iBwave Design Certification Level 3

From the date of activation, you get 30 days to complete the course.


Buy 2 different levels and get a 15% Discount or buy all 3 levels and get a 20% Discount.

Capacity Planning | MIMO | Active DAS | Stadium Design

Master your usage of iBwave Design Enterprise and improve your design planning techniques for large and complex building projects, such as stadiums, using both active and passive DAS. Overcome the many challenges involved in stadium environments requiring high capacity coverage for tens of thousands of people simultaneously and use the capacity planning features to design your network for ultimate throughput capabilities. Finally incorporate technologies such as MIMO and 5G New Radio into your designs.


At the end of this certification program, you will be able to:

  • Plan capacity in venues considering the major factors that influence capacity in mobile networks
  • Identify factors influencing MIMO performance
  • Plan for network scalability and expansion with reference to cables, connectors, and network components in Active DAS
  • Explain the requirements for the design and deployment of a radio system in a stadium
  • Design 5G NR networks

Course syllabus



  • Capacity background
  • Grade of service / Quality of service
  • User profiles
  • Capacity limits
  • Sample capacity calculations


  • Capacity planning process
  • Capacity definition (template)
  • Market share
  • Usage profile
  • Subscriber service
  • Capacity requirements (project-specific)
  • Requirements
  • Sector limits
  • Capacity zones
  • Capacity map



  • MIMO background
  • MIMO operation modes: Diversity vs. Multiplexing
  • Open loop vs. closed loop
  • MIMO gains compared to SISO systems
  • Factors influencing MIMO performance
  • MIMO DAS deployments


  • MIMO calculations in iBwave Design
  • Modeling MIMO in iBwave Design
  • Creating a MIMO source
  • MIMO gain configuration
  • Creating and running output maps for MIMO systems


  • Active DAS vs Passive DAS
  • Active DAS Architecture
  • Types of components
  • Active DAS component examples
  • Designing an active DAS fiber network
  • Power sharing



  • Stadium modeling
    • Walls and surfaces
    • Custom material
    • Body loss zones
  • Stadium design methodology
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs)


  • Designing stadiums
  • Case study: Design for an international football stadium
  • Design for distribution system
  • Business case considerations


  • Radio measurements
  • Handover planning
  • Multi-sector systems in stadiums
  • Installation constraints
  • Design considerations
  • LTE Nth order best server maps and handoff matrices
  • Frequency reuse


  • Setting up 5G NR Properties
  • Configuring 5G NR Signal Sources
  • Running 5G NR Output Maps


Review exercise in class to prepare for final exam (1 hour)

EXAM - 3 hours


iBwave Design Certification Level 3

From the date of activation, you get 30 days to complete the course.

17 Credits
Training Includes:

Level 1 and 2 certification


Important notice: You have up to 6 months to activate the course.

iBwave Design Enterprise trial license does not run in a virtual environment.

Frequently asked questions

If you cannot find the answer below, please use the contact form or send us an email.

What is the iBwave Certification Program?

The iBwave Certification Program (iCP) provides active learning to facilitate best practices using the iBwave Product Suite. It gives students the opportunity to validate and master the latest design techniques from conception to deployment using our product suite and gives them industry recognized credentials that increase their value in the marketplace.

Who should get certified?

iBwave’s Certification Program for iBwave Design and iBwave Wi‑Fi® is designed for wireless and radio system designers, radio network engineers, radio network planners, RF specialists and consultants, radio access network development specialists and RF managers. The iBwave Wi‑Fi® Mobile Certification is intended for technical and installers as well as all others who are interested in the tool. Learn more.

What are the prerequisites for each iBwave Certification Program?

  • For Level 1 certification, you must be familiar with iBwave Design and DAS deployment – take the quiz and verify your knowledge.
  • For Level 2, you must be Level 1 certified.
  • For Level 3, you must be Level 1 and Level 2 certified.
  • For iBwave Wi‑Fi® and iBwave Wi‑Fi® Mobile certifications, no prerequisites are required.

