2MBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
Using Data to Improve Productivity and Efficiencies for Telecommunications TechniciansServato
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering; Installation & Maintenance; Home Networks/Video & Entertainment/IoT/M2MBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Efficient, Compliant & Visible Network Testing With Field Test Process Automation & AnalyticsEXFO
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 4: Wireless / Data Centers / Small CellsBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Small Cell ConcealmentCharles Industries
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 4: Wireless / Data Centers / Small CellsBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
Wavelength Coexistence across Broadband NetworksAmphenol Broadband Solutions
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 5: Network Transformation & Standardization: SDN/NFV/Data CentersIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC
Asset Lifecycle & Supply Chain Best Practices in Telecom, Data Centers, and NFV/SDN EnvironmentsFulcrum Technologies
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 5: Network Transformation & Standardization: SDN/NFV/Data CentersBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Optimized Multi-Layer Protection in Transport SDNBell-Labs-Consulting, Nokia
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy Evolution and TransformationBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Strategies to Extend the Life of Your Legacy Telecom Investment by Fighting ObsolescenceZT Technologies
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy Evolution and TransformationIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC
Modernize the Network - Collapsing Class5 Switches and Migrating to Fiber Based Replacement SolutionsTellabs
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx Hybrid ArchitecturesIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
Re-Architecting Fiber Connectivity Layer at NG COs & DCsGo!Foton Inc
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx Hybrid ArchitecturesAdvanced
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
Winning in RuburbiaVernon May Solutions
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering; Installation & Maintenance; Home Networks/Video & Entertainment/IoT/M2MBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
The Role of IoT in Powering the Critical FacilityAlpha Technologies
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering; Installation & Maintenance; Home Networks/Video & Entertainment/IoT/M2MBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Panel Discussion: Creating the Telecom of the Future With GISEsri
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering; Installation & Maintenance; Home Networks/Video & Entertainment/IoT/M2MBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
Grounding and Ground Testing for Outside PlantMegger
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 4: Wireless/Data Centers/Small CellsIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC
RF Propagation Coverage Mapping and Link Path AnalysisLink Technologies, Inc.
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 5: Network Transformation & Standardization: SDN/NFV/Data CentersBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Digital Transformation is Driving WAN Transformation for People, Places and ThingsCradlePoint
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 5: Network Transformation & Standardization: SDN/NFV/Data CentersIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 1 CEC
Study of High-Density Fiber Management Solutions for CO & Data Center ApplicationsVerizon


Track 1: Core/Legacy Evolution and Transformation

Copper is not going away any time soon.  Providers are deploying VDSL2, G.Fast, Carrier Ethernet, and Vectoring to help meet end-users’ high-bandwidth demands over the aged copper plant.  That requires tools and techniques to test, troubleshoot and maintain the core network.

Attendees will learn advanced solutions for increasing rate and reach over copper.  These will include new technologies to increase speed and capacity; techniques to reduce post-installation truck rolls and solutions to address aging equipment.


Track 2: FTTH/FTTx Hybrid Architectures

Hybrid fiber networks are the reality for providers today. That means creative and cost-effective aerial and underground installation techniques and workforce strategies that reduce construction costs.

Attendees will learn the latest deployment and upgrading tactics related to all forms of FTTx.  Seminars will teach the best practices for fiber engineering, provisioning and management whether it is for aerial or underground applications.


Track 3: Construction & Engineering; Installation & Maintenance; Home Networks/Video & Entertainment/IoT/M2M

Whether it’s fiber or copper or wireless, there will always be a demand for better and more cost-efficient ways to deploy, monitor and maintain it.  Creating intelligent and simplified networks, improving GIS systems with predictive modeling or revamping field tech productivity systems can all  better the bottom line.

Attendees will learn process improvements and new technologies to improve cycle time, reduce departmental silos, and create operational efficiencies across the copper, fiber and wireless networks


Track 4: Wireless / Data Centers / Small Cells

The demand for real-time data, video, and IoT applications continues fueling overall data traffic.  U.S. wireless data traffic is projected to be six times higher in 2018 than it was in 2014. To meet those needs, providers seek cost-effective ways to scale their small cell networks.  At the same time, M2M and data center interconnections are among the fastest-growing categories in ICT spending.

Attendees will learn cost-effective strategies to deploy and scale hybrid wireless networks while exploring new ways to handle backhaul and offload.  Testing, optimizing and powering will also be explored.


Track 5: Network Transformation & Standardization: SDN/NFV/Data Centers

Network automation, SDN and NFV, Cloud and Data Center strategies are critical to standardize and simplify their networks. In addition, providers are always looking for ways to improve their power strategies, reduce their energy, cooling and data center infrastructure costs.

Attendees will learn how SDN/NFV technologies impact the network and their careers.   In addition, attendees will explore the latest solutions for Data Center challenges, sustainability tactics and other ways to manage their high pressure OpEx environment.


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