Note: An iBwave trial license and learner account will be included for certification purposes. iBwave Design Enterprise trial license does not run in a virtual environment.

What are the benefits of the iBwave Certification Program?

The iBwave Certification Program (iCP) provides a best‑practices standard for the in‑building wireless design process. With this certification, certified in‑building professionals will be equipped with the required knowledge and skills to always provide a consistent and reliable approach to in‑building design that meets business requirements.

For you the wireless network design professional, being iBwave certified means always being sure that your skills are up‑to‑date and market competitive. It also means being part of an active community of certified professionals all around the world.

For you the employer, having an iBwave certified teams means always being sure best-practices for in‑building network design are in place, that your time‑to‑market will be minimized and your ROI maximized.

Get in touch today to learn more – contact Training.

How will I be evaluated and certified?

The certification is evaluated based on a practical exam with passing grade of 75%. The length of the exam depends on the type of certification. For Virtual Class and Online courses, the exams are completed online from within the Learning Center. For Level 1 and 2 in‑class sessions, the exams are completed in‑class at the end of the 3rd day. For Level 3 in‑class sessions, more class time is required for workshops and exercises. Therefore, Level 3 exams are completed online.

How do I register?

Use our certification schedule registration and choose to pay with your company’s master account or instantly via online store.

What happens if I don’t have the applicable iBwave license for my laptop, computer or mobile device?

You can contact Training to make arrangements.

What do I do if I fail the exam?

If you fail the exam, you have the option of retaking it once for a fee. If you fail the retake exam, you will need to attend/follow the course again.

Do we have access to an electronic copy of the student manual?

An online manual is included in the Learning Center for most certification courses. When included, it is available for 1 year from the date of course activation.

How do I contact iBwave for support during the online training program?

Training support is provided from Monday to Friday, between 9AM and 5PM EST – contact Training.

Limited support for license issues and course extensions are provided on Saturday and Sunday, and Monday to Friday between 5PM and 9AM EST – contact support@ibwave.com (emails will be addressed within 24 hours)

What is the refund policy?

All iBwave online courses are non-refundable. For any additional information regarding the terms and conditions, please click here.

How long is the online program?

Online certification programs, can be started at the student’s discretion. Once it is activated (started) students have 30 days to complete the course in their Learning Center account.

Is iBwave Certification accredited by BICSI?

Yes. The iBwave Certification Program is recognized by BICSI for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) and each level accounts for the following number of credits at completion.


  • Design Certified Level 1 (In-Class, Virtual Class, Online) > 21 credits
  • Design Certified Level 2 (In-Class, Virtual Class, Online) > 18 credits
  • Design Certified Level 3 (In-Class, Virtual Class, Online) > 17 credits
  • iBwave Wi‑Fi® (for PC) (Virtual Class, Online) > 13 credits
  • iBwave Wi‑Fi® Mobile (Online) > 8 credits

BICSI is the international Continuing Education association that provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. www.bicsi.org

What do I need to bring to class or use during my virtual classroom or online course?

You will need a Wi‑Fi enabled laptop with an active iBwave software license installed. For iBwave Wi‑Fi® Mobile, a mobile device with an active iBwave Wi‑Fi® Mobile application is necessary to complete the final exam. iBwave trial licenses are provided for the certification period.

Note: iBwave Design Enterprise trial license does not run in a virtual environment.

When will I receive my certificate?

Expect at least two weeks for assessment, after which your electronic certificate will be delivered.

How long is my certificate valid for?

The certificate is valid for 3 years from the day that it is issued. After 3 years, you must recertify in order to maintain the validity of your certification status. Please refer to this page to learn more about the recertification process: www.ibwave.com/learning/certification-courses/recertification

BICSI Continuing Education Credits

The iBwave training program is recognized by BICSI for Continuing Education Credits (CECs).
BICSI is a global professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) community. BICSI credentials are globally recognized as the premier standard of professional ICT industry-related certifications.